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.


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!