Home     About     Contact     Press     Yellow Skirt     SKETCHES

Sunday 18 May 2014

Zennie side up

PS: If u have received an od comment from me, it is becoz I'm am on strike from speling and grammer until Wensday. My account has not be hackked but feel free to delet my sloppy stile from yer blog.

He said, "Awesome! You look totally Zen. Like you are completely at one with the universe," he being the cool dude who passed me on the sidewalk (seemingly in possession of his faculties). That's precisely the look I was going for(!), NOT what you see in the photo above, but my maxi violet/fuchsia dress and magic green shaggariffic boots I wore when Jean of Dross into Gold was in town, here, minus the robe. The fact that I was levitating, not walking, is probably what struck him first, an ability born at precisely 12:50 AM when I closed out a daunting work project three glorious days before deadline.
Massive chandelier earrings and a neon pink bob-cut wig newly purchased for $12, swinging neatly - secretly- in my bag were also excellent flotation devices. And if all this weren't enough, I discovered a new French cafe that sells mini cheesecakes and other pastry minis for $1.89 each, but of course, being a beady-eyed thrifty gal bent on celebrating three days snatched from the abyss, I bought the three-treat deal for $4.75. Of course I'd be losing money if I didn't.

I have no photos of my "Zen" day, but they would have just come out as big balls of light anyway. I do, however, have a photo of what I was wearing the day BEFORE - I consider it a rehearsal outfit.

BEFORE Outfit:
  • thrifted vintage too-short maxi dress worn as a midi, made in Honolulu 
  • striped socks 
  • red glitter-soled shoes 
  • thrifted neon green/aqua/black blouse 
  • magic loupe made by O 
  • vintage mechanical watch from O
  • even wedding bands made by O 
The red dress, above and top,  is what I wore today two days after Zen Day.
By the way, that is NOT a pose, it's a stance, a way of being that I call "Pink Flamigo".
You'll not only see me doing this at bars, outside wo-men's bath-rooms, and in elegant dining rooms, but at any time of the day or evening, it's so much FUN!! You may even hire me to stand on your lawn.

Be sure to alternate legs to avoid excessive muscle build-up and lopsidedness - you don't fall to tip over into the curry chicken buffet! Mounting yourself on a skateboard is also an option I recommend if you have a rope long enough to tie around your waist to be towed by a) wayward children; b) adults; c) other wildlife.

thrifted cheongsam dress thingy with massive slit up one side
thrifted graphic turtleneck
thrifted lucky charm bag
thrifted earrings
magic loupe
thrifted shoes
socks retails

I'm linking this up to Bella's Secondhand First soiree over at The Citizen Rosebud. And I'm linking up with Patti too, Visible Monday is here again.
PS: I'm also linking this up to Mis Papelicos' Share-in-Style: Red.

No matter how busy I am, I always, ALWAYS make a point of going on a morning inspiration walk to one of my favourite downtown cafes to journal, sip hot coffee in a window seat, and catch up on life with the talented young musicians, dancers, and actors who temp as baristas and with friends when our paths cross.

As part of my celebration, I'm giving up proper grammar and spelling at least until Wednesday. It's all such a bore. If yu notiss stuf like this, it's because I'm rebelling. re-belling. re-belle-ing.

Norm Corp.
Norm Corps 

...although you probably won't notice because I won't be writing much, as I need to stay away from The Machine during recovery.

Did you vote for Vix yet for Vintage Personality of 2014? Git over there!! My voice is a faint echo of the many other fantastic bloggers who know her magic and have already put out the call. 

All I can say is: 
Vix is like a fresh spring shower in a world that likes to play in mud, although I know Vix must be a damned fine mud wrestler as well. 


  1. Gnorme khore. I would be the one levitating if I saw you zenning down the street. Your schomsong is heavenly and you platforms are rainbowy. I love this look. Chrome knorr.

