It's the Dead Relatives Society bash. Jon & I and the rest of us orphans are off to Spoons shortly for a festive all-dayer. I know what you're thinking - they do this most Mondays, it's hardly festive - but this time we've got the added attraction of the Wetherspoons' Xmas menu (I'm having mushroom risotto). It's a bit of practice really, we'll be regrouping a week today for dinner in the curry house.
My dress was a birthday present from G&T. It's Crimplene and perfect for protecting me from today's wintry chill. Note the footwear - yes, the snow & ice have finally melted!
The Welsh Wool cape has been hanging around the stockroom for a while so I decided it needed a bit of Vixification and added a fake fur collar salvaged from a vintage 1960s coat well past its best as well as a metallic black frog fastener bought from the market. The choker is actually some vintage braid, I've sewn press studs to and embellished with a buckle from a tatty 1960s bikini.
Remember me telling you about the tacky Virgin Mary in Friday's post? Well here she is. She's just shy of two feet tall, made of glitter-encrusted plastic and adorned with a real palm leaf. She was £5 - of course I had to have her. I'm surprised you even asked!
Plastic Mary and Pom-poms. I could say that they're my Xmas decorations but they'll probably stay up all year. Considering that we're a pair of rampant atheists we've got quite the collection of religious statuettes and pictures scattered around the house, we just can't help ourselves.
|WEARING: Vintage Crimplene maxi with Vixified Welsh Wool cape and handmade choker, 1970s suede platforms & felted wool hat (both charity shopped)|
See you soon!
PS Thanks for the beautiful card, Jo from Canberra in Australia. Big love back to you and yours. xxx