Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Me and Mr. Depp........
okay, it's only this shirt, but still. A girl takes what she can get! I've had this J. Peterman Otavalo Mountain Shirt for, what, fifteen years maybe? It's a classic white cotton gauze peasant shirt with full sleeves that button into longish cuffs, nice little pintucks alongside the front placket. Around eight or nine years ago the buttons started cracking into pieces and falling off, so i replaced most of them. The rest of this shirt is staying in one piece, any stains bleach out nicely.....not bad for around twnety bucks back then.
Imagine the thrill i felt as i sat in the dentist's office a few years ago, paging through the People issue proclaiming Johnny Depp the sexiest man alive (well, not technically, but close enough as far as i can see) and Mr. Depp was wearing this same excellent shirt. He styled it much as Mr. E would, with a few pieces in sterling and leather heavily influenced by nature and the esoteric. Sadly i can't find the picture online in order to point you to it. Here's a consolation page.
I did have to laugh at myself as i strolled out the front door and down the lane. This was the first time i'd worn this petticoat alone as a skirt, a use i'd planned from the beginning. It's not at all sheer and the hemline hits me mid to lower calf. Yet, because i'd already worn this garment several times as an 'undergarment', i had a wee moment of alarm. 'Oh My god! I'm walking around in public in my U n d e r W e a r !' Never mind that objectively my outfit was very modest - my mind had got the habit of equating this item with 'unmentionables'. How easily we form habits, whether or not we mean to!
Hat, Scarf: gifts
Jacket: Royal robbins
Shirt: J. Peterman Otavalo Mountain Shirt
Petticoat, Necklace: own design
Clogs: Dansko Marcelle