In the middle of taking these photos in my front yard my sister rocked up with my niece. I walked to the car with the umbrella and started saying in a heavy Irish accent, “Good Morning, Ma’am. Would you like tea and scones now served in the drawing room?” and other such things. It was hilarious…well, to me anyway. My mum told me that I would only be a servant of Victorian times if I wore black and white. I counter argued that I could be at a funeral and she retorted that I’d then be in ALL BLACK. I thought quickly and said, ‘well, erm, not if I was going to my husband’s funeral that I’d secretly poisoned with arsenic and was pretending to be mourning but was actually glad he was dead cos I could then have his fortune and continue rogering the sexy gardener in peace – hence wearing white.” Andddddd that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Neo-Victorian is the theme of Alt Curves for February and I’m starting early cos I know Feb is gonna be a busy month for me. I was pretty pleased with how this look came together and the back-story I created that is well aligned with my femme fatale/black widow fascination (outfit femme fatale inspired post here and a top 5 hottest femme fatale post here) . In terms of what I put together, I had all the clothes already except the hat which I thrifted for $5. I know it isn’t quite Victorian and if I could find a tiny pillbox hat instead, I totally would have gone with it, but, at least with this theme I can shout NEO if anyone wants to criticize the gazillion historical inaccuracies with my outfit. I’m also loving my bustle (totes made with a cushion) and wondering with the current apparent ‘ASS’ trend when the bustle is gonna come back in? Originally it was to accentuate womens’ waists, but surely it can be brought back into mainstream fashion somehow? Hmm?
Mum took these pictures for me and said I had to pose in front of the flame tree while it was in bloom. Aren’t the flowers awesome but as soon as I say ‘flame tree’ I have the song in my head for like 3 days… Anyway, I’ll leave you with the photos, isn’t play dress ups FUN?
This is my favourite photo of me for the storyline I invented – you can see the widow’s guilt as her steely facade seems to crack. The skull earring poking out from under her mourning hat gives a hint of what she’s done.
Don’t forget to check out the other alt curve babes interpretation of this theme, oh, and if you are an alt curve babe! Join us!
Other themes we’ve done so far are:
Leader of the Pack
Riot Grrrl Heroines
Do you think this Victorian black widow will get away with murder?