Very happy to have gotten my bellabox today, as usual it's full of cool things! Here's what's inside..
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Barely scraping it in before the linky closes this week.. it's just been that kind of week. For the "Military" theme I was absolutely spoiled for choice.. this is a trend I can't resist, whether it's currently popular or not. I also live the kind of life where I regularly attend events where showing up looking like the Generalissimo of an imaginary dystopian army is totally okay.
This dress is years and years old, it's from City Chic - I like the chaos star embroidered on the back and the cute details - it has nice buttons, and shoulder epaulettes, a zip and press studs down the front and can be buttoned right up to your neck if you wish. I find it a versatile piece that can be dressed down or up - you don't have to go all out costumey like I've done here! Of course it was also a good opportunity to wear my Garrison Cap from Lenny's Custom Clothing.
If you're going military you really have to wear boots, so I tromped out my old favourites - I look forward to the colder weather every year so I can wear these again.
My other absolute favourite military inspired thing is my leather jacket - I bought it at sportsgirl (would you beleive?!!) years ago now and I am enthusiastically wearing it to death. It has only gotten more shabby and worn over the years, I love it.
Went pretty classic with the makeup to go with the 40-ish updo - red lips, lashings of mascara, all very simple, but a staple for a good reason!
Be sure to check out the other Aussie Curves participants below!
Be sure to check out the other Aussie Curves participants below!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
For the theme, then, I couldn't just show you one of the usual 40s, 50s or 60s inspired outfits I tromp out in regularly, no, for this I had to dig deep, and bring out one of the treasures at the back of my wardrobe.. it's probably far too old fashioned to be properly called "retro" but I thought you might enjoy seeing it anyway.
I was invited to a debaucherous costume party and the theme was "black and white" (too late for the Aussie Curves black and white week, alas!) but it was a good opportunity to get rather silly!
This black and white striped monstrosity is from Fan Plus Friend, and I've owned it for years. Despite appearances it is very comfortable to wear! They do custom sizing which is well worth the little extra it costs - accustomed to the normal sizing of most merchants in the "elegant gothic lolita" realm I'm well acquainted with looking at pretty things I'm not able to find in my size, so to be able to get this stuff at all is really good.
I feel as though I'm lucky to live the kind of wild life that sees an outfit like this get fairly regular outings - I wear it to steampunk events and costume parties and DJ Gigs.
I took some shots of my wild makeup and headed out for the night, and I had such a rollicking good time I quite forgot to take any photos of my outfit at all! So, just for you, the next day, (quite hungover), I put it on again to take some more shots. That's why I'm not wearing the same wild makeup in the outfit photos!
And wild makeup it was - I was going for a very dishevelled 18th century sort of look, I swept up my hair over a black ringlet wig for massive volume, perched ostrich feathers on my head, and then I painted an eye-mask on over whiteface makeup. The eyes are just black eyeshadow with white liquid eyeliner (Illamasqua Scribe) over the top.
I kept it nice and easy and instead of attempting a symmetrical design I went with some abstract Roccoo swirls instead. By doing a couple of layers of eyeliner it made for quite a three-dimensional effect, and people at the party couldn't work out how I had done it!
I had an awesome time at the party, it really is very fun to dress totally silly sometimes!
Make sure you check out the other Aussie Curves ladies in their far less silly retro outfits.
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