Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shut Up Baldrick, You'd Laugh at a Shakespeare Comedy.

The colour of these shorts reminds me of when Edmund Blackadder remarked to Percy, "so you think there's a big market for jewellery that looks like snot, then?"


I re-fashioned these from a rather hideous pair of snot-coloured 3/4 pants, into a not-quite so hideous, extremely comfortable pair of shorts.
They look like something my Dad would have worn with knee socks in 1978.


I love the intensely high-waisted look of them.
They look so out of place with all the other gear I'm wearing, yet it all feels so right to me.  
They're a bit crumpled as I'd spent the whole day in them, out and about, but I'm happy with my super-pants.



Things that make you go boi-oi-oi-oi-oi-oing!
I'm in a crafty mood - think I'll make some more headbands this weekend.


My 1970s embroidered bag, Madeira, has forgiven me since being mended after I overloaded her with way too much of my baggage.
Poor delicate darling has moods too you know.



You're thinking "Oh god, can't she keep her pants on for just one day?  Just one!"
Well duh, course not!


I've discovered that swimsuits make the best hot summer day wear and you're ready to get wet should you happen by a sprinkler, town hall fountain, summer downpour, puddles or any body of water.
Plus you can change clothes in a jiffy if you stumble across an exciting op-shop find and absolutely must try it on right there and then.



 I'm sure this fabulous shiny skirt was once part of a stage show.
 My fave oppy, Aid for the Blind, seems to absorb these gems by the truckload.


It's rather on the large side, but I'm happy because it means I'll be sewing.
I'm really in the mood!


1970s refashioned shorts, embroidered bag, star earrings, bangles and coloured tribal necklace - thrifted
Black and silver necklace - gifted by the gorgeous Aminta
Barry M green nail paint - from glorious Vix
Yellow and orange resin bangles - Noogal Creations sale
Red rose headband - homemade
Swimsuit - Black Milk
VW Melissa Wedges - Melissa Australia sale
The gorgeous, sassy Bella over at The Citizen Rosebud put me under the spotlight this month - you can read her interview with me here, or you could just look at the pictures if you don't feel like moving your eyes too much:).
Thank you Bella, it was an honour to answer your wonderful questions - arse-squeeze coming your way love!!
Molti baci,
Desiree xoxo

30 comments:

Dusk said...

Ahhh Woman... I have run out of words to describe your superlative fabulosity... your wit, your sass, your legs, your ass... your spirit, your style, your glow, your smile... everything EVERYTHING beyond wonderful...

You are awesome Desiree xxx

Thrifted Shift said...

You cracked me up! First of all, I love that episode of Black Adder when he's trying to make gold but makes green instead! Second, that swimsuit is awesome! Third, I love your embroidered bag. Have a great day!
--TS

Vintage Coconut said...

I don't think your shorts look like snot!
Course you of all people could make snot sexy...
Think I am joking? I am snot.

Thank heavens you dropped your pants or we would have had to tell someone to take you to the E.R. and make sure you were not under the weather.

That skirt is Blingy!!! And I know you are gonna sew it up fabulously. I can't wait to see it's makeover.

Melanie said...

You look lovely and what a gorgeous headband! Far better than my December habit of wearing the door garland for a few minutes before it falls and becomes an impractical necklace!

xx

Aminta Paiz said...

Oh my lovely DesireƩ how do you do it?? You always make me smile ;) ...I have to sew too but Im never in the mood.. I rather to glue paste it - bad girl -

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Louise said...

I do love your crazy swimsuits, this one reminds me of the funny bones... Down a dark dark street, lol. I remember that episode of Blackadder, 'Sir, we've made the finest green' lol, can't beat a bit of Blackadder... Woof! Xx

Vix said...

Good lordy, that tinfoil skirt is just crazy, I love it! Great makeover on the old man's pants, too. I bet an old man would love it if he knew such a hottie was getting into his trousers!
Hope you had a wonderfully creative weekend, as usual mine was all about thinking about it and doing bugger all! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love a comfortable man's short. That skirt is a bit amazing isn't it?

pinktutu72 said...

Desiree you are a badass. I love that skirt it's so fun! Your bag is amazing :)

MistressCatgirl said...

You're look great! That lame skirt is great. So bright and colorful.

