Post Denim Party picture fest

May 2, 2010

Wow.

Thanks for coming to my end of the Year of Denim Party. You all looked amazing, filling my house to over flowing with denim.

I got up this morning (shattered) to find every surface smeared with either bright blue icing or blue curacao. Everything sticky, and food EVERYWHERE! So much food! Too much food. Cakes all over the place everywhere, denim climbing the walls, bottles strewn around the place (inside and out) and me feeling not right. At all.

But what a night! I had a great time all because of YOU!

Special thanks to Schappylle Scragg for bringing her beautiful self all the way from Smellbourne (her word not mine).

Don’t think I am capable of writing much more today. On to the party picture fest…

Year of Denim cakes, after the party

This is what the cakes looked like today

Once again, I thank you all for your hard work eating and drinking etc last night. And FYI FiGi is a party ANIMAL!!!!

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Day 316: Thursday 11 March

March 11, 2010

Somebody sent me something funny yesterday and now I’m completely addicted.

Yes. Addicted to Club TV circa 1990, which came out of an awesome sounding club called Scandals somewhere in the awesome state of New York.

Although it’s not as awesome sounding as the club I went to in the late 1980s down in Manly called…. Bingies. I have just read a definition of Bingies on Urban Dictionary. It’s appropriate for that nasty back lane dive in Manly, but yucky

The hair, the clothes, the dancing. THE HAIR!!! How 1980s were the early 1990s?!? Shocking, horrifying and awful. But wait. There’s more!


There is no way I can top the Scandals style in my look today. I’m not going to even try. I’m going to wear this ensemble regardless.

Carrying a couple of extra bags... under my eyes

Top: Stripy denim jacket, can’t recall the brand

Bottom: Industrie jeans

Acessory: Another Japanese denim bag. Cute!


Day 209: Tuesday 24 November

November 24, 2009

I don’t mind early rising if the sun is shining. A grey drab overcast early morning ruins my blog picture.

So yes, the weather, like everything else, is all about YoD.

Another exciting occurrence is this amazing moving postcard I recieved all the way from Fatty boomsticks in Tokyo. A Verner Panton postcard that is slightly 3D.  Spectacular!

Are you jealous HRH? I know I would be…

So today I am paying respect to the master of design Mr Panton by dressing in a material synonymous with his era… polyester.

Plastic fantastic polyester denim ensemble + furry poltergeist

Top: It’s new but is styled old, stretch denim Blockout coat

Bottom: Original from the early 1970s is my guess, polyester Levi’s. Aaahhhh. Sweaty

Accessory: New this year denim shoulder bag with fluoro decals Verner Panton would have approved of


DAY FREEKIN’ 100!!!!: Friday 7 August 2009!!!

August 7, 2009
Can you believe it? I have just completed 100 days of wearing denim: a top, a bottom and an accessory. Every day since April 30. What a fool. I have 256 days to go! Arrgghhhh.
Here are your kind suggestions as to how I should mark, celebrate, commemorate 100 days of denim…

1. Have a Double Denim Party … I cannot be arsed organising a party, buying stuff, cleaning and tidying ( before AND after) the house, buying booze, blowing up balloons etc etc. I might feel different at the 200 day mark.

2. Spend the whole day eating TOOBS … This is something I CAN achieve, especially now I have discovered Marrickville train station vending machine stocks Toobs! You must remember Toobs. They are in a denim styled pack and the have the “BBQ Tang”. The other bonus is the way they completely demolish the lining of your mouth!

3. A denim posse descending on a local- in the Ville … Unfortunately the ‘Ville’s pub’s are uniformly skanky. I choose to spend NO time in them. EVER!! For now.

Late entry…   Have a ritual bonfire burning the worst of the denim so far … The suggestor has also suggested that I burn today’s jacket because it’s “disgusting”

 

Anyway. My 100th day has been anything but easy so far. I got up and planned to do a quick repair on some enticing denim, but then the dog vomited. I clean it up, and get out the sewing machine.

