Sunday, 26 October 2008

Putting my fashions on the field

In times of desperation we do silly, out of character things. Last week I was broke and unemployed. The GBP had run out and I was struggling to find how my skills and experience were going to fit in here in Australia. In despair I asked a young relative what she thought I was good at, she pondered........... I began to worry. Finally she replied “you're good at dressing up”. That's super I thought (with a slight eye roll), but how can I make money out of coordinating my mushroom patent waist belt with my up to the minute jewel coloured tartan skirt? Enter a “dressing up competition with a hefty cash prize” apparently. So I did, but I didn't win. Who would have thought?

30 people have commented:

Wana. said...

sowie about the credit crunch and job losss.... buh, yah, ur fabulous at dressing up! you look really amazing...like ur headed for a shoot!
ps; wld u be good at trading liks?? cos i sure wanta linkup. ..let me know..

Liv said...

Gorgeous outfit! Pity you didn't win =/ next time my dear :) x

Make Do Style said...

I still love yoru mum's brilliant head piece - go into product with them - put them on etsy, I'm buying!

Winnie said...

Aw, well if it helps, I think you looks super stylish here, love that blouse and head piece!

Love Simone said...

this outfit is perfection! you should keep entering these contests, you have the flair for it! I am absolutely in love with your hairband/hat.

PorcelainBlonde said...

Divine pictures and outfit...very dreamy :)
I especially love the gloves and headpiece!

Miss Marbles said...

I love this ensemble. It reminds me of Vivien Leigh. :)

Sal said...

Sigh. Well, did entering the contest make you feel any better about the sitch? Sometimes getting dolled up can lift a dark mood ...

fashion herald said...

I'm with make do, I'd buy one. And you were robbed!

♥ Thyen said...

the headpiece is divine. looks like the photos came straight out of an editorial. you would definitely be an asset to the fashion/photography/magazine industry

sueper said...

Wow you look stunning - you won for me - a shame that I don't have a price to give!

Minna said...

Hello! What a lovely place you have here. Thank you so much for commenting my blog! That's amazing that you met someone who worked at Christie's! I really like your spring carnival hat. Are you from Melbourne? :) :)

Minna said...

Hello! What a lovely place you have here! Thank you so much for commenting my blog. I can't believe you met someone who worked at Christie's! That's so cool :) I love your spring racing carnival hat. Are you from Melbourne? :) :(

the tea drinking english rose said...

wow. please can i have your outfit.

truly wonderful photographs.
beautiful actually

Ms Unreliable said...

I definitely agree with the sentiments of other comments - a future in styling and/or editorial photography definitely seems viable. Your photos remind me of the kind of gorgeous shoots in Frankie...

StickyKitten said...

i love your outfit...beautiful colors...

AlicePleasance said...

As above, I'd buy one of those hairpieces for sure, you should definitely consider an Etsy store!!

Kady said...

I love it - I am very impressed Francis! Absolutely gorgeous, love the hues.

Imelda Matt said...

FG, is that a QLD tan Imelda spots or is it simply NARS blush?

susie_bubble said...

You could definitely make some sort of a living from dressing up...chin up...something will find you eventually!

Theresa said...

aww!! dont worry things will get better, also your head piece, did you make that, how did you do that, its so beautiful.

Street Savy said...

You should definitely look into doing styling for photo shoots and what not, ModelMayhem.com is a great place to start a styling portfolio. You have such a great sense of fashion, so I'm sure you would be an amazing stylist for other people as well! And I love your outfit in these photos :]

Sarah Von said...

Hey! Dressing up and looking cute are nothing to sneeze at! Hope things look up soon. :)

oddgirldiaries said...

wow,you look so cute! i love all things in this outfit esp the headdress!

Too Many Shoes said...

My dear, you look devine and by quite rights should have won that competition hands down!

Everyone is correct - you obviously have a natural talent for styling and maybe you can earn some extra cash by setting up an Esty store.

Try to keep your chin up. What was your line of work in the UK? Perhaps some of your lovely readers might have some Brisbane contacts you could try?

Miss_Corrine said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hardships, lovely - you'd definitely win first place in my eyes!

Scheharazade said...

This cutsaw is wonderful !!^^

bisous

Dennise said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Bucca said...

beautiful headpiece!

deep_in_vogue said...

Gasp!! You look absolutely breathtaking!