Monday, 4 February 2013

If it's Monday it must be 1978

When I saw this wondrous lemony poly pantsuit I instantly thought Charlie's Angels, pantylines, deodorant commercials, department store perfume, and racquet sports. Hence...


Interior. Daytime. On the club phone in the lobby: "Burt, oh, Burt (Reynolds), I'm finished playing. Course I trounced him. Gawd, I'd sell my third unborn child for a drink; meet me on the deck for daiquiris before we hit the beach, okay, sweetie? Then let's go for a spin down the coast with the top down. (LOL) YOUR top you naughty boy... Mwah." This was a very fun mini shoot - having been my first step away from work, journaling or foraging for food since my last Visible Monday shoot. And I have

GORGEOUS, SMART, FUNNY SARAH
at Misfits Vintage to thank for it!!

She sent me a package stuffed with love and goodness last week and I hugged it in its marvellousness.
Check out this fantastic drawing she sent me on the card! I LOVE IT!


I just had to put this pantsuit on and prance about in it. I haven't worn it out yet, but I shall when I have more free time to enjoy its spendour.

That's not me. It's my evil bitch catalogue self. I get that way when I wear makeup - can you see it? It was only proper for this homage to the lemony yellow pantsuit. Plus, the pineapple light. One never plays squash without mood lighting, darling.

Details of the outfit:
  • lemony yellow rescue pantsuit, from Sarah
  • platform Steve Madden sandals, thrifted, $11 hee hee
  • striped socks, retail
  • earrings, vintage, purchased new
  • pineapple light, retail, Tokyu Hands, Tokyo
Obviously I am joining Patti's Visible Monday bunch at Not Dead Yet Style. Wish I could hang out for longer but I'll have more energy and time in a couple of months...

Sarah also included a skirt and top that made me speechless. I can't post it yet because I must do some tweaking before I can squeeze into the skirt. I'll just say, you have never seen sleeves like it before in your life. Hugs, Sarah. Wish I were there to loll about with you on the whore!


And this last photo conveys a bit of my real courtside self. Kick you to the curb? You betcha.  Especially in my orange platform court shoes. Bwa-ha-ha. Hugs, everyone. You are my joy.


66 comments:

Sheila said...

Holy crap, you look so...grown up! with make-up on! You look absolutely stunning in this yellow pantsuit, Melanie! Stunning! I love the $11 thrifted shoes - score!

Helga! said...

HOLY FROCKIN' SHIZZERBOX!!!!!!!!!
Jaysus,you're giving me the HORN!!!!
I loved Charlie's Angels!!! You are so encapsulating my entire 70's love for those Angelic tarts!!! (I cut several dolls hair in an effort to emulate Farrah, but I think Kelly was my fave......)
I lived on a farm in 1978, in rural NSW, and would run out into the paddocks after watching this and/or Bionic Woman and prance about pretending to be one of, any of them!!!
You really look HAWT! Sarah has chosen beautifully, and YOU, you fabularse prancing bird, have made it totally INCROYABLE!!! (that's like, French, y'know!)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

grunge-queen said...

The theme song to Charlie's Angels is running through my head ... You look super sexy Melanie, and I love the pop of yellow - perfect for spring-time frolicking! And the shoes are just perfect. I love you with makeup on and your catalogue look rocks. :) xo

Penny-Rose said...

WOW yellow is amazing on you! You look fabulous. Looking forward to seeing the other items from Sarah. The card is just so cute.

Vintage Jane said...

You look soooo good in this and with the make-up. Like a 70s Vogue shoot. M xx

Rosalind said...

Oh me-oh-my, that second image in particular screams 70's glamour: every inch, every tiny detail, just fabulous. You are lean and mean in your banana hues and ready for high kicks, trouncing and flouncing.

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Wow, what a fabulous outfit Melanie!

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful in that yellow suit, my dear Melanie.
I love your new hair style, and the pineaple lamp.
You are such an artist.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Style Sud-Est said...