  2. Rebell aganst the spellink mashine! You do look Zen, in all the good ways, and you are for sure levitating above all the nawrm kohr. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox

  3. heehee Melanie. Free at last from making a living for at least 3 days!!! And instant zenning gets you. I love that it cannot be captured on film, opps, digital stuff. Meanwhile your before and after ensembling is radiant with zentrifical force. yeah. Krash this No-Urm Kor guy.

  4. Normcore is just a bore, you on the other hand are totally fabulous and I want to steal everything you own, can I mud wrestle you for those effing fabularse shoes? xxxxx

  5. I was fine till I got to the yoof text speak at the end, then I needed the translate button. I'm clearly embarrassingly Normcore/bore when it comes to spelling and punctuation.
    Look at you, all legs and platforms and poses in your layered frocks and Zen floatiness! Now go, recover your equilibrium, and we'll see you soon! xxxx

  6. There is something so incredibly Ziggy Stardust about these looks. Better be careful; Bowie may steal your look ;-)


  7. I can only imagine the Zen outfit - it must have been spectacular! I love your long lean looks. So fun!

  8. The Zen outfit is elusive... Part of it's mystic charm! You slayyyyy me every time!

  9. I may need to practice your 'stance,' now knowing that it can be used in multiple venues. I would love to hire you to stand in my garden!!!

    Then there's your outfits to admire! And I will be fantasizing about your Zen Day. The fantasy could never be better than the reality. Of that I am sure!

  10. Ah, that explains your comments to me. And it also explains the Pink Flamigo, amigo. Seriously, dude, did you know you mistyped that? I bet you did. I am genetically wired to be unable to type in a non-grammatical, non-perfectly-spelled (American spelling) way, but if it will lead me to Zen, then I nead tri mo hardur. Zen shoos plattform fli! Squeeee!

  11. Zen is the path of least resistance. I like your path of least resistance.

  12. Your pre and apres Zen outfits are enough for me, I can only imagine to wonder the true awesomeness of the Zen outfit, mystery is a good thing x x x

  13. oh em gee, Melanie, your writing is so hilarious!!!! I don't comment much anymore, but I still look… A LOT! Love your eclectic vivaciousness! You made me smile today. XOXOXOXOXO !!!

  14. Love this style. I like the rehearsal outfit, but I love the red and black and white outfit. Great necklace too. Very very nice.

  15. love your sassy oriental dresses and striped socks, love your brocades and pendants, love your shoes and love that I can imagine your ZenWear fabulousness!
    besos & imaginaciĆ³n

  16. You are the supermodel of my blogger world. Truly. I love your outfit, your attitude...and your spellingz. Proper gamma rays, I mean grammy, I mean grammar is toastly over rated.

  17. Gorgeous .
    Im a spelling and grammar alien ... im swedish . But dont do swedish grammar that well either . Who has time for that when there is so much other things to do ?

  18. Stance. Yes, must remember that. But I'd never get caught dead near a chicken curry buffet. Not chicken, at any rate. Way over rated.
    Zen. Yes to that also, very cool and centered ... one has to be to stay upright, yes?
    Looking beautiful and enviably long and lean, my little White Cat in a cheongsam! Miss-spelle awaiy, deerist.
    Normcorpse indeed.

  19. You are sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful, and also wearing the perfect colour for this Saturday 24th Share-in-Style:Red
    I will see you ther

  20. Of course Vix is a damn fine mud wrestler! She couldn't not be.
    How did I miss this post and all its awesomeness? Oh well, I finally did get here. I am totally gutted not to see a picture of your zenness but the flamingo possibly makes up for it. I have never seen such flamingoness.

  21. Loving these delightful ensembles particularly the outfit after zen day- super super cool X

  22. Ha! Bloody gorgeous! I'll be practicing the Flamingo all day :D xx

  23. Your wonderful wacky fabulous self is j us t what I needed to take my mind off my back spasming today!!!

  24. I'm throwing a ball in a couple weeks, maybe I could hire you to stand and entertain for the evening? I don't have much money to pay you for your services but there will be cheese... free cheese...

  25. you can stand in my garden any day. love your dress, love your style!

  26. Love your wit AND style! Fab platforms... oh my!
    L A


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...