Monday, 27 February 2017

Back in Black at Native Point



After dabbling in the world of colour I felt it was time to return to my blacks and what better place
to show them but this little picnic spot , named Native Point, by the Tamar River.


A quiet spot for contemplation , at least on a Monday , wearing my recycled leather skirt , Trippen shoes and an Issey Miyake Pleats Please jacket. The joy of all black , a combination of shapes and
textures becomes so much more apparent .


I do love a garment that is as good going as coming and the double rows of fringe on this Issey Miyake Pleats Please jacket fits the bill to perfection. I had always admired from afar, these garments
definately not seen in my neck of the words , so when I spied this one in a recycled clothing store in Paris I knew it had to be mine and as they say the rest is history.


Blowing in the wind, after playing with shorter , darker hair I am growing my hair a little longer and
have returned to colouring my own hair . My experiment with naturally going grey was a non event due to a lack of grey so I will continue this path until Mother Nature is ready to take over.


Joining Patti for Visible Monday
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Summer Florals in Pinks and Greys


Summer florals in pink and greys became the order of the day , after I found this frilled grey blouse
hidden in the depths of my closet. It is silk by Ted Baker and was bought many moons ago and became the perfect companion for grey and pink floral cotton oriental inspired coat and black Moyuru pants. I also added a black studded belt, a grey hat bought from a milliner last year in Paris
and putty coloured Sergio Rossi wedges.


Today's photos were taken by my sister in her lovely garden. I had intended to use a tripod and the self timer on my camera for today's shoot but after a series of near disasters involving a tripod with
a wonky leg and my problems with the self timer , I admitted defeat. Time to invest in a remote that's for sure, if I plan on doing more on my own.
I enjoy photography , it has been a hobby of mine for many years , dating back to working for Kodak
in the 1970's and early 1980's. Usually my subjects are flowers, buildings and scenery and I delight in unusual objects and details. The digital side of photography has been very much a learning curve with
so much to still discover .


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and 
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday 
and
Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Vintage Beret and a Matisse-Inspired Top


Some days call for an artistic touch and as my skills with the paint brush are extremely limited , I
wore this Matisse-Inspired top instead. I have owned this mesh cardigan for several Summers and
so enjoy its painterly vibe and its bright mix of colours. It is made in Australia by Nicola Waite.


I would love to say that I continued my Parisian painterly vibe with this vintage beret but quite frankly I hadn't thought of that until a friend commented on my Instagram post, thank you Elizabeth.
I found this vintage beret at a pop up vintage store last year and fell for its shape and clever ribbon
details.I had been on the look out for just the right jacket in either green or gold and 1940's or 1950's
style but so far no luck , maybe my parameters are too specific, may have to rethink this one.
I know nothing about this little beret except a name on the inside band , Hendersons , I am guessing
it is possibly late 1940's.


A closer look at the back detail of the beret and my bangles, the green ones bought for a song in Paris
last year and the mustard yellow is bakelite bought at an antique store in Latrobe a while ago.



Now if I was a really clever blogger this is where I would show an image of a Matisse painting but as that eludes me I will show these early wooden windmills that are part of Woolmers Estate ,one of our very early historic estates. The windmills and the water tower , picture below, harnessed water from
the Macquarie River for the estate.




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Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday
and Style Crone for Hat Attack
Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb #iwillwearwhatilike
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