And you know what? Amanduh is right. She always is but we don't always admit it first up in case it goes to her head ;-)
Too much goin on. Earrings, necklace, hair feather, corsage. EDIT!!!
It's true. And for the record, Ms Amanduh also realised she had too much jewellery on when she saw this pic. It's not personal criticism. Just like Tim Gunn tries to do, it's helpful.
So, my plan is to ditch the feather in the hair, wear the corsage flower in my hair as part of a simpler hair piece (necessary to cover up some transitions from fake hair to real) and lose the necklace. Let the dress, and the woman beneath, shine though!
I am a card carrying Maximalist. Our byline is MORE is MORE. Instead of Chanel's advice to take something off, ours is to look what to add. However, this is a huge responsibility! Being a minimalist is easy - just wear a little black dress and tiny diamond earrings. Meh. But with Maximalism there is always the danger of Too Many Things. It's not about creating visual clutter, but about being opulent and sumptuous. So, I am very happy to rebalance the look - especially when my sewing machine comes back from Hugh's Hospital and I can get the bigger flounce added.
In the mean time, I have two acts to put together for the next show on 10 Feb. Here is the Facebook event page in case anyone wants to see more of the photos or even buy a ticket if you're local. Although these are selling out fast!