Hi Everyone, I hope you have had a good week and a frocking good Friday. I want to show you what I wore out to a dinner last week, as a kind of compensation for nothing to show for FoF today.
I played around with the photo a bit on PicMonkey as it was taken in my very yellow kitchen under the horrid halogen lights - I think the colour is a pretty good representation:
Mentioning imagination leads into my next topic: art. Specifically street art. Dear H is totally against graffiti and tagging and considers it vandalism. He was very patient with me last Sunday as I stood out in the pouring rain over the raging Leith river taking the photos below:
On a grey, cold, wet Dunedin day these images adorning the concrete flood protection barriers along the Leith were a welcome splash of colour and vitality.
We were on our way to visit the newly renovated Otago Settlers Museum which showcases the history of the region and its called Toitu which means treasure in Maori. I loved the modern sculptures of horses pulling a wagon (so much cooler than the traditional "pretend horse"), and there was a lovely costume and clothing display. There was a top hat, jacket and crinoline to try on (possibly not all together) from the Victorian times and a great selection of home appliances from the 1940s through the 1970s. Below is a selection of my favourite things:
Treasures from Toitu
It was the best place to be on a wet Sunday afternoon. One of my favourite displays in an amazing retro caravan and the art deco entrance hall:
|Me outside the vintage caravan in thrifted boots, jacket, skirt|
retail hat and scarf
Vintage Mount Cook Airline bag, Toffs $2
Bottom right: interior of the caravan *sigh*
Top right: art deco motifs in the foyer
So there you go, a bit of art, a bit of history about Otago and a bit about me, and a red dress :-)