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The Chic Assignment Check-In | Debussy & Gwen John

Welcome to The Chic Assignment Check-in for September. This month we are learning more about Claude Debussy and Gwen John. 


Chic Assignment No. 1 Debussy's Clair de Lune

We are learning several interesting facts about Debussy today. The facts are pulled from Connolly Music  and Wikipedia. We listened to two beautiful performances of Clair de Lune this month: one from Tiffany Poon 

and one from Lang Lang that included a tour of Paris at night. 

Chic Assignment No. 2 The Artwork of Gwen John

Gwen John Self- Portrait, circa 1900 public domain

Gwen John (1876 - 1939) was a Welsh artist who lived and worked in France the majority of her career. She is known for her portraits of women.

I had fun trying to recreate her painting, Young Woman in a Red Shawl from 1923 this month. Today's reading of Gwen's biography comes from Brittanica and Tate. 

Gwen John, The Convalescent 1923-1924 public domain

I love the general theme of John's portraits: women in interiors. You can Buy Gwen John reproductions here. 

Chic Assignment No. 3 Prepare your wardrobe for fall

While the weather might not have shifted in your area, it's undeniable that the seasons are changing and when this happens, it's time to switch out our wardrobes for fall. Pack away your summer clothes for next year and assess your fall wardrobe. Go shopping for items on your list and keep a discerning eye. I'm noticing that because of the pandemic, new arrivals for fall are slightly delayed. Take your time and don't rush the process... enjoy it. I will be updating you on my ten-item wardrobe once I have my wardrobe compiled. For more inspiration, check out my e-course on the Ten-Item Wardrobe. 

Chic Assignment No. 4 Introduce a new seasonal dish to your menu

Fall is my favorite time of the year to cook. I enjoy making hearty dishes that are full of flavor. Check out my latest What's for Dinner videos here, here, and here to get more inspiration for your fall recipes. Let us know what your favorite dish to make this season is. 

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