Thursday, 20 March 2014

Party of one, '30s style

Spy Girl Anne's 52-Pick-me-up '30s theme, bias cut and slinky.


Ooo, biatch face. Well, can you blame me after flying off to Paris for breakfast every morning for the past week on my personal Concorde? (It's the only one that was not decommissioned - parking is a challenge.) It's exhaaaausting, even with my flight steward Ferdinand to keep me entertained. Maybe I'll have sausages in Italy next week.


I made a post for these pics on Dec. 30 this year but couldn't bear to publish it, I don't know why. 

This maxi dress was $20 (or less? can't remember) marked down from akazillion dollars. Given its hideousness I can understand the need for the retailer to get it off their premises as quickly as possible. Heaven forbid anybody would actually don said hideous dress for swanning about their home for an evening of eating barbecue potato chips. Were I to dine on vanilla pudding, I'd have put on my white mink and diiiamonds as well.


My secret is out - I live on a cardboard stand which is rather inconvenient in a rain storm. This also explains why I am so two-dimensional. Clearly I was still doing Mel-in-a-box. 

I shall wear this dress outside for my morning inspiration walk when the weather warms up, maybe with a denim jacket or a kimono-type thingy and my black glitter platform shoes, also from said retailer's reject rack. In these photos I'm wearing my clear plastic-strappy sandals with clear acrylic heels - sorry no pics, I was concentrating on the dress, the MAN BROWS, and just enough makeup overall to make this an appropriate potato chip Occasion, oh, and it was New Year's Eve.

So I got to use these photos after all. Thanks, Anne.

Do you ever trash your posts? I've done it once before too, a post called My Worse Blog Post Ever Contest. I opened it but took it down about 15 minutes later. Miz Bagg wanted to see your worst. I decided I wasn't in the mood after all. But hey, feel free to join even if it's not official.

37 comments:

  1. Well I think you're just super glam here, Melanie - and that blue is stunning on you! What is the material of the dress? Curious.

    Worst post ever? Lordie, I'm sure many qualify. In my early blogging days I did a "Rich Bitch" post where I put together thrifted duds to look really swanky. I wanted to make it a regular feature but thought better of it - the Canadian in me is too politically-correct!

    Xoxo

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  2. Despite what you said, I think you look brilliant and the colour really suits you. But I'm sure you will find many ways to spruce it up and make it look more fabulous and Mel-esque! What material is it? It looks like it would be lovely to wear.

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  3. Gorgeous, glamorous 30's diva, you! I live in 2-D too, at least in my blog, and I find it so confining. And oh yes, I have trashed a post or two, all's for the better. xox

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  4. Sorry i don't believe you could do an hideous post ever! even with your best efforts Mélanie!

    I never trashed a post think of it -

    Arianexo

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  5. Seriously you look fab! This is what I like about your blog, the range of styles you can wear and the fearless experimentation. Yes I have trashed posts maybe for the better.

    blue hue wonderland

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  6. It's very Carole Lombard. :-) You just need a divan and a silver tea set. And a houseboy with a pencil thin mustache.

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  7. Since this is the first thing I'm seeing on the first day of Spring, I would have thought you saved it for just this occasion. And I thank you!

    Of course, I trash posts, too. I trash pictures. I trash the people I work with. I have to maintain my standards.

    Now, your dress is quite pretty in its simplicity and color, and I hope you take pictures of it when you do wear it, fully accessorized - the kimono will be gorgeous! And please include pictures of the clear shoes, and Ferdinand.

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  8. I love the colour of this on you! The manbrows are quite awesome - I think this is the Next New Thing!

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  9. Yeah, I think you look pretty too! And I mean that as a compliment! I know....you's an edgy artist; but sometimes pretty is good Melanie. I remember briefly seeing that post in my inbox...then it was gone. I haven't actually ever posted and deleted a post yet, but who knows.

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  10. Dear Melanie,
    I think, and that's really my true opinion, this light blue colour is a gorgeous colour for you, your blond hair and your blue eyes. I would wear that colour all the time if it suited me so well. More outfits in this colour please!
    Best wishes for you and your loved ones!

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  11. You look absolutely killer lovely! That colour is amazing! With those devastating eyebrows and your devastating wit, you must have been the best feature of that party.

