Age: I was born before the Beatles invaded North America, and I’m not talking about bugs. I’m 53.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Online haunts: Blog // instagram
My positivity and humour can be contagious. I don’t need booze or drugs to get a high, although chocolate is good. I have a unique vision of the world which I express in all my creative pursuits.
Sitting cross-legged on my double-wide office chair I’m wearing thick white athletic socks, blue and purple ankle-zip cycling pants, and a huge men’s moss-green Jimi Hendrix concert T-shirt over a patterned burgundy long-sleeved stretch tunic, cool and cozy to the max.
My velvety, very green low-rise bell bottoms with huge metal front snaps, made in Italy, were a steal at a local thrift boutique. My friend also gave me a divine midi-length vintage red velvet coat, ultra plush.
A humongous, colourful faux fur hat.
I wear bright lipstick with liner every day, sometimes eye shadow and mascara, and remove them with olive oil. If olive oil doesn’t work, I use Aveeno moisturizing bar for dry skin, although any soap is like acid on my face. The peanut butter on my toast can also be good at removing lipstick.
I sometimes draw my lip liner outside my natural lip line, like Joan Crawford used to do. Sometimes colouring outside the lines expresses my mood best. For dry hands, I might slather on some Norwegian Formula hand cream by Neutrogena and then wear cotton gloves on top overnight.
Sequins, gowns, sparkly jewellery, and extra makeup, which includes false eyelashes and heavy-handed colouring, all make me feel ultra-glam. Faux fur, bell bottoms, and sunglasses make me feel rock-star cool.
I used to save up my allowance and every month buy a new little purse that I’d show off in Sunday School. Heh. I once got shiny white shoes with clicky heels for Easter; I think they came directly from heaven.
Definitely my long-hair faux fur coats – I have many, all ridiculously inexpensive – are my best thrifting scores.
– Scribbling on beige clothing or boots with Sharpie markers can save them from the trash.
– A single-strap suspender is excellent for holding up grossly oversized skirts and pants.
– Colourful and/or patterned tights can electrify any leg-baring outfit.