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Friday, May 15, 2009

summer-of-love-1-p1000336Lots of changes here in Chic-land, the least of which is that this month is HALF OVER! Where does time fly?

Personally, I hope it’s on vacation and will relax its sorry you-know a little with a drink that has an umbrella and maybe involves coconut. I’m a little bushed trying to keep up with it. My day job has become my night job; in a fell swoop, my photo gig is now on the streets of PM Chicago and it’s what I can only call topsy turvy.

Even though it’s great being able to see the City in all it’s glory after dark (although the sun doesn’t set until around 9ish), my *jet lagged* brain and body are not in line to appreciate it. I was happy to get invited to a flickr photo group called “On My Commute Today” which pools city traveling pix from people in NYC, London & Hong Kong. Maybe this will help me reset the body clock, pronto, by giving me some focus.

One of the first things I see now leaving my base station is State St (that great street) in downtown Chicago, with none other than Macy’s (ney it’ll always be Marshall Field’s to me) looming as the very first building in my path. Currently, it’s stately windows are filled with a display series of one of the current retro trends — the Haute Hippie.

Typical copy blurb: “We are loving fringe, suede moccasins, beading, a little caftan, some feathers, ripped denim, embroidered accents, country florals, distressed boots or rugged gladiator sandals, and a general feel of a casual, easy, and natural silhouette that feels so right for the warmer months. Go ahead and unwind with some BoHo inspiration and while you are at it, let the sunshine in!!!”

Here, amid the headbands AND false eyelashes (think HAUTE!) I found some little cotton dresses that inspired.

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LOVE that keyhole — am trying to imagine how to knit it.

Then there’s the headbands and baby, I have to tell you, I feel all shexay when I wear one. I do not know what comes over me but it’s LACED with pheremone vapor (or something). You’ll have to come over to my pad and help me apply my lashes, though…

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5 Responses to “Friday, May 15, 2009”

  1. Delica says:

    Methinks I sense hints of the musical, Hair, and the 40th anniversary Woodstock in that copy!

  2. Jayne says:

    Love the pic’s! Hope your inspirations work out!

  3. Jennifer says:

    My 7 yo is so into the hippy look – it’s fun and taking me back to my own youth!

  4. Patty says:

    I’ll bet you would look so awesome in that keyhole top and headband!

  5. CindyCindy says:

    It all looks vaguely familiar to me;-P

 
 
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