Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fleeting twirly madness and captured in paint

Just a quickie twirly madness as feebly captured in the park -


My vintage evening gown with leather jerkin. The photo is small, I know. I'm still learning all the functions on my camera. Gurrr. Why can't I upload them directly into my brain. Surely a feature such as that should exist by now. But twirl I must. The breeze did most of the work for me.

During my inspiration walk I ever-so-lightly dusted passersby with the dress's magical powers as I brushed the silky folds of the skirt into the fresh wind. I had several laughter-filled conversations along my travels with different groups of ladies who had descended on the city for shopping and site-seeing adventures. The dress called them to me and enveloped them with new worlds of possibilities. Just fabric on skin? Maybe. Maybe not!

Details
  • gown, vintage, gift from wonderful Ariane of Style Sud-Est, first worn here 
  • leather fringed jerkin, vintage, thrifted
  • D&G shoes, thrifted
  • magic pendants twirling everywhere, made for me by O
  • sunglasses, vintage, thrifted
I hope you all have something to twirl madly about this week. I'm linking this up to Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style and Jane George at Flight Platform Living for her Shiny T Tuesday (Leather on Chiffon). I wouldn't normally do two-fers but my schedule demands it be so.

Also...
Anne of Spy Girl painted me! 


The image above is just a sneak peak. You'll have to click here to see the bigger version on Anne's blog Spy Girl. I love how she used that wild technique to do my patterns. Anne is an incredibly talented artist who widely exhibits her work in a range of media. You must see it, look here. Hugs, Anne. I LOVE that piece. Art camp is awesome!!

That's all.

PS I put on blue lipstick a couple of days ago for my morning outing but took it off because it gave me the pallor of a fish belly. The addition of eye shadow and blush would have helped balance things out but I was too lazy (!) to do it. I'll try again later. Thanks for your comments on my blues. I appreciate your feedback.








45 comments:

  1. Oh that Ariane. She really does know you. The dress is very chic..oh those French girls!

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  2. I can imagine your dress blowing in the wind and pulling eyes towards you. Why I would have stopped you for sure. I really like Anne's interpretation of you I would have guessed had I not known.
    Keep twirling baby!
    xxoo

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  3. I feel the magic in that dress, M. And the painting by Anne is so wonderful - it's you, colorful and singular. Rock on. xoxoxox

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  4. Ariane found the perfect home for that garden of a dress - twirl away! It is waaaaay toooo hot to be wearing long sleeves, much less a leather jerkin, in Ontario these days.

    I saw the painting of you on SpyGirl's blog and knew it was you at first glance. It's amazing that she's captured the essence of your style without much in the way of detail.

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  5. Oh, what a wafting, heavenly piece that dress is! Perfect for these hot days too.

    I adore SpyGirl's series of bloggers - she is so good at capturing the essence of each of us.

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  6. That is one magical dress and one beautiful woman!

    blue hue wonderland

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  7. I wish I could upload photos straight from my brain! And that portrait of you is so kick-ass!

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  8. You look like an elegant pixy, spreading sparkles everywhere. Yes, yes, I want bigger Melanie. But I can be patient. I get the new camera thing. It IS a very lovely photo.

    And Anne captured you perfectly. I love how she is using digital models for inspiration!

    Love ya,
    Lynne

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  9. Ooo, loving the gorgeous Summery swishiness of that heavenly frock!
    Such a lovely photo, totally capturing a sense of the breeze and the warmth of the air! XXX

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  10. What a beautiful dress and gorgeous print! You underestimate your camera - that's a perfect photograph! It knew exactly when to click.

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  11. you look like Summer! what a gorgeous print and teamed with leather! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! oh boy Anne's painting of you is utterly awesome! I wanna go to art camp!!!!

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  12. Such beauty. Loving this dress.

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  13. Oh i love you twirling in that stunning dress!
    And the art work is amazing!

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  14. Oh that dress is just so beautiful.....you must have felt like a magical butterfly floating through the park.
    The artwork is amazing.......what a talented lady.
    Love V

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  15. That gown is made of magic dreams, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love , love you in it.You are part of a piece of twirling art.
    Love, love and admiration always, dear Melanie

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  16. That's not a dress: it's an invitation to be admired!

