Monday, 8 April 2019

Royal classy fresher knows how to travel

Several looks, several realities.

LOOK 1

I am gaggingly high class, as you know. For a little je ne sais quoi, I casually toss around foreign words like I know what I'm saying. I don't laugh; I nod imperceptibly, careful not to disturb my limbs. In fact, nothing is funny; everything is oh so dull and droll. Eye roll.

I speak softly, like a firefly - flit flit flit - no stranger to multi-syllabic words either, not I. Sometimes I even use a rich raspy "fry" voice (see what it is here). My face is of course a portrait of serenity and super-mega-awesome enlightenment. No wonder poise is my middle name. And elegance, too. Mel Poise Elegance Kobayashi, MPEK, not to be confused with MPEG for transmitting compressed audio and visuals, although sometimes I am compressed as well.


Sigh.

My clothes are draped over pillowy silk hangers in a closet the size of a suburban garage with room for four Ram-tough pickup trucks. My home is Frank Lloyd Wright original-ish and a creek gurgles down the middle of my living room for ambiance and sophisticated meditation. That's classy.

There's a little gong beside me too, which I've trained my dachshund to hit with her nose to chakratize my namastes, and so I don't have to reach for the mallet myself - so crass. I made her a special metal nose cone so it works right. And I sip stringy green drinks, which usually end up in the creek, which is great because it looks like algae.


Above, I gaze into a brilliant future of sophistication and expensive sun chairs.

O took these photos on Granville Island. I'm wearing the grey sweater-dress and maxi boiled wool cardigan jacket from my Talize shopping video. The tights were a gift from Zohara.


LOOK 2

I'm so excited about my new school! I've got my uniform, my pack, and my pencil crayons, freshly sharpened. My DIY monster truck tuxedo shirt shows just the right mix of I'll-kiss-your-ass-if-you-kiss-mine relationship I hope to cultivate with faculty and my peers. I am confident it will be a good first day - I have brought a gift for the teacher. Nothing says "accept me" more than gifts and wads of cash.


Wait, what? What do you mean detention?! Are you out of your mind? Seriously, who wants apples when you can have an appletini?!!

What? Suspension?! Expulsion?!! Hahaha! Excellent. So meet me in the parking lot for some seriously delinquent chocolate brownies. And I didn't want a wing named after me anyway!! Wings are for birds, pantiliners, and planes, pfft.


LOOK 3

Waiting for my magic carpet. It's late. Again.

I may need to go by foot passenger - I always manage to buy the only tickets. Sadly, this mode of transport is getting slower, more expensive, and more uncomfortable by the year. Although boarding is usually easier now with lower platforms, there may be a foul odour when I disembark.


The on-board entertainment sucks, especially when I'm humming, there is usually no food, unless you count cough drops, and they ask annoying security questions like, are you bringing any dangerous goods on board? Well, I do have a wicked side eye. Does that count?

Plus, they always check for extra weight - cheeky!! - and want to know if I have anything to declare. You bet I do, but it's not fit for print!

The robe and scarf are from a good friend. This is their first outing. The earrings were heavy so I wasn't able to do much jumping. I hate when that happens. It's like, jump, ow, jump, ow, jump, ow.


LOOK 4

Full circle. My royal subjects. If I were queen, this would be my portrait.


Look who came to town! It's Sheila of blog Sheila Ephemera! And L, too, but to see them in full splendour, you'll have to go to her big-ass weekend roundup about their annual trip to Vancouver to celebrate their wedding anniversary, their 22nd this time. Woo hoo! Congratulations! I'm always thrilled to be included in their plans.

We put in some time at the Telus building, where we were serenaded with rock tunes played on a Fazioli grand piano. Very cool. Then we had brunch at Medina before I had to head out.

L took both these photos.


These two are always knockouts. People get googly-eyed over them wherever they go. As for me, I'm wearing a velveteeny '70s suit that Suzanne gave me with my fave ruffled blouse and my neon orange men's XXL coat on top. Again, see Sheila's blog for more photos.

That's all for now. There's been lots going on here. I can't wait for my next several posts. You guys are the best!! Thanks so much for dropping by. Appletinis for everyone! And brownies! Send me cash and I'll name a wing after you. Hahaha! I hope you are enjoying your season change.

So when it's time I'll be linking to Patti at Not Dead Yet Style and her Visible Monday and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike. See you there maybe?

Cheers.


26 comments:

  1. oh man, you and Sheila hanging out and looking chill. That's what style is about, right there.

