Monday, 8 October 2012

Tulled up



Have you seen Sarah Misfit today?





And did you see Melanie's post?




Oh. My. God.


These women are so beautiful and their photos are so stunning, I fear my head may explode.


Thankfully I managed to hold myself together in order to meet Sarah's challenge of rocking tulle and a tea cup while remaining in the twee-free zone.






Actually I don't think my petticoat is technically tulle...






...and my 1970s cup is probably meant for coffee...






... but hey, you work with what you have!






Feather fascinator and ballerina flats - Ebay
1950s petticoat - vintage fair
Black top, shawl, sparkly footless tights, bangles and flower - charity shops






Why don't you join us?





Being inspired by blog buddies is such a delight!



Linking to Patti's Visible Monday today.

Also linking to Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday. Just because I can!



And I have added the other wonderful blog friends who decided to join in this tulle-ishness, because they are fabulous!




Delicious Desiree




Luscious Leisa





Heavenly Helga. 


I'll add you if you play!

xxx 

47 comments:

Lynn Dylan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! You did it! Tulle or no tulle -- it's perfect!!

xoxo
Lynn

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love it!! You look gorgeous! Melanie has inspired us all! I love your fascinatior and the colour of your petticoat. I'm trying to think if I have any steps to pose on now. That looks like a huge beautiful tree next to you. Love your shining locks in these photos too

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Curtise, you are so beautiful! I love your hair feather, and especially the photo by the tree with the sunbeam. I am in love with this ballerina-blogger-series. Nicely done!

Joni said...

This is so pretty Curtise! Lift the skirt more more more! (kidding) I love the photo of you off to the right looking to the side. You should frame that beauty!
I just saw a skirt like this for sale at a yard sale on my walk yesterday but on my way back it was gone. ;( So, I'll have to live my ballerina dreams vicariously through my blog twin. It's really gorgeous my UK friend.

Sissy said...

I actually prefer my soft petticoats under clothes, tulle can be awfully scratchy...but y'all look gorgeous nonetheless, thanks for the post!

Patti said...

Exactly, Curtise - we work with what we have - and you've done it brilliantly here. Love your floofy skirt! And thanks for sharing the fabulousness with Visible Monday.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

You are all fab ballerinas! I think I had a petticoat like that when I was a little girl and as I recall I hated it because it was scratchy. They do make for fab outfits though.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love your poses. Love the skirt.

Trudie said...

It's a revolution of petticoats bd tea cups, I love it. You look gorgeous and the cup is ever so sweet.

I can't believe I'm to say this but I don't have a petticoat, I must change this situation immediately I think.

pao said...

When I saw that petticoat at Patti's, I just had to stop by and see more. What a vision you are Curtise! And so fun to see you're carrying the tradition on of the tutu blogettes. I may have to rummage around and see if I can join the club...hmmmm.

Lucy Nation said...

You look divine. You've pulled off the look to perfection. I love Sarah's take on it too with the leopard footless tights. I'm ashamed to admit I have no petticoats. Plenty of teacups though xxx

Bella Q said...

three visions of lovliness- my tweet-free heart may explode from this gorgeous-city! I wish I could join you- not sure I know where my tulle is at the moment, as I'm still all boxed up from last move. Love the ballet and coffee cup goodness.

Melanie said...

Oh. My. God. I laughed with happiness that you got your Tulle-On - the flowy fake tulle must feel even dreamier and demands to be taken for a walk in a breeze. Every photo is my favourite. Now I'll need a hat with my tulle too. And your cup is exactly right. (I usually put coffee in my tea cup.) Thanks for this post today! Mwah mwah. Beautiful, gorgeous Curtise! I am continually inspired by so many incredible bloggers, like this.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

You all look wonderful. Fierce and not at all twee!

Veshoevius said...

Bit partial to a tulle skirt myself. Wonderful tutu(s) and love the feather head dress!

Maya said...

Great outfit! Love that skirt! Following you now!

Please follow me back if you like my style!
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Jersey Blogess said...

all beautiful!!!

Rose&Bird said...

Lovely, tulle or not. Any chance of a can-can?

Krista said...

The one of you sitting by the tree is just stunning! Oh Curtise, you and the other gals all look so dreamy, and beautiful and smart and elegantly our age. I love what that picture says about you. You all inspire me to keep on being my beautiful self, to make new friends, to try new things, and to keep playing dress up!

Now where's my tutu???
Wuvyou!
XOO
Krista

Secret Squirrel said...

I noticed the cups immediately! I like having my espresso cup in morning shots... :-)

*Love* the tulle skirt look. Absolutely stunning, you take great pictures.

Misfits Vintage said...

YAY! SHARE THE LOVE! You look absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the fab coffee cup and those bangles are scrumptious. I just adore you, in case you didn't know. No YOU shut up! I'll be sentimental if I like!

LOVE! Sarah xxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Curtise!

How are you feeling these days ? Are you better?
I missed some posts again ,i do not know how everybody catches up with everybody's blog

Aren't Mélanie and Sarah gorgeous? Love your petitcoat so cute! I did my tutu pics as well maybe i will post it this week , but i do not have the cup! Oh well!
I wonder if the Wainwright sisters sang about my Ste-Catherine which is east or Ste-Catherine West
Do you know Rufus and Martha Wainwright? They are kind of royalty here

Take care lovely

Ariane xxxxx



Lynne DeVenny said...

