Sunday, 2 March 2014

Never look back, walk tall, act fine



For over a year now, a Yellow Skirt has been roaming the globe. 
 
Flying between Australia and New Zealand, America and Canada, with a stop-over in Italy and a holiday in Cuba, she has travelled widely, and enjoyed many adventures.



And now she's landed in the middle of the UK - with me! 



 
Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere.
 


TYS - on loan
1980s silk blouse - vintage shop
Shoe boots, fishnets and bangles - charity shopped
Hat fascinator - gift from Patsy
Cancer zodiac pendant - gift from Vix
Orange flower - gift from Melanie
Smug look of infinite disdain and superiority - made by me
 



 
The Yellow Skirt brings sunshine with it.
 
 
 
 
She demands confidence.




No point being afraid of bold colour or high visibility.
 



Embrace the freakery...






the saucery...



 
 and the sisterhood.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 I'll stick with you, baby, for a thousand years...



 




Nothing's gonna touch you...




in these golden years.
 
 
 

Linking to Judith's Hat Attack, while awaiting directions for the Travelling Yellow Skirt's next destination.




Thanks, of course, go to Melanie and Sarah, who set the Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show in motion, and to all the other bloggers who have worn her so wonderfully well.
 
These are our golden years; why waste them?

   xxxxx

63 comments:

mondoagogo said...

My gawd woman, the sun really does shine out of your arse.

Vix said...

Feck me, its an utter triumph! You're art, baby!
Love you! xxxxxxxxx

Vix said...

Feck me, its an utter triumph! You're art, baby!
Love you! xxxxxxxxx

Fiona said...

Bloody hell, you must have been on Picmonkey all weekend! Love the homage to the Christine Keeler shot. The TYS looks absolutely fabulous on you but what are you adding to it? There must be some record that it finally reached Sheffield, perhaps an appliqued knife and fork? The fuck-off fascinator is wonderful too.
Even tho I am now singing Golden Years I can't get Val Doonican out of my head...thanks mate. xxx

Asparagus Pea said...

That's such a great story - The gallery of ladies wearing it made me laugh. ( in a good way!)

thorne garnet said...

yes, you do look good in yellow. The skirt shoots sunbeams

Winter Moon said...

Wow!

You wear it well! xx

Fran said...

Oh golly! What a fabulous array of digital artistic-ness for your version of yellow skirt fashion. A real pleasure to view and read. Incidentally, I LOVE your yellow skirt and sweater outfit in your previous post.

Connie said...

Oh how perfectly Curtise~esque. You are now required to wear yellow as much as possible! Beautiful.

kimburli said...

I thought for a while that either freakishly tall or all the other models were midgets! Then I realised you'd hoiked it up to your chest under the blouse :-) But you wear it well (another singer reference!)

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

The Yellow Skirt has done it again! She really does bring out the best of us, it's uncanny really! Who would have thought a bright big yellow skirt could be such a chameleon!

You look fabulous Curtise! I can't stop scrolling back up and reviewing all the amazing editing techniques you've used. A bit genius, I say! I think my favourite is the red/yellow/star background. Now, are you gonna leave us and run off to the circus?

Val S said...

I love that first comment about the sun shining out your ass! LOL!

Your look of infinite disdain is well practiced, but the TYS can stand up to you any day. I love the way you've worn it with all the signatures at the back, and I also love all your graphic-y sorcery and backgrounds. I want to go to that Freak Show!

Miss Magpie said...

Bloody fantastic! What are you going to add to the skirt??

Helga! said...

Hahahh, yes, the sun DOES shine out of your arse!!!
How very splendid to see that yellow skirt in your hands! And on your arse!!! The sun always shines on my PC when you're around, just even brighter today!!! You've styled it beautifully, like a Mistress of Super Sylishness! Such an awesome jacket, incidentally!
YOWZA!
Loving YOU!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Kezzie said...

You are bloomin hilarious!!!! I DID notice the look of smug disdain and laughed lots when I saw you had attributed it! How on earth did you get those photo effects/!?!! Ha!x

Northern mum down South said...

