I am off to High Point, North Carolina for Market this weekend - I'm totally excited to see everyone - and to also to see all the new pieces debuting at market this season.
I guess the only thing that I'm kinda sad about is flying. I mean, don't get me wrong - I love to fly. But, what I think we've accomplish in advanced technology, we've clearly lost in personal style.
|Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley - ready to board.|
Now, I'll be the first one to admit that travel these days is purely and, at times, unendingly gruesome. But, I also know that wearing my favourite socks - or a beloved bow tie - will help to brighten any day. Even during endless flight delays.
There is a marvelous quote out there (somewhere!) that I can't seem to put my hands on this morning . . . I thought it was Coco Chanel - but, google is not being my friend - so, here goes -
"Presenting our best selves to those we see is a simple courtesy. We should offer our appearance to the world out of respect. "
- someone (possibly me)
Being at High Point, in and of itself, is an endless parade of creativity. I love seeing each of the showrooms all dressed for the weekend with new products and new ideas. There are always great lectures and presentations - enough to keep you inspired for months. And then, seriously, there are some wicked, cool parties. And so - planning my wardrobe and packing is somewhat of a challenge.
The pace at market is also something of a challenge - and THIS I learned during my last visit - it's a full day. Every day. There's no time for a wardrobe change. Thus - the snappy outfit that you wear to meet friends for breakfast at 9am . . . will most likely be the same clothes that you're wearing that evening at a private dinner.
|Cary Grant and Eva Maire Saint . . . prepared for take off.|
Now - because I'm traveling - you can always keep up with me on twitter, facebook, or follow me on instagram (@ScotMeachamWood). I'll endeavor to keep snapping pictures of new products and old friends!