Thursday, 28 February 2013

Ballerina dress

This is my blue ballerina Alannah Hill dress. I found it at an outlet, stupendously reduced in price, and pounced upon it.

This is how I wore it to work today. 

Vague attempts at spinning prettily (failing)

Purple textured tights, also on sale.
Cruddy sequin shoes, probably should not be worn in public any more.

Bluebird locket.

Time for more fluffing about dancing

*insert music box sounds*

twinkle, twinkle, twinkle...

...dee dee dee dee dee...


Are these photos a good size? I always though larger photos would be too in-yer-face. 
Let me know what you think?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Purple hair

I'm temporarily working part time, which means I have Fridays off work. I treat them as a free day. A day to relax and absolutely nothing useful or productive.

This morning I dyed my hair purple.

I don't know why I initially chose pink when I underwent my transformation, other than it's an obvious choice for an unnatural hair colour. But purple is my favourite colour, and I wanted purple hair. 
So now I have it.

I used a a Fudge colour called Raspberry Beret. It's rather red, but I that's preferable to a blue-purple. A blue-purple may not stand out enough for my liking.

The lighter streaks were a total fluke.

Difficult to take photos in direct sunlight without my face half covered in shadows.

I also want to show off the dress I'm wearing today. On Fridays I wear clothing I haven't worn yet / for a while / am not sure whether to keep. I have never worn this dress after owning it for about 2 years, and it's so pretty it's a shame to keep it buried in my wardrobe.

Happy Fabulous Friday to all.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Strawberry print blouse

Pattern: New Look 6407

Alterations: I rounded off the corners of the collar, and tucked the sleeves in. This fabric requires no additional decoration, so I kept the buttons simple and invisible as possible.

Matching accessories, natch. 

Eeeek must remember to take photos PRIOR to wearing an item and wrinkling it all over the place.

Gawd it is hot in Melbourne... soooo over it.
Heat = no brain work for typing interesting blog post.

Friday, 15 February 2013

My week


Yellow camisole - opshopped
Cardi - retail
Polka dot skirt - seen here
 Sandals - old


Ceramic kitty cat measuring cups - ModCloth
Cross-stitch - made just for me by my cousin for a birthday:
"The more men I meet the more I like my cat!"




Cardi - retail
Dress-  ModCloth (now sold out)


 Red flowers - for me
Purple flowers - for Jay




Sew Iconic
Belated Christmas present
 Includes patterns for 10 iconic dress from 10 classic films
(click the cover image for ABE books link)

It's a day off today... after a week of 30 degree days with NO END IN SIGHT of the heat, I think I'm due some couch time.

Happy weekend


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Australian adverts 1889 - 1975

1889 - 1900



1902 - 1913

1914 - 1919

1920 - 1927


1928 - 1933

1934 - 1938


1939 - 1945


1946 - 1954

 1955 - 1975

 These adverts and photographs are all taken from Social Sketches of Australia by Humphrey McQueen (link to ABE books). Jay found a copy and gave it to me knowing I love all things "old." Unfortunately the ads grow fewer and fewer throughout the later decades (1950's - 1970's).

I'd like to try the rust proof corsets and Preservene soap, thanks! (No toil!)

Happy Sunday.