I picked up this fuschia linen tunic from the 70% off rack at From Mars last year - it was the age-old case of "too good a deal to leave behind" but I couldn't figure out how to style it. It was too short to wear as a dress, and kind of boxy. Pink and green has always been one of my favourite colour combinations so I thought the green obi belt I purchased on Etsy and a long skirt might be the solution. Not bad, I think.skirt -retail
leather obi belt - SmpliAnwi on Etsy
sandals - Riker, retail
sunglasses - courtesy of Sunglasswarehouse.com
A friend gave me this pink and white bit of 70's polyester goodness, which kind of reminded me of tops that my mother used to wear. I decided to banish any mother-related associations by pairing it with funky pants, Docs and head scarf, and a cheeky attitude.
blouse - gift
pants - Material Girl (retail, on sale)
shoes - Doc Martens
scarf - purchased from The Style Crone
Pink conjures up images of childhood, princesses and Barbies. I loved my Barbie doll that I had in the 60's, who had a red bubble hair cut. I guess I didn't love her so much as I loved her clothes, and I was able to live out my own wardrobe fantasies through her. I kept her, even though her fingernails had been chewed off and her makeup faded, and about a dozen years ago, I had an opportunity to be immortalized with her when a friend photographed us for an exhibit of photos of Londoners with their favourite toys.
Above is a print of the photo of Barbie and me that appeared in the exhibit. We are both in fancy dresses, and this remains one of my favourite photos of me - I'm wearing a gorgeous vintage dress that I no longer fit into, and my face looks relaxed and happy, which is not its usual state. Photo by Ron Tucker
And speaking of dolls.....
A few from the collection: clockwise from top left - plastic chinese doll; "I Love Lucy" Barbie Doll wearing the outfit from the famous Vitameatavegamin commercial; Japanese cloth dancer doll; plastic nun doll with eyes that open and close
Do you still have any of the dolls from your childhood, or ones you've acquired as an adult?