Today Slate published an excerpt from my memoir MEMORY’S LAST BREATH: FIELD NOTES ON MY DEMENTIA
Read the Slate excerpt here: WHO AM I WEARING? Fashion adventures, and misadventures, while living with dementia
Check out some of my outfit adventures and misadventures below. Thanks to you, Peter, who are my fashion filter and photographer.
Here are some that did not fly:
Fabulously priced on-sale Rachel Roy dress made me feel dowdy; 15-year-old top (that I love) and new wide-bottomed pants from Dillards did not “talk to each other–even the sad potplant agrees; Don’t emphasize a waist when the hourglass has long run out
These ones got a second try:
My Saks Fifth Avenue top meets my consignment store roses jeans; Mutton dressed as lamb: Teen ware from TopShop clads my 67-year-old body; Thrift shop jeans, 10-year-old white shirt, teen midrif top from sale at Dillards
Namedroppers consignment store MOTHER jeans, Macy’s sale blue top; Etsy vintage handmade kimono; seven-year old standby shirt, Akris punto, with thriftshop jeans.
June 6, 2017 @ 12:25 am
Liewe Gerda dis lag met ‘n traan! Your writing is so very good! We love and admire you hugely! Blessings, Ria and Cliff
June 6, 2017 @ 9:59 am
Liewe Ria en Cliff, Thanks so much for your very kind comments. I’m glad you like my writing–and it is weird: the sad and the funny merge, but so far the funny has carried us through. Thinking of you so much and missing you. I hope my book will be sold to a press, maybe in England, that will also distribute it to South Africa–because then Peter and I can come visit! Love you both so much. xoxox