Friday, 18 September 2009

Fashionistas go forth ...Cycle 3, Day 17

Picture this (and try to keep a straight face!):

Steve will be wearing a dark blue polo shirt tucked into high-waisted trousers, with turn-ups and creases, topped off by a smart sports jacket.  A spotted cravat tucked into the neckline and a pale silk hankie peeping cheekily out of the top pocket, along with brown brogues, a canvas "game-keepers" bag and sunglasses with metal frames will complete this vision of male fashion from the 1950s.

I will be harking back to the early 1960s in a very vaguely Quant/Courrege inspired ensemble, with 50s undertones: black top; white linen trousers with a polka dot silk scarf as a belt; a black and white polka dot, belted coat dress with three quarter length sleeves; white peep-toe sandals; black straw "bucket" bag, white sunglasses and a chunky 3 string pearl necklace with matching bracelet.  

Have we gone mad?  Probably!  (I can almost hear Katie and Jack groaning in embarrassment).  However, we will be joining others looking equally daft in 40s, 50s and 60s outfits at the Goodwood Revival event this weekend, to watch cars and bikes from those eras race around the circuit and to take lots of photos.  And if we wear our dark glasses, no one will recognize us......

It's also an opportunity to get-together at long last with Anne and Colin in Chichester and catch up on their news, having missed each other earlier in the year due to the risk of passing on swine flu.

It will be a long and exhausting day, so Steve will have to pace himself (so will I, for that matter).  However, with plenty of refueling/resting stops, an emergency supply of antiemetic tablets and staying with sympathetic, sensitive hosts, we should OK.  It's certainly a great way to make the most of this end-of-cycle weekend, before chemo is scheduled to re-start next week.

The only annoying thing is that we will miss Jan's very special birthday party. Have a lovely day, Jan - hope to catch up with you soon!

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