Oh My! Oh My! What a pantsuit! It reminds me of the Montreal 1976 Olympic uniform!
It looks so great on you!
Sarah sent you that? How lucky are you girl!
The backdrop is perfect, love all the props!
Pineapple Lamp is just too much!

Ariane xxxx

Louise Mc said...

Aw wow, this is such a cool outfit, you look amazing, it could have been made for you.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh you are FABULARSE, Melanie! 1978 also makes me think of baby oil (apparently you'll need to rub it into your elbows - I have no idea why!), green apple shampoo and shoe inserts. Oh, the GLAMOUR!

Your shoes are amazing - your poses are exquisite - your hair and makeup are PERFECTION - and the pineapple lamp is awful. Send it to me and I'll throw it out for you. SO glad it fits you so magnificently and can't WAAAIT to see you in the other item.

Rockstar!!! Sarah xxx

GeeGee said...

Yellow fits perfectly with you! Beautiful pictures! Adore your make up! Brava!

Rosemary the Shopper said...

DY NAM ICK!!! You and yellow is best friends. Oh, yes you are! You in make-up is too cool fer words. But must tell you, Burt is mine. I have had him locked up in my closet for years. I never let him out!

What a great backdrop. And the pineapple light. I can honestly say I've never seen one of those before. (And I've been around!)

Much love from England,
Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

señora Allnut said...

love all your yellow fabulousness, that suit is awesome!, and that pineapple light is perfectly matching with your pretty shoes!!, love it!, you're a 70's gorgeous queen!
besos & amarillo

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Holy fecking feckity fecker darl!!!! I have not seen a pants suit in yonks and I have never seen one in that glorious shade of yellow EVER!! Sarah is the Queen of Yellow and such a generous wench! I can see you too lolling about on The Whore, you wearing your new suit post-squash, where of course one cannot work up too much of a sweat, Sarah in her leopard-print frock and the pair of you screeching like a couple of galahs (very loud Aussie birds). Oh and sipping cocktails out of pineapples of course;) xoxoxoxo

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

BIONIC WOMAN!!!

Damar Rivillo said...

Melanieeee... what a cute outfit... that yellow look great on you... love that pinneapple lamp... big big hug

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I love that your outfit includes a lamp as an integral accessory, just one reason you are my favourite. Your incredibly accurate reading and styling of that amazing pantsuit knocks me right over - what an amazing storyline, you've got the car and the perfume and everything exactly right!

Vix said...

Fecking awesome! Possibly your finest hour! If you didn't look so amazing in that yellow trouser suit I'd demand you sent it to me instead. Those shoes rock! xxx

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

You look like a model. The suit is stunning on you.

The show stopper was the pineapple mood lighting...so random, so delightful.

bisous
Suzanne
http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

Patti said...

Oh man, I am all Charlie perfume-y now, or maybe "we've come a long way, baby". Completely awesome fashion shoot here, and you are an Academy actress with your makeup on! Thanks for sharing it all at Visible Monday, you are the best.

thorne garnet said...

Yikkies, bright yellow. Not an easy color to wear, but you knocked it out of the park. Love the pineapple light.

edie pop said...

You are splendiferous!!!That yellow suit should be the eight wonder finally came to light!I'm not surprised at all by your catalogue model skills, the suit works like the magic red shoes, once you are wearing it you can't stop looking fabulous!!
Love xxxxx

Emalina said...

Another beautiful smile in the first shot, and looking uber 70s chic in both - amazing canary yellow suit, and the shoes are the perfect finishing touch!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

WOW! Your smile is as sunny as that beautiful pant suit. Wonderful whimsical photo shots. Great for a grayish winter day.

menopauselsupermodel said...

