April 1, 2020
Kiel: Sweater: Rugby RL (old), Pants: Kiel James Patrick, Shoes: Gucci
Sharing a short outfit post today. Kiel and I took these pictures almost a month ago in Newport while we were shooting some new spring pieces for the brand. It was a classic late-winter New England day, the air was chilly but the sun provided a welcomed warm respite. After a couple of hours outdoors we were feeling a little cold and stopped by the Coffee Grinder on the wharf in Newport for a quick coffee break to warm up. We engaged in a few minutes of small talk with the coffee shop owner Alyssa before heading back to shoot more. At the time, it seemed as normal a day as any other for us, but it’s funny how the circumstances of the present changes your perspective of the past.
I’m missing the everyday interactions and subtle customaries I took for granted. The cheerful smiles exchanged when you pop into a neighboring store, the little sidewalk shuffle you have to do when leashes get intertwined from two eager pups saying hello, and the comfort of ordering the “usual” from your favorite restaurant. These days the little things have really come into focus, and it’s taught me to appreciate everything I can do, not the things I can’t. Mostly, I’m grateful for our health, and the fact that we have a home to work out of, and a yard to enjoy outside. Sure Harry wants to sit on my lap and grab at the keyboard while I’m working off my computer at the kitchen table, and our fall designs are held up by choo choo train magnets alongside dinosaur drawings, but being together is all I can ask for. It saddens me to know that not everyone has that luxury. I’m so grateful to the men and women who go to work every day in hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets, police and fire stations, shipping centers, gas stations and many more. They cannot be thanked enough. They’re the glue keeping our world together. The best thing we can do for them at this time is to stay home and help where we can in any way we can. Looking forward to better days ahead for all.