Monday, March 12, 2012

Fields of Gold



"You'll remember me when the west wind moves/ Upon the fields of barley/ You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky/ As we walk in fields of gold..." Sting



It's probably no surprise that I was a pretty weird kid. Growing up in the early 90s, while most girls were crushing on Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Macaulay Culkin, my biggest crushes were Paul McCartney and Sting. Swear to God. Well, I was also in love with Edward Furlong (from Terminator 2), but, as you can clearly tell from the blog title, this is not going to be a post about him and that time I sent him a fan letter with my most favorite necklace as a gift and NEVER heard back from him. I'll save that for another day!




I guess I was an old soul, but I really did love those two men! I became fascinated with Sting when I was in the seventh grade and I  couldn't get enough. I bought every album (Thanks, Columbia House)- both his solo work and The Police. I watched every movie he was in, and, wow, they all sucked! Loved him. Imagined that when I grew up I'd marry him.



I also credit Sting's music for making me so smart. He talked about a lot of stuff and people I'd never heard of (used to be a literature teacher, did you know?), so I was constantly using my Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia to look up literary, mythological and historical allusions. Nabakov? Eye-opening and shocking. Scylla and Charybdas? Oh, now that song makes sense!


Seriously, Sting's the man! So when my sister called and said she'd found a good spot for photos, I was up for it. Then she said, "While I was standing there, I could literally hear 'Fields of Gold' playing in my head." I was sold! And the field was great! I could hear the music too! 







17 comments:

Thetinyheart said...

I love that song and this field is definitely a Field of Gold! You are rockin that fedora, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Annie said...

These pics are gorgeous Katie! Loving that dress and the hat :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Feathers & Freckles said...

Love this photo location! You look adorable in this fedora, I think Sting would approve :)

Sophie Steele said...

that floral scarf is great and the pictures are stunning.

sophie

@http://theforgestyle.blogspot.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sophie! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Hmmm... then I need to figure out a way to get this to him, so HE can fall in love with ME! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank Annie! My sister is so talented!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, thank you! I was very nervous about wearing it :)

Bravoerunway said...

I am SO removed from the countryside that I had no idea how beautiful a field would be for a photo shoot! Katie you look amazing and I also had a crush on Eddie Furlong. OMG was he hot!

Megan Zietz said...

love the fedora!

Cecilia Harvard said...

Very pretty fedora and the scarf is amazing. You look great Katie!

vogue_or_bust said...

Beautiful setting much! This is so gorgeous, especially with the neutral tone of the dress and your stunning chestnut hair catching the sunlight. And I'll keep the tanning on the DL haha, I'll be doing it before I go to Maui too otherwise I'll burn immediately! Beautiful post love!

Alexandra xo

http://tovogueorbust.com/

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks for keeping my secret! And for all the wonderful compliments!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! You strike me as a fedora girl! Have I seen you in one before?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Gosh! He was total hot! That hair. Those eyes! Swoon! Thank you for the photo compliments!

Z! said...

You always find such gorgeous spots to take pictures in! Loving the outfit and the spring-y feel!

-Z
zplustheworld.tumblr.com

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