Sometimes a piece of clothing is so fabulous, and so blogged about by so many people, that I can’t help but sit and scratch my head as to why it hasn’t sold yet. It’s very reasonably priced considering it’s an YSL (and a lovely, wearable YSL at that – none of those boxy velvet 80s jackets I’ll have you know!) and I didn’t put up the price when he died. It’s a variable size, being a wraparound…..and it’s……well, wearable. Avec jeans, avec pencil skirt, avec skintight satin Ossie trousers, avec votre birthday suit. It’s ruffle-tastic!
You know, there’ll come a point where I decide to keep it because there’ll come a point where I’ll have an occasion to wear it and then I’ll want to keep for posterity.
Also, please oh please let the man I marry be called Vernon Humpage. I think it’s the funniest name ever, and I really hope it was a real person and not a joke shoe manufacturer name! Not only could I spend the rest of my life saying and writing it as ‘Voinon’, like my grandparents did in reference to a friend in their wartime letters, I could then go from Miss Peelpants to Mrs Humpage. Parfait!
I’ve just started twelve (yes, TWELVE! count ‘em!) listings over on eBay. Just thought I’d ought to let you know in case any of you don’t check eBay (and I wouldn’t blame you, but it’s worth having a peep at my gear….of course!). If you need a linkypoos, then here it is! There’ll be another mass list later in the week, a few are previewed in this post, so keep ‘em peeled for that too!
I’ve also had my usual status of control freak extraordinaire wrestled from me by a very helpful soul, a photographer named Andy. Insane man that he is, he decided I needed his help (pshaw! I cried, I’m proud of my photos I’ll have you know!) in the photographic sense and the other day we did our first session.
Well as much as I was very dubious about the whole thing, it certainly was a great help to have someone else to fret about lighting, angles and all that jazz…..while I was able to concentrate on volume. So hopefully the slowcoach Miss Peelpants will be no more, and I can get many, many more items listed for you fine, fine vintage lovers out there.
I might still do the odd sneaky Peelpants photo sesh, but I fear my mannequin is rather loving having her photo taken by a professional. And I’m pretty sure I saw her standing that little bit straighter, and pouting just that little bit more than usual!
Anyway, many thanks to Andy and please do check out his awesomely awesome website at www.andrewchapman.co.uk and admire the amazing work he does [he's far too good for my 'umble business, but hopefully he won't notice!]