I’m afraid it’s green two weeks running, tumblr, and a very similar shade at that. What’s more you’ve seen this frock before.
In case you’re wondering about today’s headline, that’s not me being self-denigrating. It’s what a troll told me I looked like in this outfit over on the xojane outfit-of-the-week thread this morning. He passed similar judgment on quite a few of us, having patently mistaken the thread for a beauty contest, himself for an authority, and the community for giving a flying one about his opinion.
I don’t know why, but whenever someone finds my taste offensive enough to scold, belittle or take the piss out of me for it, my immediate reaction is to feel supremely proud. I suppose it’s an extension of the fashion rules thing, even if the purpose of shaming me for my sartorial choices was, in this instance, to point out that I was sadly out of the running for his sexual favours. (I was gutted as you might imagine, given how my ideal man is ageist, racist, and deeply misogynistic). I’m positively kvelling naches to have offended his eye and his undercrackers. It’s my dearest wish to annoy the living feck out of people like that repeatedly and by any means possible. But after the initial pride wears off I start to feel angry – mainly because the distance afforded by the Internet precludes me from punching the blighter in the face. Ah well, c’est la vie. On with the show and tell.
I seem to have acquired quite a bit of parrot-themed bijouterie over the years.The brooch, which I loooove, was part of an amazing Les Néréides private sale haul I scored a couple of weekends ago. They were knocking everything out for a tenner or, in some cases, less. The parrot brooch was part of a range they brought out about eight or nine years ago when they first opened in London.
Everything was tropical island-themed – birds, palm trees, sea creatures, sailors, exotic blooms, ladies wearing Carmen Miranda headgear and so on – and it all looked authentically 40s to boot. I have never loved any of their ranges as much as I did that one, and the last thing I was expecting to see after all these years was a whole ton of it at 90% off. The bangles and brooches were two for a tenner!
I may have gone a little mad.