Thursday, October 16, 2014

Across the pond in Oxford

I recently had the distinct honor of presenting a paper at Oxford University at 
Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, an interdisciplinary conference.My paper was titled 
Fashion in Illustration, Not as Illustration: Accidental Fashion Illustrators of the 1950's and 1960's. This was an academic paper and while I am proud of being accepted,and found it so very interesting, you know where my heart lies.So, with the little free time that I had,off I went to capture the  little bits of that wonderful townwhere and when I could.
I fought off jet lag and set out that first afternoon.

The next morning, I had but a couple of hours until the conference started. So, I started out a little early to find some coffee and just take it in.
Suddenly, the streets were filled with hundreds of flowing robes and regalia. I had stumbled into the middle of a graduation ceremony!
In just a few minutes, it was over, and the bicycles, the icons of Oxford were back.

5 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Sudden permission that bicycle tires do not have to be perfectly round! Thanks for this.

Carol Beckx said...

I felt as though I was right there with you and how opportune that the graduation parade appeared for you.
Inspirational as always.

memi said...

Lynn, that is hysterical!
Thank you, Carol- it was indeed, lucky!

Joan Tavolott said...

Super job on the architecture as well as the figures. I can imagine you scrabbling to sketch the graduates before they moved on. lol

memi said...

Thanks, Joan! The architecture was fun and quaint- and the grads a total bonus!