Saturday, February 14, 2009

Archival Weekend
















Friends Sarah and Fern came down to Eugene for some dental work and to share archival media. For them, I endured Eugene's version of sushi (cream cheese, mushrooms and cashews wrapped in seaweed). In retaliation, I screened a night of Bette Davis material (Now, Voyager and her interview with Dick Cavett). Saturday morning, we gathered w/friends at Hideaway bakery and than took Chaz for a session at Wayne Morse dog park. The Amtrak train-bus back to Portland left before we had a chance to go skateboarding or catch up on recent Dolly Parton recordings. Dr. Jaquith, the Claude Raines therapist in Now, Voyager, could not have prescribed a better cure for our Oregon, mid-winter malaise.

As homework for the weekend, we all watched I've Loved You So Long (Claudel 2008) at our respective local cinemas. I highly recommend this film, beyond the plot/story, and brilliant acting, for Kristin Scott Thomas' chic, just-released-from prison wardrobe and (foremost!) for the amazing, French (muncipal?) swimming pool and ceiling-mounted, hair drying system.

5 comments:

kungfuramone said...

That's a lot of style for just one weekend.

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Lesli Larson said...

Most of the style came in one half-morning.

asimplerstyle said...

The tote bag looks great - there are very few can both guys and girls could pull off, but that's one of them.

Gorgeous dogs too...

Lesli Larson said...

It's a Billy Kirk model sold by Winn Perry in Portland, Oregon (some still available, I believe). Winn Perry is a menswear shop but the bag is owned by a lady. Not sure the model is still in production by Billy Kirk (?) but it's really quite ideal--leather handles/shoulders with a sturdy, waxed cotton body. I'd like to see models in different color leathers.

Filson totes have that same gender neutral functionality, I think.