Showing posts with label leggings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leggings. Show all posts

Monday, May 19, 2014

How Very Grand!

As a highly fashionable, in-demand, stylish, social butterfly, my diary is rammed with appointments, invitations and A-list events where I score tons of free shit.
I often forget to tend to things boring people do like wash my hair, trim my pubes, pluck my brows and turn on the dishwasher.
So yesterday when The Stylist and I decided we needed to make a show of being super-ordinary and do something other than homework, colouring-in and ignoring the dirty washing pile, we dropped everything and went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel.
We couldn't make it to the premiere opening because I was soaking my bras that night so better late than never eh?

I had about two inches of regrowth to blitz on Friday night so thought I'd may as well put a few drops of pink hair dye in the conditioner.
I have a very short attention span and a bit of old-lady-memory-loss, which is an interesting combination - I often get quite a fright in the morning as I stumble to the loo after a night spent with the dye bottle.
Beats a hangover.


Ain't she cute?  And looking grown up? Eeeeek!


Wool beret - Etsy
1920s men's tailcoat - eBay
Red Nose Day tshirt and "Perfect" badge - gifts from fabulous Tralala!
"FREEK" necklace - custom made by Bones Couture
1980s earrings and 1950s ostrich-skin bag - second hand
Green necklace - market
Leggings - Black Milk
Boots - retail

Oh and the hair?  I mixed about a teaspoon of Manic Panic's Hot Hot Pink with a cup of conditioner and left it in for about 40 minutes.


I made the biggest roast pork in history with impressive crackling like leather straps and burnt my hand on the oven.  Worth it.



I wanted to look like a lobby boy and I think I could have pulled it off if it wasn't for the handbag.  


In other news, I finished off a dress for The Stylist.
Now we can be matching
The fabric is a cotton sheet and the pattern (dated 1974) - both from op shops.
It's a bit wide in the bodice and shoulders, but it's my first go in making something for the wee lassie in a while.
I wanted the dress to be big enough to wear in a couple of years if she wants, even if she ends up spray painting, studding or shredding it in ironic teen defiance.
I think the puffy sleeves are damn impressive.
I do love a puffy sleeve don't you?






Oh and this is the pattern (also dated 1974) I used to make these two frocks.
Clearly it was a very stylish year.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

All Work and No Play ...

Gosh it's been a while since we've seen any blogger malarky business going on here.
Exactly why has Kitty taken to sequin-licking?
Of course, there's a story behind every picture.

Showgirl headband - DIY
Sequin top and bangles - op shops
Vintage tutu and earrings - Etsy
Leggings - Black Milk
Creepers - Dolls Kill sale

 Earlier yesterday, I was demurely making bunting for the back deck in preparation for our housewarming party.


 With preparations well underway, The Stylist successfully dodged the harried activities by snapping off a ton of her wonderful, signature arty pics.









 So much weirdness going on and as our friend Paul, who was visiting us from Hong Kong said, "there's nothing normal about this house".
It was my first time entertaining a medium-sized crowd in five years and it was moments like these that kept me laughing.



 Meanwhile, #2 Son slumbered deeply at 5pm.



 "It's time ladies and gents."


Juli and Kitty.  Woof! 



The Phoenix sporting his haircut and wedding tie. x

Helen the Luscious.





Mental much?







 This afternoon we waved off Paul, who flew on to Sydney to holiday with his family, The Stylist dyed my hair and we looked very, very tired.
So I'd better link up to Sacramento's "Flowers" theme then hadn't I?
Love D. x

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Remember What I Said About Pink?

Well, I kind of dyed my hair a shade of flaming hot fuchsia today.

Johnny Cash earrings - custom made by Create Beautiful Beads
1980s sequinned top, purple necklace and bangles - thrifted
Frida necklace - handmade by darling Tamera
Silver dangly necklace - from hornacious Helga
1950s girdle worn as a skirt - Etsy
Leggings - Black Milk
Shoes and rings - craft markets
I have some incredibly HOT wenches to live up to ... I'd better not let the side down!

Beautiful Jet of Idee Fixe

Scrumptious Krista of Peetee's Palace.


Her Right Hotness, Clare of Miss Simmonds Says, can rock pink, lavender, red and platinum blonde.


Zandra, Queen of Rhodes.

Scarlett's hair looks good enough to eat ...

So does Helen's.

I love this tart.


This pic is blurry but shows my true hair colour ... well, the one I got out of a tube.





The culprit ... it's SO easy!!
Today I celebrated four years of sobriety with a passionfruit cake and of course, pink-hair-does-vintage-curls.
There's a bit of cake left, fancy some?
Desiree xoxoxoxo
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