I'm sure I should just toss magazines but if they've been around for any period of time, I realize that there was a reason for me to keep them. My bedside nightstand was a treasure trove of magazines. I wanted to highlight just two of the things I found.
One is the January 2002 issue of Town & Country. There is an article in the magazine on Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and the making of a new RTW Chanel jacket. This was a fantastic find and I actually sat down on my bed and read this article by Judith Warner. I'm sharing the pictures of the article with you here:
I'm soooooo glad that I kept this!
The next thing I found that I probably should have thrown out...but after flipping through it I decided to keep for the ideas. This company was a division of JJill and went out of business. These are probably the last three catalogs that I received and they are dated 1999. I probably didn't toss them because the clothing is classic...things that I could make/wear now by simply changing hem lengths.
I was curious about this company so I did an internet search and found the following blurb in a Direct Marketing News brief (probably why I was so attracted to the clothing and the styling of the catalog):
"The discontinued Nicole Summers catalog concept was targeted to a slightly older customer than J.Jill, affluent women ages 45 and older who have an active but formal lifestyle, according to a company overview. J.Jill is designed to appeal to women ages 35 and older."
I'm getting use to the sewing room set-up. I've moved a few things around since the first pics but I don't have any more to share just yet. I've got to sew something to see if it will work for me before I call it done. After I run some errands today, I'll be back to unpack a few more boxes...then it's back to work on Tuesday.
...as always, more later!