Absolutely fabulous. . .

Ivy Black said...

Hurrah for the Yellow Skirt in all its bright, sunshiny gorgeousness. You wear it so well, m'dear, love it. Wonderful.
Am I next in line for it? I can't remember now?
Loves ya,
xxxxx

Sheila said...

Love how you styled it - you look gorgeous! It took me a minute to see that you'd hoiked it up under your blouse, too!

freckleface said...

More yellow you saucy minx. How lovely. You look a bit Victorian in that blouse and 100% sultry! Xxxxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Wow - so gorgeous !! Love the "vintage look" photos !
xxx

Mrs Bertimus said...

You rock!

Shawna McComber said...

OH OH OH! You are utter fabulousness and that skirt was meant for you! Your pictures are amazing. I hope you will be framing and hanging them. I want a signed copy please. As Vix said, YOU ARE ART.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

What a fun idea! Do you customise it and send it onwards? Fabulous pics! xxxx

Patti said...

The yellow skirt rocks on and you with it! I love the two of you together. And yes, this is the golden year, as next year will be too, no dress rehearsals. xox

Diane said...

Totally and utterly FABULOUS!!!! xxxx (PS Grind Cafe too!)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

You look nice in your yellow skirt. Like the art on it.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Angels have Red Hair said...

Love all the photo editing … you're definitely art.
What fun … if only that skirt could talk … I'm sure it would have a few tales to tell.
xx

silvergirl said...

what a fun post to read
love all of your artistic photos with the yellow skirt
Brett

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Why waste these golden years indeed! The skirt has travelled well, it's wonderful to see the imprints of love from other bloggers. An absolute treasure. I love the way you're wearing it Curtise ... I will be your circus bitch, do your hair and makeup, ruffle your feathers, aaaaaah your carni-gal theme is brilliant!!!! So happy to be back again, I've missed you :) xoxoxoxoxoxoox

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Badass pics!!!! So jelly of you and the amazing yellow skirt!!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

LOOK AT YOU!!! That yellow skirt is magical!! I love all the different kinds of pictures, especially the ones that look sort of sepia but the skirt is yellow. You artist, you. I'm amazed that you were able to hike up the skirt and still have that tiny waist, too. I love the jacket and boots, and your headpiece is perfect.

Thank you for sharing your iteration of the YS, sharing the joy with us. XXXXOOOO!!

Kylie said...

More sunshine from you Curtise!
(and your friends) Lovely! xxx

The Style Crone said...

You and the yellow skirt have dazzled me with delight. What great photos! The YS brings sunshine, but so do you, with you creativity, your wit and your ability to wear a stunning fascinator with panache. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

Olga Rani said...

It's been so interesting to watch different women wear this yellow skirt, each in her own style, each representing it in her own way. You look dazzling in it and in that wonderful headpiece. Love all the photos.

Melanie said...

Curtise, never has a "smug look of infinite disdain and superiority" looked so joyful. Thank you so much for this! I needed an injection of your particular brand of wit-fluckery today. I'm happy that FYS finally made it to you... Your High Art made the wait worthwhile. Hugs and kisses from moi.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Curtise,

Cecil Beaton could not have done better justice to the Yellow Skirt than you!

How it becomes you! And, teamed with the silk blouse, it transports into a different, more elegant age when tea was sipped from China cups in elegant drawing rooms and conversation was an art form. But, as is your own, highly individual way, darling Curtise, the addition of the fishnets, the boots and the fascinatior brings the entire look bang up to date.

As newcomers here, we have no idea how the Yellow Skirt has appeared previously, but this has certainly brightened up a dull Monday in Blogland for us. You wear it so well!

Trudie said...

I friggin' love yellow and love that. I love your fabulousness and I love this post, it's like an advertisement. It's glorious as are you. X

Caroline said...

Glamourously aloof is the phrase my husband would say!

Natalia Lialina said...

You AMAZE me!! You did everything here so artistically, so free, with a panache and triumph! I love everything about your post. You look absolutely gorgeous here - and yet there is so much humor! I wish I could wear flowers and feathers the way you do! You are a beautiful, generous and very creative - every bit of this post is amazing! The comments are funny. You are wonderful! With love, Natalia

Sandra said...

