Sunday, November 01, 2009
While I'm not awesome enough to do things the real way, I did manage to throw a little bit of something together with some stuff I had sitting in the pantry/available from your local party store. That plus the magic of the internet and you have the ghost of freshly beheaded royalty ready to go!
- Comb/brush for teasing
- A whole can of white hair spray
- Liquid latex
- Make-up (concealer, eyeliner, maroon eyeshadow)
- Fake blood
- This tutorial (Instructables is kinda my new BFF).
- Something with an appropriately poofy skirt that isn't too slutty. Pretty sick of slutty Halloween costumes... Mean Girls messed up a lot of impressionable young ladies.
Here's one I prepared earlier!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The cumulation of this was the purchase of a 1950's navy eyelet dress. While it was a bit big, it was nothing a bit of tacking didn't fix and I love it to death. It's the most perfect shade, a blue navy but not too blue or too dark. Simply an elegant shade. The buttons too are lovely, rhinestones that catch the light and make it a little bit too dressed up for day (but that probably won't stop me).
My other new purchase this week was a 60's/70's jewellry box, lined in mustard velour. While it doesn't sound to appealing, the outside is a lovely eggshell colour and the inside shows my increasing collection of jewellry off nicely.
I'll leave you with a few pictures from my latest obsession, Shorpy Photo Archive, which I found via Sally Jane Vintage. These pictures are amazing!
Monday, April 06, 2009
Have a delicious week!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This week has been incredibly busy, I've been working my way through Missa's package and I think I've nearly worn everything. Sadly however, I haven't been remembering to take pictures of everything. Frowny face.
But I did take pictures of this amazing blouse. It has the best puffy sleeves and cute pink rosebud buttons going up the back. I haven't as yet been able to find the perfect navy skirt to match it but because it's a pretty bluer navy shade you can pair it with black without looking colourblind. Yay!
Also there is new stuff in the store and heaps more to come.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Here are some of the other wonderful goodies that came my way. I am forever grateful and look forward to playing with these marvellous pieces.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I think the reason I love these pieces so much is because they have such personality. That being said, they can be ridiculously memorable. I'm not sure I'd mind though.
Hopefully, in the next few days I'll post again about the fantastic package I'm going to receive from Missa, the queen of thrift swaps. I'm so, so, so excited.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Or perhaps it's magic?
Wearing - Cream crocheted dress - thrift, cream lace jacket - thrift, cream petticoats - inherited/thrift, shoes - thrift.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Also probably not the best pictures of my fringe. The fan was going so fast and it sort of blew everything away. I'm getting used to the fringe but I have to get up five minutes earlier to straighten it. Oh well!
The circus was the first part of title, the packing up and moving away is the next. I just recently moved out of home and it seems that soon I'll be moving away from this town. It's sort of bittersweet, I've always wanted to leave but not really. Does anyone have any advice that will stop me from being so incredibly scared of the months ahead?
Monday, February 09, 2009
The fire still went ahead
So far as you could see around,
The very skies were red,
Sometimes the flames would start afresh,
Just where they thought it dead.
An excerpt from The Bushfire - An Allegory by A. B. Paterson
It's been a bad day. I can only hope that things get better for eveyone who has been affected by these dreadful occurences.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Why? Why should I force myself to wear dowdy or "professional" clothing that a) doesn't make me feel happy and b) doesn't really show any personality.
I've recently come to the conclusion that dressing up, creating an outfit is something that I enjoy and I want to do it everyday. These are supposedly the best days of my life. I want to live them my way and as petulant as it sounds, wear what I want. I don't want to look back and shudder at the days I spent in black suits and striped poly cotton blouses.
Crochet shirt - thrift, black skirt - ? (some really bad chain store) , mango tights - thrift, black shoes, thrift, brooch - gift.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
That being said the markets in my small town aren't that exciting. While there were some fantastic fruit and vegetables about, there is nada in the way of clothing or jewellry that wasn't of the crazy hippy type. Not that that sort of jewellry doesn't have it's place, it's just not what I'm lusting after at the moment. No, the reason why I went was because of the magical, mystical sewing stall. It's the most lovely thing I've ever seen. All it is tables covered with ribbon, lace, buttons, appliques, flowers and fabric but it's definately a reason to get up early.
The brooch is one of those 'too crazy' finds that you buy because you think they are funny. It's a crazy little caricature of a cockatoo which reminds me a little bit of Ken Done.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
And I finally got around to taking a picture of my skirt! I think it's from the 50's because of the metal zip, but then again, someone just could have used a vintage zip in their home sewing (I do it all the time). Either way I love it! The material is the best, a great mixture of brown and black (which I can't do half as well as the lovely Lavender and Yolk) and a splash of orange. A great thrifting start to 2009!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Amazingly, amazing Vintage Wicker and Plastic Handle Poodle Bag. This reminds me so much of something that Nicole from Fashion Forestry would love. Sometimes I think I want to be her. Is that weird??
This dress is fairly awesome. I love the colour and all the awesome details. It reminds me why I'm going to start buying quality over quantity. Though I don't know that you can get this sort of quality anymore. Why is that? Isn't there the market for it anymore?
Vintage Eisenberg Scarf Clip Very Early, marked Sterling pre 1935
I just love sparkly, sparkly things. And this one is fancy, fancy, fancy too!
In relation to the last post and the dress that I made: