PICTURE: #8 IN THIRTEEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
HEIDI ROSENAU TALKS ABOUT HER 8TH OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
brown, high-waisted gabardine pants, c. 1942
period ladies Western shirt
late 1930s/early 40s Mexican jacket
red bakelite horse/crop pin
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I rarely wear pants, but I’m waking up to their elongating abilities, and I love seeing long-waisted options return today.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I’ve worn this before and have been called “Dale Evans” for it.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This outfit is about humor and kitch, but it’s also composed of beautifully tailored pieces that fit my little frame well. The latter gives me the confidence to pull off the former.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Not sure…we’ll see. It is pants weather in NYC…
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
The elements in this cheerful outfit come from the Western states, and so do I. Some of the pieces were purchased on visits home and reflect my sentimental San Francisco pride.
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