Sunday, July 21, 2013
New bloomers from Delightfully Deviant!!
Apologies for the self-conscious posing ... in fact, I'd like to ask any readers out there - how do you pose without feeling like an idiot? Do you take a zillion shots and hope one comes out, or do you practise practise practise? I really need tips! I'm thinking especially of Meagan and Franny, who always manage to look comfortable and natural in their pics ;)
Although many people think that I put a lot of effort into my appearance (well, I do spend a lot of time on my HAIR!), I'm actually pretty lazy with clothing - on weekends I only wear bloomers ... bloomers with band t-shirts, mostly, and then add a jacket (like this favourite Tripp one I'm wearing here), which tends to spruce up an outfit effortlessly ;)
Something else I've been thinking about is saving up for bespoke shoes. I hate buying shoes ... my feet are small and wide, and I have to go to those 'special' (and expensive) shops to get shoes that fit me. Most fashion shoes are too narrow - TUKs are fine, but they don't come in half sizes, so are usually a bit big. When I look at my shoe collection, I really only wear a few pairs in rotation anyway.
By accident, I came across Eugenia Neave, a bespoke shoe maker in Glenelg (not far from where I live). After looking at her shoes on Instagram, it got me thinking about how in the past people only had one or two pairs of good, expensive shoes that they had repaired quite a bit and kept for years. So I'm making it my mission to save up for my first pair and see how they go. When I contacted her, she gave me an estimate price, and suggested I start getting together a 'look book' of what I want so we can design a pair together. Perfect! I'll keep you posted ... but for the moment I'm thinking cute lolita-style mary janes with a slightly pointed toe. I'd love to eventually have one pair of mary janes and a pair of pixie boots ;)