[Screengrabs from Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind.]
One day while emailing back and forth about some decorating-related topic, L.A.-based Schuyler Samperton and I realized we'd both recently watched this really magical documentary about Joni Mitchell's music.
Her songwriting, her voice and her life story totally captivated us, of course, but Schuyler added that she also couldn't stop thinking about Joni's clothes. So I asked the talented Ms. Samperton if she would share a few pairings -- pull textiles related to Joni's 1960s and 70s outfits.
[Schuyler, also a guitar-playing California blonde, photographed by Coleen Rider.]
[Unless captioned otherwise, Schuyler pulled all publicity stills of Joni from Google.]
First, let's look at the embroidery.
From Vaughan Designs, hand-embroidered linens: Hydra and Ios.
And, below, a 19th-century Chamba coverlet, made in northern India, and currently among the offerings at Sarajo.
Now to the menswear-inspired goods.
[Mitchell arriving in England with Graham Nash.]
Schuyler favored Holland & Sherry County Tweeds and a Third Phase Chief's Blanket from Shiprock Gallery.
As indigo girl.
For this mood, Schuyler picked Ralph Lauren's Hampton Beach Jute, an antique Indonesian cloth, and an old Burmese stripe. The latter two textiles are both from Sarajo.
Joni and iconic Missoni? Yes please.
Lastly, one of Joni's quintessentially soft looks: pink crochet interpreted by Schuyler with a vintage, naturally hand-dyed grey table runner and Ralph's Sunbaked Linen in pink.