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After I dropped out of college, I lived transiently for many years, on and off the road, in and out of temporary jobs. As much as I longed to put down roots, when depression and anxiety gathered around me again as they so often did, I felt the need to move on. At one point, my primary goal in life was to live in one place long enough to subscribe to a magazine. At thirty years old, I felt a chill approaching the Rhode Island capital. I’d been accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design on a full scholarship. The word “Providence” felt loaded with good omens. My boyfriend and I found an apartment we loved one town north, in Pawtucket. The map that makes this dress was Pawtucket street litter, the tiers of beaded fringe the names of its many streets. In the five years I lived there, I took many long walks exploring that town. I also graduated from RISD, got married, and divorced, worked through a big chunk of the pain that had kept me on the run, and met the man I’ve been happily remarried to ever since. When I finally said goodbye to that apartment, it was to move into the house I still live in today, twelve years later. Oh, and I also subscribed to four magazines: Cooking Light, Orion, The Sun, and Oprah. My subscriptions have lapsed, but life is still good. Today in paper fashion: ivory ball gown with tiers of beaded fringe. Or is it a wedding dress? I’d like to remake the blue suede shoes as blue suede sneakers with white laces and stripes. . . . #ballgown #weddingdress #zerowaste #blackwoman #paperdolls #collage #fashion #ecostyle #paperart #fashioninspiration #pawtucket #womanpower #ecofashion #earthfriendly #bodypositive #bluesuede #upcycled   #paperclothes #fringe #fashionillustration #fashionart #recycle #recycledfashion #wedding #floral #ootd #fashiondesign #risd #story #trashion

aah i luv doing these smol studies 💛

Today is Gold Cup Day also known as Ladies Day at Royal Ascot so here is a nice fashion illustration from my collection of vintage menswear illustrations. 🇬🇧🎩🥂🍾The gentleman is wearing a stylish morning coat and top hat and is ready for a day at the races. This is from the summer of 1932. #royalascot #ascot #royalascot2018 #horseracing #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #theseason #gentleman #dapper #debonair #sartorial #vintageillustration

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