TODAY IS A SENSATIONAL DAY!
Firstly, it is the first day of October which is (in Kobi Land) better known as HALLOWEEN MONTH! I have lots of exciting things planned both for blog-times AND for the real world. I LOVE OCTOBER!
But what could possibly make today even more awesome? This is the MAIDEN POST of the new Alternative Curves Blog Hop! The incredibly lovely and stylish Margot Meanie and I have been rallying the troops to create an online community of quirky, plus-size babes (check out the instagram and use the hashtag yourself!) and we decided to step it up a notch by organising a monthly, themed outfit blog hop.
AND TODAY, WE ARE KICKING THIS SHIT OFF.
The calendar was decided democratically by a small group of bloggers that Miss Meanie and I personally adore, and now the themes are set and you’re all invited to play! If you’re a blogger and want to be in on the Facebook chat, send a request to this group and check out what’s going down in uber-babe-land.
Without too much further ado, this month’s theme is “Alternative Fairytale”, and I had heaps of fun looking up obscure fairytales and brainstorming! As you may know (or at least have guessed), I love stuff with a touch of the macabre 😛 So I splooshed a little bit when I came across a story published in 1845 by Hans Christian Andersen, called “The Red Shoes”.
Here is an abridged version, retold through the ancient arts of vanity and fatshion…
During the church service, Karen can think only of her red shoes.
—she continues to dance through field and meadow, rain and shine for many days.
still in them.
still in them, dance in front of the church doors so that Karen cannot enter.
Karen weeps bitter tears in her narrow bare room and eventually the angel
returns to her: He transforms her room into a church and as the organ plays,
Karen becomes so full of peace and joy that her heart breaks and she dies.
How fun is that?! I think the reason I fell in love with this story (aside from being able to justify buying a fabulous pair of EPIC red shoes) is that it reminds me of some sort of ye olde combination of Idle Hands and the Dancing Demon from the musical episode of Buffy. Am I right?!
As most often on my blog, photos are taken by my lovely love Sam and edited by yours truly!
I’m so excited to check out all the other babes interpretations of Alt Fairytale. Check back as the list below fills up with incredibleness!! xx
The stripey bustle is a separate piece that my mum gifted me.