    And your portrait by Anne is lovely. We aren't real fashion bloggers until Anne has done our portrait. :)

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  17. evening gowns as daywear? Why the hell not? That's too pretty to keep for special days.

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  18. Wonderful that she seems to have caught your body language ... but what do I really know about your body language. hmm ... Well. Beautiful green dress.

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  19. That dress is a siren song beckoning others to come see it closer!! GORGEOUS!!
    I love Anne's painting of you--it captures you perfectly!!

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  20. What a fabulous painting of you!

    You must liven up Vancouver wherever you go.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  21. Great rendition of flowy drapey! That image is worth framing ~

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  22. Like Meg Ryan! The breeze with your tulip printed fabric impressed me so much - everything (including yourself) seems so light and dream-like,

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  23. Beautiful dress!! You look stunning summer is here xx

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  24. You look beautiful-- I love the big smile :)
    Very cool how the dress sort of attracted people to you. Love stuff like that... Positive Magnetic Vibe type stuff.

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  25. Lovely swirliness and a big smile to match! I think Annie captured your spirit (and your outfit) beautifully.

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  26. Twirling swirling gorgeousness! You're radiant in that beautiful dress!

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  27. Twirling swirling gorgeousness! You're radiant in that beautiful dress!

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  28. Oh yes, that gorgeous dress certainly does have magical powers. It's a beauty - and YOU are beautiful, smiling and swirling and twirling!
    Love Anne's painting, it definitely captures your long lean lines and your trademark jaunty beret.
    New worlds of possibilities? yes please - take me with you! xxxx

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  29. The print on your dress is so very pretty! And with the fringed vest...well dang, you look ah-mazing.

    Anne is incredibly talented. I've been following her art camp posts, and enjoying them immensely. And you? I hope you are playing with your paints as well.

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  30. I instantly recognised you when Anne's blog popped up in Bloglovin cos you is a schtar, babe,
    That dress is gorgeous and made perfect with the jerkin. xxxx

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  31. I'd twirl too if I had that dress ... it is utterly fabulous :0)

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  32. she did a great job! she captured you well. :)

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  33. Wowza! It's like you stepped out of my painting in a different outfit but it still matches! Crazy, I say!

    My next experiment is trying to make a plaid with drips. After I find a good location to make a colossal mess...

    Your smile illuminates my day!

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  34. Did you know you have more different smiles than anyone I know? I have maybe three, but I barely recognized you here ... another great Mel look, but different and fabulous.
    Love the vest with this dress, and I so get the magic. Beautiful over all, as usual.

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  35. that tulip gown is tulip-git to quit! Ok, that was terrible... HAHAHA

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  36. You are the vision of classical, magical gorgeousness in this dress!

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  37. That gown! Ariane has such great taste in clothes and you look jaw-droppingly fab in that frock! AND Anne Bray has painted you (stunningly, I might add)? Pinch me ;-)

    Alicia

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  38. I would so want to stop, commend, and chat with you about your outrageous style if I saw you on the street! Great dress...one that only a few people could pull off so wonderfully!

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  39. Mind is blown.

    Must be the wind.

    Anne, and you are both incredibly talented! I love how she captured your magick.

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  40. This dress is so beautiful. And I know the feeling of the material the way you describe it. Looking like a painting by Monet, to name one.
    Fabric on skin? No way. I have had so many lovely interactions because of blogging and dressing. It is far more than that.
    Greetje

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  41. Sprinkle me with magical Mizz Bag dust will you? You have BAGS of fabulousness to share with the whole wide world, no wonder complete strangers are compelled to tip-toe in your starry footsteps!! An evening gown as daywear is the most beautiful thing in the world!!! xoxoxo

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  42. Finally catching on and following Anne, her painting is wonderful. I love that dress, you must've wanted to skip and dance about it in. I think it's magical tendrils would've entranced me as a passer by too

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  43. Oh, going waaaay back to say how tremendous you are in swirling florals and fringe and Anne's spot-on likeness! Nothing feeble here, you are radiant.

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  44. Oooh the dress is stunning and YOUR SMILE is stunninger!

    Sarah xxx

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