Sunday, 25 March 2018

Salamanca Place in Velvet and Leather

Last week we took a short break and spent a couple of days in Hobart , our states capital city. This gave us the opportunity to catch up with our eldest son, Zac , and a spot of retail therapy , mainly window shopping although I did find a useful guide on Portugal for our trip later in the year and the chance to see a French film as part of the French Film Festival.

Salamanca Place is always one of my favourite spots to visit , with its cafes and craft shops and on Saturdays the home of a bustling market. Salamanca Place itself consists of rows of sandstone buildings, that were originally warehouses for the port of Hobart.

My outfit for the day consists of my black leather skirt ( a recycled purchase last year) , a ruffled vintage velvet jacket with the most interesting sleeves (that doesn't really show in the photos), a spotted top from Marlene Birger, black studded leather gloves, vintage bag, Ted Baker hat and Preen sunnies. The day was rather chilly giving me a good excuse to layer.

I had to laugh at this bronze by husband and wife artists Gillie and Marc titled "Happy Birthday Mr President"- doesn't it look familiar to bloggers. Gillie and Marc are Sydney based artists who collabrate to create art applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal.

I rather liked this quote from Marilyn Munro on a plaque on the art work.
" Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring".

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb Nancy for Friday Fashion Link Up.


Monday, 12 March 2018

Metallic Hues

Searching for a change I decided to follow a long held desire to become a red head. If not now when was my rationale and I am rather pleased with the result.
I would be quite happy to embrace turning to silver but my genetic gene pool had other ideas, my late mother was only slightly grey at age 78.

I often read articles both in print and online criticizing women over a certain age for continuing to colour their hair.  Always a personal decision in my opinion , do whatever makes you feel your best.

Continuing the metallic theme I donned this new to me bronze leather short sleeve jacket, a recent purchase from my local recycle clothing store. I visited on a half price sale day so the jacket was quite a bargain . I will admit two skirts and a fancy rain coat also came home that day, they were half price , too good to leave behind.

The jacket is from the late 1980's and has the most amazing puffy sleeves. I do enjoy much of the 80s fashion.

My ever faithful Moyuru skirt  worked perfectly with the jacket . I added these bronze Robert Clergerie wedges , an embellished tee , short lace fingerless gloves ,  Karen Walker sunnies and a blingy belt, another recycle purchase.

Today was a public holiday here , so we took advantage and visited our towns legal area for today's photos. The doors above are the entrance to The Supreme Court where I served Jury Duty a few years ago.

This row of Victorian Terrace Houses is home to several law practices and many state government legal services.

Taking my Metallic Hues to join Patti at Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Catherine for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Double Spots to Welcome Autumn

Autumn has arrived here and I do not mind one bit as it is always my favourite time of year bringing clear, sunny days and of course all those glorious warm tones as the trees turn.

Welcoming Autumn in double spots - my black and white Moyuru pants purchased earlier this Summer and an orange and white shirt - a 1980's Christian Lacroix vintage find bought for a song a few years ago. It is the finest cotton with wonderful full sleeves and finished with gold buttons.
Unfortunately I am unable to button the shirt but no matter ( I live in hope).

A headwrap using a bright blue , white, black and orange cotton scarf was the order of the day. I was pleased with the result( although it was far from perfect)  , more practice needed.
Accessories included a black and white fabric necklace, Preen cats eye sunnies and earrings.

Yesterday was a glorious day so we decided to drive along the Tamar River , which offers some great spots for photos. The bridge in the background is the Batman Bridge, named after John Batman , an early Tasmanian settler who helped establish the city of Melbourne.
The sports car in the first shot is a 1990 Mazda MX5 , John's retirement present to himself.

Taking my double spots to join Patti at Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.