21 March, 2011

minding the gap

long ago, i worked at the gap. yes, yes i did. i was in college, "reality bites" was still one of my recent favourites, and i landed the position of visual coordinator. disappointingly, it was not a very creative job... it was more about making the windows look like pictures A, B, and C sent from corporate. i did, however, become an ace iron-er, and the job also probably played some role in the development of my skills in making things look nicey-nice.
aaaaanyways... once a year, and i think it was right about this time - in between winter and spring, there was a mini-season called "nautical" or "cruise" or something like that. the clothing was always navy blue and shades of white and i remember liking it quite a bit. i probably liked how classic it was. well, here's my nautical/cruise season line (er, um, item):


an absolutely simple, classic, practical yet ever-stylish tote. hand-embroidered, of course, with navy floss on canvas.



(special thanks to claire for snapping the photos for me!)
also, maybe in an attempt to round out the "line" a little, i brought back these:


i still really like them, just as much as when i first made them. (please note, however, that i'm now using a lighter blue towel than the ultra-dark navy that's in the photo.)
the nautical line can be found in my etsy shop.

3 comments:

Leila said...

You always wear the very cutest shoes! And make the best embroideries, of course.

dreamday said...

i just found you at "the bedlam of beefy"'s blog... SO glad i did!!! love your etsy shop and your blog. yay! :)

chezkimberly said...

aw, thank you, leila! i definitely did notice that i seem to be taking all of my photos lately such that my shoes get in there, too... heheh. maybe i can justify new shoes as a tax write-off?
and dreamday -- i'm so glad you found me! isn't beefy the best? he really is great. one of my very favourite bloggers.