tunic with a name

27 Oct

It’s nearly finished! I think I’m going to call it Eunoia (you-noy-ah), which is the shortest word in the English language to contain all five vowels. It comes from the Greek word εύνοια, which means ‘well mind’, but it’s also the name of an awesome book of univocals by Christian Bok, in which each chapter is written using words bearing a single vowel.

This piece has all the features I’ve ever looked for in a tunic: a cowl neck that sits high and loose, nestling just under my chin; a strong cuff and matching hem, which wrap firmly but warmly; a great drape across the hips that allows curves to evidence themselves without adding bulk; and the small, pivotal details that tie the whole thing together.

I reckon it’s as close to making tangential Bok’s idea of ‘beautiful thinking’ as I’ll ever come.


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