This is perfect as we settle in to the middle of October. It’s finally starting to feel like fall around here, and the cooler days are going to make me finally dig out my sweaters and start cozying up. And of course the fall days arrive just in time for another trip – I’m off next week to London and Paris for work, but still have part of the weekend with diplo-fam for bundling up, pumpking patches and mugs of hot tea.
Photographed by Peter Lindbergh for a spread entitled “Lost Highway”, it’s meant to convey the wide open American road. But in looking at them, I couldn’t help but think of the Great Gatsby (well aside from the first one below, that one is just straight Out of Africa for me – is it weird that both of these references ended up being Robert Redford movies?). Not so much the splashy champagne parties and Daisy intrigue that it’s usually associated with the story, but rather the side tragedy of Myrtle and George Wilson – almost showing what if Myrtle and George were a happier combination. I think it’s the dusty feel and the garage and cars, and the phone booth, but I can’t seem to get that part of the story out of my mind when I look at these.
Now, time to make some fall weekend plans for Saturday before it’s time to pack up for next week!