    Yes, I nixed posts even in my short time blogging. Sometimes the mood passes and then seems downright weird if you don't publish it right away.

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  12. Oh my, you're practically naked in that dress. I mean it's just you and the dress. Yet, you still make it your own with all that super Mel power at your disposal. Kill it with attitude, baby.

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  13. I think that you have the perfect amount of make-up on for that brilliant blue dress! The long and lean silhouette is stunning, as well...and that's all I have to say about that!

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  14. Schwing a ding ding!!!!
    You are super smooth glam in this frock! Totally makes those blue peepers of your pop!
    No, I don't think I've ever trashed a post. I just grit my teeth and DO IT!
    XXX

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  15. Oh you are divine! movie star glamour, and I do like a good eye brow, one can be easily raised to draw the attention of Ferdinand, really? he should try harder!! x x x

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  16. Love you in this color Melanie and your brows are awesome! Indeed, not only have I trashed posts, but I have also ripped through several of my blogs and dumped post after post until there was nothing left. Sometimes it feels violent… then feels cleansing actually. :-) XOXOXO

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  17. Yes, please post pics of this dress with a kimono type thingy!!!! Love.

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  18. When I was recuperating for months and months I would watch old 1930's films one after the other to the point that when I took a break I could hardly believe that I was living in the present. So I would call myself an expert on that 30's look and you have nailed it! I love your brows and your "I vant to be alone" look. So......I have a not-so-attractive post waiting in the wings. You have convinced me to press Publish. The calla lilies are in bloom again.

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  19. You looks stunning and silver-screen glamorous in that dress!

    I don't trash posts - I'm usually too forgetful to post in the first place.

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  20. You just won the Miss Sleek and Sexy contest I was hosting... in my mind...

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  21. fabulous and gorgeous!, you look like Tilda Swinton in your fabulous gown!, You Rock absolutely 30's vibe!
    delightful dress indeed!
    besos

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  22. You might not like the dress but you do look supremely elegant in it! Perfect for enjoying some Italian sausage next week...
    No, I haven't ever deleted a post. I have decided against using about a trillion photos, on account of the fact I look shit in them, and they are dispatched to the Delete bin as fast as possible. But no, once I have spoken, it's out there for good! Best not to blog when drunk then... xxx

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  23. You look incredible! I have tons of posts that sit there in drafts. Too much time passes & it just doesn't feel right to post them! Xx

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  24. This is so unusual for you. It is far more like me. Although it would not suit me at all, it is so my style. You on the other hand look SO GOOD in it. If you had not been an artist with a character to do everything completely different, you would have made a marvelous classic beauty. LOL
    Greetje

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  25. The color is amazing on you Melanie!! The dress just needs some of your DIY customizing to make it fabulous!!!

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  26. Dah-ling. It's the blogs that got small. ;-)
    Thanks for slinking and linking.
    I don't trash posts. I keep them in draft.

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  27. Oh yeah, I have trashed many draft blog posts. Mainly the writing challenges ones where I feel I have revealed just a tad too much about myself.

    Sometimes my photo shoots just don't turn out. Those never see the light of day either.

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  28. Hideous dress? I think not. It's just a bit more conventional, but along with others, I think the colour and shape look great on you. And next - definitely with a kimono, and something unexpected.

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  29. 30's glam all the way. The blue dress makes your eyes even more beautiful than ever. With the cardboard stand as background, you are totally 'cover girl' personified. Good thing you didn't trash these unforgettable photos!

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  30. You just go on and on with your creativity and your snarkiness looking elegant at the same time I love the contradiction of it all. You are gorgeous in this or that men's robe, you just own whatever you wear.
    Xxxooo

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  31. Gorgeous silhouette <3 The dress is fantastic. I love the color!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  32. You are spectacular. "Nuff said. XXXOO My post is up, BTW.

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  33. So sleek in your silky silks. You're like a long drip of cool water with whipped cream on top!

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  34. Blue dress, blue eyes, bitchface - yep, all the important stuff is there!
    That is the perfect dress for eating chips and drifting aimlessly around your apartment. I think it needs a kitty face painted on it though....

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  35. I'm really quite fond of this dress. Love the length on you. It works.
    www.highlandfashionista.com

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