It was going to involve a delicious discussion of eye shadow. Should I embrace the new eye shadow shape or will I just look like a demented panda let loose on a paintbox?
|Very mauve eye shadow look from Harpers|
|Gwyneth on cover of March's Harpers with|
lots of blue eye shadow
|Also from Harpers, some complicated stuff with eyeliner going on here|
I was also going to touch on scarves and discuss the fun I have been having trying to learn to tie them a la MaiTai. MaiTai is the Goddess of Scarves, actually she is quite simply a Goddess, and she has these great how to videos on her blog. http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/ I have decided that remembering to arrange your scarf into the basic bias fold is Key. It makes all scarves look better, even non-Hermes ones (sigh - note to Mr B: I have been terribly good recently in all sorts of saintly ways I can't quite recall at the moment, surely a Hermes scarflet would be deserved?? NO - I DON'T CARE WE JUST HAD THE RADIATOR HOUSING THERMOSTAT MCWHATSIT ON THE CAR FIXED FOR THE PRICE OF A HERMES SCARF, IT'S NOT THE SAME..)
I was going to show you recent scarf purchases. (Note to Mr B: sourced at my spiritual home, Bicester Retail Village and thus heavily discounted (FF 2011) and so begging to be bought, crime not to etc etc)
|Fendi scarf from Bicester Village|
|Dior scarf also from Bicester Village|
|Lots to look at on scarf|
|Even a bit of leopard print|
I was also planning on a little light discussion of brooches, with which I have become ever so slightly obsessed, ever since I first clapped eyes on Faux Fuchsia's bee and Chanel numbers. And then a new blogger I have discovered, Mrs Exeter, posted a picture of her recently acquired Chanel brooch. http://dressingmrsexeter.blogspot.com/
sourced a few brooches but must admit to having technical difficulties re secure attachment and so things drop off me now and again, at my age I am just thankful it's only a brooch and not teeth or support garments.
|Bee brooch from Butler and Wilson, £28|
BUT NO, ALAS, the whole elegant swellegant post has been DERAILED.
Instead of glamour, I bring you:
MRS BLIGHTY JUMPING UP AND DOWN ON A LOAF OF BREAD
It's all the fault of the bl**dy bread.
Ha! No way was Boy 1 falling for this: there was much muttering along the lines of " most disgusting ....killing me....poison.....toxic....bits...revolting"
This morning for breakfast he requested cheese on toast, which I
Suddenly I found myself picking up the whole loaf in its plastic bag and throwing it at him, while ranting about spoilt children; Boy1 deftly parried the incoming loaf missile and burst into tears. I then grabbed the bread and proceeded to jump up and down on it, at the same time shouting incoherently about starving children in Africa, aware even as I did so this was not very logical behaviour.
Suddenly I was overcome with Maternal Guilt. I had reduced both boys to tears, even innocent bystander Boy 2,who was no doubt traumatised by sight of mother losing the plot; I had damaged his delicate little psyche. Forever. He would never recover. He was Scarred for Life.
"Sorry darlings, sorry, Mummy is soooooo sorry" I grovelled as I cuddled Boy 2.
Boy 2 sobbed a bit more and then explained that he was NOT crying because of his mother's nutsy behaviour. Oh no, our sensitive little soul was wailing for another reason altogether: the biscuit accompaniment to his Muller Crunch Corner was soggy and thus not providing him with the comestible enjoyment to which he has become accustomed..in other words if his brother was going to throw a hissy fit about the breakfast offering, he was sure as hell not going to be left out..
If you need me, I'll be in the bread aisle of our local supermarket, testing the texture of the bread. With my feet.