Tuesday, May 10, 2011
From the (presumed) judgement of Paris to a Gardener's Wisdom. . .
her blog, you'll get glimpses of her wisdom, which is deep and generous, humourous and gentle, and, above all, nurturing. Jane was into boyfriend jeans long before anyone thought of those as stylish, and she's also got the jump on anyone who's touting plaid as the season's latest: She's usually dressed in old plaid shirts and comfortable, loosely-fitting jeans, often borrowed from her partner's hand-me-downs, I suspect, and I don't think she bothers going much up-market from Mark's Work Wearhouse. She ties her thick white-grey curls back in a pony-tail or sometimes a simple braid down her back, and she could not be more gorgeous! She's learned lessons about beauty, I suspect, from all her time in gardens, and she couldn't give a decayed maple leaf for the opinions of Paris on what should or shouldn't be worn. I gain much strength from living on an island that turns away from fashion -- and even fashion's more sophisticated, more enduring cousin, Style -- although I'm much more amenable to its fun and glitter than my friend, Jane.