Oh January, you've been so grey and blah, and left me feeling likewise. I've been inexplicably tired, and all motivation to clean, organize, create, purge, etc. has left the building. I've developed a serious relationship with NetFlix which I will admit, has been oddly fulfilling as it requires little from me aside from time, and since there appears to be nothing else entertaining going on, I am free to make that commitment. I seem to have abandoned colour in my wardrobe as well, and I look around at my fellow bloggers' cheerful outfits and sigh....
Grey and black has become my uniform most days, but if I've abandoned colour for now, I've tried to keep the shapes interesting. I found this strapless, open-front dress/tunic at Cora Couture in Stratford when I was last there to visit my mother. I have a feeling that her living there is now going to start costing me money, as the store carries a lot of funky European designs that I haven't seen anywhere else.
I was inspired by this post by my ever-creative pal Melanie (Queen of the Uni-Suspender) to add this leather shoulder strap to the dress, which I kept after the corset top it originally belonged to was sent off to another home. The metal choker was purchased for the princely sum of $8 at Sunfest, and the multi-beaded bracelet was a gift from the lovely Carmen Bury, whom I met at the Manhattan Vintage Show.
And just so you know I haven't lost my sense of humour, here's a crotch flash (it's dark, but trust me, it's there)!
There was a lovely thing that happened this month - Sheryl Kirby from Still Weird Zine contacted me with some questions, and subsequently included my pithy replies and a bunch of photos of me in a style feature. Kirby also featured yours truly and a number of my blogging friends back in November in a feature about bloggers over 40 who were rocking their own alternative style.
Still Weird Zine focus on music, fashion, art and design aimed towards us over-40's who are leading lives outside the mainstream. A recent guest post detailed the author's discovery of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music on CityTV back in the 80's, and seeing them in concert at the CNE. Bryan Ferry can eat crackers in my bed anytime, I'm just sayin'.