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Mrs. Peel...
posted by Colleen Shirazi at 9:48 AM (Pacific)



The Pretenders - "Don't Get Me Wrong" (1986)

...we're needed.

This might actually be my favorite Pretenders' song...not because it's the acme of their work--which would likely be 1980's Mystery Achievement--but, just because.

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Continued wardrobe meanderings
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2010-04-03 at 10:45 PM (Pacific)


kimono print scarf

This scarf caught my eye...because it reminded me of a kimono I owned when I was a kid. My father had taken my sister and me on a trip to New York City in 1974. I "remember" the year because we saw The Little Prince at the Radio City Music Hall. I was a bit disappointed, having read the book, but back to the kimono...we went to Chinatown. My sister chose a far more sophisticated design, but my kimono was this same bright blue. The scarf even features a chrysanthemum pattern.

Wound up buying the pink and cream version:


kimono print scarf


I'm sentimental, but not to the point of acquiring something I can't use. Hmm. The image doesn't quite capture the pink scarf's delicate beauty.




This is from Fashion for Nerds, and I'd been meaning to try these techniques. The pink scarf is sufficiently long for technique #1, if you wrap the scarf only once. You get a somewhat different effect: less scarf-piling in front, longer tails--but it works. Love the tutorial btw.


pleated skirt

This image, likewise, is not very good. The charm of this skirt lies within its multitude of tiny pleats, and the untucked-in top obscures this. I have the black version, and they crank out new colors every year...which I like.

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Happy Friday!
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2010-04-02 at 10:43 PM (Pacific)


Hermmm...the week went by quickly, eh?



Thought this was interesting.


strappy black sandals

I tried these shoes...was rather disappointed. Had been going for an Alcoa Building effect:


alcoa building

Dunno, something architectural, line-wise. But the shoes were not really comfortable on my feet. The girder effect was okay; perhaps not as spectacular as I'd hoped. Shoes have to be comfortable. I've decided to return them.

On a cheerier note...


anchor print skirt

I like this skirt. It's an odd piece to own; a touch too long to be fashionable, though I like the high-waisted effect. What sold me was the anchor and rope pattern:


anchor print skirt detail

When did I last see such a design? thirty years ago? Were I not a total 'tard with a sewing machine, this skirt is the fanciful item I'd make myself. Some day I do intend to take up sewing. It makes too much sense not to.

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