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Hillside Monday: 11/27/17

“Traveling Shoes, Part 4”
Pure Life Studios
LaGrange, Georgia – 21 August 2015

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Wednesday Photo: 11/1/17


“Traveling Shoes, Part 3”
LaGrange, Georgia – 13 September 2017

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Wednesday Photo: 10/18/17

“Fuchsia Thumbnail with Gold-Flecked Countertop”
LaGrange, Georgia – 2 August 2015

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Wednesday Photo: 8/30/17

“Traveling Shoes, Part 2”
Columbus, Georgia – 13 August 2017

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Friday Photo: 8/25/17

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“Michael’s Fine Clothes for Men”
Kansas City, Missouri – 16 June 2017

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Hillside Monday: 8/21/17

“Lonely Blue Grosgrain”
LaGrange, Georgia – 9 July 2017

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Hillside Monday: 8/14/17

“Brocade, Velvet, Patent Leather”
Pure Life Studios
LaGrange, Georgia – 8 July 2017

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Wednesday Photo: 5/10/17

“Biker Jacket and Bag”
LaGrange, Georgia – 27 March 2015

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Wednesday Photo: 3/1/17

“Boots and Autumn Leaves”
Heard County, Georgia – 12 November 2016

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Friday Photo: 2/10/17

“Lace Skirt and Wall”
LaGrange, Georgia – 17 December 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 2/1/17

“Some Strings Attached”
LaGrange, Georgia – 11 July 2015

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Friday Photo: 1/6/17

“Red Brocade, 4:30 PM”
Heard County, Georgia – 30 December 2016

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Waiting, with Graphic Patterns

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Nashville, Tennessee – 18 September 2015

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True Colors

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LaGrange, Georgia – 11 May 2013

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A Night on the Town, Part 2

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Columbus, Georgia – 27 August 2016

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A Night on the Town, Part 1

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Columbus, Georgia – 27 August 2016

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Hillside Monday: 7/4/16

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“Traveling Shoes”
LaGrange, Georgia – 5 June 2015

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At the fabric store with my dressmaker mother

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A warm summer morning at the fabric store…

ME: Ooooh, look! 60″ wide rayon challis!
MOM: No, no, NO.
ME: It’s feathers! Brightly colored feathers of different shapes and sizes!
MOM: And tacky.
ME: Awww! Come on, Mom.
MOM: What the hell would you do with that?
ME: It’d be a Diane Von Furstenburg-style wrap dress. What else?
MOM: Ugh. Just—ugh! [shudders]
ME: You don’t like it?
MOM: Not only no, but hell no.
ME: Look, you should be happy that at least one of your children is making a bold fashion choice.
MOM: Bold, yes. Fashion, no.

A few minutes later, at the cutting table…

ME: [sliding the bolt across the table] There’s not much left on here…
MOM: Thank you, Jesus.
EMPLOYEE: This print’s really been popular.
MOM: You mean to tell me there are people around here with taste as bad as my daughter’s?

Fifteen minutes later, at the thread display…

ME: Just think, Mom—if I were wearing a dress made out of that feather print, you’d never lose me in the fabric store ever again.
MOM: But I would try!

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Wednesday Photo: 6/1/16

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“Flame-Orange Silk Douppioni”
Carrollton, Georgia – 16 May 2013

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Just another conversation with my dressmaker mother

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ME:  Val and I went in together on this one. It was kind of expensive. Looks like it’s from the late ’30s or early ’40s.
MOM: 
Yeah, probably so.
ME: 
Whaddya think?
MOM:  So you’re going for the Joan Crawford look.
ME:  [heavy sigh]
MOM:  Wait, no—Buck Rogers! That’s it!
ME:  Dammit, Mom.

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