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all went well on my annual visit to the doctor 

except 

for a bit of a ‘gown snafu’

(this picture does not even begin to do it justice)

when i went to put it on

i couldn’t tell

which side

was supposed to be inside or outside

there were pockets both inside and outside

snaps all over the place

numerous ties of various sizes and locations

parts of the fabric were tucked into each other

no matter how i configured it

it just didn’t seem designed

for any sort of human form

knowing that i was under a time crunch

i quickly tried a few different scenarios

the multitude of mini-snaps

were designed for the hands of fairy

 ties were in illogical places

i somehow had to craft my own sleeves

feeling as though

i was in a speed design contest

or playing a  party game

 i finally just settled on my final look

 kind of wrapping the whole thing around me

covering things

snapping things

tying things

 when my doc came in she started laughing

saying

“you are sleeveless on one side

the front is in back

things are tied up all over”

she was impressed by my creativity

when i asked about the gown

she smiled and said

“it’s a cognitive test”

that’s why she’s so great

i hope she was kidding. 

“when everything becomes tangled, you should make the choice.” 

-roman simonyan

a special kind.

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a little girl

who was once my student

and still a friend of mine

opened up a treasure chest

to show me

one piece of clothing after another

that she created all on her own

after teaching herself to sew

and I couldn’t be more proud.

being yourself.

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after visiting grandma’s house with no worry that you’ll catch a cold.

 

“fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable.

style is more about being yourself.”

-oscar de la renta 

 

after visiting grandma’s house and ?

i truly admire their spirit and they look so happy.

 

 

 

 

 

image credits: crafty momma.com (dogs), google images (humans)

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ran into these two happy chaps who arrived at the stadium in style.

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oh, and there was a pretty good game going on inside, too.

university of michigan beat penn state

go blue!

“fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable.

style is more about being yourself.”

-oscar de la renta

fashion is not about clothes, it is about a look. – carine roitfeld

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they say

clothes don’t make the man

but

a fashion-forward rotweiller

on a gray, rainy day

strolling among the humans

to raise money

for

type 1 diabetes research

in her ballet-soft tutu

sure shows some

style and class.

age and size are only numbers.

it’s the attitude you bring to clothes

that makes the difference.

-donna karan

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http://jdrf.org

“when the light turns green, you go. when the light turns red, you stop. but what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” – shel silverstein

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barbie takes a victory lap

when

creative muse

and

longtime friend

barbie

the real thing

asked for help

on her latest project

a big night

mixing

comedy, fashion, art, adventure, food, wine

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all in support of detroit artists

raising money

for future

collaborative creative projects

 i imagined myself

working

at the door

setting up

bartending

catering

helping models get ready

doing whatever

needed to be done

until

she asked me to wear

one of her designs

a statement dress

in the 50s style

all pink and flowery

with a

prom-like innocence

in the front

tiny birds nesting in my hair

 flowers on my heels

and a glimpse

of something more

a corset

and  

 peek-a-boo fabric

in the back

then

a text

‘oh, and

you’ll be

carrying a dog

with you

on the runway’

a sweet little chihuahua, emmy

dressed in a pink tutu

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we stepped out

of our comfort zone

onto

the runway

and

into

a

great adventure

in spite of our fears

we even got

an audience vote

that read:

‘the one with the dog’

no one was immune

from

barbie’s recruiting

even her husband

with his

band of merry men

 fellow attorneys

ready to do battle

outside of the office

and

way beyond

the courtroom.

11406190_1667080556857689_4900949408332725792_o (1)bravery never goes out of fashion.
– william makepeace thackeray