26 September 2011
the unglamorous side of designing . . .
Ever wonder how designer's really work in their studios?? I dream of having a beautiful big old vintage cutting table, suitable shelving & storage - i'm using up as much of my stock as possible so when we do finally move into our homestead, it's with a small stash of materials & clutter. I have a fantastic studio, don't get me wrong, but i often find myself cutting on the floor . . .
I may be in my pyjama pants, in the middle of the day. Ok, so if i wear a skirt on the school run, i can't get comfortable on the floor, so i change. Like my new leopard print cardigan?? Another must wear for we designers in cold studios, the mighty cardigan. Oh from that angle it looks more like leopard slug, sorry, just showing what i see!!
Truth is, i get easily distracted, especially when making lunch & picking salad ingredients from my herb garden. I'll wander off & water the plants, play with my puppy & compost the willow-vine-crowns my children make. They look so pretty but they don't 'dry' well, or i'd keep them as wreaths.
I'm a bit of a stickler for being on time for the afternoon school run, especially as our car parks at both primary & high school are hyper competitive, so i normally knock off early, toss a magazine in the car & read while i'm parked outside school. My 4th graders can see my car from their class room & call out to me, it's so cute!! They have a patient teacher. Actually she often tosses forgotten lunch boxes & jackets out the window to me.
You might consider the lounging about on the floor cutting fabric in jammie pants a bit lazy, not a real job?? It's all about comfort & efficiency for me, steady production lines whatever it takes. If that means hand sewing on the lounge watching The Hills on a Friday early afternoon, i'll do it.
Can anyone explain The Hills to me?? We watched it in Italy last year (one of the only English speaking shows) & i can't tell if it's scripted, acted, reality or why i worry?? I think it's real but my husband insists with the camera angles, it has to be directed. I know, why does he care either?? We pride ourselves on loathing reality television but the fashion & lifestyle these young girls have, fascinates me. FYI Lauren is my husband's favourite, she's so adorable & i simply don't understand Audrina, Heidi is beyond hope & why isn't Whitney on it enough, she's the most sensible one. Love Posie