Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Dingo Flour Mill

Thank you so much for the positive comments, and I'm so glad my featured Perth landmarks are giving some extra interest and enjoyment to the usual rather repetitive "outfit shots" that I admit I am getting just a tad tired of myself.... :S  I know, barely halfway through and already: sad, huh?
My location today takes in the Dingo Flour Mill, a working flour mill that has been on this site since the 20's.  The big red dingo painted on the side is an iconic image here in Perth.  These heritage listed buildings are right across the road from the dog beach where I walk my own dog with a frequency that this blog can attest to  :)  It was a tough call! but I forwent my usual favourite ocean backdrop and pointed the camera in the opposite direction this time.
Sienna was very patient, watching and waiting for me, tied to a nearby tree.
She was a very happy and satisfied doggie, given that just minutes earlier ...
So; a very appropriate me-made May photo given my actual daily activities with my very own, real-life, red dog, no?


My outfit is nothing new and has been seen here before, but is still a firm favourite, one I wear with monotonous regularity during the colder months. So much so that I don't know what I will do when it is no more.
There is just something about it I love to bits... and I always receive compliments whenever I wear it.  (The former no doubt influenced by the latter  :D  )


Picture taken around 12.30m;  Temperature at the time 21C.
Overnight low: 8C; Today's high: 21C
Some sun, some cloud; fine all day



Details:
Top; the twist top from the Japanese pattern book Pattern Magic, by Tomoko Nakamichi, charcoal jersey knit, details here
Skirt; self-drafted, made from the same fabric.
Shoes; Enrico Antinori, from Zomp shoes


btw, my husband thought the uncropped photo to be far more interesting, so here it is for comparison...

24 comments:

  1. I like the cropped one myself.

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  2. The tourism board should be paying you for this! I love both shots, it's fun to see the surroundings and I was interested to see a close up of the garments too. And of course I always enjoy pics of the gorgeous Sienna :)

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  3. Love to see photos from your hometown, which in many ways are very different to the place I live in

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  4. The uncropped pic gives the location context.
    Your location shots and clothes are definitely relieving my motivation for mmm12. Thank you.

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  5. I'm loving you 'on location' shots - It's made me want to visit Perth! The tourist board should definitely have you on their payrole!

    Love the outfit - I can see why you like it so much

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  6. I do like the uncropped shot too, although of course it's much less satisfying on the sartorial side. Odd to see you without the dog though!
    What will you do when this wears out? Make another of course. This is such timeless design that even if you tweak it a bit (length or slightly different color or something) you'll happily wear out another set or several. I've found that some of those weirder Japanese designs are so comfortably outside the range of the merely fashionable that you can wear them for decades. I'm about to start another of that Miyake shirt that was in print for 25 years, it's still the best to me :-)..

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  7. I truly love the outfit and can see why you wear it a lot, but I clicked straight to your blog to find out more about the location. This is great fun. Perth looks fabulous.

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  8. I can see why you wear this outfit often, it looks fabulous.

    I too am enjoying your location shots. Having never been to Perth it's giving a little insight into your beautiful city.

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  9. LOL yes my husband did change a few poopy nappies. I did most of them though. So I suppose I'll have to do a little of teaching to drive. :)

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  10. I am very much enjoying the "armchair travelogue"!

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  11. I prefer the composition of the cropped shot, I like the placement of the horizontal and vertical lines (roadway and buildings) and of course you. Your photographs are always beautifully composed. Always.

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  12. Nothing like a good tried 'n true! I like both shots - they just serve different purposes :)

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  13. I love seeing the photos of where you live!

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  14. I have to agree with you and say that the cropped shot is pretty spectacular!!

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  15. I'm really enjoying the armchair travelogue too as Perth is a place I may (probably will) never visit ... :( And most likely not with a lifelong native as a guide! so this is most interesting to me.

    I can see why you like the dress, basic enough to be versatile but interesting enough to wear on its own. As for when it is no more, make another, right?

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  16. Like both the cropped and uncropped photos. What I really like is your outfit. It´s chic, casual and looks comfortable.
    Looking forward to the next Perth site!

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  17. You've given me an idea for a new backdrop. Grain elevators and bins are iconic images of Kansas, where I live. Both views are gorgeous, but if I had an ocean, I'd be drooling with the dog.

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  18. I believe the Red Dingo was painted by our famous/infamous? businessman Alan Bond of America's Cup fame. He began his career as a signwriter.
    I also live in Perth and I love seing our hometown as a backdrop for your sewing achievements. Your creations are amazing as are your skills with the camera.

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  19. Thankyou all for your lovely comments!
    ozviking; thanks for those kind words!
    I did consider including that little titbit about Alan Bond since I've always thought that too, but the bit of reading I did for this post suggests that that is an urban myth...! so I left it out.
    The original artwork was designed and executed by local artist Les Nash in 1940, and he was paid 40 pounds!

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  20. Interesting how the uncropped photo makes the flour mill look bigger... I love your inspiration for photoshoots!

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  21. I love the uncropped photo. It makes it seem like you are going somewhere. I can't write properly what I mean...

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  22. Both photographs are wonderful - as is the outfit. And I love the dog too.
    I can't imagine I am likely to get to Perth so seeing your photographs is great. Keep it up! (But you do make mine look very boring.....)

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  23. I'm very jealous that you live by such a wonderful seaside. Heh, the sign is very cool. Keep the interesting backdrops coming! And I agree, I like both the cropped and uncropped version.

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  24. Beautiful outfit and photos. Our old dog was a dingo- such un-sweet dogs! Hard to believe it is Autumn!

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