Thursday, February 6, 2014
To me, its not a real Friday, if there is no Frock on Friday post. FOF has become an important ritual for me - a celebration of the end of the working week, a HURRAH for the weekend, a homage to thrifty fashion, a thumbs up to wearing a dress and a nose-snub to the idea of a "casual friday".
My cat appears to be on his way to becoming a minor internet sensation - he just can't keep away from the camera. He is all smoochy in a "I adore you when you scratch under my chin" kind of way, until he spies his beloved Alpha Male holding the camera.....
Does anyone actually believe in the adage that quality accessories make an outfit? Well I don't. I believe in matching or mis-matching my accessories any way I want to or feel like. Here I am wearing a selection of bracelets and rings and earrings and a belt all of which cost less than $3 each with a three dollar dress. Well the price matches.
Last post I showed you a picture or two from the fabulous book "Fifteen". I love the cartoons in this book so much I thought I would share some of them with you:
Don't forget readers, a cold suspicious look can wilt even the breeziest boy...and Friends like doing the same thing ...and at the same time.
The perils of fancy dress parties (who is that in the uniform??), the protocol for a Thank-you letter and the evils of chocolate and slothing on the couch with a cat on your butt are all described in detail.
...fashion, hair, beauty, exercise, social pleasantries....no question is left unanswered, no topic is spared.
Everything from polishing vases to helping old ladies, to examining the shape of ones face and ones nose (and how to get rid of spots).
In my house, until relatively recently, the lady on the left would be considered an evil witch - because she is wearing a "wicked queen hat". Malificent from Sleeping Beauty has a lot to answer for.
Fifteen is hopelessly outdated in many respects (warnings about going outside with wet hair when you have your period) but has gorgeous cartoons and drawings. There is an innocence about it which makes me feel a little sad, because when I have a 15yo she will be several years ahead of where I was at her age in terms of her knowledge and experience, and Fifteen will be over 50 years old.