Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Dust Bunny

Greetings, Earthlings! In Monday's post by the totally fabulous Melanie at Bag and a Beret, she asked, "What would you wear for space travel?"  I answered, "Since I slightly over-dressed for work today anyway, I'd go with that - my hair is already tuned into multiple frequencies, plus I've got on comfortable boots." 


scarf: Charming Charlie
dress: Elan, O.com
flower pin: a gift from my mother, from Dillard's, worn here
boots: Fluevog Presence Intuit, worn here and here

This is another option for my participation in Sheila's Dress Week of Horrors! at Ephemera. I think I used up all the colours in yesterday's outfit, though.




Once when I was shopping with my mother, I tried on a rather stupendous blue hat. I put it back with a touch of regret. "It just doesn't go at all in my ordinary life," I said. 


bunny ring: Gabii, TX near border to Progreso



"Well, maybe not," said my mother. "But it would prepare you for your extraordinary life." 




In the comments below yesterday's post, the incredible Tamera Beardsley asks some really interesting questions - I haven't yet got around to creating an About page, but find it completely extraordinary to have an interview with Tamera as a jumping-off point! Though I can make no promises as to timeline / response to lovely comments / ever catching up on the great deluge of tantalizing posts popping up in the past couple of days, I invite you  to fire away if there are any other burning questions - to put the "F" in FAQ, as it were. 




So I had three minutes left until I had to dash back to the house, throw my lunch together, and make it to the office on time, and I was feeling inspired compelled by the wonderful resource of cult superhero Miz Bagg's thoroughly educational Posing 101 tutorial (also via Melanie of Bag and a Beret). It was just long enough to Be A Bird: 


clutch: Charming Charlie, came together with this bag
fly fly fly 

I cannot pose with a clutch other than this, because of this. The accompanying video made me cry - can't say I didn't warn you. May the extraordinary be with you! 

Blue hat photo below the jump. 





extraordinary hat: Antonio Melani, Dillard's



29 comments:

  1. Wow, that blue hat is a beauty! My friend Vix of Vintage Vixon blog repeats a saying of her grandmother's for times when you see something fabulous but wonder where/when you would ever wear it - buy it, and the occasion will present itself. Or even better, don't feel there has to be an occasion at all, just wear it when you want! I have adopted this mantra and now wear all my frocks as though it were perfectly normal to be dressed as though I am going to a 1970s cocktail party while I take the kids to school!
    I love all the shades of grey (NOT saying it!) and the added flower is so pretty. At the first half view of your ring, I wondered what it was, and it's a bunny, how brilliant!
    We can all learn a lot from Miz Bagg's posing tutorials. I'm off to lie in the gutter artfully holding my clutch bag aloft right now...xxxxx

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    1. Wear it when you want is definitely where it's at for me, and also why I'm such a fan of yours! Love Vix's philosophy as well, and I have a feeling that Miz Bagg could be a bottomless pit of inspiration. :)

      P.S. I'm NOT saying it either!!!

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  2. Im loving your pose as a bird, made me smile and giggle somewhat, I have clearly missed out on som fab poses :) Youve totally nailed it!

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  3. That dress is truly extraordinary. Love its poofy-flounciness and the flower at the waist.

    BUNNY RING! So adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Megan! The dress is a favourite, and also really soft! A lot of favourites today.

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  4. Oh! And Paper magazine did a little video about ridiculous model poses - just saw it and thought of you. http://www.papermag.com/2012/09/steven_rojas_asks_nyfw_attende.php

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    1. Oh, awesome! *practises elbows-forward-duckface-hunch* Thanks!

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  5. That is one extraordinary hat! As is everything about your outfit. I'm very taken with the rose positioned at your waist and also with your luscious scarf. You must have been a dancer! Your bird pose is perfection!

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    1. Thank you, Judith! I am drawn pieces which have something transcendent about them - as you exemplify, what we choose to clothe ourselves in can make quite a difference in our days.

      I did take years of tap, ballet, and jazz as a child, but was blessed with significantly more enthusiasm than talent! Even so, many of the surrounding experiences were formative, a love of costume in particular.

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  6. I think that's one of those yoga poses for the advanced types, isn't it? I could never get pass mountain pose myself. Needless to say, your outfit of all greys is very becoming on you and obviously a great choice for the rigors of space travel, what with all the flexibility of movement necessary in zero gravity, etc.

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    1. Thanks - I am in awe of yoginis, such a depth connection to their physical beings.

      I find that grey hides dirt well, and figure it too would be a practical choice for all that stardust. :)

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  7. What a fabulous hat! I love it.

