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August always feels like back-to-school mode no matter how many years have passed since one last registered for classes. The stores and magazines are filled with dreamy designer inventions styled and chosen by the editors. They hope that we will take the delicious bite and wrap ourselves in something new - that we will be infused through their creativity with fresh energy and glamour as we prepare to pounce on the new fall challenges. Just the right pièce de résistance is so very invigorating.
In sketching this month's calendar, my thoughts drifted to denim worn simply with white cotton camisoles - the timeless way of dressing. The look that found its way into brush and paint are from my book, Denim Revolution -- the ornate poet's beret with brass buttons and elaborate ribbons and the harlequin trousers with their plush ruby insets and gold braided bows. Fun to make and so cool to wear.
Wishing one and all to enjoy August's gracious, grand finale,
of the sweet summer,