Author of the Queen City Boys books

fantasy wardrobe, fantasy weather, lots of whining

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I’ve just started watching Lie to Me.  It’s good so far.  I like crime procedurals and geeky things like the science around reading facial expressions. So far though, what I’m most impressed with is the wardrobe.  Who ever is dressing the women on this show is doing a spectacular job. The two dresses Dr. Foster wears in the pilot are fantastic. The grey sheath is flattering and simple but it the details on the neck line construction are beautiful.  The second dress has some amazing pleats down the front.  Sadly I can’t find a picture of it.  I’d love to try and reconstruct it.    Everything she wears is perfect.  The dress at the wedding.  The long coat and boots at the fire station.

Torres always looks perfectly professional and yet interesting and comfortable.  Even Dr. Lightman’s secretary has gorgeous clothes perfectly suited to her figure and her position.  Love her ruffly cardigan in the second episode and her cute plaid dress in the third ep.

The clothes on this show are so great that they make me almost wish that I worked in an office so that I could dress like these women.

Of course it’s so cold here that I can’t sew.  My sewing room is the coldest room in the house.  Sure I could drag the space heater in there or something, but I don’t know if it will keep my hands warm enough to do the work I need to do.  Really this whole Arctic blast thing or whatever it is is awful.  The current -2°F (windchill) is unbearable.  And yes, I know it’s colder in the NE or whatever, but I don’t live in the northeast.  I live in Tennessee, in a house with no insulation that could use at least a lot more weather stripping.  The forecast tells me I just need to make through until Sunday and temps will go back to normal.  But 3 days of temps not even hitting 30°F as high with windchills around 4°F is pretty awful even if I only have to be outside for a few minutes at a time.  Plus today’s gross wet snow is going to be an ice nightmare should I decide to venture out.

While I’m thinking about cold and clothes, I got this sweater over the holidays (thanks, mom!) and I love it so much I’m seriously considering getting the blue one too (the one I have is sort of muddled brown/deep purple), of course by the time it was shipped to me it would be warm again outside.   Still, soft!  Cozy!  Cute!  I want to wear it all the time.  And I guess, given the current temps, I’ll have that opportunity.

Today’s picture I took at Mt. Rainier in the summer of ’05.  Green!  So green!  Not like winter at all.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

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