"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Coco Chanel
(Do check out Ella's explanation of Ninja Stylist on the Real Toads page.)
It's been a while since I've felt up to posting anything, for Real Toads, or for one of my favorite memes, but just this evening I've started to feel a tiny bit better. I could venture the suggestion that Diet Coke cures colds, but I've had this cold for a week, so I suspect that instead it might just be running its course. I hope.
Ella's challenge made me think of something I did quite a few years ago, by way of a fashion statement of my own. Of course, everybody and his/her dog has done it since, and I don't feel I'm any sort of a trendsetter, but it was an adventure at the time.
when I was really no longer young
(but younger then than now)
my hair had started to gather some grey
and I wanted it changed somehow.
one day as my stylist cut my hair
different colored dyes
all arrayed before my eyes
and asked her to dye my grey bits
what fun I had for a couple of weeks
with my brown hair violet-streaked
a whole lot better than grey or white!
I realized then that I might
be able to wear only
my purple clothes
and purple shoes,
with purple hose.
I had a friend take a photo of me
and I was all excited to see
how it looked, because by then
I'd had it all dyed brown again,
only to find out, when it was too late