    All the personas are marvelous, and they are all in you! I will def meet you in the parking lot for the brownies. xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. I love living the movies in my head.

      And yeah, Sheila and L do it up right when they come to town, well, any time they go out really, as you know.

      Hahaha, brownies for all!

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  2. Daelightful word play on glorious outfits!

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  3. Omg omg omg you, Sheila, and L!!! I love everything.

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    1. We had a great time over brunch and a little shopping. Those guys are awesome.

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  4. "Chakratize my namastes" and "wings are for...pantyliners"! Hilarious!
    I do love the royal portrait. It has a certain glare. And that outfit!
    Fab as always my dear.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Yes, there is a certain amused disdain in the royal portrait. Ha! But thinking of it after, I couldn't think of one command to give. I had a coffee, I was with friends, and we were on our way to brunch. No commands were necessary.

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  5. Pass the brownies and give me a YEE HAW! You look mah-velous, dahling!

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    1. Hahaha!! You guys are rock stars! Thanks for including me in your celebration again. It's always fun to hang out.

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  6. I love all these outfits, but the descriptions definitely add the "Je ne sais quoi". The delinquent student look is brilliant, as is the perfect pizazz of your Queenly self in the last couple of photos. Sheila looks damn cute too! What are you using on your skin these days? It looks feckin' fantastic!

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    1. I use fuzzy focus on my skin - works a treat! Hahaha.
      Sheila and L, knock-outs once again, but not surprising.
      Yes, that's my look of amused disdain. Wasted. At least the disdain part. I was having a mighty fine day!

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  7. This is brilliant, Melanie, and made me laugh out loud several times. I'm thinking especially of "wings are for pantyliners". Love the royal portrait. A very fitting outfit to meet Sheila and L.! xxx

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    1. Ha, thank you! There were lots of looks but they all worked their magic on the day. I had a blast with Sheila and L, as usual. xo

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  8. Oh look 4 is fantastic! If you are the queen, I'll be your servant!

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    1. Hahaha! Actually, what I really need is a court jester! Are you up for the job?

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  9. You and Sheila together! Brilliant!!!
    You look wonderful in all of the outfits! I like the school girl one best!

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    1. I had a great time with Sheila. She's brilliant.
      The school girl outfit worked because I just kept piling stuff on. It was cool and warm outside, impossible to dress for, so I kept on layering. Thanks for visiting, Kezzie!

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  10. You are always a source of delight. As I consider these versions of you, I realize they're all equally magical. They're very imaginatively conceived and explained. A special HOORAY!! for your royal portrait. It's quite impressive, and your facial expression is convincing. Luv, Kide

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    1. I live the movies that play in my head I guess. It makes getting dressed much more interesting. The portrait, every elementary school needs one in their classrooms. Hahaha!! Thanks so much for visiting. xo

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  11. Mwhaha, I've been laughing like mad since I read about the daschhund with a metal nose cone. I've been thinking on Dr Evil's lair! ;DD
    I'm in love with your second outfit, lots of college-badass attitude and lots of shapes, layers, textures and plaid!. Plaid is always a great idea!.
    And love your travel fabulous outfit (hurrah for magic carpets), the robe and scarf are lovely, and so your earrings, despite they don't allow much jumping (a big problem!, we love jumping!)
    Both of you look absolutely royal in last pics, so glamourous!. Lots of colors and fabulousness! and attitude!
    besos

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    1. Haha - yes, it was picturing Dr. Evil's lair as well. My poor little wiener dog. Boink. The layers were good for the cool/warm day - you never know what to put on. I just got the robe and scarf from my friend the day before, loved them, and felt very Arabian Nights, although I don't really know the story. I had a great time with Sheila too, a great break from my work.

      Haha, we DO love jumping! I'd love if you could visit Vancouver. We'd have a blast.

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  12. Thanks for teaching me another word: imperceptibly.
    Love this post because of your creative writing and your fantasy. Love the first, third and last outfit.
    A bit envious that you got to meet Sheila again.
    Greetje

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    1. Fantasy makes life much more bearable.
      Yeah, with meetups lately you often come to mind, Greetje. Miss you!!! And we thought of you at My Sister's Closet, both when Sheila was in town but during the latest get-together as well. xo

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  13. Oh my darling!!! You are too good for mere words!! The characters you create ... absolutely so well done! Thanks ever so much for being ... and shearing ...YOU! xoxo

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    1. Tamera, thank you so much!! The same to you and your original, creative, beautiful self. xo

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