Friday, August 26, 2011
Truth in Knitwearing
The Forest Flow Vest, Riverside on my new model
It's time for truth in knitwearing. No, I am no longer showing my designs modeled on the lovely Hannah Epstein, though I miss her engaging conversations and beauty. The truth is, most of you are not in your twenties and so perhaps prefer to see knitwear modeled on someone more your age and shape. Like me. Please note: I am not young and lean. I have spent a lifetime perusing glossy magazines, my gaze sliding over fashion's idea of perfection: impossibly proportioned, a size 0 (that's nothing!) and young, young, young. Even at 25, I didn't look like that.
It's time to redefine perfection: whatever you look like now is perfect, thank you.
So, here's to our collective bodies, the ones that gave birth to children, savoured a multitude of cheesecake, laughed, cried and danced. Here's to the faces that show signs of laughter liberally applied and who wear their experience with pride. We are the new perfection. Celebrate!