Saturday, June 28, 2014
Flip Your Wig
Sorry, I was slipping into Joan Rivers character. This photo is pretty much out of the box without any washing, cutting or styling, so I'm not ready to make any decisions. I do like the salt and pepper blend of the wig with the darker hair beneath. For a $25.00 wig, I'm not too disappointed. I think I can make it work, but I perhaps I will cut fringe into it. Is it more Andy Warhol than Joan Rivers? I can't decide.
http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/ for directing me to the site Maxwigs.com. The site is well organised, the prices are excellent, and the variety is mind boggling. My wigs arrived 6 days after placing my order, and were nicely packaged. Honestly, I'll probably go to a wig shop for my daily wear wigs, but this was a great way to figure out what sort of styles I might like (or not) and with a bit of styling I expect them to look less costume-like. On the other hand, given the way I dress, who would notice? I really am fortunate to have made so many wonderful friends through the blogging community who are willing to share their tips, and advice.
Thank You, Jessica!
Lady Capers 1970's printed polyester jacket-Thrift World .98 cents
Blue gauze top-K Mart
Western Belt-Can't remember-old
70's Turquoise and silver clamper bracelet-Mum's
Plastic blue bracelet-Gordman's
Rings-some new, some old
I went to pay for the bottle of Emeraude, and the woman at the register looks at the bottle, then at me and mumbles, "Another woman bought a bottle of this recently. She was...quite old."
Yeah, well some perfumes you have to grow into, I guess. I remember my sister buying me a beautiful bottle of it for Christmas in the early 70's and thinking it was on the strong side (it was the era of Heaven Scent, and Jontue) but now it seems like a really deep, lovely scent. There's a reformulated version of Evening in Paris available now, and I'm curious to see if it smells the same. That was the first perfume a boy bought for me (I was 8) and I kept the little pen-shaped flask for years. I still can't picture him going to the drugstore, standing at the cosmetics counter, and purchasing it, but his sister swore he did it by himself, and she was about to become a nun so I'm sure she didn't lie :). It must have been one of the last bottles, because Evening in Paris disappeared from stores shortly thereafter. The other fragrance I liked was Jungle Gardenia, which is also available again via the Internet. I wore that until it disappeared in the early 80's. The one scent I never dared to wear was Tweed, as it was my grandmother's perfume. It was discontinued in the states some time ago, but again (thanks to the Internet) is available again. I'd like to buy a bottle just to remember my grandmother, but I really don't know if I'm quite ready to wear it-perhaps I have a few years before I age into that one.
If you're interested in the oddball perfumes, take a look at Vermont Country Store
That place is like a supply house for old ladies! Obviously, I feel right at home there. If you're needing a long-line bra, or granny panties they can get you outfitted as well (obviously, they are not compensating me in any way). Just whatever you do, don't buy the Blue Waltz perfume-no one is old enough for that.
Have you re-visited any perfumes from your youth recently?