I’ve talked about Ce’cile before. She is my Top 5 Lady Reggae Songs I’ll Sing Loud, and in my Top 5 Fierce Lady Dancehall Songs, and I listen to her stuff a lot. One lyric from the song Pree Mi was stuck in my head… actually the whole darn song was stuck in my head, but lemme me illustrate by giving you a part of the chorus:“Say you no like me, but you still wanna see me. Thank you, Thank you, your interest flatter me…. “Bad mind but you know you wanna be me. Mi sun shine too bright for you view me; put on your shades man, you blind. Mi doing what me like. Mi doing what me want. Mi living up me life. … Too busy with your bad mind to reach for your star.”
I say I’m giving you a part of the chorus cos I’m not down with all this reggae speak, parts of the chorus are hella hard for me to understand, but I LOVE the general gist of this song and it inspires me to keep concentrating on my business, my life and all the positive vibes I have around me and not spend too much of today focusing on the issues of yesterday.. to badly paraphrase a Cherokee proverb. I’m feeling pretty confident in how PHO sizzle is going and as I’ve said before, I gotta learn to give myself a break and pat myself on the head. In other news, excel (or in our case google spreadsheets) may actually cause homicide, but at least I have my fiance and my sister helping with the data entry and formulas, if it was just me, man, Princess Ly (my pink computer, Volkan’s progeny) would have been smashed to smithereens with my bare fists. Possibly bear fists. BEAR FISTS.
I asked my Mum to take these outfit photos and she quickly retorted ‘that’s an outfit is it?’, ohhh, the wit is strong with that one. But yes, it is indeed and outfit and I wore it to drop off my stock at Design A Space Fitzroy, and whilst hobnobbing around Brunswick Street. I’m wearing the floral vest I wore in Aussie Curves Nature post and, by the way, I still plan to use it to do my Ode to Donna Martin but I need to have blonde hair and a tan before I can go down that path. I also paired it with my maxi skirt I made with some fabric I bought back from Senegal. I’ve wore it before with a HUGE headscarf in this post when I talk about the importance of doing what you want… man, I guess this skirt fills me up with confidence right? Haha, two posts in it when I feel so happy with the way I am heading with my life and so thankful to all the support and kindness I have around me. On a side note, I often also wear this skirt to Rose St Artists Market when PHO sizzle is there, cos it’s big and impressive.
Skirt: Handmade by me! Fabric from Senegal and I used the left over to commission headbands. You can see & purchase them here. Black Top: Custom Made by Red Pearl in Hanoi. Vest: thrifted Beanie: Cotton On Sunnies: Jay Jays Shoes: Custom Made in Hoi An Necklace: borrowed from my sister Hair: Pink Flamingo by Fudge
So that’s it! Thanks to Mumsy for taking these ‘outfit’ photos, and I’ll leave you with some more Ce’cile wisdom.“Be certain you don’t care bout them haters, While dem a cry, you be making the paper. Don’t give a damn, you too busy for dem a care. Work you and work you while dem chat and dem chat and dem chat.”
Just listen to the song already! Ha!
This post is part of Share in Style: Flowers