Saturday, 4 February 2012

My Style Autoblography

When I went on my inspiration and style-scouting walk today, I ran into my rocker chick friend, Sandra Bernabei. I told her about this new blog and she said, "Oh, you're doing an autoblography?" I love that word and she said she just made it up on the spot. I'm trying to coax her into her most intense rocker gear for a photo but even today she had on a great hand-sequinned T-shirt supporting the Port Alberni fire-fighting water bombers! (Port Alberni is a small town on Vancouver Island)

Today was cold so I threw on three slips under my dress, one red, one rust, and one white, and it helped.

Details of my outfit:

  • one nifty thrifted vintage dress, short sleeved with pleats, made out of excellent polyester, which I bought a few days ago
  • black turtleneck under the dress for warmth
  • three slips and light blue tights (you can see the rust slip peeking out in photo 2)
  • thrifted D&G pony heels, score purchase a few years ago
  • a necklace from waaay long ago with a little heart hanging on it.

There are three vertical rows of  ivory-coloured stitching on the front of the dress, curving from the top down to just above the pleats where they end in arrow points. The whole dress is finely made. I kept the photos slightly orange because I liked that vintage patina with this dress pattern.



This pose is how I feel in this dress: "Ta-dah," with a little tap dancing flourish to punctuate it!
O thinks this is good studio camouflage wear.
It looks like there's light coming out of the painting with this colouring and reflection.



7 comments:

  1. The dress is an amazing pattern. Are your tights a light green or grey? "Autoblography"--love the terminology.

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    1. Yes, isn't that a cool pattern? I never used to wear patterns but I'm liking them more and more. The tights are a pale blue-grey. They have an interesting texture that picks up light.

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  2. You are sooooooooooooo unique.
    When are you coming on board of my official follower, my gorgeous Melanie.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Oh, dear! I DID join your blog as a follower a couple of days ago. Then I changed my profile pic and it must have caused a problem. Thank you for telling me. I will rejoin IMMEDIATELY. You are so inspiring always.

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  3. Love that dress. How come I never find anything THAT cool. Oh yeah, I live in the boonies!Will be visiting Victoria and going on the thrift store blitz!

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