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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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November 07, 2005

brown*paper*parcels ~ childhood dreams

from brown paper parcels on May 9th *2005:

as a teenager I was really 'out there' with my fashion! My nan encouraged me to make some of my own clothes and I sure had fun. I remember two tops that I made * the first one being a black and white striped pinny type creation ~ it was kind of like a big oval of fabric for the front with a huge frill right around the edge and it was tied on the back with ties ~ one around my neck and about 3 down the back. That was all that was holding it on ! I would wear this with a pair of flares and a pair of cork wedges about 8" tall. In these I would run up or down the railway steps at Central station in Sydney. Its a wonder I didn't break my neck! The other fashion item that I can recall was the most divine halter top ~ made from an old piece of vintage chintz that I found in my nan's linen cupboard *and that is a story in itself* the halter top had the most gorgeous shaped bodice with a huge diamante brooch in the centre and a black button on the back neck ~ so elegant ~ I would wear this with a maxi skirt * hair up and big dangly earrings~ tres chic ! And yes ~ I did want to be a fashion designer !!

6 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

I use to want to be a fashion designer too, pity I don't know how to sew clothes though lol that would've helped...

5:51 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Fabulous! But what's stopping you now?! If you want to do something, do it!

5:56 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Oh what fun! Both items sound like something I would want to wear today. I'm no fashionista mind you, I get around in some fairly bright get ups with no mind for what's in vogue. I think clothes are there to have fun with and it sounds like you did!

8:06 am  
Blogger dolly said...

can just imagine you in the heels -we'll have to go out together in Sydney in big old heels for a laugh!
dollx

8:39 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

I love it! I used to get my Mom to make me some pretty "far out" stuff....good memories.
I have a question that is probably answered somewhere in archives.......just who is your Nan? Is that another name for your Mom? Sorry I do not know this term. (I am also named Nancy so I think it is sweet....)

11:57 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

You were high fashion....I think I was surely the Anne of Green Gables type. Plain clothes and nose stuck in a book. (how-be-it..really good books = ))

5:53 am  

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