My dress with a thin blue pin-stripe (I just learnt it's called "seersucker") is from a shop in Durban, South Africa, called Mooi, which to be honest I don't wear that often because it does make me look like an overgrown child (perfect for this look). The frilly vintage shirt underneath is actually a vintage nightie I bought for the equivalent of £0.20 from a car-parts dealership also in a suburb of Durban.
This look wouldn't have come together without suitably shiny red shoes, so I was glad to own these sweet-smelling plastic Melissa ones. I actually bought them because they are very practical on a rainy day in London.
|Essential shiny red shoes|
I happened to have a brownish wig which I tied into side plaits with a blue ribbon from my jar of gift-wrap ribbons I keep. I kept the makeup on my eyes quite plain and went for red lips and rosy cheeks, and exaggerated my eyebrows a bit to get that permanently forlorn look. The one thing I was really missing was a little toy Toto the dog to carry under my arm. Imagine!