Saturday, September 24, 2011

For Jeanette, with thanks

I'm so excited about my new banner, isn't it wonderful?

It's a photo of a collage which the incredible (Swedish) Jeanette made for me. That's right, a Swedish blogger who I met over the Internet by happenchance actually made me this incredible piece and mailed it to me as a gift.

I tried to capture the use Jeanette made of her sewing and embroidery skills.... can you see the embroidered glasses? It's astonishing how they look exactly like my favourite glasses (which I shall feature in this post). Jeanette and I have never met in person, and yet I can't help but feel a strong sense of sisterhood with her. Thanks J!

So here I go...

This is me without glasses and without makeup. I can't wear any eye makeup whatsoever (due to my eye condition), and this used to annoy me a lot. But I got over it. The miracle of sight should be enough to make me happy, the use of eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow isn't crucial. Although that being said, many women have told me they could not survive without mascara.


Here are my favourite everyday glasses: Moscot Dannee (black). I purchased them over a year ago in New York but Moscot is now available in Australia. This old-school style is in fashion now, and yet I reckon I'll be wearing them for as long as they last (and the quality is second to none, they've survived many accidents).

Here I am posing in Miss CB's room as I wanted to show you her Ms Pacman. So cute. My hair's longer now and I'm enjoying it.
This was taken several weeks ago when it was still chilly enough for a coat. The coat was on sale at Jigsaw, the black skinny jeans are from French Connection and the flats are brand new from Trenery (Miya leather ballet). I must say the flats were a great buy because the colour is fabulous and they're very comfortable.

I can't help but add that those black skinny jeans are a miracle because I usually cannot get skinny jeans past my calf, and if I do they cut off the circulation to my upper body. I'm usually a size 14 in trousers but I bought these in 16 and they're amazing. It's hard to see but they have a triangular patch detail on each knee which is very flattering and also stops that knee-saggy look I often get with tight trousers after I've worn them a few times.

In celebration of the fact that I have finally FINALLY posted these photos I'd like to do a giveaway. But I don't have anything to give away. Oh well, to make up for it let me recommend that you pop over to Nikki at Stylingyou and enter her shoe giveaway. It's open to Australian and INTERNATIONAL entries!!!

Good luck!

16 comments:

librarygirl said...

Eleanor, love this post and the new banner!

Jodie said...

When next you are in my end of the country , may I employ you to give me a makeover ?

Suse said...

Fab banner, gorgeous coat.

Lovely to see you back my dear!

blackbird said...

Hello, Beautiful!

The Coffee Lady said...

Well, aren't you lovely. You don't need make-up because, unlike me, you do not look like death warmed up.

Paola said...

Long time no see!
And now ... there you are in all your fashion.
Lovely banner and even lovelier you. If it can make you feel any better I don't wear ANY make up at all on a daily basis, rarely when I go out.
I feel like my skin can breathe better that way.
Weird uh?
Nice to see you back.

Kathy said...

YOU ARE ADORABLE. With or without makeup. (I cannot wear eye makeup, either! Salzmann's Nodular Degeneration of the corneas! I just curl my lashes and call it a day.)

Jeanette Nord said...

Eleanor, you look absolutely amazing! Love your glasses, oh I love the whole outfit!

So glad you liked the collage!

XXX
Jeanette

kim at allconsuming said...

God I miss you.

Julia said...

Glasses are my favorite eye accessory, who needs eye makeup!! You look super cute without it.

Anonymous said...

Look at you, adorable Eleanor! I can't believe I missed this. Love the new banner! (...and the glasses...and your cute jeans...and the Miss Pacman, and, and, and...YOU.)

XX E

kmkat said...

Great banner, great glasses!

Duyvken said...

supercute specs E! And you looke gorgeous as always. xx

Ms Styling You said...

Love the specs! And thanks for the link back to my competition!!

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Lovely to see you here. there you are in all your style. I also agree that you are delightful. With or without makeup.