January 20, 2009

It's Yellow

The color of the moment is Yellow। There has been wide spread speculation about what Michelle Obama would wear for the inauguration? Who would she wear? What color would she wear?

But now the speculation is over. It is
Yellow We have been told she has a preference for Jewel Tones. The blog, Mrs. O, Mrs. T reported that she had commissioned a series of outfits in jewel tones from Maria Conejo. We saw the purple from Ms. Conejo on the train trip this past weekend.

But yellow it is. And Isabel Toledo yellow. 

Karen at Living Life at Lee Haven called for a quilt to commemorate the inauguration and to make it a tradition. Agreeing that this was a wonderful idea. So last night I pulled purple, blues from her day of service and kids concert and preemptively started pulling white, as I thought that would be her color of choice today. 


The three designers she has chosen on this most important four days are Narciso Rodriguez, the son of Cuban immigrants who designed the most important dress of 1999, Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress when she wed JFK, Jr., Mario Cornejo, Brooklyn based, Chilean born, by way of London and now Isabel Toledo, Cuban born, Kent State educated. All Americans with Hispanic and circuitous routes to highlight this colorful event. Nothing safe, like Ralph Lauren on Calvin Klein, in the choice. I guess this will not be a safe quilt.

But it is back to the yellow. Oh and touches of green in the gloves and shoes. Yellow is the color I have least of in my stash. Maybe that will have to change to. Yellow is hopeful, sunny, optimistic and will make my quilt more so with the addition of yellow. I plan to donate this quilt, rather than keep it. And I will be making it with "the Audacity of Hope."

And who knows, the inaugural gown is still to come. I may get my white. Alex Anderson once said in a class I took, "Everything looks clearer with white." We need clarity.



Mary

1 comment:

Eileen said...

MY BUT AREN'T YOU ON THE BALL hERE ON THE EAST COAST THE PARADE WAS JUST OVER AND OF COURSE THERE IS THE FESTIVITIES OF TONIGHT. THEY JUST SAID THEY MIGHT NOT GET HOME TONIGHT UNTIL 5 IN THE MORNING.
I DID THINK THAT SHE SHOULD HAV EHAD ON MORE CLOTHES TODAY. YES, IT WAS COLD. GLAD YOU ARE BACK