So why not just go with the flow?
I blame the "come to India" vibe I'm feeling these days.
And the ladies at the Sunday flea market who threaded my eyebrows yesterday, which naturally led to this mendhi design.
As a kid growing up in Fiji I longed for mendhi and couldn't believe such beauty could be painted free hand.
Style lesson for today:
1. Wear leopard-print tights at any age.
2. Treat yourself to a garment or beauty product you longed to wear as a kid.
The neighbour's cat joined me to love up against my leopard-print tights.
The skirt is the bottom section of a Studibaker Hawk dress I found neglected and forlorn in a suitcase at a flea market.
I recognised the metallic, bronze, hand-painted design and dived in to give it the kiss of life.
I sewed on a 2-inch wide piece of black elastic to make a waistband.
I'm wearing the skirt with a leather top I thrifted for $10, peacock feather headband from a local chemist and VW Melissa Three-Straps.
The multiple taffeta layers have plastic cord threaded through the hems which aid much ruffling and rustling action.
This was the signature style of Studibaker Hawk's hand-painted cocktail dresses so coveted in the 80s.
Which reminds me, isn't there a saying that "if you wore it the first time, don't wear it the second-time round?"
I have some very choice phrases for that theory.
The Stylist demonstrates quite clearly what I think about that one.
She doesn't really know what this sign means but oldies like me do.
Grab some bean bag time and get your head straight for the week ahead:))