It’s another majorly hot day in Melbourne today. As I ate breakfast, I was thinking (as usual) of what I was going to wear today. I needed something that was going to keep me cool in the sweltering heat. My mind turned, as it often does, to gypsy-like skirts and pretty sundresses. I quickly threw on the brakes. I’ve been doing the ‘breezy bohemian’ look all too often lately, and I needed a change of pace. I started thinking about different combinations, of things I don’t normally wear in the hotter months, that would be cool and comfortable. My mind started whirring over images of the Australian outback, which ultimately led me to today’s inspiration- Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Priscilla is one of my favorite films, and I figured that if those drag queens can traipse through the outback in sequins and platform shoes, then so can I. And that’s how this outfit was born:
– Black beaded dress from Living Doll
– Black and gold cutout platform heels from Nova
– Red leopard print ring (thrifted)
– Diamante cuff from Equip
– Bubble necklace from Wendecor
– Black turban (thrifted)
I used this black body con dress as the base for my outfit. I then added spectacular stacked heels which were inspired by Felicia’s thong platforms. I added a modest amount of sparkling jewellery to up the fab-factor. I chose the turban because it looks like the black turban that Bernadette wears in the film, and also because it seemed like a great way to keep my hair off my neck. It’s working a treat. Even though my head is all wrapped up, the turban is a light fabric, so it’s actually quite cool. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before!
I am especially proud of my makeup today. I wanted it to be as vibrant and sparkling as possible.
I chose pink to match Priscilla, the “Budget Barbie Camper” that is the preferred mode of transport of the drag queens in the film.
I’m very happy with the end result.
I hope that you all have a fabulous day. If you’re in Melbourne, stay indoors if you can and keep your cool!