A lot of sewing, a bit of knitting and some random thoughts on incorporating creativity into every day.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
A Sea of Suits
I'm staying in SF this week for work, and the conference I'm attending can best be described as "a sea of suits". I'll have to take a photo and post it, because words just can't adequately describe the scene --- dark suits moving up staircases en masse; pinstriped suits huddled in a corner of the lobby, gazes turned to a laptop; solid suits lined up against the hotel perimeter, electronic devices in hand or pressed against one ear; and an occasional tan suit that pops out in the crowd. California casual is nowhere to be found --- I think the entire NY financial community has descended upon SF and tossed out the note that California requires a more casual and creative approach to businesswear. Unfortunately, I guess this is the way of the world. In fact, with so many suits, I suspect many Californians have turned into NYers for the week.
I am a science/medical communicator who loves fashion and making beautiful clothes. I love tailoring jackets and coats; learning new sewing techniques; and wrestling with the mysteries of achieving a perfect fit. I live with a very supportive husband who has acquired an alarmingly large volume of knowledge about sewing, and a confident cat named Simon who insists on luxuriating on freshly washed and pre-shrunk yardage. I also design patterns for hand-knitters -- to see some of my work, check out www.jeankaori.com/blog. Thanks for visiting!