When I looked in my clothing folder this morning I saw a lonely little jacket not in a folder, but sitting there all alone and loose. I recognized the name and realized it was one that I bought Humby Designs on my shopping spree. I just came without a folder and so I decided to make an outfit around it – the one you see above. It’s a great outfit. Still, gray plaid jacket and an autumn look is pretty predictable, isn’t it? So…for fun…I decided to take that simple jacket and style one outfit for each season.
All photos are shot at MDR’s Photo Park which is open to the public. Click on through if you want to see more details on the outfits. And – if any bloggers out there want to take a shot at making an All-Seasons Item post, I would love to see it.
Reading Harper’s yesterday, I came across the a short article listing the taxonomy of Weimar Republic prostitutes – who signalled their specialty by the color of their boots and the laces on their boots. This made me think of those wonderful texture-change hi-tops from UBU and of course I had to laugh because they are called Pornstar. My reason for mentioning that is that when I put on this RFL Clothing Fair dress from League, I decided to add the League stockings as well and they make me think of Berlin and the wonderfully subversive Berlin cabarets. One of my favorite albums is Ute Lemper’s Berlin Cabaret songs which is as subversive as they come. So,, listening to Ute as I shot this outfit – I followed the route of the Berlin cabaret singer.
I have been too long gone from home. I completely missed St. Urho’s Day – somehow thinking it was the day after St. Patrick’s Day rather than the day before. Nonetheless, I will celebrate it anyway by wearing this lovely purple dress – from the newly reopened Modern Gypsy. I will pass on the purple beer, but seriously, you have to love a holiday that calls for wearing purple clothing!
Ruruko's Green Tweed Suit is an exquisite vintage suit. The shawl collar, big cloth buttons and the pastel green all hallmarks of a long ago era in fashion.
A comment on my flickr invoked the music of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey when looking at this suit. They seemed the perfect foil for this suit – their songs from a few decades earlier, but the can-do optimism of their music seems reflected in the upbeat design of the dress.
Wishing will make it so
Just keep on wishing and care will go
Dreamers tell us dreams come true
It’s no mistake
And wishes are the dreams we dream
When we’re awake
The curtain of night will part
If you are certain within your heart
So if you wish long enough, wish strong enough
You will come to know
Wishing will make it so
The Treasure Hunt at Baiastice is still going on – I just signed on for a moment to check, so I thought i would do one more post featuring another extraordinary treasure find as well as another luscious pair of shoes from the Shoe Expo yesterday. After the treasure hunt, the shoe expo and the lingerie and beachwear expo all on the same weekend, my inventory is in a sad state. When I signed off last night, my inventory was leaning over the bar at Flashman’s sobbing into a whisky, a sad, broken thing, despairing of ever becoming the lean and lithe inventory it once was and threatening lag reprisals if it didn’t get some respect.
However, this blog is not about the dysfunctional relationship I have with my inventory, but the lovely clothing I can drag out of it. Certainly, Treasure Hunt item #5, the lil Grey Dress from Baiastice is one of the loveliest of the treasure hunt finds. A floaty gauzy multi-tiered skirt prim gives it such swaying movement and an airy gentleness that it’s delightfully feminine. The bodice detail is amazing, with delicate black Chantilly lace along the neckline and inset between the bodice and the skirt. You can see more photos on my Flickr.