When packing to go anywhere, grab some sort of sequins, textured fabric and sneakers. Preferably Converse sneakers. Oh and your fringe H&M earrings that go with everything. I pack like a crazy person, never really having a whole look, but things seem to always work out. To be honest I think I just like the rush of planning an outfit on the spot. That or I just will never get used to pre-planning outfits when I don’t know how I’m going to feel. Yes it’s that serious. Why would I dress opposite of how I feel if my ensemble can exude my exact mood that day? Exactly there’s no reason at all.
Any who. I was a mixture of Cher(If you don’t know who she is I can’t help) in the early 70’s and a remix of a little Haitian girl having her first communion. I looked at the dress and thought “hmmm all this white and all this glitter?! and then the typical Vana response of “Why not?!”. Once I give myself the “why not?!”…it’s a green light.
The pretty little streets were filled with Cleaners, early bird tourist and Musicians. Some giving me the “hmm” stare others complimenting while others threw up a friendly wave. I wished they did ask where the hell I was going that dressed up so damn early in the morning…They probably would have been wheeled into Coffee Talk. They didn’t ask , so I smiled with a grin damn near skipping to meet the unknown attendees.
This year I promised myself I’d be more of a kid. Having an over the top optimistic attitude, trying more things and worrying less. The regular me but a higher dose cause life’s too short.
Speaking of life’s too short…Rest in Paradise Prince. The blog title came to mind because of the textures of this dress and purse. Then I thought about “Prince”(has a song titled Diamonds & Pearls) and how much of an impression he had and will continue to have on the world both as a musical genius and a fashion Icon. Happy to have witnessed such a legend.
Never wanting to end off on a sad note- Happy Hump day(hate that term but it’s common) and have a productive one Sugars!
Vintage dress: thrifted
Converse leather woven sneakers
MAC Matte Royale lipstick(You’re welcome!)
Photography: Clint Blane