I love tweed
. I love tweed, Fashionable Reader. Rah rah rah, tweed is good
“Tweed Toga” Bonnie Cashin, 1942 (Look at the spats!!!)
I've no idea why I love it so. It's scratchy and hot and sometimes smells. It's hell to take care of. It's kind of grandmotherly. But . . .
1950 Whitaker Auctions
It's got that equestrian country-house hunting-party vibe. It's aristocratic feeling. Celebrities love tweed
. No they really do
. The Queen wears tweed. The Queen probably sleeps in tweed.
In my world it is all about the tweed pencil skirt. I tend to feel it;'s such a slim fabric I ought to opt for a slender silhouette.
If you don't like the pencil, a tweed jacket is great way to integrate the fabric into your wardrobe without too much bulk. A slim single breasted blazer, perhaps? Wanna rock some uber vintage, tweed jodhpurs are a go! Or a cute tweed vest. But honestly you don't have to go all out like the retro fashionistas.
Vera Maxwell, 1948 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Bonnie Cashin, 1963 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Elsa Schiaparelli, 1947-1949 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
You can accessorize with tweed too, gloves, hats, bags, a touch of tweed, I always feel, is a touch of class.
Tweed tweed tweed! Tweed for me, tweed for you, tweed in green, tweed in blue.
Bonnie Cashin, 1952 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Marc Jacobs Spring 2012
All we are saying, is give tweed a chance
OK, now I'm getting punch drunk. I might have got at the mulled wine a little early this year.
One for Prudence to wear?
1902 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wait for it. PPA is coming, I promise.
And now, good night, sweet tweeds.