Monday, January 3, 2011

Why So Serious?

This is my old friend Candy - she's a 1980s turquoise, silk, sequinned top and being a showgirl, she's quite a show-off.
And common as muck.
Today she's shacked up with my leather shorts from Bitching and Junkfood.
She has a mind of her own.
Candy has a way of turning up at inappropriate occasions such as work-related press conferences and oh-so-serious interviews and always manages to draw a smile and a definite softening of my subject's demeanour.
A true friend indeed.

Candy hasn't been out to play for a while and today she's making the most of being on holiday.

I kept the accessories pretty low-key;)).
I'm holding a 1960s white and gold beaded evening bag and wearing assorted old rings; a 1950s white, glass bead, concertina bracelet; 1940s sunglasses and blue feather earrings.

The shoes are leather clog sandals I picked up at a vintage store a few years ago.

When Candy and I first hooked up, it was a memorable day.
We found each other at a thrift store and it was love at first sight.
I only had to part with $10 so she could move in with me.
Life has never been quite the same.


  1. Holy guacamole you have the longest legs in the world! Candy is a treasure indeed and you know how to make each other look good - what a team! You are so gorgeous!

    Sarah xxx

  2. That blue top is fantastic beyond words.
    You look sooooooooooooo good in blue.

  3. HOT OUTFIT! You and Candy were made for each other! You absolutely rock leather hot pants my dear - those legs are amazing!!

  4. A marriage made in heaven! Turquoise and silver has to be my favourite colour combo. Great legs, you sexy minx. xxx

  5. I LOVE your outfit! Candy and you have a great eye. Sequins, amazing, and loving that vintage bag. xxx Comtesse xxx

  6. Candy, I think I'm in love with you.

  7. sorry for the late reply! i just got back from my trip. thanks heaps for your comment:) hope you had a lovely xmas and nye!

    F. ( x

  8. Hi Desiree,
    Candy is amazing, you look fabulous together!
    Take care luv,

  9. What´s in your Bag action on sunbeam =D
    take part !!

  10. So good to see you posting ensembles again! I missed you. I like how Candy is totally Dynasty-style 1980s when viewed alone, but she's completely rock and roll 2011 with the short shorts, sandals, sunnies, and big vintage jewelry. Have fun, girls!

  11. Such a great piece!!


  12. Hello Gorgeous-- you have a wicked way with words. And an even more delicious way with your outfits. P.S. Can't wait to see you in your feather eyelashes. They get addictive! x

  13. You look soooo chic! Love your colors and your sequins are glittering all the way to Toronto! It looks sooo warm there!!!! ahhhhh! Lovin' your lil bag too..sooooo cool!Happy Happy NEW YEAR!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  14. I love the sofa shot!

  15. That turquoise top is just too much in the best possible way! I adore it!

  16. fabuloso !!! Candy for the eyes !!1 Great outfit and great fun. thanks for sharing
    hugs and happy new year !!
    June x

  17. Candy is quite a saucy wench.I'm guessing she's a champagne cocktail kinda girl?Or,given that you say she's common as muck,maybe rum & coke!!!
    Those legs oughtto be illegal!!!

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  19. with legs like that i'll be wearing leather shorts all the time!


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