A lot of sewing, a bit of knitting and some random thoughts on incorporating creativity into every day.
Monday, January 28, 2013
New Book About Balenciaga
For Balenciaga fans, there's a new book set to be published on Feb. 5 -- The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World. The NYT review about the book was an interesting read. Because Balenciaga was a private person, the details about his life and business have been sparsely covered in the press. This book is based on extensive interviews conducted with one of his long-time employees, which provides a look at Balenciaga and his work from a unique perspective. I think this may be a good read!
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!