Dress made from 85 car parts (via things)
I think I prefer the dress made from 20 umbrella pelts.
(might be the better bet to wear to the races given the showery forecast. As long as the rain doesn't pelt down I guess. Not that I'm actually planning to go of course)
I didn't know Umbrellas had pelts. Then again, I've only ever seen processed Umbrella and never spied one living wild in it's natural habitat. Perhaps you could put me in touch with David Attenborough. In fact, David may be able to clear up an issue regarding domestic v free-range Vinyls.
Posted by Tony.T at November 1, 2004 04:18 PM
You may have spied the Giant Beach Umbrella in the wild. In the baby boom years into the 60's and 70's these were quite a common sight, often running freely along the beach with their characteristic spike. Although generally benign, they have been known to get spooked by the wind and charge. Owners may have become complacent about the innate strength of of these temperamental creatures.
(update: guess the above is more ' umbrellas behaving wildly' than wild umbrellas but below is perhaps a better example:)
"While umbrellas will occasionally speak, they are not known for their ability to mimic. They are, however, very vocal..."
Posted by boynton at November 1, 2004 06:27 PM
Those Umbrellas have been know to create quite the backyard disturbance.
But back at the seaside, domestic Umbrellas were known to conceal coolibahs. At least, that's where I hid my coolibah.
Posted by Tony.T at November 1, 2004 07:40 PM
Reply think time has now expired.
Posted by Tony.T at November 1, 2004 09:22 PM
Oft seen on the beach is a burnt umbrella with its ultramarine blue parasol mate.
Posted by Sedgwick at November 1, 2004 10:02 PM
And oft joined by the Copper Tone?
(As in -
where's that jolly comeback you've got in your tuckerbag...)
Posted by boynton at November 1, 2004 10:44 PM
The Cars That Dressed Paris?
Posted by Nabakov at November 2, 2004 08:27 PM
Cup winning jockey salutes entrants in "Fashions on the Field".
"Melbourne Cup guest celebrity, the international jetsetting fashion diva Boynton Hilton stands out from the crowd in a very fetching off-the-shoulder green and white number."
Posted by Sedgwick at November 2, 2004 08:56 PM
Les parapluies de Flemington...
They were certainly fetching and much fetched over the shoulders and heads of the punters...
Posted by boynton at November 2, 2004 11:07 PM
Posted by Tony.T at November 3, 2004 09:41 AM
Posted by boynton at November 3, 2004 10:54 AM
Posted by Tony.T at November 3, 2004 01:17 PM
or Mucky if you're in Wellington/s
Posted by boynton at November 3, 2004 01:43 PM
Any port in a storm, but only Para will do in a pluie.
(Ducks. Lovely weather for.)
All kitted up for the Oaks tomorrow.
BTW Boynts, the latest addition to the family (son of The Wallflower, grandson of Always Alone) survived its fraught (touch and go) first week and is now flourishing.
Posted by Sedgwick at November 3, 2004 10:39 PM
A strong contender for Feathers on the field.
And what a beautiful foal. May he continue to flourish.
Posted by boynton at November 4, 2004 03:09 PM
He flourished before his time - premature but still 50 kg (which is quite big), breach birth and 1st week on the end of a plasma drip, what with the surprised mother being lactationally unprepared.
Posted by Sedgwick at November 4, 2004 09:58 PM