With the horrible news coming from Ukraine every day, I have been remembering the short trip I made there last fall to spend time with a group of musicians from the Lviv Philharmonic.
While there, I made friends with a sweet, shy girl whose mother plays violin for the symphony. We sat together during rehearsals and the final performance, and she practiced her English with me since I don’t know any Ukrainian.
I’ve been thinking about her, her little brother, and her mother a lot these past few weeks. Fortunately they are safe so far. I’ve also been in contact with a few of the other musicians I met, and they are safe too. But they are scared and angry. I hope and pray that this unjustified and unnecessary attack on these fine people and their country will come to an end soon.
- Important to remember during stressful news cycles: how to take care of yourself. Because you can’t take care of others if you aren’t taking care of yourself as well.
- I’m thinking of the designers and makers in Ukraine during this time, as well.
- Back when we were still living in New York, I met a couple of guys who worked for Thom Browne. They really do wear the uniform every day!
- Speaking of New York City, I still use this subway conversion tip to translate Celsius to Fahrenheit. (I’ll learn eventually….)
- Looking forward to seeing this exhibit at the Thyssen-Bornemisza here in Madrid.
- Did you know that before I became a fashion designer I worked in book publishing as an editor? Also, when I was young, I spent a summer working for commercial printer. So I got all excited about this feature on how a book is made.
- What do you think of the FA22 Pantone color palette?
- And here’s a fascinating interview with Stevie Nicks. Just because I love her.
And that’s it for today. I’m hard at work designing the fall patterns and getting ready to share a few things I’ve been sewing for myself lately, so stay tuned to the blog for those. In the meantime, what are you sewing? Have a terrific weekend, and we’ll see you next week!