Blouse: Dorothy Perkins

Cardigan: Eugenie Cashmere

Skirt: Vintage via Bombshell Vintage

Shoes: Chie Mihara via eBay

I was trying to describe the print on this wonderful nubbly wool skirt to someone, and the best I could come up with was “not quite tweedy, not a tartan really. Vaguely floral. Well, not really. Lots of colours.” When I showed them a picture they said “It looks like the view through a kaleidoscope”, which sums it up pretty neatly for me.

I loved kaleidoscopes as a child, but the ephemeral nature of pattern always made me sad. Especially if I’d fluked on a particularly pretty one. But I suppose that’s the charm of a kaleidoscope, isn’t it?

Today I’m also wearing something familiar… and yet not so. Remember my much-loved, but somewhat tatty-looking heart balloon brooch?

Voila! A shiny new enamel version, generously gifted by Nadja at Smil to replace my felt one. Well… replace is such a nasty, final word. Let’s say “join” instead!

 Don’t Lose Your Heart Brooch: Smil

On a completely different topic, the lovely Ella who interviewed me for her blog “Tenant” has alerted me to a very worthy project that she’s involved with called “Piece By Piece“.

For every image uploaded onto the Piece By Piece mosaic Ford Australia will donate a dollar to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, then another dollar for every Facebook share and like. Up to $100,000. Pretty good.

Cancer’s been a bit too present in my life lately, and I’d like nothing more than to wipe its ugly presence from the face of the earth, so participating in this project was an easy no-brainer. If you can find my little tile in that great big picture you’ll see a previously unpublished picture of me taken by the Sophisticate on our first visit to our future wedding destination.

On this Wednesday (the 29th) I’m planning to make the trek up to the Queen Vic Market for  the Luna1878 festival so that I can contribute again to the project with their special Piece By Piece Photo Booth.

Maybe I’ll see you there.

9 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope

  1. Happy to add my piece as my mother died from cancer when I was just 16.

    By the way, I love that photo of you over on tenant. Ascoppy neckline is extremely flattering for you:)

  2. Thanks for passing on the info about the PxP campaign lovely lady – really appreciate you spreading the word.

    See you and your great-glads at the Luna 1878 night market this Wed! xx

  3. Big fan of that brooch.
    Have uploaded an image and shared on FB re: Piece by Piece – thanks for letting us know about it.

  4. I saw a vintage sale sIgn for bigger girls on a wall near nicholson st and alexandra parade….but was too busy safely driving by to se any deets!!!
    This skirt looks lovely on you!

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