    Your grey tones are lovely. I especially like the ginormous flower at the waist.

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    1. LOVE this monochromatic great. And you are too funny, I would wear boots for space travel - I don't know why, just seems logical for some weird reason!


      XOXO
      -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
      http://psbananas.com

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    2. Thanks Sheila - grey has become such a favourite colour of mine over the past couple of years.

      Daisy - yes! Isn't it funny, I think that space travel = boots in our cultural consciousness and imagination is awesome! Thanks! :)

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  8. Your grey dress is so beautiful, and figure flattering! I love the neckline and the incredible rose at the waist. The scarf would fill a large gap in my limited scarf collection, especially since I seem to return to the black-white-grey-yellow colour scheme regularly. The bunny ring is lovely!

    Now I'm off to check out the Miz Bagg's 'Posing 101'!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am getting better at picking out garments which will work, and the scarf's palette is also a favourite of mine. Enjoy the super-inter-stellar-cosmic wonder of Miz Bagg!

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  9. I love the dress! It looks incredibly like an All Saints dress, only the one i'm thinking of was in white. Your pose is fastastic! Wow. The pictures you linked to were funny, but the video was hilarious! I love how some people were like "Whatevz" and some people were like "OMGWTFBBQ"

    I'm pretty sure for space travel I'd wear one of my many Firefly inspired get ups. I love space-cowboy/pirate related movies/shows.

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    1. Thanks, Megan! Sally McGraw has that very very similar one in white. Yes, the video darn near killed me!

      There is no doubt in my mind that you would be among the most excellently-styled space travellers there ever was!

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  10. My dear, i am not only intrigued with you...but in awe of the wisdom of your mother...so much so....oh how not only do i wish i had one just like...but even more so ...that I could have been one to my three...perhaps it isn't too late!

    Adore the video and the accompanying message. Having lost so many productive years myself in the throes of eating disorders and accompanying dysmorphias...it is a subject that speaks to my heart...not so much to me...but the heartbreak at the thought of those younger...having to travel such a dark and avoidable path.

    Yes, i am even more intrigued to hear your story of how you became such a deep and intuitive soul...with a political spine and an artist's intuition!

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    1. Tamera, I am in awe of her wisdom too, and it's never too late! We are always evolving.

      Sometimes the darkest parts of our journeys most inform our capacity for strength and compassion, though I too wish there could be other, less painful ways.

      Thank you for your heartfelt feedback and how much of yourself you share - love to you.

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  11. Amber, I don't even know what to say, except I'm completely in awe of you!

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  12. I'm I understanding you correctly? Are you saying the black and gray dress outfits are horrors? No way! they both look good to me.
    I'm paying special attention to where you get all your accessories and clothes. They're all so very un-ordinary. You really do look like you're flying in that pose.

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    1. No worries, Sheila - "Dress week of Horrors!" is just the fantastically campy and silly name of the round-up created by another awesome Sheila (of Ephemera), complete with vintage B-movie poster. People are to send her one link or photo of their favourite dress, actually! Check out the link to her blog in my post, and she first explained it on Sunday Sept. 9. I think your amazingly awesome new red dress would rock that round-up, myself!

      I'm really enjoying all of my dresses this week, and thanks for the great compliments!

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  13. Amber, I am so glad you starting blogging, because otherwise you would have deprived me of getting to know you in all your delightful fabulousness! I would love to go accessory shopping with you but we would probably end up in a wrestling match over a belt or a ring! I am "AGOG" at the marvel that is that bunny ring - I have a bit of a "thing" for large, unusual silver rings and that is certainly Squee worthy. I think gray is the perfect colour for space travel.

    Kudos to you for being inspired by Mizz Baggs's posing tutorial and the snort-inducing video. Excellent bird/superhero pose and you have done your former dance teachers proud by finishing the pose right to the tip of your pointed toe.

    As for the hat, well, it is a wonderful hat, and I so loved what your Mom said about how it would be perfect for your extraordinary life. I have a number of hats I've purchased in the last year or so with just that thought in mind. You are so inspiring!

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  14. Aw, Shelley, I would totally hate to get in an accessory-sparked brawl with you. But could see it happening, lol! Thank you so much for this wonderful response, and let me tell you, the inspiration is mutual.

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  15. Well, I am late to this party, but that video was entertaining and I love your clutch pose.

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  16. Love this outfit, I clicked through to see from Sheila's blog and I'm even more pleased to see you wore a grey scarf and clutch too, to complete the grey colour scheme. I really like how you stuck to one colour but still made and interesting and beautiful outfit :)

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Thank you for your comments!
- Amber