AVIATION GARB AND SMILES

Aviation Garb

Aviation Garb is a particular league of its own

AVIATION

PLAYERS OF THE AVIATION NINETY-NINES

 

JUST FINISHED A RACE

A CREW FROM THE NINETY NINES JUST FINISHED A RACE

 

AMELIA EARHART


American pilot Amelia Earhart in her plane. Photograph: Popperfoto/Reuters

Aviation Garb is a particular league of fashion and I want more of it. Jumpsuits, boots, bomber caps (I got those going on) goggles, dust, oils, leather, pockets, zippers, numbers, dials, watches, radar contraptions, furs- you name it I want the sci-fi apocalyptic now. To make that happen I better first make a jumpsuit, A shirt and pant combo on the dock- airplanes can come later and we’ll be fine if they are made from paper or lego.

birds flying

birds in flight

Ever wonder about flying? Flying is a bizarre concept. What do you think of when you watch birds? where do they take you? The flight of birds is truly more perfect than that of the human made machinery of a plane. I never think of a bird’s vulnerability. Their speed, their efficiency, their grace seems incredible. If I was a bird flying would make sense. The human species is truly impressive when it comes to inventions however, we wouldn’t know what to design without our beloved nature. Science is nature, and humans manipulate the science to come up with extra-ordinary contraptions.  We are always imitating Nature’s perfections. Here’s to funky aviation technology-

flying machine of leonardo's

flying machine of Leonardo’s

 

beginning of a wing

beginning of a wing?

The complexity of aerodynamics, shape, and purpose hold the mysterious quality in birds. Observing the delicacy of the wings one realizes how miraculously engineered bird creatures are.

Stay tuned for my next sewing project- THE AVIATION SUIT- shirt and pant combo!


TAKING FLIGHT

BOMBER CAPS FOR FLYING

 

A girl lays back and takes flight into her inner world. I love this image of her wearing my S’AMUSE leather bomber caps because she is sleeping on top of the sky, an impossible moment in reality but the feeling is real. My daughter and I layed back on the snow today during our hike and the clouds were moving at great speed. We also saw a peculiar vertical rainbow as clouds and sun layered space in strange ways. Clouds aren’t welcoming weather usually however their soft billowy nature is a comforting feeling. This photo constructed by photographer/artist Hanna Agar alludes to this idea of taking flight into our imaginations, into our personal comfort zones, to experience SPACE of some kind intimately.

When was the last time you laid back and experienced sky and reflection?

Perhaps the plane below can take you out, up, towards and into space with its unusual propeller …It is a FAIRCHILD 71 at the Port Townsend  Aero Museum. Airplanes both terrify and thrill me…

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Bomber caps are part of the sport of flying, I have some in a variety of colors. They are on sale now for $125. Visit my store at www.s-amuse.bigcartel.com . To taking flight in 2014- cheers!