Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Can You Smell That?...

...What?

How Volatile Life Is

This post is dedicated to two fellow bloggers and two wonderful films. The fantastical Desiree's son coined the phrase "Squalid Glamour", which describes a look both of us really love... but first...

The title of this post is from a fantastic film my always inspirational friend Edie introduced me to
Daisies
Daisies is a 1966 Czech surrealist feminist farce. The two protagonists cause havoc where ever they go. I utterly love it, it's playful, addictive and enchanting. I suggest you check it out on youtube
 
 
 Here's Edie's Daisies illustration
 

 My next dedication is to the film Blithe Spirit. It's based on a Noel Coward play. I adore the dry witty dialogue and the wonderful outfit Elvira wears
 

And if you remember yesterdays post, I dyed a lot of clothes a pale ghostly green

Headband - Made by me
Slip - Ebay, was already green
The Uber Bra - Dyed by me

Someone else loves the squalid glamour of underwear as outerwear...

Here you go... the UBER BRA in all it's glory
Slip - Jumble sale - dyed by me
Phone - Original 40s and in full working order

I have been naughty and bought a few vintage cotton nighties. Here's my favourite.




Long live SQUALID GLAMOUR

42 comments:

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

FIRST!!!Love Daisies and Blythe Spirit.

Joni said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SECOND!!
I love that green bra. Thank you so much for modeling it. It's gorgeous with the slip! I want to dress like this around my house all the time now. I'm going to start looking at vintage gowns and nighties. What a great idea!

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Long live squalid glamour! You look the opposite of squalid in these incredibly amazing photos!I love the daisies inspired headbands and the ghostly green underwear, all reminds me of Cindy Sherman and of Alex Prager, a talented photographer Who uses often this wonderful colour in her works!
Bravo!! I'm in love with this post!
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Krista Gassib said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hail hail to squalid glamour!!! Great homage to a great film, I too found it by way of our very own Edie. You look friggin playful and naughty in your green undies, all sleepy doe eyed and all. Why I could just kiss you!
xxoo

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your green creations! The green bras is amazing on you, love the photo with the bra and slip the best. Your hair is a little shorter, no? It looks great.

PinkCheetahVintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Squalid Glamour is soooo perfect!! Much better than 'dirty sexy', which was what I called the look in my head (I know, stupid!!!) lolzzzzz You look amazing in the slip and cotton nightie!!! I LOVE the green bra-let!! That's what I like to call bringing the Boom Boom Pow! I have to check those movies and Edie's illustration is out of control amazing!!
Becky :)

Frocktasia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SQUALID GLAMOUR,I'm going to have to explore that look out one day.
Both you and Desi make it look very fun & funky indeed...xXx

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SQUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
You're on FIRE, woman!!!!
Fecking LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!!
Long live Squalid Glamour indeed! How bloody splendid, and hoe SEXACIOUS are you in that bra?! FOXALICIOUS!!
I'm a little faint now.........
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Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those shots of you on the phone next to the stairs totally screamed 60's soap opera to me. *LOL*
You look truly delightful Clare. AND THAT BRA!!! DEAR HEAVENS WHAT A BRA IT IS. I bet it makes you feel super fabulous. "LIKE A SUPER HERO"

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Staunch Squalid Glamour! I love it. Let's start a brand!

I can't wait to watch Daisies - if both YOU and EDIE love it then I just know I'm gonna love it too.

The bra is AMAZING and you are a total sexxxy glamourpuss - I LOVE the phone pics so much. Were you talking to someone in Ireland?

Love your fabulous BONES! Sarah hxxx

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh yeah! You are on it lovey.
I am in awe of the green bra. You are fecking brillinat.
Loves you.
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Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Excuse me while I slide down your banister and dry-hump your leg for the next ten minutes ... aaahhhhh that's better, now I've regained my power of speech ... just. My god all this is causing quite a commotion in my drawers!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for doing this AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING Squalid Glamour post darling, I feel honoured to be part of your GLORI-ARSE blog!!!!!!!! Green slip and GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEN UBER-BRA, floral headband sauciness and liquid liner cat-eyes ... you are giving me the fecking horn baby!!!!!! I want to BE Elvira ... I think I need to change my name to Elvira. And I need to dye, dye, dye darling!!!!!!! I absolutely ADORE your hair/fringe!! Everything's just so flamin' SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are beyond fabulous, I loved the bored housewife shot, you look MAGNIFICENT in your bra!!!
Your newly cut hair and fringe makes you look so cheeky and Imp-like in your daisies tribute and the cotton nightie is a beauty...rather like you! xxxx

Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Blythe spirit sooo much, Madam Arcarty rocks my world in all her tweeds and crazy shawls lol. I love the green brassiere, how delightful. X

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is some impressive boobage on display there!! Emphasized and controlled beautifully by the bra-let of wonder!! I love the way you've done your eyes and I love the green slip. I love Edie's illustration and I love Elvira's dress. Blythe Spirit eh. Been a while since I've seen that film but I remember it being brilliant. Anything with Margaret Rutherford in is a joy xxxx

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've come back for another look at your magnificent bosom in that gorgeous underwear. Fucking fabularse.

