Please come out to celebrate the release of my new fashion book, Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way!
Enjoy wine, sparkling cider, fancy cookies, music, giveaways, and special shopping offers from the beautiful boutique Mabel & Zora. Cute cocktail wear is encouraged, but North Face jackets and Teva sandals are welcome too (hey, it’s Portland).
Feel free to bring a friend (or, like, all of your friends)—the more the merrier!
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Mabel & Zora
Address: 748 NW 11th Ave
We’d so love to see you there! So come!
- Kenneth: I've had to send more money home lately. There are problems on the farm. After years of inbreeding the pigs are getting violent and the pig shield around the house has worn thin.
- Jack: Kenneth, how much money do you have in your savings?
- Kenneth: Well, let's see .. Eighty thousand dollars!
- Jack: If you don't include Confederate money?
- Kenneth: Four thousand dollars!
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?” —
Sandi Toksvig lists ten unsung heroines, from the inventor of the cotton gin to a queen who led her troops into battle wearing an iron leg - the world’s first known use of a prosthesis.
The number is really obscure. You’ve probably never heard of it.