Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Filth is my politics!


My friend Crysi introduced me to John Waters several years ago but I only watched the infamous Pink Flamingos recently. And I fell in love with it. Crysi asked me how that made me feel. I replied "Satisfied".

I'm yet to do a full Divine post... I need a wig and then I'll be right on it. 
I bought this pink jacket on ebay along with a matching dress which unfortunately doesn't fit. The jacket was originally knee length, but I have enough knee length coats. 

 I added the collar and buttons too. The brooch is a present from a friend

I lurve this dress. I really should wear it more, what's surprising is that it was designed by the deeply unfashionable tit grabbing, screeching, overbearing fashion adviser harridans Trinny and Susannah. The tights were from Dororthy Ps and the shoes from a friend. The slip was green for a while but I decided to blast it with kingfisher blue. The Sunglasses were bought in Camden and I added the little flowers, a la D&G.


 

I may not be The Filthiest Person Alive but I have learnt that to shock and annoy people is deeply satisfying. Never tone down or apologise for your weirdness.






You may've spotted a flash of blue lurking round my bosom in one of those photos.
I dyed another bra... and added the bow.

Despite me talking about being A Thief And A Shitkicker, I still get excited over domesticity.
Yesterday I spotted this mouthwatering pattern in a charity shop window, which turned out to be a pair of curtains. I had to have them and they instantly brightened up my room.

Winter isn't finished with us yet (us in Europe that is) so I need a bit of Spring colour. They're 80s but have a gorgeous 30s look about them.

I also bought
I have a really collection of these padded hangers now. I can't get enough, I need a whole cupboard full. The collar is by Coast.

I got a wonderful parcel from one of the most wonderful bloggers around. The super sexy, creative and annoyingly prolific Joni James
Joni screen printed a picture I posted on my blog last month and sent me loads of copies, the mad generous darling that she is


Thank you so much Joni. I need to start getting creative with these.

 Lastly, I finished my first piece of proper embroidery, a beetle which I'd copied out of a fantastic book I found for 40p called "Embroidery And Nature". It's a bit wonky but I'm really pleased with it!


Apparently it's London Fashion Week. Boring. I'd rather have half of Divine's self confidence and most of her wardrobe than anything that's on offer there.
The Girl Can't Help It.
Thanks Mr Waters


38 comments:

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

Love your pink jacket and that you added that leopard skin collar. The brooch is so lovely.

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

super cute as ever! xxx

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

Oh Clare you are just the icing on the cake. And that yellow dress looks like lemon frosting on you.
You make me smile! SMILE SMILE AND MORE SMILE!

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

I love everything , miss Simmonds. especially your attitude . you write very well. the blue bra is lovely. I also adore your yellow dress. xxx lucy

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

Can I just tell you that when I was a film student my most favorite film I did was called Adventures of a Jehovah's Witness and it was totally a Waters inspired film, complete with cockroaches, naked men handing out apples and lesbian palm reading the ending was brilliant as our JH ran off with Santa. Anywho....I am loving this tribute and your yellow frock and beautifully dyed blue bra, sexy! I also think your hair is looking lovely purple!!!! Love your beetle too and that leopard collar.

I think I have been shocking people all my life with the shit that comes out of my mouth, I just have no sensor, but I'm getting better.
xxoo

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

Thanks, I really needed to hear this today!

Never tone down or apologise for your weirdness.

That yellow dress is fantastic, you wear it well...love your post, thanks...

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

Well, I am shocked, Clare. And a bit annoyed.
Why didn't you TELL me you had dyed your hair again?!
Oh you must always give your weirdness free rein, my dear, it's fabulous!
Despite loathing T&S, I am loving the yellow wiggle frock, it's rather perfect on you. Especially so with the hint of blue bra showing, mmmmm - nice knockers, love!
Great prints from darling Joni, your embroidery is very impressive, the pink jacket with added collar is gorgeous, and your lilac hair is beautiful.
Oh Divine... so worthy of your shrine. The girl certainly couldn't help it. xxxxx

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

Yellow dress, kingfisher blue petticoat and lilac hair. Adore that colour combination. You look totally fab in it. And you should definitely wear that dress more. The shape is lovely on you. Hold on, have you mentioned those shoes?

Those curtains are SO 1980s. Are they Collier Campbell? I think John Waters was featured on the Simpsons once upon a time. He had a really kitsch shop in the mall if I am not dreaming. xxxx

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

Holy fark darling - everything is like a sherberty explosion of magnificence!

Your new do is sublime - the yellow/blue combo is splendid and HELLO, THE JACKET IS FUCKING EXQUISITE!

Divine was divine and so are you, biatch.

Love! Sarah xxx

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

It's funny to me that John Waters started out with Pink Flamingos and ended up with everybodies favorite Broadway show, Hairspray. You look divine, as usual.

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would like to banish those T&S bitches to Divine's trailer. They will have to share a bed, open beer bottles with their teeth, hand wash Divine's scanties, clean her make up brushes and be subjected to 12 hours of abuse from Divine herself. This post has got me all moist darling, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blue bra with the dear wee ribbon, your peek-a-boo slip and your fecking gorgeous refashioned jacket. THE HAIR! THE HAIR! THE HAIR! THE HAIR! SOOOOOOOOOOOO much lurrrrrrrrrrve for you gorgeous!!!! xoxoxoxo

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

Wow, what a great post. Divine is just Divine, do you remember (actually you would be too young) the scratch and sniff video of the 80's, it was called Polyester (another one of Walters staring Divine)..it was magnificent!! If only more movies could be scratch and sniff.

The S&T dress is really flattering on you, love em or hate em, you can't deny the know what they are talking about.

Stop the presses..the bug embroidery is fantastic! Love it Clare!

