Thursday, May 14, 2009
a new love for denim
after some much needed shut-eye
i'm finding these blue almonds open wide-
looking, collecting and remembering.
blinking is like a short film these days
today i REdiscovered my love for alabama chanin
some of my textile based (wearable) art appeared in a fashion show alongside this amazing line a good many years back at the OGDEN museum of southern art.
it was a treat to meet Natalie and some of her team at that time
when i was wide-eyed and enthralled with handcrafted artforms.
an obsession which has continued to this day.
despite the summer heat already settling in all-around
i find a new love for this hearty denim
like a good pitcher for ice tea,
or a well-worn quilt at the foot of the bed-
denim seems like the answer.
all aspects of alabama chanin are enviable and notable:
beautiful hand-crafted garments, earth-friendly sustainable practices,
community-based business concept, high-quality raw materials,
and an aesthetic that feels at once wholesome and luxurious.
enjoy these photos from their website.
and then check out the entire collection here.
I'm longing for a trip to their factory and store-
they're hosting an open house and sample sale in June.
Anybody up for a road-trip to Florence, AL??