Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's tantamount to assault

Okay, so I've managed to climb the awkward barbed fence of posting pictures of myself here; the next hurdle is to find a good time and location to actually take the photos. The absence of a style photo here is evidence that I haven't found that perfect time and place yet. The bedroom where I dress is too bright, the dining room has no point high enough for a camera on the self timer .... anyway, while a solution is underway,  I can tell you that I wore a plain oat-coloured shift today with a shot of green: 

The bangles are glass for Pete's sake. I was attracted to them in an op shop for their weight and pleasant clinking, but a suggestion that they might break on my wrist and cause all kinds of bloody damage made me reticent to wear them. I'm happy to report they've not wounded me yet and are the prettiest colour when they catch the light. The silk scarf came in the same haul and spent most of it's time on this syrupy, humid day tied around the handle of my bag. 

I also tried to wear a lipstick Nat brought back for me from her recent trip but I just can't bring myself to smear it on. 

 It's from Paul and Joe. It is a perfect pink-brown shade - I just wish it wasn't looking at me with such trust.


  1. With pictures, start anywhere. You'll improve quickly with practice. Don't obsess over the first few; just begin and trust you'll get better and better.

  2. Countdown to outfit post - wooHOO! Also, that is not lipstick for using. It is way too perfect for that.

  3. I have the same reservations about glass bangles, and I don't think I could use that lipstick either. Looking forward to your outfits!

  4. Thanks Shy, I hope I get the hang of it soon!

    A-Dubs, the countdown has started and I'm looking for the matches to light the fuse.

    Ms Bean, I've started calling the lipstick Kittygloss so now we're on first name terms, it's unlikely I'll ever be able to wear it. The bangles are a bit freaky but it'd be a great story to tell the harassed doctor in the emergency room before they administer the morphine. But perhaps a better story than an actual occurrence.

  5. No, you mustn't use the lipstick, unless you go at it with a lipstick brush from the bottom of the tube. How hilarious!

    You can buy a tripod quite cheaply--$15 or so. It makes taking self-portraits much easier.

    I love your bangles!

  6. I agree... the lipstick is far too cute for actual use. I've never seen anything like it!