Spent a while this morning just clicking about on the Elle website. If I get out of the house early enough this morning, I'll stop by the news agency and see if the September issue is out yet. But in the meantime, there's plenty of distraction on the website.
Here's a gorgeous kimono capelet I found there from Elizabeth and James. I think drape-y garments are very beautiful, but they have to be just right to look good on an ED--not too voluminous, or she'll look like she's wearing an envelope. But this capelet has a nice fit over the shoulders and around the neck too.
And I like the sheerness of it, and the lace inset, and the ripply rolled hem. Can I make it? Oh I have no idea. Not sure what fabric will drape like that on a 1/5 scale, either.
Was I ever so interested in fashion before discovering EDs? No I was not, at least not in recent history. I stopped being interested in fashion right around the time I outgrew Seventeen magazine. I have two wardrobes: work, and lounging about the house. Work clothes take me to weddings, funerals, shopping, visiting, etc. They are all solids, all separates, and mostly cottons except for some silk shirts. I dress them up or down with jewelry. (Thanks to my daughter, I do own a pashmina!)
So owning (er, potentially owning) an ED to dress makes the world of fashion more interesting to me, and Elle the most fun. Vogue used to be the magazine of choice for fashion browsing, but I like Elle's enthusiasm for street clothes on real people. Check out their New York "Street Chic Videos: A 360 degree view of New York's most stylish women."