Thursday, 6 February 2014

It's all about the legs and man brows

Yesterday I was a giant pastel-nicotine snowball with blue branches for legs. These photos are the best I could manage. Note the huge man brows and my hair parted on the side. You may call me Sir, no, too formal. How about, "Hey, you!" I also wore crimson lipstick, but my nose is still so red after coming in from my walk, you can't see it - or I ingested it (um, my lipstick, not my nose).


Wearing:
  • pastel-nicotine faux fur coat, thrifted
  • sleeveless purple mini-ish shift with wide ivory stripes on the bottom, thrifted, naturally
  • teal tights under pink fishnets under crazy aqua socks, retail
  • D&G shoes, thrifted
  • turtleneck under dress, thrifted
  • magic loupe, of course, made by O

Then on Tuesdays I wore:
  • made-in-Hong Kong wild, too-short plaid pants, "100 percent bonded acrylic, dry clean only" 
  • shorty linen jacket from a chichi shop, Moule, from the 99% off sale rack (or so it seemed at the time so great was my joy at the bargain), gift coupon - I never shop there otherwise
  • huge honking '70s polka-dot tie, hand me over (not "Hand it over!", although that might have worked too)
  • magic loupe, always, an ultra-convenient quick substitute for reading glasses
  • snowball coat, bird booties, France-made blouse and beret, thrfited but of course (except the booties, oops)
You can see this outfit ->> HERE <<- because I was style-eyed by a very handsome well-dressed young man on my way home from my inspiration walk. I'm slightly dishevelled, I get like that after a particularly invigorating journalling session.

This man's project is called "Faces of Vancouver" and is modelled on the "Humans of New York" concept which focuses on slice-of-life photography rather than street style, which I find even more interesting. I recognized a few of the faces there from my street snapping days. If this young man finds his way to Bag and a Beret, a big thanks to you! (I can't comment on FB) 

It's chilly here it's danged cold for Vancouver, -4C, which is 24.8F. We're too precious, I know. Stay warm or cool, whatever the case may be. 

32 comments:

  1. Love that furry coat with the green plaid pants. They remind me of a dress I once had complete with lace bib and gold buttons. Back in the Beatle days of the second British invasion of the US.

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  2. Love the man brows. And you look so chic on the street. Dressing is an artistic expression for me too--its all about the process.
    Your D&G shoes look like toe shoes--you ballerina you. Xoxo

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  3. Ooh, love the street snap and your quote, too. And the man brows - I have big jealousy of those, b/c I have little wimpy brows. I used to have lots of trousers labeled "100% bonded acrylic" - but I didn't look as fab as you do here. xox

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  4. You are a beautiful little puff ball. I actually first thought this was a picture of Miley Cyrus! How nice that you are a human on the street. And a gorgeous stylish plaidish sort of human at that!

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  5. Gawd, you are just the most precious thing! Also freezing over here across the pond, brrr!! Why must we delicate flowers have to suffer so?

    I love HONY, and am excited to have brushed elbows (and grabbed the bum) of your fame. Of course, you will be famous, darling!

    I am getting much wear out of your nicotine coat's twin, the Unsafe Polar Bear - this weather is meant for them!

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  6. Oh my dear, you look so very good! Seriously! I'm in love with this hair and makeup and plaid pants in the street pictures. You always inspire me.

    blue hue wonderland

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  7. You really know how to bring the leg action. Love the tights/socks combo. The plaid pants are DEEvine.

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  8. Dude! Forget Bette Davis eyes - you have Paul Newman eyes and Joan Crawford brows, and the most amazeballs pants! Love that plaid, and your hair. Did you get it cut?

    I have just "Liked" Faces of Vancouver in the hopes that you'll be in it again. I don't think you're a selfish dresser at all. You share your delightful wardrobe with the world and bring a smile to lots of faces that would otherwise be scrunched up with the cold.

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  9. You must have the most amazing coat collection. And hosiery collection - those socks are fabulous. Hope you are keeping warm.

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  10. I do like a good brow and lip combo! your hair is lovely on the side, all with a nicotine coat too - the tights shoes and socks are wonderful, stay warm x x x

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  11. Just as well there were no male yetis in the area, or they would not have been able to resist you!

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  12. You look so huggable!!! Lets get a hot chocolate and giggle. I could sure use that right about now. Love your hair BTW. Xxxooo

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  13. Like the haircut.

    The green-aqua legging + fishnets = rocks :)

    Happy new year!
    XOXO

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  14. I'd kill for a bit of man brow action! Sure beats having them tattooed on every 5 years! xxx

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  15. I love your look, in this post and earlier. You always dress so artistic and write about it in an entertaining and funny way. Wish I could be a bit more brave and colourful in my looks like you - I will try now come spring - thanks for the great inspiration!

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  16. Congrats on the other feature. I love the masculine mix.

    Your hair looks great like that. Very gamine, Audrey Hepburnish. And the legs are very Rockette from Mars meets Salvador Dali and has sex with a leopard.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  17. Just looking at you is the best inspiration, my dear melanie, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Lots of love and sunshine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. Loving the side-parting, man brow action, you look like an androgynous supermodel! It's not surprising you get stopped in the street and photographed, I'd spot you in an instant and think you were already famous. Always adore that fluff ball of a coat! xxx

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  19. wouu, you rock your nicotine coat with cool fishnets over aqua tights and pretty socks, love that layering!
    And you look so gorgeous wearing that plaid pants and short jacket, such an elegant 20's style!!, love that you've been style-eyed!!
    besos

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  20. Love your hair Melanie and fab layering...so stylish Xxx

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  21. Stunning as always. I have man brows too. Nothing wrong with man brows!

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  22. And I love that street-style type photo of you! You look very dapper in that outfit! It's no surprise he stopped you.

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  23. I adore the bottom half of your outfit, how wild is that?

    And isn't awesome to be snapped while just out on a walk? Congrats!

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  24. Love the tights, fishnets and socks combo!

    I wore red fishnets over red tights with red shoes years ago ... I felt so good in that!

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  25. This is fun. I just saw Sue's newly sewed plaid trousers and dandy look. And here you are, dressed likewise. You must have made a cosmos connection. Looking good Melanie. Can you handle the fame? Being one of the chosen ones, a face of Vancouver? Don't go all Hollywood on us please, hahaha. Stay yourself. We love you for being you.
    Greetje

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  26. That is rather chilly for Vancouver, although we beat you with temperatures around -15 to -17 this week. I like the plaid trousers - you look very dapper. Your fuzzy/fluffy/furry coats are the perfect antidote to all the black nylon puffers I see everywhere (including my own).

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  27. Love the man-brow!!! I'm sure you are style-eyed whenever you're out. Fabulousness like you certainly draws a crowd !!

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  28. Oh My ! don't you look gorgeous on Faces of Vancouver - He captured your essence so well!

    Arianexo

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  29. You look stunning in that faces of Vancouver photo! Like a professional model who got caught on her way to work!

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  30. Dear, inspiring, Melanie Bag,
    Your outfits, both here and there, are quite wonderful. I am so sorry to have read that you are having studio trouble and with all my heart wish you speedy luck in finding your next -and better!- art-making space. All the best and thank you for sharing your outfits.

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  31. You are extremely pretty!

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  32. hi melanie--Saw these in Pinterst and thought of you. These pictures remind me of you! Ya it all costs way to $ but so artful and beautiful.

    http://www.pinterest.com/ruthshim/m-i-s-s-o-n-i/


    blue hue wonderland

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