She vomits again. FCUK!!! I curse and clean it up. I start to sew. FCUK!!! The machine keeps locking up. The dog vomits yet AGAIN! Triple FCUK!!

I clean it up, and got back to fiddling with the Janome. But wait… it is completely FCUKED!!

Curses!!  I move to Plan B for my 100th day of denim. Off to the bedroom I go to choose another outfit. Oh no. The dog has vomited in the bedroom. I could weep.

Finally I get to take my photo, but it’s not quite as good as I hoped. It does, however, feature something quite special…

Butt plug + stone wash bat wings = special

Red ceramic butt plug + stone wash bat wings = special

Top: Here it is, the most sumptuous piece of stone washing I have seen since 1984, Network brand denim stone washed, bat winged, over sized shoulders, suit style lapelled jacket, courtesy of my Southern Highlands fashion advisor, SL

Bottom: Not my original choice, Industrie dark ‘n skinny denims

Accessory 1: Brand new, and of course I’ve bought them a size too small, denim gym boots. FCUK!

Accessory 2: FCUK denim bag, a kind and generous donation from an old acquaintance, HMc

Word has it that today is Jeans for Genes day. Strange serendipity. I guess I should make a donation somewhere to validate all my denim wearing. And I still have no plans for tonight on marking this momentous occasion. I await more suggestions. Otherwise I might get into some real trouble, especially in THAT jacket…


Day 82: Monday 20 July, 2009

July 20, 2009

It’s a glorious winter’s day, the perfect denim wearing temperature. I’m hitting the surf. I don’t care if it’s so flat it’s a lake at Bondi, the day is just too perfect to sit at home shivering. Don’t know about anyone else, but my house will be colder inside than out today, so why stay home? Also, it’s a good excuse to drop into one of Sydney’s best charity shops which just happens to be on the east side of town.

Attack of the Surf Feminazi

Attack of the Surf Feminazi

Top: Levi’s denim jacket. Can you believe it? I’m wearing a Levi’s twin set today, hold the pearls

Bottom: Pale blue Levi’s flares, only 30cm too long, hence the triple fold turn-up

Accessory 1: Denim beach hat, gotta head the look towards beach fashion somehow

Accessory 2: Dragstar (I love Dragstar) pale blue denim bag. It carries heaps: my towel, undies, wax, mobile…

Here’s a close-up of the groovy bag and my hand crafted with texta Feminazi t-shirt

Slouchy bag matched nicely with hand drawn t-shirt

Slouchy bag matched nicely with hand drawn t-shirt


Day 79: Friday 17 July

July 17, 2009

Gotta be quick. It’s 6.15am and duty calls. Trying to eat porridge, drink coffee and blog at the same time is not an easy task.

Today's outfit channels Starsky & Hutch

Today's outfit channels Starsky & Hutch

Top: I love it so much I am wearing 2 out of 3 days, the totally ace denim bomber jacket with incredible red piping all the way from Braidwood

Bottom: Amazing jeans. coz flares are IT!

Accessory 1: cute as a button Glamour Girl denim cap

Accessory 2: My new denim shoulder bag, if i had time I’d give yo a closer pick, but I don’t so that’s that!

When I have time this book is going to get read…

Denim kimono anyone?

Denim kimono anyone?


Day 61: Monday 29 June 2009

June 29, 2009

Yesterday’s flayed flesh attire seems to have struck a nerve. I’m not sure wether I’ll get the opportunity to wear Penny’s denims again. I’m not sure WHERE I could wear Penny’s denims. What context is appropriate for jeans with a flayed flesh finish?

Anyways, here’s today’s somewhat tamer attire…

Dog and girl check wether it's walkies

Girl wears denim, dog checks if it's walkie time yet

Top: Australia’s own Joseph Saba denim shirt, that’s from the Joseph Saba Shirt Shop before it became SABA

Bottom: Another Aussie brand, Amco jeans, a pity the fly comes undone all the time, but  then some people like that look

Accessory: Made in Melbourne denim cap tops off a total Aussie denim outfit from top to bottom