Saturday, 19 December 2009

My Place and Yours: The "Me" Wardrobe





Hello All! I am proud to announce that I have been chosen as Theme Queen for this week's game of My Place and Yours courtesy of the lovely Pip at Meet Me at Mike's. I have decided to take the theme a wee bit sideways this week, I hope that nobody minds! ;)

It's really easy to change your wardrobe every season, every week really, with all those cheap little shops everywhere. I should know -- I work in the fashion industry: some of my colleagues never wear the same thing twice and wouldn't be caught dead in anything from last season. I think that's a shame, not least because clothes take alot of work to make. They deserve a bit of love, especially as they do so much for us: keep us warm, looking pretty (even sexy!), show the world who we are and even what we think.

What's your favourite item of clothing, the one that you feel special in, the most "you" in, keep going back to, can be spotted in by friends from miles away, wear over and over and hope will never fall apart and die? Perhaps you've even had to darn it already? (There's to keeping an old craft alive!) It might be a scarf that you made, a pair of gorgeous red high heels, a vintage printed dress or even a pair of old pink flannelette pyjamas. Or it can be more than one!

How you show your item is up to you. If you feel too shy to play model, photograph it in a happy setting or maybe you could even draw it! That way if it dies you'll have a lovely souvenir...


Above: my chosen item is a heavy cotton embroidered Moroccan dress which I bought in the exotic locale of Malvern Road in inner Melbourne. (There used to be a lovely second hand shop there but it exists no longer.) This dress was a huge floor length djellabah. I shortened and fitted it and wear it day and evening in winter with my boots. No thought required, and I always feel special in it!
By the way, my apologies for being so tardy with this post. I had an unusually late night, enjoying The Black Eyed Susans and friends at The Thornbury Theatre. I am mentioning it partly to get out of trouble but also because I'll bet that at least one of my fellow My Place and Yours players was there...

15 comments:

jaboopee said...

this is a very hard meme for meme....to quote my dear friend steven patrick morrissey " i wear black on the outside cos black is how i feel on the inside ' .....so if i were to share my wardrobe ,everyone would die of boredome..... so i'm playing along with this by living vicariously through my lovely daughter
ps i would wear your embroidered dress, its really beautiful and its mainly black....

Vic said...

Oh that IS beautiful, no wonder you feel special when you wear it!

I was nae at the show (I wish!) but I was just now packing up some CDs & came across one of theirs I didn't even know I had...!

Lovely theme, your highness. :)

marian said...

very reminiscent of the 7Os..LOVE it!!

Redness said...

Well worth the wait, love your theme, thanks heaps ;)

Sandra Eterovic said...

Dear Jaboopee, I love your Morrissey quote, and I hope to see a post by you or your daughter! I'm glad that you like my dress. I actually NEVER wear black normally, kind of ironic eh?

Dear Vic, I'm so pleased that you like it -- I think that there's a common (embroidery) thread to our dress sense!

Thank you Marian and Redness (My Loyal Subject) I am very pleased that you like it. :)

I look forward to everyone's posts. Merry Christmas!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love the detail on your dress, really lovely!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you Little Ted!

thomasenaalicea said...

hello~nice to meet u..............................

The Back Shed said...

Lovely dress and thank you for this weeks theme!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you Back Shed and thanks for your great/funny post!

Sleekit said...

Hi Sandra,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely comment on my blog,come by again soon

Ps Love your work
Sleekit

74 Lime Lane said...

that's a great dress ~ i can just picture it on someone!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you Sleekit and 74 Lime Lane for your lovely comments!! Merry Christmas.

AnastasiaC said...

great theme!! beautiful detail in that dress!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thanks Anastasia! I LOOOOVE your drawings, they are absolutely gorgeous!!!