Boom-chicka-wow-wow--I can hear that 70's music in the background!!
LOVE the pantsuit--yep you could definitely be one of charlie's angels in that!!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Hot dang, you tell a good story Melanie. Between your pics, your script, and all your fan comments, I feel myself slipping back towards high school. Somehow, I'm not sure I would recognize you on the street; you are a chameleon. Unless, of course, you're wearing this...or the yellow skirt.

Thanks for the bright light this rainy morning.

sabine said...

Although I loved the angels and particularly Farah, 1978 was an unfashionable time in my life. I wore only jeans and tunic dresses. Maybe that's why I love today the colorful side of these years. And I love your yellow suit, can imagine how you bring sunshine in cold Canadian winter. You look fantastic, preferably with glasses and gloves.

Lisa said...

I LOVE your bitch catalogue self! Outstanding in yellow. Great hair and make up. Give your inner stylist a double air kiss for me.

Marla Robinson said...

That color is fabulous on you. You look gorgeous.

Anne M Bray said...

Yowza, yowza, yowza!
You look like a (healthy, non-drugged) Edie Sedgwick in the 1st photo!

Lovin (Spoonful) your look!

It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day with you prancing around on the courts looking like that! LOVE and match set!

pastcaring said...

Whatever you're selling in that evil bitch catalogue - I'll have ten! Especially if those lighty-up pineapples are on offer...
Wow, Melanie, you look absolutely amazing in that trouser suit, Sarah is a bloody genius! The yellowness, the fit, the mile long legs, the tie belt, the make up, you ARE an Angel! A Bionic Charlie-wearing Angel. I love love love it!
Poor Burt... He never stood a chance.
Cannot WAIT to see the skirt and top from Sarah, if the Lemon Suit of Angelic Glory is just for starters.... xxxxxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You are gorgeous-- I love the first pic where you are laughing and your hair is tousled-- so pretty!!! That pic that Sarah drew is quite insane! Can't wait to see you model the other skirt/top she sent!
Becky :)

Miss Maple said...

Hey! You're looking so pretty in the first photo. And yellow, I love yellow!

pao said...

When it first came up on the computer, I thought I had the wrong blog! Ms. Melanie gone back to the future in a blaze of hot time in the summertime, yeah baby. Made me think I had too much to dream last night, but I kept on keeping on. Only to see Ms. Melanie strike a pose, vogue. Ah, but the bitch is back alright, betta than evah.

Lydia said...

Wow, you look fabulous in yellow.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

This is one of my most favourite ever outfit posts, you lady... are absolutely stunning, go pester model agencies. You always look wonderful but this is just fantastic, utterly gorgeous. The yellowness is a much needed burst of sunshine in my life... the suit is just the best thing ever. Can't wait to see what else Sarah sent you! xxxx

Megan Mae said...

Wowywowwow! Stunning, incredible, amazing! I love everything about this look, the yellow, the platforms, the setting! I hope you had some major fun in this look.

karensomethingorother said...

Oh my freaking god, there is a smorgasbord of things to salivate over here in this post and comment on. First of all, your bitchy catalogue persona is GORGEOUS. I don't know--the colour, the fit of the clothes, the BURT REYNOLDS SCENARIO, the amazing pineapple light, squash, panty lines et al., has made me very happy. Wish I could go shopping with you ladies.

Tami Von Zalez said...

You look mahvalous dahling! At first I thought, look what she did with the Traveling Skirt (doh!) Has that shown up yet after HVT?

thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Forest City Fashionista said...

You are absolutely oozing with bitchy glamour in that gloriously sunny pantsuit. Sarah obviously knew that you could rock that bit of 70's marvelousness to the max. Great photo shoot, nice to see you back; I've missed your supremely awesome self.

WendyB said...

I love that you thought "pantylines"!

Val Sparkle said...

Wow, I am speechless! That is the pantsuit that time forgot. It fits you like a Australian lemon meringue glove, and you could have stepped right out of Vogue! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the next outfit.

