Sunday, 21 July 2013

My Isadora Duncan spooky photo

Channelling Isadora Duncan for Anne's link-up at Spy Girl - Go with the Flow: Long, Loose, and Drapey.




While I was in this outfit I felt lithe and also like a big tropical fruit, but able to kick ass as well with these madly fringed sandal-boot contraptions. I wore the purple garb, which is a kimono-like cover-up, even though I would have preferred flinging it dramatically about my person while gasping and sighing with theatricality like a bullfighter in a chiffon showdown at a fabric shop surrounded by shoppers watching me dazedly, perhaps aghast, with their children pulled in protectively by their sides. Ole!

But looking at the first photo, the desaturated one, I felt very Izzy D. I can almost hear the Victrola playing in the background. Although a beach setting would have been much better for this vibe. 

What I'm wearing:
  • filmy see-through orange maxi dress, thrifted
  • reddish slip with neon-orange lace trim worn over the dress, thrifted
  • green shag carpet sandal-boots, retail mega-sale
  • purple leopard-spottish kimono-style jacket thingy, retail mega-sale
  • black and white beaded neck pouch, thrifted
  • broken wrist watch tied around my neck, vintage, new gift when I was 15?
  • magic pendant and loupe, O made them for me

I cover my arms most days because I don't like sunscreen and my skin needs a break from the rays after too many years as a sun worshipper. This is probably my palest summer ever but I'm starting to warm to the idea. 

And of course my heart also belongs to Patti, Visible Monday, so I'm linking to her fantastic garden party in my previous post featuring my Warhol hair and me-as-a-product clothing. I think my hair was shiny in those photos because I didn't put any product on it and I combed it properly for the first time in months - I usually only finger-comb my hair. Also, I used a colour-revitalizing shampoo called, fetchingly, "Silver - Color Cocktail," by C:EHKO. My hair also maybe looks whiter because the contrast between my roots and the bleached hair is more noticeable now.

I'll see you at Patti's and Anne's. Keep cool. Keep warm. This hemisphere action is groovy.




32 comments:

  1. love so much your fringed sandals, they're one of my all times favorite shoes!, and you look so colorfully floating and fabulous!!, that orange and yellow, that purple cover-up wrapping you like a magical cape!!, delightful!!
    besos & colores

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  2. Love love love!!!! Those shoes. Beautiful vibrant colours xxx

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  3. Ooh yes, lots of lovely bright orange, and then you go and add pinky-purple; heaven! You look like a long, lean column of sunrise. Or sunset. With added green fringing.
    You should definitely go matador with your swirly kimono, scare as many kids as you like. You wouldn't scare mine, mind, they are used to such behaviour and quite inured to mad clothing on strange women.

    Funny you should mention being pale - this is the first year I have embraced my very pale, freckled, untannable skin without fretting and faking it. It's part of me, it's fine, and I'd rather be pale than baked or burned.
    PS. Watch choker? Genius! xxxxxxx

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  4. What amazing colours. I'm a fully paid up member of the freckled brigade too! My mother's name was Eccles and she was known as Freckly Eccles.

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  5. those are some strange shoes! I'm stealing the watch as choker idea.

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  6. I love the Isadora-esque photo with the live fringe action! You look like a tall glass of Singapore Sling (remember those cocktails?) - all orangey-pink sunset gorgeousness.

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  7. Brilliant color combo and so inspiring in long, loose and drapey. You are a vision that I'm sure will subliminally influence one of my future ensembles. One of the wondrous side effects of blogging!

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  8. You look marvelous! Absolutely Marvelous!

    Only you can rock those shoes without them looking ridiculous. You make them sing!

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  9. I dressed as Isadora one Halloween; I found the PERFECT tie-dyed long, flowey and ruffled vintage number. And added a really long scarf....
    You look adorable! Love the b&w photo; looks convincing!

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  10. Love the Isadora photo!!
    The whole outfit is just stunning--but my eyes are drawn to those amazing shaggy shoes!!

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  11. With every image, I'm OOOOOH! Want to paint it, Mizz Muse. Those fringed sandals deserve a video!
    Thanks for linking up -- much appreciated.

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  12. Fantastic photos! I love those green sandals - truly truly truly outrageous!

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  13. We totally agree with Anne, those fringed sandals definitely deserve a video. You are by far one of our most favorites, you bring together incredible outfits, most of which we have never seen before, and you combine them so artistically.
    That first photo is beautiful work of of art.

    Have a great week.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  14. Oh I'm so glad you channeled Isdora. I named my son Isador which means "gift of the earth." He goes by the name Izzy which means "eccectric red headed musician." I, too, am trying to make up for my former sun sins. Beautiful purple scarf. But please be careful in the convertible.

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  15. Elegant and sensational and those fringed crazy-ass boots make me want to join you in dancing for joy!
    Go matador, I'm all for scaring a few kids! xxx

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  16. These are enchanting, elegant Isadora D inspired images, Mel, how nice that you've been channelling her too! in colour so vibrant and wild, in black and white beautifully haunting and otherworldly. Such great boots as well.

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  17. Holy Isadora - I'm away from the internet for 10 days and I manage to miss 4 amazing posts of yours in a row. I'm all of a spin myself having caught up just now. Phew, what a whirlwind of colour, humour, high art and artistry. I feel all inspired now.

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  18. i love everything especially your blue period.

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  19. Spectacular!!!!!!! One word!!!!!!
    Love V

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  20. say what?!? Broken wrist watch choker?? COOL!!! That top photo is aaaaaawesome by the way.

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  21. oh fabulous, I want some more Isadora style photos please! I love these photos, the first one is so ethereal, but then they move onto something more dynamic and aggressive. Love it all, the layers, you are queen of layers, are wonderful, the orange dress is a dream xxx

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  22. I love Isadora Queen of modern dance! Precious boots, wonderful scarf, explosion of color! Your blog is always a lovely surprise!Kss

    www.clubmujeresreales.blogspot.com

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  23. Um, THOSE SHOES. Also that first photo. Amazing. Love it.

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  24. I remember those shoes, lustfully. You look like a delicious sherbet. XXOO

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  25. fantastic ;)

    go see: zapraszam: http://youbeefashion.blogspot.com/

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  26. You are a blurry colorful dream Melanie! Can I just say I like this outfit best! The colors, the textures jeez it's just so yummy! Is that a watch choker???? You are a dam trend setter!!!!!
    XXOO

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  27. You are a beautiful tropical fruit!

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  28. Purple, orange , and green are phenomenal together...and you can pull it off! When I think of poor Isadora, first I think about that silk scarf that got caught in the tire...but I really should celebrate her life, huh? She had such innate style and grace. Too cool that you're channeling her!

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  29. From the liquid Victrola-backed Isadora grace to bracing as a tequila sunrise chased by an Alabama Slamma, oh intoxicating you in your green-fringed contraptions!!!

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  30. Oh yes, this is amazing. I love EVERY SINGLE BASTARD MASSIVE thing here. The colour and drapey drama and FUCK ME, THOSE GREEN FRINGED BOOTSSHOE THINGS!!!!

    Let's have a play date!

    Sarah xxx

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