I adore parasols – as anyone who reads this blog, or has visited my house, or seen me out and about, knows! And since damaging my back recently, my corset has been getting a lot of wear. So when my niece – who’s also developed quite an appreciation for parasols as well – stayed over this weekend, I asked her to take a few photos of me combining the two. We picked out which parasols went best with my corset, and off we went into the back yard.
She did a spectacular job!
(You’ll be pleased to know that my back is improving. But corset-wearing is still very helpful when it comes to sitting, working, and driving.)
I may not be steampunky in the slightest. But I do rock the combination, don’t you think?
click-throughs on everything…
I also have a great new hair-colour, as you can see. I’ve kept my much loved (by me) ‘curvaceous red’ but now also have stripes of black running through it. I am quite pleased with it, although overall it’s considerably darker than I realised it was going to be. I miss my reddy-redness – but it’ll be back
You’ve seen this corset before, when Medea and I played in the jungle together.
What goes better with a pink corset, than a pink parasol? It’s not very practical, this one – but it’s so darned frilly and pretty and froufrou! *cough*
This parasol, on the other hand, hasn’t been seen here on the blog before. (Only clicking will allow you to see the full glory of the parasol, and me with a total derp face.) It’s been shown in one of my Express articles, though… I found it in a fantastic vintage shop in Foxton, of all places, during a roadtrip to Wellington last year with Hylas and Kiana. You never know what’s going to turn up, do you?
There are more fantastic photos, and two more parasols, from today – but they’ll be up next week. Patience!