Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Clothing....Make it Yours!

I've always had a passion for fashion. My Aunty Pearl told the story that when I was just a little girl I always wore a red was "My Thing". Unfortunately my foster mother...bless her heart...really tried to dress me according to what all the little white girls were wearing in the early "60's.Part of the fashion statement of the era was everyone had to have Shirley Temple hair...short and curly. Horrors...I have a very round face and it looked terrible. I looked like a curly pumpkin head on a stick. She had my Aunty Maria cut off my long hair and I threw a tantrum like nobodies much so that my poor aunty swore she would never...ever cut my hair again.....and she never did!
 All my clothing was ordered from the Sears or Eatons catalogue. I loved pouring over every page of young girls clothing. My mother would then order the outfit. I would wait weeks for it to arrive and part of the ritual was that I would try on the outfit and then I had to walk over to my Aunty Albines' house to get her opinion. If she liked me in it then it was a go but if she made a funny face then I knew that it just did not look right and back it went:(
A few years later I decided that I would decide what I wanted to wear.....much to the dismay of my Mother. I taught myself to sew on her treadle sewing machine. I made weird halter tops and added bits to my jeans. I even taught myself how to embroider and added flowers to my clothing as well. Ahhhhh......freedom of expression...there is nothing like it. To this day I will buy something and then change it to suit myself.
 I really like this Kat Wise.....she is my color guru and such an inspiration to make art that you can live in. I hope that you also can be inspired to add more color into your life because color makes us all happy:) It's as simple as that.
Hare Krsna,
Kokum Lal.

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