Sunday, 2 March 2014

Jacquard of all trades


A lady never overdresses or under-dresses for an occasion. Thank goodness I am perfectly attired for my self-defined, over-the-top-and-bottom occasions at all times because I'm the boss of me. 


Every jacquard of all trades requires a tool-box handbag. O gave me this one, a case for a rechargeable drill with some of the plastic dividers inside removed to make it more convenient for carrying my power tool (my journal). I painted the case white and decided I like the tool look better so I scraped off the paint before it had time to set, which gave the case a slightly beaten look - a better look. I carried this bag out for the first time today, loving the fat handle. That humungous new loupe I'm wearing is from O as well, I was double-looped.

Sixty to 70% of my clothes are now Sealed, not unlike the royal tombs of Egypt, poised for rediscovery many months down the road, hopefully with a professional team of crack Steamers on stand-by. I am missing out on all the wonderful linkups going on but it's all I can do to Dress, work, and clean at the moment (the smile above is just for show). I lurk.

I also have some AWESOME gifts I've received from blogger friends I want to share with you, one from months ago best suited for spring... Have I forgotten? NO NO!!! NEVER EVER! They all require proper tributes.

And Curtise with the Freakish Yellow Skirt...how you lift my spirits! My next post shall be a proper homage. (And that lovely maxi skirt came to me via Curtise as well, first seen here. Many extra hugs. Everything else I have on was thrifted - like Bella says, Secondhand First.)

31 comments:

  1. Your hair has grown and I adore it! I have it from a reliable source that your glorious maxi from Curtise was once part of a 14th century tapestry removed from the Grand Hall of Sheffield's Renishaw Hall during a drunken Midsummer ritual in 1971, which got completely out of hand when Paul Stanley bagged to make himself a pair of trousers. xoxo

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  2. Yes you are the boss of you - who else could do the job, I always say. I love this brocade mix and the back-story from Des. makes it even-more-fabulous. xox

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  3. Fabulous mix of jaquards! I love the toolbox "bag." In my callow youth, I carried a metal construction worker's lunchbox as a purse. Festooned with Hello Kitty and vintage car stickers. Wish I still had it...

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  4. When I was a teenager, I carried a WWII knapsack to high school as my bag - love the "found object" purse, and your glorious new loupe/loop! O is so talented.

    Will email you soon re: Vancouver - have to sort out dates and other social obligations, but we're on!

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  5. No wonder you're smiling so widely with those lovely prezzies! You didn't just have a birthday, did you, or an anniversary? If so, best wishes. And if not, best wishes.

    I do love that jacket. I believe I commented before on how well it would look on me. ;)

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  6. A gorgeous outfit and I love your hair like that. What a great idea for a handbag! I can't manage a top handle bag. I have to have shoulder or cross body or else I go batty.
    I spent many months lurking on blogs. The fine art of lurking has it's place. If you lurk in that outfit and with that smile you will be the most gorgeous lurker on the interwebs.

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  7. Your hair look lovely and the mixing of pattern is inspired. Cool idea for the handbag!

    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Wow, I love this outfit!!

    I think you should stencil "Boss" on the other side of your DeWalt case :)

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  9. Love the jacquardian outfit! Superb. De Walt means 'world leader' in some language, I can't recall wh.ich. It was obviously referring to you and that is why you couldn't paint over it. Happy lurking. Xxxx

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  10. Melanie you look so pretty. All that tapestry is quite serious. I'll bet it looks amazing in close up through the loup! You ARE the Boss!

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  11. Alwaya the boss and love the pattern mix !
    xxx

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  12. What a beautiful outfit with all those prints! Very unique, also in shape and combination. I luv it! And your hair looks gorgeous, especially with those red lips. Wow!

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  13. You are a jacquard and tapestry dream, a dreamy mix of texture and colour, damn straight you are the Boss! x x x

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  14. Hi Mélanie!

    This is the best pattern mixing i have seen so far this year -
    What a good idea the tool box for a purse- Hum...i should have a look in D. tool things maybe there's one for me!

    Hugs

    Arianexo

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  15. These patterns are killer I don't know if I wanna wear them or sit on you:). If I saw you in this outfit with that tool box I would be like excuse me ... You rule....carry on!

    Work, sleep repeat yuk. Don't drown in that crap, we like having you around to keep things weird!
    Xxxxxxxoooo

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  16. Cleaning? Sealing up your clothes? Lurking? Am I a bit slow on the uptake, is something happening, are you moving? What's the story?
    Anyway, it's lovely to see that tapestry skirt getting an outing (as much as I adore Desiree's imaginative tale of its Yorkshire heritage, I have to point out that it came from Terri in the US originally!) Doesn't it look great with the jacket?
    Looking forward to seeing what gifts you've received, bloggers have such great taste! xxxx

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  17. I have that same case, but mine holds an 18-volt rechargeable cordless drill(with extra drill bites) I do love a good power tool.

    Wonderful pattern mixing

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  18. I'm with Ariane on the pattern mixing: sooo well done. You may hate me for saying this but you look like such a glamour puss. Xo

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  19. And yes, Curtise's take on the yellow skirt was divine. :)

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  20. Okay this is my favourite look you have ever done. And the best photo. How do you get stairwell lighting to look like professional studio lighting?

    Be careful. Some head honcho talent scout from Burberry might be contacting you soon to be the new face of their next ad campaigne.

    It is like I looked through an old kaleidoscope toy and the patterns all fell together as if it were their destiny all along.

    LOVE this look.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  21. So much texture, so much gooooood!! Your clothes are sealed--are you moving?

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  22. Feck ME, I love this outfit!!! So much sumptuous pattern and texture!! GloriARSE!!! XXX

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  23. Mix it. Match it. You're the queen of the patterns!

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  24. Sooooooooooooooooooo brilliant, dear Melanie.
    The layering is so perfect, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  25. Great oieces. I particularly like the jacket. And how about that? Being double looped. Is it heavy to wear? Or easy? I love husband gifts...
    As for the clothes packed away? Why? Are you renovating? Did I miss something?
    And your smile in this picture dear is the best. Heart warming.
    Greetje

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  26. Divine in Jacquard! And the tool-box handbag sublime!

    It sounds like you are in the midst of transition, with your outfits packed away and your energy on the move. Thinking about you, Dear Melanie. On the edge of my seat, waiting to hear of your adventures.

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  27. I think that Vuitton has used an almost exact copy of this tapestry fabric you have here on your jacket.

    Go here
    http://www.manrepeller.com/2014/03/the-much-anticipated-vuitton.html

    and then click through the images till #3 I think. Doesn't it look the same?

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  28. Okay I looked again, it's not 100% the same but it sure is close.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  29. I so love that jacket. Your hair is getting longer - it looks pretty, as does the 100 watt smile in that photo.
    That is a rather spectacular outfit and it definitely says "I'm the Boss of Me"!!

    So what's with the clothes storing and sealing? Inquiring minds want to know....

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  30. Marvelous ensemble! I love that the first thing it reminds me of is a classic Tudor era wall hanging tapestry (I say that as a wholly positive thing). You're a vision of powerful style here, dear lady.

    Big hugs & many thanks for your wonderfully nice blog comment yesterday,

    ♥ Jessica

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  31. This is one of my favorites! The attention to detail and choice of colors...perfect! <3

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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