Winter continues in my part of the world so time to don what would certainly have to be my favourite all time recycle find, this velvet Kenzo jacket that I found at Shag in Melbourne a couple of years ago.The luxurious velvet floral puts me in mind of old world paintings.
The jacket was paired with wide leg black pants, long black leather gloves , black patent leather shoes from Robert Clergerie (that I have loved and worn for many a Winter ) and a chartreuse green hat made by Australian milliner Tanith Rowan.
I was reflecting recently on my reasons for writing a blog and posting pictures of myself , both here and on Instagram. Some may say it is a form of narcissism but that most certainly isn’t the way I see it, either for me or fellow bloggers. Playing in my closet and composing outfits is a creative process and something I have always enjoyed . Sharing these outfits both here and on Instagram with other like minded souls really is such a joy. The sense of community and exchange of ideas and support is really what I enjoy the most.
The wattle is starting to bloom around here , adding much needed colour to brighten the last few weeks of Winter. Every time I see the wattle in bloom I am reminded of an old boss of mine taking photos to send home to Germany of the brilliant colour only to find he had used black and white film. I was working for Kodak at the time and he was a photographer.
Look what I found in the garden, the first of the early daffodils. Does this mean Spring is around the corner.
The Galanthus (snowdrops) are just peeking through in another corner of the garden. These little things are the very reason I garden .
Last weekend John and I drove to Campbell Town to attend the M.G. Car Club of Tasmania 60th. Anniversary. It was a rather cold and wet day so the top on the 1953 TD was up, a rather rare occurrence . It was a great day seeing past and present members and many tales , car related were told.
The car and I are were both made in the same year- both of us vintage or maybe just classic.
It was freezing so this recycled Italian plush coat (known as the teddy coat) was a must. I paired it with a Helen Kaminski hat , black pants , furry cream vest, suede boots and a muff I found at a vintage store a few years ago.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Linkup, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb , Nancy for Fancy Friday.