Welcoming December

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Outfit:
1950’s Cashmere and Mink Sweater
1970’s Plaid Wool Skirt
1950’s Brown/Red Leather Clutch
Modern Forest Green Tights
Modern Brown Leather Boots
Vintage Locket Necklace

It’s the first weekend of December. Virginia sure stays warmer than what I’m used to. I’ve only lived in cities farther north, all the way into the snow belt. The fall/winter season is probably my favorite time of year, now, though I can’t say it always was. It’s the best season for fashion: coats, boots, wools, fur hats. There will not be many very chilly days in Richmond, as there never is, but I look forward to the inevitable snow and a big, heavy coat.

The season changes keep me moving, keep me creative, keep me looking at things differently. I change with the seasons.

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I am also adding new winter and formal items to the Heirloomen shop, daily. Be sure to keep checking, as some items go quickly with people on the hunt for the perfect gift for loved ones or themselves.

 

The Illustrations of Madeleine Wallis

I occasionally like to look through the online archives of different museums. V&A Online has a good collection of 1920’s fashion illustrations. There is a large body of work from House of Paquin, particularly art from Madeleine Wallis, who was creative director there when Jeanne Paquin retired until 1936. Below are some of my favorite looks from the 1923 and 1924 collection. There are many more in the searchable collections to enjoy, as well.

   

 

Quirk Hotel Rooftop

 

While the summer weekends in Richmond are quiet, those of us that doesn’t have a lake, river, or beach house, still need things to do. Quirk Hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set with a craft cocktail or something from their small plates menu. The crowd is pleasant, and the atmosphere is serine thanks to the sleekly designed layout and ambiance. For another design and gastro-forward activity, Maple and Pine, downstairs, is a great dinner spot to pair with a rooftop night.