Sunday, August 22, 2010

Safari Faerie

It's Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, in Waco, Texas. The challenge? Look good; Look different; Don't die from heat stroke. It's just the three in combination with the dress code that are difficult, because the not dying of heat stroke part could be easily accomplished nude while still looking good and different from pretty much everyone (with the possible exception of Lady Gaga on holiday). Since I dressed in pretty bright colors yesterday, I didn't want to go too bright today. I chose some more earthy shades, but still richly saturated colors. The silhouette of the oufit as well as the leopard in the scarf and the tribal print on the shirt reminded me of a safari.
Skirt: Josephine Chaus
Shirt: Norton McNaughton
Scarf: Los Angeles Chinatown vendor
Belt: Guess? U.S.A.
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction
Bracelet: Ella Bella
Necklaces: Acquired as Gifts
 I like my makeup bright. As Barry M is so fond of saying, "wake up your makeup." If I'm going to wear makeup, I'm not going to try to make myself look like I'm not.
Face: Covergirl Liquid Foundation,
Clinique Cover-up
Eyes: Barry M Dazzle Dust in Gold
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Lime Green
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Parrot Green
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
Lips: (not shown in the photos, but I put it on later and it was perfect!)
Clinique Lipgloss in Fireberry
Hair: Starfish Barette made by me

Best of Love and Luck!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Parrot Pie

Hi, I'm Lovely. This is what I wore today.
Why, thank you!
Yes, it's lovely to meet you, too!
You look just smashing in that dress, wherever did you get it?
No! You're not serious?
Well, I shall have to ride right over there presently.
Oh! No, thank you--I have my magic carpet.
Yes, well... you can come back for tea later, if you would like?
Oh, I have lots of kinds. I'm a tea person, see.

We could garden some, too, if that sounds fun to you?
Oh, I got it during a brief stay in London during the war. Thank you, though.
Coffee? Oh, no. No thank you.
Skirt: Homemade
Shirt: Target
Belt: Marshalls
Shoes: Target
Bag: Octopus London
Gloves: Recieved as a Gift
Ring: Monsoon Accessorize
Necklace: The National Gallery

What's that? Oh, my eyes?! Oh, yes, I did that this morning.
Oh, no, nothing bad, I was just grilling a pie.
Yes, of course I grilled the pie.
Oh, well, what happened was it was a parrot pie, and I bent over to smell it to see if it was done, and the parrot exploded all over my eyes.
No, it didn't hurt. Not really.
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty parrots grilled in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to fly,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to dye a maiden's eye?
Lips: Barry M kohl pencil in Neon Orange
Revlon Colorstay Clear Gloss
Eyes: Barry M Dazzle Dust in Yellow (inner)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Orange (middle)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Neon Pink (outer)
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in Turquoise (top)
Barry M Liquid Liner in Dark Blue (bottom)
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black (both)
Funworld Sparkle Gel (under eye)

Best of Luck and Love!