The theme for today's mini photo challenge in me-made May is your home town, so ta da!!!! I walk past this view nearly every day, but my photos will attest to the fact that I usually position my camera to not include the city, if I can. I dunno, a city skyline rarely looks very attractive to my eye. I prefer nature. See, I still got a bit of tree to frame my picture!
See that medium height, square white building to the far right, with sorta "castellations" at the top corners? I can vividly recall that being the tallest building in the city. It has a revolving restaurant, then called Highlite 33, at the very top ... can you guess which floor that was? haha! When I was about twelve, my parents took us to dinner there once, for some special occasion. It was pretty swanky back then. My brothers and I were utterly fascinated by the revolving floor, and observed tables inching past windows, goggle-eyed. I remember a toothpick being placed surreptitiously by a window, and cries of glee when we came around to it again. That toothpick was greeted like a minor celebrity at our table.
It's now inexplicably called the C restaurant. The food critic for our local paper completely ripped it to shreds in a review a few years back, which was a minor scandal and hugely entertaining for everyone. Except the owners, probably!
My outfit: I like the look of blue denim and chocolate brown together. I put the tights on first, and they are so cosy and warm I didn't want to take them off! so just picked things to complement them. The heels are wearing pretty thin now, so after winter I'm going to transform them into footless leggings. That's the beauty of sewing stuff yourself... you can improvise and keep a thing kicking on like this!
min 8C, max 23C, fine and sunny
Dress; Burda style magazine 06/2011, pattern 102, purple/brown rayon, details and my review of this pattern here, and see this dress styled in 6 different ways here
Cardigan; the fitted cardigan, knitted in Jo Sharp soho cotton, colour Sapote, details here
Tights; self-drafted, jersey printed to look like distressed denim, details and my tutorial for drafting your own custom fit tights here
Shoes; Francesco Morichetti, from Zomp shoes
the family's MMM; Craig is again wearing this shirt, Tim is wearing this jacket and Sam is wearing this jacket...
Craig's shirt; Burda 7767, blue linen, details here, and my review of this pattern here
Tim's jacket; Burda 7767 modified, beige corduroy, details here
Sam's jacket; Burda 7767 modified, navy corduroy, details here and my tutorial for making that welt/patch double pocket here