Overcast skies and thunderstorms colored my week with steely blues and soft grays. After months of bright sunshine and primary colors, this low-key palate soothed my eyes and spirit – and my sensitive skin, which was happy for some cloud cover!
These colors and the feelings they evoke inspired this collage. I began with the soothing familiarity of my own bicycle, then dressed my imaginary self in a made-to-order organic cottondress from Portland-based designer, Makool Loves You, paired with crocheted sneakers and a silky helmet cover. The cover is made for equestrian helmets, but I wonder if it would work for bicycling? A lovely perfume would help with the sweat-free summer strategy – here I chose iris and white musk, the scent of a flowering garden after a heady summer storm.