Just a short one today, I found a new spot in the garden to take my silly shots. It really is tricky taking photos of yourself, especially as the light in Australia is so strong and .. more to the point, my camera and my photography skills are best described as crap. My resizing skills are also crap – I wanted to make these pictures HUGE but the reverse happened. Aggh. (It is now the day after I posted. I discovered the SMALL/MEDIUM/LARGE option when uploading photos for another post so went back and changed this one. No, I can’t believe I didn’t notice it any of the other 70-something times I’ve posted this year either)
Anyway I ventured out into this little patch of wilderness to show you this dress I found at Savers last year, it was $7 and I don’t think anyone else would have bought it as Melbourne is the city of black. So I had to rescue it. It needed a fair bit of patching up as there were lots of little holes, but thanks to the crazy pattern no one can even tell that there’s darning all over it (at least I like to think no one can tell). If you look closely you’ll realise it’s not just random colours, it’s actually patterns like pixellated hearts, which I didn’t notice until I bought it.
So what do you think of my jungle backdrop? It’s full of wild animals, as you can see…
Oh, and happy July 7. In Japan, it’s Tanabata, the star festival, where if it’s a fine evening, star-crossed lovers (the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, from memory) can meet once a year in the heavens. It’s not raining here, so hopefully they’re enjoying their yearly rendezvous up there!
Awww, the kitty is adorable!And your dress is really amazing, quite original!
hey! what an interesting comment you left me regarding Turkey! I do agree the country is incredibly gorgeous and I did notice all the excursions and trips they had from Istanbul to Capaddocia, Antalya, Anatolia, Pamukkale (done!) and much much more! So i'll have alook now at your post on Turkey and meanwhile I love that colorful dress! ;)Catitahttp://catindreamland.blogspot.com/
I wear mini-dresses vicariously through you! This one has a great print and really fits in with the exotic backdrop. I just want to pick Suki up and cuddle her – what a little treasure.
Love the dress, I really like the colors! The new backdrop is great, I love nature-y backgrounds. :)I went to Tokyo Disneyland on Friday and they had a special parade for Tanabata! I had never heard of the star festival before!
Oh I really hope the lovers did get to meet… another thing people do is write wishes on coloured paper and tie them to bamboo… then on the 7th they burn them or float them down rivers.And Clare, same here, I think that's why I hardly ever get anything done… half my time is spent cuddling my cat!!
Such a great post, in so many ways 🙂
hm.. i like the wilderness background.. especially the wild cat beast in the pics. carrie
I love Savers. So many of my great things come from there.
That dress is fucking gorgeous.
OMG. That dress is actually incredible. SO JEALOUS!wolfwhistle.org
You don't really take photos all those great photos of yourself do you?! I can't even take good photos of inanimate objects. I laughed when I read your comment about no-one wanting that dress in 'black' town – guilty as charged!
I love your dress. It's so cute 🙂
There is no way I could ever pull off wearing that dress but it looks fab on you! I really should research other countries myths I just love mythology, I feel like drawing the star crossed lovers story hmmm….
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Your dress is SOOO cute
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