Sunday, 23 February 2014

Rock star pants escape Space Bag!

Note to self: "Stay away from Ziploc's miraculous Space Bags when cleaning in winter in a springtime mood; snow will fall relentlessly as punishment and I'll only have silk, chiffon, and other women's cast-off, strapless prom dresses left in the closet." Thank goodness my rock star pants ran from the Bag and saved the day (I know, I said no more pants. I lied.) along with my freshly "laundered" DIY shirt (see previous post) for some double-whammy DIY action. Hold on to your hats.


Who knew that parking garage lighting could be so flattering? I'm going to hang around here all the time now and only look up.

The first time I wore these rock star pants Paul Stanley (of KISS) was smiling at me, here. Okay, so I didn't know who he was and I didn't actually know it was happening at the time either, but still... The next time I wore them I was inspired to make a video clip. Today is not over yet and who knows what will transpire? I feel the slow churning of DIY magic like the colossal turbines in the engine room of the Titanic (that would be before she sank) - the engine scene is one of my favourites in the James Cameron movie.


Wearing:
  • DIY low-rise rock star pants
  • DIY "I have nothing to wear" shirt, laundry-free (see previous post)
  • wide '70s leather belt
  • satin hot-pink blouse, thrifted, Nicole designer-something-or-other blah
  • thrifted Sesame Street Massacre coat
  • thrifted fuzzy psychedelic top hat
  • boots, retail
  • magic loupe, made special for me by O
I always jump when I wear these pants. I'm hooking this up to Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style for sure. I don't have much to say. I. Am. Still. Cleaning...

42 comments:

  1. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE PANTS! genius gf. xoxo

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  2. Those DIY pants are just so fun! I am always so excited to see someone wearing something unique! Fashion should be fun! I am also in love with that fuzzy coat!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  3. You are sizzlin' and smokin' in those pants! I wish I had a parking garage to take pictures in!

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  4. Yup I had a same flattering florescent lights this week too! The pants are so cool with the green fur. I saw your response on Suzanne's article this week. I was thinking the same thing, thanks for saying it. I've always believed there's room in the playground for all the different voices without shame. I think this is one the powers of the 40+ community of bloggers, not cutting each other down for difference. Way too many places in this world do this. Difference is what makes people interesting.

    blue hue wonderland

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  5. Gawd those pants are awesome. As is the Muppetastic coat. No wonder you defy gravity!

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  6. The last post I read had Elvis in it, and now I get Melvis! Your rock star pants are perfect with that rock star belt and all the other appurtenances you listed above. I hope the rock star pants bring on some new inspiration or close encounter with a hot rock god, but not Gene Simmons.

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  7. Yay, the rock star pants are back! I remember you debuting them shortly after I discovered your blog. It was one of the things that made me fall in love with reading it.

    You can be my bizarro sister- I put away all of my light things and filled my closet with wool coats and heavy sweaters, only to have the driest winter on record in California...

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  8. Rockstar pants for sure ! Love the whole outfit !
    rock on !
    xxx

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  9. Awesomely Brilliant Pants, just blooming brilliant, I love the coat too - I need to find a parking garage to prance in pronto! x x x

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  10. You rawk, Melanie! The pants, the shirt, the setting. And of course I just had to go back and read about your KISS encounter. I probably would have been just as oblivious, but yes, I'm quite sure he was coveting your amazing pants. Xo

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  11. ROCKSTAR! Paul thinks you should be in-the-band. Love the fuzzy coat, the awesome hat, the whole shebang. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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  12. You'd have to be blind to miss you in this outfit.

    I can see why it makes you want to jump and forces your eyes up towards the celestial light that is shining upon you, in all your giggle wrapped rainbow of fabulousness, the star of your own creative kaleidoscope universe.

    All hail Melanie!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  13. Allo Mélanie!

    I remember those fabulous pants!
    You are so over the top, it's insane, but so so fecking fabulous!

    Take care

    Arianexo

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  14. Stopping by from Visible Monday and had to tell you...Head to toe in love with this look. I feel like listening to Jimmy Hendrix!
    http://sowhattotwenty.blogspot.com

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  15. wow... Love it.... http://bastonidifashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. You didn't know who Paul stanley was but I bet he never forgot you - or your pants! xxx

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  17. Those are the most amazeball pants and if I saw you on the street in that outfit, I would run over and hug you, and then tell you that we MUST be friends ;)

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  18. Sooooooooooooooooooooo fabulous, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  19. Can never get enough of your rock star pants. Jumping Jack Flash, man, it's a gas. yeah.

