day one hundred twenty one

one of my most memorable fashion moments stands out simply because it doesn't actually involve any clothes at all - unless a birthday suit counts as some sort of outfit. a few years ago, The Husband and i were in london, england. there was a store that i really wanted to go to so we went to the neighbourhood where it was located, but it was early and the shops weren't quite open yet. i remember it was rush hour. we were just taking our touristy time just walking down a road while commuters rushed past us on their way to work. one of the people that passed us stood out from the rest. it wasn't just her stature, but rather the fact that she was completely stark naked that made us and everyone else who passed her do a double-take. in retrospect, i was a little surprised i didn't stare harder at the beacon of nakedness that sailed right past me. it's actually such a bizarrely out of place thing to happen that you actually just tend to quickly glance while your brain is only just registering the fact that no, indeed that 300-pound woman that just passed you on a busy london sidewalk was not wearing a speck of clothing. from the look on her face, she did not look a) high on crack b) drunk as a skunk or c) like a lady of the streets d) recently attacked or e) (most surprisingly) slightly uncomfortable with the whole scenario, although chances are, she must have been at least one these things. well, either that, or she was just really, really warm.

season after season, designers past and present try to shock us with their runway fashions. they try to create drama and excitement and turn their creations into showpieces. but nothing could ever be more memorable to me than a naked lady walking nonchalantly down a busy london street during morning rush hour.


today's look while remembering a funny moment:

purple dress over dress (dyed by me): donated by kimberly's deja vu boutique (details below) for this project - thanks! (free)
jeans: donated by coral sproule for this project - thanks! (free)
wood bead necklaces: stitches, about three years old (about $5 for set)
black ruffled platform sandals: if footwear, about a year old (about $110)

grand total:
about $115.08

kimberly's deja vu boutique
sommerville centre, 6835 highway 62 north (1 mile off the 401)
belleville, ontario k8n 4z5