When I was a kid, I was big into Barbie dolls (as well as non-Barbie brand dolls). I had two "regular" Barbies, one shorter one and two really small scale ones. The middle one was my favourite; she was part of a set that was a band, and she had a black afro (she was Afro-American) and flat feet. Her outfit was a turquoise long-sleeved t-shirt, tie-dye pants, and orange go-go boots. I remember my mom buying her for me at K-Mart. I sold all of my Barbies in a garage sale with all of their clothes for $10 in the early 80s.
Why the reminiscing over my Barbies? Because today's outfit reminded me of one of the outfits I had. Mom made a lot of their outfits (I myself crochet a killer dress!), but a very few were store-bought. The one that popped into my head was an orange and purple ensemble of a top and short-shorts with big orange feet on the front.
And today, orange and purple:
Insert extremely awkward pose here:
those boots last Friday, but today they are worn with the top and tongue up. There's a better picture further down, don't worry.
The skirt is a straight cut, as opposed to the wider A-line of my other denim maxi skirt. I think I am pretty much maxed out on denim skirts now, though - this makes 5!
As promised, a better picture.
I was so excited to find this t-shirt:
My Clockwork Orange shirt is the same brand - Threadless makes cool shirts! This one is called "No More Bento!" and is by Mikael Leger. Apparently, this design was released in 2006 and no one liked the orange! Crazy! Orange is the best.
Here's a shot of the awesomeness of the samurai!
Here's a look at my skirt's waistband:
I did silver accessories:
T-shirt (Threadless, thrifted), long-sleeved tee (Press), skirt (Mavi, consignment), boots (Penny Loves Kenny), necklace (consignment), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop).
For the anonymous commenter who asked if I still paint figures, yes, I do! For those of you who think my only artistic outlet is fashion, this is another hobby of mine. My output has slowed down quite a lot over the past few years - I used to paint about a figure every two weeks or even more frequently. I've been working on a large diorama piece for over a year, and it definitely bogged me down. I also have two smaller pieces that are half-painted right now that I should really finish. I'm hoping to get back into it once football season is over. For now, here are some of my painted figures that I've showcased on Ephemera (warning, my Christmas village is the first post - skip it if you're offended by hookers, vampires and battle nuns).