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Monday, March 15, 2010

Lake Jubal

Kristy Green is one of those people who make you feel amazing the moment she sets her eyes on you. She is the type of soul who exist to savor life and the people in in hers. These pictures were taken in a  Roseville Goodwill thrift store, and while they do not capture all of our amazing scores there, I hope they convey a sense of joy, because that is how I felt shopping there with Kristy Green. 



She was wearing thee coolest T-shirt, a vintage cap-sleeve t-shirt that had fuzzy lettering in the front that spelled out: Visit Lake Jubal. Now before you google Lake Jubal, let me share with you the story Kristy relayed about her shirt. She didn't "find" it, nor did Kristy buy it. It had been given to her; she had had this shirt since she was a kid, and has loved it sooo much that she has kept it, like forever, and forever is at least a half of handful of decades, me thinks. 

Family friends had a country home with lots of land and they loved to invite their pals over to just hang out (I'm guessing this is the '70's) and there was a small wood, and some meadows, and in one of those meadows a huge indentation that would fill up with rain water during the rainy season and become a very large puddle. Well a funny friend had these T-shirts made up for the friends and family and visitors that would visit the Jubals (for that was their name), and the very large puddle that sometimes lived in a meadow became Lake Jubal.


  there was a small wood, and some meadows, and in one of those meadows a huge indentation that would fill up with rain water during the rainy season and become a very large puddle.

So this doesn't have much to do with fashion, but everything to do with clothes. The clothes we wear say something about the wearer.  Some people advertise labels, wearing their "luxury" branded scarves, bags, wallets, shoes, perfumes. Other advertise their values, politics or ethics by the choices made in what they wear. How things are worn, are also telling: some people value only the newest, the latest, the shiniest, while other folks value the memories preserved in a garment. Clothing says something. Sometimes most literally, like, "Visit Lake Jubal." And the message is loud & clear: style crafted from personal connection, and appreciation of not just the history of the garment, but the nostalgic memories of the person wearing it. Clothes may make the man, but the man makes the memories.


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6 comments:

Martwa Marta said...

the woman looks so likeable! i'm considering going to california next year (last year i was sooo focused on n.y. that i realized that i don't have enough time...) lovely post!

Kallie said...

clothes can really hold a memory close and say something about a persons experiences...your friends tee is a great and funny example (i love that it was just a puddle!! lol)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Good points!
Nice to see & meet friendly people, especially in retail!
xo

Emily said...

So true - I remember events everytime I pull something I haven't seen for a while out of the wardrobe. Like tactile photographs!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Tactile photographs, I love that decription, Emily.

@ Marta: I really hope you make it out to California, as I would be so happy to meet you. I live in the capitol of Calif, Sacramento, and would love to show you around my cow-town! <3

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice pics!;))

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