[CAN-DUH-KEE] Kandeke is a play on kandake, an ancient Nubian word meaning "warrior queen." This word has an empowering attachment to well-respected, uncompromising women in ancient African civilization, the cradle of all civilization. We are universal, too.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wardrobe Yearning: The Popover
J.Crew speaks to me on a level that kinda took me by surprise. I like their women's clothing and dislike their men's. That's quite a feat, for real. Malls tend to leave me desiring. It's a lot of aaaaaalllmoooostt! It often goes something like... Lady spots potential purchase! Lady sweeps in for a closer look! Lady finds herself disappointed... And while it's true that J.Crew leaves me desiring, too. It's definitely more of an I-can't-afford-this type desire. There is a time in my life when this won't be an issue. And not because I'll be able to afford J.Crew. I'll just be making my own clothing (well). My brother was talking to me a while back about a watch by Romain Jerome that costs $300,000. This watch didn't tell time; it just told you if it was day or night. It sold out within 48 hours of its release. He then asked me if I would buy a $300,000 watch if I could afford it. Let's be real. If I can afford to drop $300,000 on a watch, I won't be buying one. I'll be designing one. Anyway, one J.Crew item that I just can't seem to shake is the popover. Anything that involves popping-over just makes me happy. They used to sell a beaten twill popover. But those sold fast. Luckily, JC had the good sense to explore the design more since people loved it so much. And now, as a result, they give us the chambray popover (potentially, and rightfully, even better than the first). Chambray is the shit. And I can't afford this one either. I suppose I'll get over it. Maybe.