In celebration of rainy days that bring many of us back to our childhood, there is something quite magical almost powerful regarding ones imagination. Today’s photo essay is a tribute to the fables that taught us how to believe.
Life is a bit livelier when you are a child, in the sense that everything you imagine is achievable. When we were all children there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do, accomplish or envision within reason. Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter of the 20th century once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Picasso’s quote brings a pondering thought regarding sole beliefs of a child and how they change with maturity and into adulthood. A greater ethos about creativity comes when one has an “a-ha” moment, realizing their childhood aspirations have become their hunger for success.
The memories of rainy days flood my mind of how I longed as a child to make daring dashes into the rain unprotected from the wind and dampness. Now as an adult I find it a necessity to never step outside without proper rainwear. This authentic 1950s sweeping swing coat, which once belonged to Annie Sandoval, Rich’s aunt, is the perfect addition for such weather conditions. Having obtained it early last year I’ve waited for the right opportunity (you might say) to fashion it with the right accouterments. From a navy blue sheath that plays in perfect accord with the striped color arrangement of the inner satin lining; to a number of authentic accessories creating a perfect balance.
Lindy Bop Twill Sheath (similar sold here)
Authentic Rain Swing Coat, Annie Sandoval
Vintage Accessories (as seen on my Etsy)
Marble Gloss in ‘Eartha’ c/o Ultra-Vixen Cosmetics
Fiore Glam Satin Top Hosiery c/o Heels & Toes Inc.