It's been a while since the rail has had a shifty shifty. Mainly down to my own laziness and not wanting to put away things like a heavy teal lace dress or a cagey slip dress. However, I just had to do some rail shifty action purely because of the new influxes my wardrobe has had, two of which I've been playing around. I've been thinking about how the blog itself has had a bit of a shifty shifty, having had to answer about a gazillion email interviews, some of which I'm happier to do than others (thanks Ana for the interview on um… Interview Magazine's Blog), all leading to a bout of past-reflection.
I've never been about the finished product. I sometimes feel like I need to put 'Work in Progress' watermarks on my pictures, especially these ones. Lately I feel like I've been caught up in trying to represent the 'best' of myself on the blog when in the past, I've been quite happy to put up 60% pictures, nay, even 40% because the whole point was that I liked the documentation process and the experiment at hand. Well, so I'm attempting to get some of that back with some wardrobe newbies; a David David S/S 09 jumpsuit and a Giles dress that was another sample sale find… these are the little niggles that spring to mind when I'm first faced with said pieces… the directions I go in and then somewhere down the line might make a sharp U-turn back to some place else. A bit of mindmapping might help clear things up a bit. It's the voices in my head being typed on this very screen…. scary…
Oooh me likes the Childish Scribbles – Needs to be clashed seeing as I don't have anything um… scribbly to match it – Onesie shape – Makes me think of 5 year olds falling on their arses in onesies and trainers – Better wear with the new Dunks – Florals on shoes – Ah, those ol' leggings – Where is that random hairband that came with a top that had a very David David-esque print on it?
Hmmm, how to take the glare off the scribbles for a bit – My fallback friend of a colour, NAVY! – Bruno Pieters jacket might tone down the scribbles – Might as well ramp up handiwork thang with the embroidered cut-out leggings – Really need to get more navy shoes other than these old Topshop things.
Lilac and pink = colours that make me want to puke a little aka the Luella S/S 09 palette – Haven't worn this headband much. – Like the mug-covering veil – Ah, that gradiated tight experiment – They can come back out as the shade is an exact match to the frayed detailing on the dress – Again, where are a pair of pink/purple shoes when you need them – Nobody is ever going want to see these damn Miu Miu's again.
Nothing like a good Burberry flasher mac to dampen the spirits of a flighty voluminous heavy satin dress – Skinnies under dresses – My uniform of choice in 2005 – Except these are Orphan trews with a dropped crotch effect – Ho ho ho, all hidden under the trench and the dress.