Curtise, you take MY breath away. I'd like a framed print of that rather reflective pose by the tree, please.

Um, where does one acquire a tulle skirt or petticoat? Thank god I've got a new quest to distract me from the orthopaedics shoes one :P

Penny-Rose said...

I love love love love the colour of your petticoat. one day maybe the charity/op shop goddess will help me find one. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Hows your ear feeling? Hope you feeling heaps better.

edie pop said...

You are gorgeous!!!I love to see how everyone gave a personal interpretation of the same pose and skirt!It's also awesome to see how much you were influenced by the environment, your pictures are dreamy: the feathers, the Mary janes and the light blue petticoat added an Alice in Wonderland feeling to your photoshoot and I really apprecciate it!
I've already use a tutu in my last post so I can't do the challenge or I could be very boring!
Love xxxx

Kylie said...

You look BEAUTIFUL Curtise, just like a grown-up fairy.
x

Misfits Vintage said...

I've just popped back for another squizz at your beautiful self. So worth it. S xxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I love a bit of tulle and petticoat action. If only I could squeeze my arse into my daughter's tulle skirt I could join in! Yeh right......

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm right behind you baby!!! Oh gawd, can you pleeeeeeeeeeze wear your gorgeous petticoat again and again and again? You are a absolute flippin' stunner! DH is going to want to flip that petticoat up and ......... *cough*. I ADORE your feathers and I need new ballet flats JUST like yours. You are looking so beautiful and healthy and feckin' sexacious!! Let's keep this baby rollin'!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

bonsaimum said...

You look great. Oh my kingdom for a tutu....... :)

Sacramento Amate said...

So brilliant, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I have to find myself a tutu skirt and I will be there, ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Vix said...

You look absolutely ravishing, the fascinator is gorgeous, the shawl divine and the coffee cup is so cute it deserves a post of it's own!
xxxxxxxxxx

Dawn said...

Love the inspiration and your colorful, sparkly take as well Curtise. Thank you so much for your comment about Inspiratation Monday and starting my own inspiration, that was sweet and really got me thinking. You are right about the crazy cat lady. I will put it behind me as soon as I post about her lies and deceit. Dont cha wanna hear about it? ha ha! dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I've loved all of these - and am almost tempted to wear my petticoat for a mums' coffee thing tomorrow!

Hurrah for the anti-twee!
x

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kaffesoester said...

Now you're forcing me to get out my tulle skirt as well!

You look amazing in this outfit - the feather fascinator is just the right colour against your hair. I love the sparkly tights and your elegant little feet, so ballerina like! And your garden is still green, I love that too!

rosyragpatch said...

I love the whole outfit. You look lovely.

Fiona said...

Oh I can't play! (stamps feet) I've no tulle or petticoats. You all look incredible and typical of Helga to get the grog in! ha ha. Lovely shot of you by the tree looking wistful.
I went to Matalan and got the pinky/red ones.
xxx

KatGotTheCream said...

I love the way blogging inspires us all to try new things and just do stuff we might not normally be bothered to do. What a great idea, I'm loving all the tulle and teacup takes.

PS Coffee cup or no, yours is divine!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Love..love..love all of them!! im so in love with your tulle! too cute!! gorgeous ladies and photos too!

i'm blog hopping from ta dah tuesday over at lakota's

Susan ( http://tea-diary.blogspot.com )

Helga! said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Darling,you are GORGEOUS!!! No twee for you either!GRRRRRR,foxalicious!
LOVE that 70's cup and saucer,swoony good!
This is fabularse fun,I had no idea there was so much tulle(crinis,pettis) around the world!!!
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Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I just got the wind knocked out of me!! I love your outfit, especially the shot of you lifting the layer of tulle with your wonderful knowing expression! I'm going to have to dig in my closet. I don't think I have anything even close, but who know?! Goodwill is right around the corner.

karensomethingorother said...

that's it. I have to find some tulle. I LOVE your pictures, Curtise! Love the feather fascinator, and the gentle blue colours. No. I'm freaking out. You women are awesome.

one denim bird said...

Absolutely loving all this cyber-viral tulle, teacups and front steps Curtise! You are all fabularse and I am wishing I had a tulle petticoat in my stash here somewhere so i could join in! Brilliant xox

CityScape Skybaby said...

It's fun to see so many different interpretations of this idea! You look beautiful Curtise and you've picked such a gorgeous shade of blue to work with, I love that cute coffee/tea cup too.
So tempted to have a little go at this just for the fun of it but I fear mine would be the chavtastic point where it all starts going downhill, lol. xx

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

You all look fabulous! I love your petticoat - such a pretty colour and that cup is wonderful too.

Nikki x

Miss Maple said...

Maybe you want to see my version of the "Tutu and a teacup Challenge". It's in black and violet on my blog.
Thank you for the inspiration. Have a nice week.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Ooooooh, I'm swooning over the fabulous sight of everyone rocking their tulle and tea cups!!! If I hadn't been caught up with New York preparations I would have happily joined in. Everyone has their own personal take on it, and all look just gorgeous. It IS wonderful to be inspired by our fellow bloggers.