Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What She Wore -- Cycling in Amsterdam, Commuting back Home . . .
Whatever the reason, however, the result is that I'm a wee bit brain-dead, so I'm turning once more to my photograph files, and I'm offering you some . . . Amsterdam! I was inspired to scroll through these digital albums after Donna Tartt's marvellous, marvellous novel The Goldfinch landed its narrator there. (Have you read this book yet? I'm hoping to write a few words about it over on my reading blog, but since I've barely posted there this year, I'm not making any promises! Tartt's is a book I highly recommend, although it's rather harrowing in a number of spots.)
And this series of shots below leaped at me from the screen because I recently ordered a denim pencil skirt from The Gap, and I've been grappling with a, erm, mobility problem. Or is that a modesty problem. The skirt is longer than the one shown below, but has less stretch. To mount my bike, I have to hitch it up enough so that my legs can get the bike moving.
Nicely done, no?
As for me, I'm thinking I'll wear skinny jeans today, with enough stretch to simplify my life . . . And you? What are you up to? Are your clothes enhancing or challenging your mobility? What constraints are governing what you wear today? And amuse me, would you? Which of you will ride a bike or a boat today? Will most of you drive a car? take a bus? ride rapid transit? or rely on what my Grandpa used to call "shank's mare" (by which he meant, of course, walking on one's own two feet)?