31 August 2012

Give it all up for love babe



Wooee!
I'm double baggin' it!
G was onto me straight off!
He's a good lad, he knows that more is more.
Whomever it was that said to take a look in the mirror before you leave the house and take something off was on angel dust....you add one more thing!
DOH!


Frock-made by moi out of an opshopped sheet and a 50's pattern from Vix
Coat-50's, opshopped
Jacket-70's, opshopped
Cardi-opshopped
Tights-retail
Shoes-opshopped
 60's embroidered handbag, sunglasses and headpiece were from Sarah ( as was the 60's headpiece)
Crochet handbag and diamante leaf brooch-from Sue
60's screw earrings-Kitty
Necklaces-from New Orleans and a Shabby Chic market


Last offical day of Winter here.....my frock feels light and Springy in the brisk Easterly today....
My lady bush is freshly deforested and I'm feeling frisky!

WOOOEEEEEE!

X

29 August 2012

Strawberries, cherries, and an angels kiss in Spring


Sunshine!
About 4 or 5 consecutive days of it now!
I could just pee myself with excitement; it's  that taste of the Summer to come that I have been longing for....
We sat in the backyard for just a half hour or so after work and had a whiskey and ginger ale, just enjoying the  sun and the pookies galloping around like crazy kittehs.

Makes me feel calm.

X

28 August 2012

Like a see-through song in disguise



I'm a typically pragmatic Capricorn, and sometimes pretty frequently "whimsy" and "magical" just make me wanna vomit.
Let's just get on with it!
We all shit/fart/reek after eating lots of garlic, etc etc!


I am the real deal!
Warts and all, babies.
And I do yearn for dreamy perfection...I guess I'm just not capable of it!!
Ha!

Frock-60's, opshopped
Coat-70's, opshopped
Scarf-opshopped
Hat-60's, from my very own real deal Sarah
Earrings-opshopped
Necklace-New Orleans! (I know!)
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's Rex, from the truly sweetest Squirrel !


Look what darling Daniel created for me!
Perked me up no end!

X

27 August 2012

Dance 10 Looks 3



I finally finished shortening the sleeves on this rocking horse print square dance frock I picked up in Alamagorgdo, New Mexico.....they were ghastly, and I simply had to hack them off with a pair of nail scissors somewhere along the road....
With what I cut off, I made some wee pockets, if you can see them.
It's a modern frock, someones homemade job, and it makes me feel happy with it's childish print.


Heart earrings-Santa Fe
Blue bead earrings-made by a lovely friend
Turquoise necklace-gift from G's folks, they got it in Arizona, I think
Silver necklace-a Shabby Chic market


We were blessed with sunshine yesterday.
Not just sunshine, but a glorious warm day, with temperatures up to the 20's, I believe.
Bring it ON!


Shoes-Goodwill, Santa Fe
Tights-opshopped


I've also been altering this frock that my beloved Vix sent me.
It was  an ankle length sack.
I did take a before pic, but due to a computer virus over the weekend, I seem to have lost my picture files, hopefully temporarily.
I shortened it, and used the excess to make this jabot with a wee bow.
I suspect I am about to succumb to a jabot frenzy....they're so Mrs Slocombe, and I think I need many.....and I like to think they'll detract from the old booboids a bit.
I may still need to shorten it a little bit more, but I can't wait to rock an all white look.
And how pleasant it was to finally sit down and have a little sew....I keep whining about getting inspired, but I think the truth is that I am simply too lazy half the time!
Tsk tsk.
It's just like my report cards from school; "could do better".......
Hmph.

X

26 August 2012

At first I was afraid, I was petrified



From drab to fab!
The miracle of a bit of slap!
Yes, indeedy, with the help of a lot of medication and several (ok, more than several, I just don't know what the term is for 6 or 7)) whiskey macs (half and half whiskey and ginger wine) I was able to perform last night.
I wasn't great, but hell, I was there!
Here are some random shots of my night......


The loos at the Wunderbar are tiny, but fabulously decorated with old magazines...


Our lovely friend Amy took the bus out to see us, the sweetheart!


First support act, Dylan Hawes.


This company looks like it was the NZ answer to Horrockses?!
A quick Google yielded no information.
Trust some asshole to go and scrawl on it.


Alannah!


Cousin Phylicia!


Second support act, A Bit of a Lone Wolf.


A bit of allriiiiight!!


I wore:
Frock-made by moi
Cardi-60's, opshopped
Petticoat-opshopped
Beret-60's, opshopped
Brooch-60's, from Texas Thrift, San Antonio (nice spotting, G!)
Tights-retail
Boots-Trade Me
Earrings-the sweetest Squirrel

X

24 August 2012

Outside of society, they're waitin' for me



No Friday Frock for me today; I haven't been able to summon the enthusiasm to frock up for the last couple days due to a disgusting chest cold and a bout of asthma.
UGH.
I haven't even gotten out of bed today, aside from the necessitities!
I am trying to summon some sort of miracle so I can sing decently enough tonight for our first proper gig since last year!
(I expect deciding what to wear will perk me up a bit)
Wish me luck!

In other news, gorgeous Ms Rosina Lee interviewed me, and here is the post!

Happy Friday, darlings!
X

22 August 2012

I believe in truth, though I lie a lot

My makeup inspirations.......

"Dare" was the first vinyl I ever bought for myself with my very own (pocket) money, and I spent hours practising Joanne and Suzanne's makeup!
That was the beginning of my road to ruin...


I was always fascinated with how big ballet dancers eyes could appear, and as my eyes are on the small side, I was rather inspired...


60's eyes are pretty much my favourite...


Drag queens are so uber adventurous and outrageous...when I was in my late teens I was going to drag shows on Oxford St and in Kings Cross, Sydney, and this pretty much changed my life...and then  I started getting into Goth...


No prizes for guessing whom my main makeup inspiration was and still is!
Siouxsie's own inspiration was the silent film stars, such as Theda Bara.


And last but not least, Strawberry Switchblade, and not just for makeup!
Their style was so unique, very flamenco and they adored polka dots, and I freakin' loved it!

I still have a couple of my original posters from the 80's, somewhere, of Strawberry Switchblade and Siouxsie.


My look, amalgamated from all these sources; this is in 1989.
Ah, nostalgia!

I've done plenty of damage to the ozone layer, and been through countless black eyeliners in my time.....

I tend to do a softer, more 60's version when I feel like getting a bit frocked up these days.

X

21 August 2012

She sinks and lands on the back of my hand



These are some photos from Saturday.
Apart from a small grocery mission and band practice that night, it was blessedly mellow.


I love this 60's vanity case; I must have had it fo over 10 years!
I wish I had one in every colour....


I had forgotten about these 70's sandles!
They were one of a few pairs given to me many years ago.
They're a bit clunky, but fun.


We've filled up the left side of our 60's liquor cabinet with some Mexican finds, and other drinking accoutrements!
The mini sombreros on top will go onto the wall at some stage.


Frock-70's, opshopped
Coat-my lovely friend Brian
Scarf-opshopped
60's scarf ring-opshopped
Tights-retail

That's all folks!
I think I have brain fry.......

X