Project Minima:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Featuring My Shoes from NYFW 2015

~ right there, center front ~
yeah, baby.  Now how did I get there?  How else?  I bought those chrome spray-painted booties on ebay, of course.   Cost:  $9 bucks straight from NYC along with the provenance of this photo, etc.

~ close-up with me wearing 'em ~
Here you can see the overall chrome spray with a spritz of aqua here and there.  Just lovely in it's brut naif, isn't it?

~ and my styling complete ~
Wearing a refashioned dress to fit & repair and very old store bought jeans.  You know, keeping it mono-chrome-ish.

Taking it to the streets...

~ a surprise snow fall, brrr ~

But see, see?  I did not make anything I'm wearing!!!  Post Minima here I come.  Although everything did come from ebay...(does that count for something?)  nah.

~ both sides now ~

Ladies,  I'm wearing:
  • $ Store sunglasses
  • scarf from ebay China
  • fabulous wool coat by Zoe of California from ebay
  • chrome ebay boots

~ I must confess... ~
...I did make everything I have on underneath.

~ boot on ice ~

Trotting on over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style to meet up with all the Visibles.  And Cherie's Shoe and Tell for sure.  See everyone there.  Oh, and Catherine's I Will Wear What I Want party.  Why wouldn't I?

Monday, November 16, 2015

What's Going On?

~ Here, There, or Anywhere? ~ 

I can't begin to go There.  

So I'll start Here.  

Meaning right In Here.  With me.  
~ I'm so Post Minima now ~
So let's just come out and say it.  

I mean sometimes I can just glide across the river of deNile like nobody's business.  Back and forth, back and forth.

~ like it's tea time with the beautiful people ~
Yeah, and I fit right in...

~ Really? ~
Nah, I don't think so.  And I don't want to really.  Yes, really.  But this aging thing is a bitch.  And no matter how feminist I (cl)aim to be, I can still go under over it.  

Just when I reconcile/ adjust/ surrender to the fact of one thing, another thing comes along.  And it is endless.  Well, hah, not quite.  It all ends when I do.  And that is sobering.  In a good way.  Like the power of negative thinking.  If you keep doing it to it's logical end, it becomes laughable in its petty ridiculousness.  

~ the Lady Steps Back to Regroup ~

~ And the Lady Takes Charge ~

...of what she can.  Like she's wearing the Petunia Dress made from a Tina Givens pattern,  Constellation Knee Socks from Sox Dreams, and very, very old navy suede boots from who knows where.

~ ah, yes you can see them here ~

More about Post Minima another time.  For now I'm dashing off to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style to meet up with the Visibles!  Then to Cherie's Shoe and Tell.   And Not Dressed As A Lamb's I will wear what I like extravaganza.  So many parties, so little time...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Out Takes x 2

Highlighting a doubleheader of no go photo shoots.  Yep, it's come to this, folks. 

~ whoa, I'm falling and I can't get up ~

But I'm wearing a flannel shirt rehabilitation of my own creation, home-made corduroy pants from Marcy Tilton Vogue pattern #8497, and refashioned suede clogs.

~in the sun drenched library ~

~ it's all very comfy ~

~ and look at that view! ~

Round Two:  Another day, another out take, still at the library...

~  ahh, Hot Harridan Reading! Must tell Melanie ~

~ aiyiyi ~
This time I'm wearing clothes made from the Phoebe pattern by Tina Givens (never to be worn together again) and Trippen shoes from ebay.

~ yes, now there's something pretty ~

Now, what shall I wear to meet up with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style?  It'll have to be a last minute surprise, ya'll.  Cherie's Shoe and Tell is a clear choice.  Come on by.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Monster Mash vs. My Ouiji Sox

~ Here we are, doing our thing, ya'll ~

~ with a little Saturday Night Fever move, uhuh ~

It was all very scary.  Thank goodness for my Ouiji sox.  Although they didn't know what to spell out, given the circumstances.  Still, I felt covered some how...

~ until the dance of the seven three veils, that is ~

~ anyway, there were non-stop photo opps ~
  with thanks to Sara for photo-ing

Ladies.  I'm wearing:

  • a lovely batik cotton dress made from a Marcy Tilton pattern #8876
  • my upcycled black yoga shorts turned into sheer pantaloons
  • the aforementioned ouiji knee sox 
  • my ancient red Doc Martens
  • an old wooden bead bracelet that I found somewhere

 I'll be seeing you with the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style on Monday.  That's one not to miss!