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

This is a faaaabuloouuuss post!! Did someone up there say "sherbert-y?" So true and I LOVE the color of your hair today.
Love those sunglasses too. How do you find such cool stuff?
Can't wait to see what you make with those fabric swatches!!

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

Oh, and the embroidery is awesome!! Maybe you can add some embroidery to some of those screen prints. Sew a little pink gun on your shirt on the patch. haha

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

Lots of funniness here and lots of nice items- pretty dress and wonderful curtains, looking brilliant! How did you manage to superimpose yourself into those piccies?!x

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

Where do I start?? Love the lavender hair, the animal print collar, the DIT sunnies, the BLUE BRA!!!!! Love the yellow dress, Divine... Oh yeah, the prints, the curtains, the embroidered beetle! My goodness this post was chock full of awesome shit.
Keep it weird, keep it fresh!!
Becky :)

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

Purple hair, pink jacket, yellow dress and a great attitude.

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

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
I love Divine, and I LOVE this post!! OMG, you are really stepping it UP, wench!!! You look so hot, I wanna GRAB YER TITS a la Tragic and Shitface!!!
I'm crazy for that frock, the colour is sublime, especially with the blue slip, the jacket is adorable and I think I'm a little moist......
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

You are so bloody lush I could run off with you and we could live in a crumbly mansion, dress up, embroider and swear at passers by.
I can't believe that's a Twatty and Shitbag number...it's far too lovely. I'd like to see them made over by Divine.
Love your embroidery...in fact bugs crawling over things is what I like to do. Get hold of some twee fabric and put lots of crawlies over it...fab.
John Waters is a God.
Loves ya.
xxxxxxxxx

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

Oh yes...if you are a really bad, and filthy girl, I'll get you a Mavis.xxx

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

Probabily I keep saying it all the times, but this is my favourite post!!I love John Waters and you more than the sound of bones breaking!
The new hair is fabulous!! The jacket you made is stunning and the dress is unbelievably beautiful and flattering,as I love trash I always admired those fashion biatches on tv!
You are my hero, now I need those Clare's patches to spread the word!
...And the sunglasses are Divine too!
Lots of love xxxxxx

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow you look gorgeous i love all the colours in your outfit, the yellow dress, pink jacket, green shoes all look amazing :-) Great buys. And im loving the new purple hair to. dee xxx

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

Greta looks - really divane! Just a few Days ago i felt a need for some Divane - thank good for youtube!

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

Good god woman, how fabulous do you look? You should be a movie star in your own right.
I can't believe that dress is by those old trouts, the one's I see in charity shops are acrylic wraparound frump-fests, they must have been having a good day!
Love the new hair, the pimped-up coat is a work of genius as is the embroidery and the bra! Go girl, you rock! xxxxxx

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

Fabulous fabric - who could resist? Love the dress and jacket.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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

Dearest Clare,
You never stop giving me a smile with your new look, my dear girl in England♡♡♡

Your embroidery "beetle" is colorful. Haha, never knew the word "wonky"; but it doesn't look so.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Style Sud-Est said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cool and color and attitude that's my kind of girl!
Love the hair and that jacket and all your pretty accents
Yes don't apologise for your weirdness
Weirdness rules!

Have a good one

Ariane xxxxx

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

First of all, you dyed your hair lilac and I effing love it! I knew you'd suit that colour. I'm speechless about how much I love it and that dress too. I can't believe it's T&S. Up until now I had mercifully forgotten they existed!! That dress it has to be said though is amazing, like lemon sorbet. The blue underwear is gorgeous too. This has made me get all nostalgic for colours again. You may have done the impossible and got me to actually look forward to Spring! xx

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love love love love this, just saw your photo on Facebook and had to come her to see you in all your glory ;) pink and yellow make such a great combo and i want those sunnies, you really rock darling! annoy other people is really satisfying haha
kiss,mary

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

Clare, every time I tune in to your blog, I feel like dying a shitload of my own clothes--especially my underwear. I freaking love it. Fashion harridans! What happened to those two? I haven't seen them berate anyone on tv in a long time. Still, the dress is gorgeous on you.

Also, I wholeheartedly approve of you injecting curtain springtime into your life. Winter is killing me. I'm not enjoying its FILTHINESS.

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clare, that dress is very beautiful! It looks great on you! Now, about that video at the end. Good gracious! I am speechless! I love reading your blog. It's like a slice each of every kind of pie!

xoxo
Lynn

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

OMG; I love John Waters and you look awesome as a character from one of his movies! The pastels of your outfit are just amazeballs!

Luna Tiger said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great blog !
I love your world and your imagination !
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two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh you look amazing in the yellow wiggle dress and I just love the sneek peek of the blue bra. Prefect.
Love V

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

You look smashing in your yellow dress and pink DIY jacket!! LOVE!!
The new curtains are STUNNING!!

Ah-John Waters!!! Local guy--filmed around the area quite a bit!!

I hated when they desecrated Hairspray with Travolta in Divines role!!

My Dad is in the crowd scenes of Cry-baby--it was filmed in my hometown!

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

Blooming fabulous chickadee! Loving all the candy dandy colours. Scarlett x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You sewed! Like a proper laydeee! That beetle is fab. My one attempt at embroidery in the last 10 years or so was also an insect - I managed to do the body of a butterfly and then abandoned it. I'm thinking maybe cross stitch will be easier?

You look lovely in that yellow dress, I agree it's very odd that it's a T&S number, they have a right cheek telling anyone how to dress.
x

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

I've got so far behind on commenting on your blogs Clare, though I've been reading, I always look forward to your posts. Your new hair colour looks great on you, as does your jacket and dress and I love your Divine inspiration. I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment too, I really admire your art so your encouraging words really meant a lot to me. xx