11/17/10

Chasing Fashion



Okay, I'll admit it, I lived through Saturday Night Fever and Flashdance! But I never had the BIG hair, thank goodness! I was a slave to fashion. I'll blame my Mother and Grandmother at whose knees, I learned my lessons well. Everything had to match, from my patent leather shoes to pocketbook to gloves and bonus points if my sis, who was 7 years younger than me, and I got matching dresses for Christmas and Easter.

After graduating from University and obtaining my first well paying job, I chased hard. I found designers that I loved, would go to trunk shows at local department stores, meeting them and of course, purchasing the latest must have. I was a bit late for hats, but with a revival in the '80's, acquired quite a collection of beautiful fashion forward hats. The Tuesday Trigger This Week\over at Moxie Fab World reminded me of a beautiful black polished one I still have! The model's clothes certainly take me back to my threads of the '80's.

So my card for the challenge is just a bit tongue in cheek...to pay homage to all the fashion memories I have, most good, but some DREADFUL! My fashion diva does have the big hair in praise of that lovely hat. The leg warmers, so '80's stand in for the runched felted jacket. My gal has the pink belt...though it's slipped down to her hips. But even more important is that fabulous quote from the elegant Sophia Loren: Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a chuckle and thought of a fashion story you can relate. I'd love to hear what came to mind!






17 comments:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun image. It made me laugh. I was never one for fashion myself but my sister sure was. I can remember enduring many shopping trips with her while she tried on everything in every store.

Grace said...

Hi Susan! How fun this is! I identify!!! Loved reading your memories as well! Love your take on the trigger this week!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is hilarious, Susan! This is a terrific card for the Tuesday Trigger :)

~amy~ said...

LOL...love it Susan!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you 'quack' me up....and I am right there with you....I have gone from spikes to Burkies....and lovin it

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I got a giggle out of your card and post today! Loved your story and that image is priceless. LOVE that sentiment, too. (I tried for the BIG HAIR, but mine was always too fine and limp to achieve it. lol)

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Susan...thanks for the chuckle today!!!! I had the big hair but never a slave to fashion....too many years of wearing scrubs and tennis shoes. I always hated the caps we had to wear when we took a patient back to the OR...they didn't make them big enough for my hair...LOL!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh this makes me SMILE!!

Monika Reeck said...

the images really makes me smile and your take on the TT is so great..this is a very great card...good luck with the challenge..I just joining the Tuesday Trigger too my card is number 28, maybe you would like to see my blog ...many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

ChristineZ said...

Susan, this is hilarious - I had a room mate who dressed just like this at UK! My Dad was worried sick about how I would start dressing after he saw her for the first time.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun!! Love your take on the inspiration! Beautiful and fun card!

Julia Aston said...

A very stylish lady today Susan! what a fun, fun card for the Tuesday Trigger! I myself was a hiphugger jeans and poor boy sweater kind of gal - never had the money or knowledge of the 'high fashion'!

Anne said...

Susan this lady is a hoot!! I have to say her figure is closer to mine than any girly stamp I've seen around LOL!! Love her Flashdance style and awesome glasses!! Hee hee, made me smile today!

Cath said...

Hey Susan! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Kristina said...

Your card is just so funny, I love it!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Susasn!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I gotta tell you, I was looking forward to seeing this posted after seeing it IRL - it just killed me !!
Thanks for being a friend (and one who is an excellent cook too !!) - stop by my blog, it is a tribute to you... (I actually stamped very well on it !!)