Sunday, March 2, 2008


Pondering on bats today inspired me to wear this thrifted 80s batwing jacket today.

Bats are fascinating animals. Unfortunately, they get a bad rap due to association with vampires, and to false myths about getting caught in people's hair. As an animal totem, the bat represents transition and rebirth, intuition and communication (more about its symbolism here). I confess I was musing on the batwing or 'dolman' sleeve in fashion, however, as I don't really like them when deep v-necks are involved, but find them quite striking combined with a high collar, boat or even turtle neck like here:

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