Like many international businesses, Directrice Global Industries Ltd. and our parent company, DGI Inc., were held in abeyance while the Ever Given was blocking the Suez Canal.* That’s why I didn’t post last Monday.
In Washington D.C. we are heading into that most treacherous time of year, early spring, when the temperatures are still cool but one feels that one ought to be dressing for lighter, brighter days. Spring is always is always harder for me than early fall.
On this rainy day, when I have refused to venture off my front steps, I am doing just fine with only a long sleeved blouse and a camisole underneath it. I don’t think my top layer really counts.
Remember this fun thing? Its most recent appearance was in a series of short films from DGI Studio LLP.
As first seen in 2019, I am showing it with a blue and white striped shirt — but today, I am wearing a bandana print camisole as my base layer. I’ve left the shirt mostly unbuttoned so that the bandana print shows.
All of this is wasted on Zoom, of course. The only thing that might be visible in the Zoom frame is the neckline of the bustier, and my hand tugging it into place. Such a lady!
By leaving the shirt unbuttoned, I’ve created an effect a little like a robe a la francaise (or, from this perspective, a robe a l’anglaise). The bustier cinches the shirt and the open front allows the shirt to bell-out and reveal the camisole.
I said a little.
Obviously, I would be unrecognizable to a woman of the early 19th century . . . but I have charmed myself!
Looking forward to seeing those who signed up for the Directorate Zoom on April 10th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern!
If you previously posted a comment indicating your interest in attending, I sent you an invitation at the end of last week. If you haven’t received it (check your Inbox and your spam/junk folder), please post a comment below. And please do email me your questions (if any) in advance.
* Am I the only one who wondered what effect the Suez Canal blockage was having on the Somali pirates? Was it a boom (hiring fair!) or bust (government stimulus?) for them?