I keep scrolling! I love it so much! you are brilliant sunshine and utterly fabulous, no more words, other than perfect!! x x x

bonsaimum said...

Yes it really is Yellow! Only you can make it look good. Btw, I'd kill for those boot/shoes.

Goody said...

Fantastic (in both senses of the word)!

Mrs. D said...

oooh, it has finally arrived! You rock it so well!!!
xx

Krista Gassib said...

You are not a mellow yellow in that, you look ready to whip up some sun and dish it out to the good ones:). Me please I want some. I love your tribute to the traveling! Where will it land next?
Xxxxxxxooo

Kelly Jackson said...

So wonderful to see the yellow skirt wending its way to you, and I love your take on it, Curtise. Just stellar! Xo

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Perfect images to wake up to! Thank you, Curtise. Lest you ever wonder if you make a difference, you do! We're iced in here for the day, so I was SO happy for the Yellow Skirt Sunshine, radiated by you ... the center of our Vintage Universe. We orbit humbly!
Enough hyperbole? Okay ... love the boots and jacket as well (especially the boots!) but the fascinator is fascinating!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Golden Years, indeed! That's quite a powerful glow coming from your nether regions. I'm so glad you decided to do the post, and you've really gone to town with the photo editing. I very much like the idea of having the skirt as the colour focus in a Black and white shot. Your look of smug distain is just the perfect accessory.

Ariane Lasalle said...

Perfect Curtise! we are such a bunch of creative Ladies!

Arianexo

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I love that first comment about the sun really shining out of your arse! LOL

That hat/fascinator really takes the whole look back to the days of bar maids during the gold rush. I think you would have fit right in. Also I love how you pulled the skirt up so it is a dress. Clever! Those barmaids are so much smarter than we give them credit for ; )

That blouse from the 1980's can double as a jacket from Downton Abbey.

bisous
Suzanne

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh stop it now! What a brilliant idea to send TYS round the world and oh what a fabulous look of utter disdain! You ARE going to add a little something to it aren't you? Vicky x

señora Allnut said...

wouuuu, so Fabulous looking at you wearing that Wonderful Yellow Skirt with your usual sassiness!, love that headpiece and fishnets!, you look so gorgeous and love so much that bold brilliant yellow piece travelling around the world!!
besos

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love the stunning photos. That skirt is so you.

Sue said...

Marvelous!!! Awesome post!! I love that traveling skirt and all her stories.

Brooke F said...

How can one skirt make me feel so happy? There is just pure joy somehow entwined in the fibers. Or it could be the pizazz with which it is worn by each gorgeous lady . Or maybe it is just what it stands for. Just love it! I am a teeny bit jealous that it has traveled so much more than me though. XXX

No fear of fashion said...

Yeah.. Great post! You worked magic with the skirt and with the photos. Ever so good.
Greetje

Pennyblossoms said...

freakin' brilliant!
Z xx

Lesley Extance said...

Curtise a wonderful post!!!, and you look stunning in the yellow skirt, and the pictures are divine you are so clever!.
Thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, it really helps me with my confidence on the blogging front,best wishes xxx.

Janey G said...

oooo fabulous x

Tamera Wolfe said...

You brought some Lady Clementine flair to the TYS!!! I love it!!
I love the glorious sunbeams emanating from your bum!!

Melanie said...

The skirt looks fab with that jacket :)

pao said...

I don't know what to say, other than you look PERFECT in the TYS!!! Unbelievable how all our sisters can make her their own. Every pose you strike, augmented with your very special effects and Bowie's lyrics are truly of divine inspiration. Bravo! Bravo!

Megan said...

Awesome sauce!

No fear of fashion said...

I thought I should pay you a visit. Love the post. Had to laugh over the first comment (The sun really shines out of your ....) hahaha.
I remember I saw you once before on Melanie's Vogoff. You drew my attention then. Really lovely imagination you lot have (I have none .. sigh.)
Greetje