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  20. I love this outfit! The pants are the best. Somehow its all very spring-like, while still respecting winter :)
    ps, I must be one of the only people who has never seen "Titanic". I think I'll keep it that way, for novelty purposes ;)

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  21. The fact that these pants are DIY makes them even more brilliant! They have the Melanie touch, which makes them irresistible. As is the thrifted psychedelic top hat.

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  22. Rock Star pants, furry jackets, and DIY tops; put them together, and you may just have the Essence of Melanie! Fabulous, darling! xxx

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  23. Greatest Pants Ever! and you look amazing in them.

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  24. Ha! I know that late winter optimism! I've been dragging out the cute little shoesies lately and considering how to pull out the summer dresses and tops early with jackets, etc. You have a pretty versatile outfit left though ... should take you beautifully wherever you wish to go! Love it, Mel ... pretty conservative for you, though, isn't it?

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  25. Paul Stanley only WISHES he could be as fabulous as you are in rockstar pants and dead muppet coat!!

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  26. Your RockStar Pants are Fabulous and when they go out rocking with your delightful coat, then everything is possible, and You look Gorgeous!
    And you cheer up the day, obviously!
    besos & fabulousnessss

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  27. I think that you've finally found the perfect all-around outfit! You could make a fortune painting up more jeans like that...they're epic!
    Could I be our first customer?
    Sorry about the weather this year. If it makes you feel any better, I just came back from Puerto Vallarta in the 80's to Prescott, AZ in the 60's...

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  28. Feck ME I love those pants and you are AWESOME!! XXX

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  29. Hey. I have a couple of those space bags that I haven't looked into in, like, forever. Ohhhhh if some pants like these jump out I will be so pleased. You are the most gorgeous thing ever!!!

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  30. I'm addicted to Space Bags for travel. ADDICTED.

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  31. Amazing coat and pants! From far away I imagine you as a colorful bird with all that feathers. Happy Monday!

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  32. You are KILLIN IT in those pants! You really nailed it with those, well done. Love the mixture of textures with the jacket! Absolutely stunning!

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  33. So now I know the secret, or at least one of them. Space bags. Wendy B. said she's addicted to them for traveling and all my spider senses started tingling. MUST HAVE. Thank you soo much for bringing them to my attention. I do have a trip planned soon (!) and must look my bloggerbest, you know?

    I planned on cleaning and culling too, but ended up sewing. My space is a disaster and I announced in a loud voice that I wasn't GOING ANYWHERE this weekend. Joey has a show in South Carolina, but since I'm NOT GOING ANYWHERE, I won't be going. Maybe then I can get my stuff sorted. Oh, and get some SPACE BAGS!!! Yay.

    Since this blog is about clothes, too, I must mention that you are beyond fab in your custom rock-star pants. But it's not just the pants, you see, it's the addition of all the other elements too, creating an ephemeral art-outfit moment.

    You shine in my universe. LOVE YOU. XXXOOO

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  34. I never get tired of that muppet coat. I wanna snuggle my face into it.

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  35. Woweeee those jeans! Rock n' Roll with more than a dash of Frida Kahlo soul colour. No wonder you're jumping with joy!

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  36. LOVE! so much fun and energy! great coat!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  37. Love your DIY rockstar trousers - and great story from your back catalogue of posts.

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  38. Yes I remember the trousers. They remind me so much of the seventies when I was in my late teens /beginning of my twenties. I think you are a bit of sunshine.
    Greetje

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  39. You look AMAZING. Those pants and the coat are incredible.

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  40. Another great post title that had me smiling even before I scrolled further. Your legs are walking artworks. Wonderful.

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  41. I will never forget the impact of your rock star pants on the future of KISS even though it was many moons ago. Unforgettable!!! I'll also never forget stoking the fires in the Titanic engine room and managing to get out of there alive afloat a double bass. I lived to tell the tale and and hang out in dimly lit car parks. I've missed you. xxxx

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