Lyosha said...

perfect! you look awesome in this suit and hell if it doesn't sewed for you... too perfect!
great choice!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

norafinds said...

I bloody love that suit! Far out it's amazingggg - it fits you perfectly! I could've sworn it must've been made for you! Sigh sigh I am super jealous! Sarah is a great friend indeed!

Nora
NoraFinds

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I can't wait to see the reaction on the street when you venture out this summer. Jump in the Miata and roll, baby!! So let's see...artist, actress, model, and set designer!!!! Never mind writer, singer, photographer...and the beat goes on. LOVE YOU.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I worked with a woman who had this pantsuit in orange, yep, bright orange! She was short and did not look as good as you do with your long legs making it look super fab! It reminds me of Twiggy in the 60's and is lemony delicious.

kaffesoester said...

These are the most beautiful photos of you so far! The hair and makeup, and the glorious yellow pant suit are all coming together so perfectly. It's hard to take my eyes off of the photos - but one has to read the story too - you write such great stories! I'll have to come back and read it again a few times!

The Style Crone said...

Movie star is what you are! Yellow has never looked so good, but then it's not usually accompanied by a fabulous pineapple light. A vision from the 70's, which were a sweet spot in time in my book. You just made them sweeter.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Sold! I'll take one of those awesome pantsuits that looks so good on the catalog model, even though that particular shade of yellow makes me look I have malaria. But if it gets me a drink with Tom Selleck, it's totes worth possibly getting malaria.

Connie said...

Hi Melanie, Boy! . . . Yellow is your color, you look absolutely beautiful in this outfit . . . like a million bucks:)

Thanks for the sweet visit and for casting your vote, this is going to be fun. I'll keep track and let you all know which Queen is truly worthy of the crown and honor.
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

nibrujasniprincesas.blogspot.com.es/ said...

Un conjunto con mucho sol, el amarillo tiene la energía de la vitamina, el no pensaba que podía quedarte tan bien y ahora ya lo sabe y es más feliz, besos,ana.

One Womans Style Evolution said...

Oh My Gosh, I absolutely love this yellow pants suit.

Ann Wood said...

Great look, beautiful hair!

Tamera Beardsley said...

You my dear can look ravishing in Everything!!! How you can set a stage and story... with both words and pictures... replete with humor And Beauty! Well done! You never fail to be an inspirational muse to me my dear Melanie!

Anne said...

Now that's how to style a shot! but kidding aside, you look quite fabulous in that pantsuit.

Secret Squirrel said...

Fantastic, Melanie! Man alive, you are setting the bar high. Your styling takes my breath away..

Mrs. D said...

Amazing post. Your blog always brings a smile to my face. You are such a riot!!!!

PS: I haven't forgotten about your package, life has just been a little bit mad and my health not the best. One day you'll get it, that is a promise.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Is it the smell of strongly scented hair spray and perfume musk I recognise? Either way I think you are absolutely smashing(!) in your yellow dress. So beautiful that it hurts!

Bella Q said...

1978 never looked so hawt! You look like a model- fun and pretty. Can't wait to see your other goodies!

Kathleen Lisson said...

I would wear this pantsuit. Straight, without any irony. Sigh.

Krista Gassib said...

what the no way this is the most spectacular pant suit EVER!!!!! I really don't think anyone else could look this amazing in it!!! I was such a huge Charlie Angle fan and this is a proper tribute. The last photo is pure BLISS! Sarah did you right with this she is pretty amazing when it comes to knowing what we like.
XXOO Happy Heart Day!!

MakiMaki Vintage said...

Love this pantsuit so much! Your style is amazing! :)
xo Noelle
MakiMaki Vintage

Fab Forty said...

wow - I absolutely love this outfit! Totally uplifting wearing this I bet.

Kelly-Ann Maddox said...

I am pleased to have found your blog :) Your style is bold and immaculate. I love every single outfit!

Lally said...

woah woah this suit is off the chart great!

Lally

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