We were both very pleased with it and there are lots of wonderful little details, like my hair, his nose, his serious face, and the adoring and flamboyant gestures. I shall have to have a dress commissioned to match the portrait (and those silk pants) one day…
He then took me to Rochford winery for a gourmet lunch – the food was so delicious I forgot to get good photographic evidence of it until too late, but I am still drooling at the thought of my plate.
We shared a raspberry panna cotta and then did some shopping to pick up some bits and bobs for the picnic on Sunday. I can’t believe it’s really happening, and the sun is set to shine all day (after a week of Melbourne’s bi-polar weather this has been my main fear). I have been so busy with planning, errands, computer work and playing taxi, and can’t wait for a nice empty day to just play computer games!
Now to cute things. On Sunday I went to my first “Lolita Meet-up” in the city! The theme was “Melty Chocolate”, a print by Angelic Pretty, and half a dozen of us happened to have the dress (or replicas of it). I am pretty timid and quiet around most people to begin with, but everyone was very welcoming and sweet, so I look forward to going to future meet-ups. There are quite a number of staple wardrobe items I am missing or need to replace, but I didn’t feel too out of place. The following photos were not taken by me.
When I got home I decided to practise/attempt (very roughly) how I’d like my hair and makeup for the picnic, so I pulled my hair up over my wig piece and threw a heap of talcum powder on. I really quite like the result but while I have a MASS of hair I don’t have any styling equipment so let’s hope my rather unpolished look (I can’t do ‘neat’) still looks okay.
Goodnight, then. Another busy day tomorrow. 🙁