I’m doing my a cheer for myself today. I’ve picked up my bound copy of my thesis at the Pratt Library. To dress for the occasion, and to dress with slight reference to the infamous movie scene shot in the Pratt Library, I donned my Cowboy boots. This is about at cheer-leaderly, or cow-girl-ish I’ll ever be.
My accessories are small and discrete today, but full of meaning. I’m wearing my Ganesha pendant, which is etched in a piece of glass and almost not visible. Ganesha is, among other things, the Deva of intellect and wisdom. The scarf is from Nicole Miller. I worked in the boutique on Madison Avenue during college, and bought it back then. The signature print is of diner icons. I love diners, particularly old ones. The significance here is that I’d like to continue to visit diners, not work in one.
The earrings are a bit less significant, purchased at a store just below where I had my spoons cast for my thesis, that was having a sale with such deep discounts, I felt like I was stealing them. I borrowed Ms. New’s hat for the photo shoot.
I have yet to master the craft of self-portraits, even with my awesome Canon G11. Lucky for me I ran into designer Elizabeth New right outside the library today. After reading Me, Myself and iPhone by David Coleman in the Times today, I couln’t help but to include both close-up shots. Which one do you like better?