I am not really knowing which came first, the horse or the cart regarding this most recent project called “yoga”. Admittedly, I know nothing about yoga which is only substantiated when in conversation with my daughter. She tells me about goal setting, health and wellness, approach to life, not to mention the specific types of yoga and its subsequent purpose(s). However, as the dialog continues, we eventually get to the fashion part of the sport and then we are talking the same language! I mean, we both agree she looks pretty darn cute in the advertisement she did for her store, Lululemon Athletica.
And, her boyfriend, Pete doesn’t look bad, either…
In the meantime, I had been knitting this “thing”. Somehow, the creativity of it caught my eye, but I had no idea how I might wear it, nor if it would “work”, or what I would really do with it. But, it was calling to me. Think one large rectangle with 8 inch holes (large enough for your head and arms) evenly spaced out, designed by the creative Anne Thompson. That is it. One rectangle, with the idea that you can put your head and arms in any configuration of your choosing, upside down, back to front, horizontal or vertical, each time wearing, a different look. And, then I knew……as yoga has its flexibility, poses of choice, infinite possibilities, so does my “yoga”.
And, I thought (after all, I am a runner and do know what a great work out feels like) why not wear this sort of thing like a cover-up with comfy clothes for a cup of coffee with your friends, or for a walk, or for shopping rather than that slouchy hoodie you might have before chosen? And, that was its inception into my wardrobe.
Of course, the perfect place for our photo shoot had to be in front of a yoga studio. But, the building where this yoga studio is housed is not just any building but the converted Remington Rand where Jill’s Grandfather used to manage the fourth floor! The area where the photographs were taken is the Gateway Park where one sees continual refurbishing at different parts along the Erie Canal. Check out my versions of “yoga”, and yes, those are Lulu’s Happy Hatha pants I am wearing!
as a vest
as an asymmetrical vest
as a body wrap
as a tunic
as “off the shoulder”
and finally, as a scarf. Anyone want to rent one of those paddle boats with me?
Addendum: My daughter was only six months old when her Grandfather passed away. They would have loved each other, so.