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Desiree,
Wow, you look STUNNING!
Your blog posts never fail to brighten up my day :)
That skirt is totally delicious and I want one! I've stopped going to my local charity shop cause there is never anything fabulous in there anymore, just washed out Primark pish :(
I did score a rather fab gold coloured 80s cocktail frock at the boot sale today though, so I can't really complain...the vintage goodies are still coming my way :)
I featured you & the other legendary frockers in my 'GREEN' post of yesterday cause you chicks are FROCKING FABULOUS!
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I think we need to see the shorts with the socks - bet you manage to make that look sexy too!

Terri said...

I saw your interview and am haunted by the quote about making a choice. I think I've been delaying my "choice." entirely too long. I love the skirt. The leotard I keep telling you about is the color of the purple in the skirt. I snapped photos in it this Saturday...don't know if it will make it to the blog.

La Dama said...

Desireesita,
Well knot never looked so edible.
if the old man can see you now.
my jaw just dropped that shiny lame skirt is fucking gorgeous.please tell me your making a Carmen Miranda dress.
always love you see your dropping your bottom half. you saucy vixen!
Oooo more delicious headbands..
besonones

Miss Peregrin said...

I loved your interview with Bella! As I tell everyone, I want to be you when I grow up. I love your swimsuit, with both the rather cute snot shorts & the outrageous skirt. I'm dying to go op-shopping again after looking at your blog everyday.

two squirrels said...

Tee hee you make my day so often sweet!!!! Love the man, woman made shorts, super cute.
Hope the creative fairies were in production, looking forward to seeing the results.
Love v

sacramento said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that skirt should be mine, I have fallen in love yet again, Desiree, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
A big, big hug, my dearest friend
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Helga! said...

Baldrick! You're more than his dream turnip,darling!!!
Hurrah for refashioning those shorty shorts!Snot-tacular!
Ooo,can't wait to see the skirt all glammed up,it's rather FABULARSEHOLE!
Love and Lustipops!
XXXXXXXXXXXX

The Style Crone said...

Great interview on The Citizen Rosebud! Looking forward to more headbands and I covet your shoes.

RETRO REVA said...

Lovey-love the head band!
You are so friggin funny!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd LOVE to hang out with you, we'd be instoppable!
Hugs
reva

Lisa Eichenlaub said...

Gooooooooooooooooodness you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cute. I loved this first blog I have read of yours. Im following.

Lisa Eichenlaub said...

yah, and my snot is not that color???

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That handbag is heaven.

It cannot believe you guessed exactly where I was in those photos. I was saying to my phtographer, "Pople are goingto look atthese and wonder where the eff I am". I was in a gallery, infront of an artwork that is essentially, a bunch of inflated freezer bags. You are awarded 100 points. :D

Dee said...

I really enjoy your outfits, you always look great. I also covert your floral headbands. Would you consider putting up a tutorial on how you make them, as I would love to have one for my very own, but need some creative lessons first.
xx
Dee

Krista said...

Oh my sweet drop your shorts Desiree oh how I love when they come off! WEET WOO!!!! Babe you could make a potato sack look sexy! I am loving the colors and metallic badassness of the skirt, make it fit you!!!! Those shorts do look like something my Dad still wears :) but on you they rock. Yeah for feeling crafty. I can't thank you enough for inspiring me to make some floral head gear of my own and I just love them sweet lady!
LOVEYOUMORETHANICECREAMONAHOTSUMMERDAY!~
Krista

pastcaring said...

Snot fair - how come you look good in EVERYTHING?
Because you are divinity, that's why. Shorts, crazy foil skirt, swimming cossie, headband, flower-as-penis? Yep, it's all working beautifully! LOVE! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Desiree!

Looking gorgeous again
I think you can wear pjust anything!
Everything looks good on you!
I am in love with that shinny gorgeous colorful skirt
Fabulous find girl!

Thanks for dropping by

Ariane xxxxxx

VainGlorySinner said...

Desiree you are such a cutie pie! High waisted trousers or shorts look really good on your frame so I'd say keep wearing them with pride!

And that skirt... wowies!!! You find the most awesome things! xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

I'm pretty sure my uncle Pete still wears those shorts with his long socks... especially when driving out to some flea market in his old Valiant on a Saturday morning... bloody perfect, darlin'!

You are, as always, PERFECTION in that stunning swimsuit - and holy giaca-frickin-mole - that SKIRT - I LOVE IT!!!!

I want to cut my hair like yours. Could you please do a tutorial for us on how you cut it? I'm concerned about doing the back.

Sarah xxx

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