Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mary Poppins and Marc Jaocbs

Ah.... 2 of my favorite people... There was an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday reviewing Jacobs's show at NY Fashion Week. They were drawing similarities in his designs between this years presence of women in politics, and that of the turn of the century when women were fighting for the vote, and also taking over mens roles during WWI. Jacobs evoked that suffragist look in his pieces, and as the article said, some editors were reminded of Mary Poppins. (that is still one of my favorite scenes in the film, when Mrs Banks comes back from a demonstration and gets the maids to join in her singing, that light blue outfit with the pops of yellow...divine!)

All of this has made me think a lot...especially after just getting married. Erik and I had been together a while, so nothing has really changed, except something in my head has shot off; I'm no MRS!!! I'm a person with opinions, and thoughts and ideas. And while I know Erik knows this, and this is probably (hopefully) why he did marry me, it does make one think. Since I'm here pretty much alone most of the time, I've been doing a lot of reaching deep down, back to how I was raised, and what I was raised to believe in. It makes me proud to have had such an intelligent upbringing that allowed me to be who I wanted to be and not have to be pushed into anything. This has been a little tough for me, especially being so far from those people who made me who I am, who's opinions I respect. I have to remember this and keep my own head on my shoulders. As Mr Emerson explained about his son's odd behavior in 'Room With a View', I need to shout my creed...although maybe not from a tree may twist an ankle... forget about heels for at least 2 weeks....


Matt said...

great post. and we agree. you are much much more than a simple mrs. i hear there are cheap flights between philly and dallas...we miss you!