Sunday, 1 April 2012

Follow the tangerine road...


I've been playing with the backdrop in my studio again...uh oh. This is my tangerine road, and like the yellow brick road I hope it will take me to magical places, not necessarily home, if I click my thrifted D&G heels together three times! If I say "there's no place like Paris, there's no place like Paris, there's no place like Paris" and little sparklies start drifting down from the ceiling and the floor gets tilted like in those Batman shows, I'll know I'm onto something (or perhaps that I'm ON something!).


I bought this neon pink satin blouse last week at a local thrift shop. Spookily it happens to be by Jacqueline Conoir, a local designer I had never heard of until a few days ago when I style-eyed a woman who is devoted to the label. The seafoam skirt is one I sometimes wear as a petticoat.

Details of the ensemble:
  • thrifted seafoam skirt, Value Village
  • thrifted D&G shoes, Value Village
  • thrifted fitted Jacqueline Conoir satin top with snap front closure, Wildlife Thrift Shop
  • ultramarine textured tights
  • thrifted rhinestone necklace, Wildlife Thrift Shop

This outfit looks great with my patterned coat, all that slap-me-in-the-face pink jumping out alarmingly at the front, but I forgot to lug my coat into the studio with me.

I was SO DISAPPOINTED about the blurriness of the photo - the effect takes years off my face and I would never ever want anyone to think I am younger than I am! Goodness, no! Actually, I was twirling in many of the photos so most of them came out making me look younger (and often like a dunderhead). And I adjusted the lights so that's why my eyes are glazed. Honestly!

This is my piece for the fabulous Patti and her Visible Monday party. See you there?!



40 comments:

  1. Oh I want to play on the tangerine road. What a fun adventure that would be!
    But I am sure we will need courage,heart and yes yes a trip to Paris.
    Love the sea foam skirt, I just love that colour and saying SEAFOAM!!!
    Love v

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    1. You are so right about the courage and heart; I would need a brain too, but I guess that's the part that chooses Paris as a destination!

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  2. i love your skirt!

    www.aroundlucia.com
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  3. I love the pink satin on you! I just bought a pink satin blouse recently myself - great minds!

    Such a shame about the blurriness - you don't look a day over 30, I swear! ;)

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  4. Melanie, this is the best outfit on you yet, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    You look unreal gorgeous, jut like a painting.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. That is so cute, like that outfit!

    Kim,USA

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  6. Fabulous outfit, darling! That bright pink is wonderful.

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  7. fantastic outfit - i love "seafoam" need to use that name more! Fingers crossed for Paris!

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  8. What a fantastic outfit, hot pink and cool green! I must get a blurring machine, because you look like a college girl : > Thanks for sharing your fab outfit with Visible Monday.

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  9. Oh, how dreamy! I love everything about this. And it's not blurry; it's Impressionistic! Totally your intent, no?

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    1. Uh, come to think of it, why, yes, that was absolutely my intention all along!

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  10. Beautiful shirt! I have a similar one and can't get enough of it!! I missed the Visible Monday today as do not have the Outfit post!! See you there next week! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  11. You have the coolest backgrounds.

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  12. What fun to have a background for your photos! My daughter's picked up Jacqueline Conoir pieces at trunk sales over the years -- I'll have to check and see if she still wears the label. Saw some of the line just the other day on a Vancouver blog I've found, Culture Serf.

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  13. Oh, I've been searching for a pink top in this color! I love the background and think you may need to start painting backgrounds for the entire GANG of us!

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  14. I must agree that as I approach 50 I certainly don't mind a nice slightly fuzzy low light photo :P

    I want that skirt, really, really love the color, the fullness, the happiness of it.

    One of these days I'm going to figure out how to work one of my antique rhinestone collars into the law office uniform :)

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  15. The neon pink jacket with rhinestone necklace leaped off the screen, and then I discovered the D&G shoes. Took me some time to inhale and adore each detail of this outfit! And your beautiful new background.

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  16. Ok now this pink top is the best for you! You should wear more of those bright shinny colors
    The skirt is totally adorable and those D&G so rad!
    Why were the pics blurry anyway? Wrong setting or is there something i did not understand?

    Take care lovely Mélanie

    Ariane xxxxx

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    1. Yes, my shutter speed is slow and my lighting is not great, so if I move when the timer goes off, I get blurring! Usually I can stand still... I'm trying to buy more bright colours inspired by people like you!

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  17. I LOVE your backdrop! How would one go about making one of those? Really big papaer? if so, where do you get it? Thanks,
    Reva
    revasrags2roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, you're my 50, thanks!!

      You just need a big roll of paper; most art supply stores sell them. This particular paper is less expensive, fairly lightweight, which is why it crinkles with paint, but it's enough for me to have fun!

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  18. Beautiful jacket! Pink is my favorite color! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. Magnificent use of color! As always I Adore your artistry my dear! Kudos!

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  20. lovely colours :)
    I love how the whole outfit is really nice and all thrifted!

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  21. Oh you are truly glorious hon, now I need a painted backdrop - seriously, you've got me thinking about it already! Hot pink is YOU and I absolutely love your skirt - I'm such a sucker for anything green:)). Thank you so much for all your lovely, kind comments on my blog, I'm so happy to "meet" you here! xoxo

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    1. Oooo, I'm am incredibly happy that you are here, after all that little mouse-squeaking peeking I've done at your place. Thank you for visiting!

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  22. I think you'd look good in a wooden bucket, my dear. Everything looks great on you. Love that description: "slap me in the face" pink. Might steal it for my new book (if I had a book, that is!)

    Much love from England,
    Rose www.foreveronthecatwalkofstyle.com

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    1. Rosemary, how did you know that I look good in my wooden bucket?! I haven't worn that since last summer!

      I'd buy your new book...if you had one.

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    2. Thanks for that! I'll get writing the book then!!

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  23. ohh I want your magic shoes and go to paris jaja...

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  24. That backdrop is perfection. Makes me smile! :D I'm in love w/ that top; what a vivid, delicious pink. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you. The skirt is a doll..and those shoes--fabulous!!! You will be another blogger who constantly inspires me... :) Thanks so much for your sweet comments over on my blog! XO

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  25. What a fabulous hot pink, it's almost as bright as your beautiful smile!
    And I agree with Vanessa that seafoam is the best name ever for a colour! And the skirt isn't half bad either...
    Painting your own backdrop - what a brilliant idea. Ever the artist, Melanie! xxxxxx

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  26. For some reason this is my first visit to your blog, but certainly not the last! I've alerady done a bit of surfing. You have so many incredible outfits, I love the way you use colour, and the fantastic silhuettes, it's all very inspiring. Today's pink colour is one my own favorite colours, and I absolutely have to try pairing it with seafoam one of these days!

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  27. Fun outfit! you have great style and are very original! love that!

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  28. I hope that this path take you to my mandarin blog, and Paris and dream let's walk through the beautiful Sicily, beautiful fuchsia blouse, I hope you friend, kisses ana.

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  29. Don't worry about the blurriness. You seriously look great and this color is one of my favorites by far right now! The pink is a perfect shade

    xoDale
    Following you now
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  30. Love this outfit. I just noticed we've both posed recently holding our skirts out on the sides....and then the shoe thing....
    Please don't let my next post be one of those horrid Nick Nolte mug shots for plagarism. HAHA
    I'll just flatter myself with the "great minds" idea. :)

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    1. Too funny, Lisa!! I hope your next post isn't a la Nick Nolte because that would mean mine has to be too! I don't know which of us is leading the other...!! Yes, let's stick to the great minds idea. Tee hee.

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