SS xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Still laughing at Desiree's comment. But YOU, my dear, are magificent in that green bra. I gasped in amazement when I saw you. And I love your cotton nighties.

Godammit, I didn't buy a lovely white cotton nightie in a charity shop recently because I was feeling mean and now I wish I had. Poo.

Vintage Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loving that gorgeous bra ... most envious - I have nothing to put in mine!!! Your shorter hair is lovely - I am trying to grow my very short hair and want it like yours. M x

freckleface said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Another utterly wonderful post. There's so much to say I almost feel I need to do bullet points.
The bra, you in the bra (taking yet another PPI call), the daisies, your house, edie's illustration, Elvira's outfit, your homage, your hair, your big eyes, the list could go on...it's all sublime! So inspiring. xxxx

grunge-queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the uber bra and slip and the tribute to a fabulous flic! I don't know Daisies but it looks intriguing .... And your new nightie is so sweet. :)

menopauselsupermodel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Squalid Glamour!!! Awesome!!
love Blithe Spirit--I'll have to check out Daisies!!
You are ROCKING the vintage slip!! And WOW to wearing the green bra as outerwear!!

The nighty is gorgeous--will it remain white or be dyed??

The last photo of your face is so so pretty!

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE Blythe Spirit!!

xxx

Mitha Komala said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

daisies are so pretty! major love! <3

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judith said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Me encantan las fotografías!!!
Saludos
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pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry I am late to comment, Clare, but I was knocked out by the sight of your knockers, and it took a day to recover my equilibrium.
Phooaarr, Mrs! You look amazing! The ghostly green slip is sexy enough, but then The Green Bra of Desire is something else! I LOVE the Squalid Glamour look on you - well done to Desiree's No. 1 Son for coining the phrase, it's perfect.
Daisies looks endearingly bonkers in a delightful way, and Blithe Spirit is wonderful, from what I remember (haven't seen it in years.)
The white cotton nightie looks terribly virginal and innocent. But then you ruin the effect with your come-to-bed eyes and sexy eye liner. That Mike is a lucky man!
You're bloody brilliant, you are! xxxxxxx

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE the closeup photo of you in the daisy crown and pretty nightdress!!!

Rose&Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've not seen either of those, must add them to my 'to watch' list! Squalid glamour is a perfect description of your look x not sure if I did my green post before or after you, but great minds think alike!

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clare, you should be a model. You look fabulous in these pictures. I still am freaking for the new green bra. I don't know--the ethereal green really suits you. Squalid glamour...lurv it.

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

#1 - how have I not heard of these films before?! They look utterly brilliant!
#2 - you fox! You are such a gorgeous modern day pin-up :-). I love the ghostly green dye redo on your clothing. Makes me run & want to dye everything - though I will admit I'm a bit chicken to. The floral crown is the icing on the cake - so perfect indeed!

Carina Rosenholm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow - you are absolutley faboulous! Great post!

Lucys Lounge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thanks for following me and your comment. I love old nighties too I just bought one today. you look great in all your outfits. love lucy

terr davidson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The headband is super cute x

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Flow Disruption said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the squalid glamour look!! I absolutely adore underwear as outerwear, though I don't rock it nearly as well! I had never heard of Daisies, but will definitely look it up. (PS - I looked up Burnistoun. Very, very funny!)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Here's another fan of underwear as outerwear! You look great in your green slip. Love it!

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are setting a trend here Clare. We will be in nighties next.
You are glorious, and you leave me with so much to check.
have a lovely weekend, dear friend.
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Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this post is a real fabulousness overdose clare! i love how you two rock underwear as outerwear! how gorgeous you look with this telephone in your hand, hot curvy pin up girl! and you are gorgeous in green!
i hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
kiss,mary

Miss Maple said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My dearest Miss Simmonds, you're looking great! Thank you so much for the hint to the Teapot World. I saw so many lovely and funny teapots there. I enjoyed them so much. Have a fabulous green day!

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Daisies is ringing some bell in my memory Clare, and I loved Blythe Spirit. Love the photos of you on the phone, you've really captured the spirit of those days. Your brain must be a whirl of activity these days because you just seem to be so inspired and alive in every post. I never know what you're going to be doing next. You're looking beautiful and strong while you're about it too. xx

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Someone told me about Daisies but I can't find it...is it on YOUTUBE?

You were not naughty but nice to buy your lovely nighties- how gorgeous you look!

OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've just been catching up on your most recent blog posts - you're getting more and more avant garde and I LIKE IT! LOVE that pic of you in the dark green supportive thing with the phone - So good!!! It's a pin up!
x

Yamada Miyako said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Clare,
Oh, your friend's word "avant garde" may be the word(*^_^*) 
I LOVED your vintage cotton night wear and hair, my young girl♡♡♡

Have a happy coming Valentine's Day.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Mrs. D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello!
I was sent here and I like what I see!!!!
I'm definitely adding you to my reading list :)
Huggles