do you hear the people sing



D and I found this pair of Wartime Secretary Pants during the Zara sale and I had to try it on because it was so cheap. It fit like a glove so I bought it, but unfortunately they ran of sizes for the matching jacket. We then discussed a French Resistance look-- I think he gets the kicks out of all the different looks that I like playing around with. And I remembered I have a green beret, bought years ago from ASOS, that I knew I would wear someday, and lo and behold, it's gone one full circle and has been used in the UK itself.



My mother's gorgeous red pussybow top was kidnapped by me. . and I've worn it quite a few times over here. It's so soft and silky, and it fits very well-- I love its classic look. Of course you'll need more red here, so on goes Chanel Passion slicked on the lips, and the red Dolce & Gabanna pumps which I wear everywhere. Other items are: vintage gold earrings (Mom's); Diva ring; long black satin gloves; green Miu Miu bag; green ASOS wool beret.
 
 

And somehow everytime I think of Revolution or Resistance, I think of El Che and his fighting spirit (I named my cat after him, unfortunately he turned out to be a bit Sissy-ish, so I now call him Ernesto Che not-Guevara) and how sexy he looked smoking his pipe. Someone used to laugh at me for 'liking dead men' but I think he was just jealous. Lol. I think of The Boxer Rebellion. I also think of May 1968 even though I was only born in '86. And then I also have the song Do You Hear The People Sing from Les Miserables blasting in my head, getting all roused up. That's one of my favourite songs, I think I once shocked my mom one night when she came downstairs to see me all engrossed in that song which I play on some nights. If you have seen how Alex DeLarge looks all musically-intoxicated everytime he listens to Ludwig van in A Clockwork Orange, that's the effect Do You Hear has on me. One day I really must go watch Les Miserables, having read Hugo's amazing piece many times over, crippled my fingers practicing the pieces on my piano when I was much younger, God I love the story and music.




Have a fabulous weekend! x

17 comments:

  1. i love this.. you made it all work. those are some fire-y red shoes

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  2. What an adorable yet chic look! I wish I could find a lovable red bow blouse like that, something that looks great *and* has family sentiment. I love the pattern in the trousers, which I didn't see at first, and the ring is a touch of fun, decadent glamour amid revolutionary styling.

    I hope you get to see Les Miserables sometime soon! I saw it as a teen, when I was a bit too young and uninformed about French history and adult themes to really appreciate it, but I do remember it as dark and dramatic.

    I was wondering: which Paulo Coelho should I start with?

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  3. I think you make a gorgeous resistance fighter/wartime secretary! ;)

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  4. I love, love your fabulous blouse, so very 50s. Everything in you is beautiful, so I will say no more.
    have a wonderful weekend my friend.
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  5. 'Allo Allo! You're looking uber chic and tres stylish in this ensemble. The beret really suits you. xxx

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  6. WOW! This is one of my favorite looks on you!!! I love this....the shoes, the pants, the BLOUSE! GORGEOUS! It's just so YOU! ~Serene

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  7. What a great outfit, you look amazing. Those trousers were a top buy. xx

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  8. I'm certainly one who enjoys your different looks! It's like you have a different theme going on every other day.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  9. Love, love, love this look. You know Stacy Lomman of Taffeta Darlings is working on a French Resistance-inspired collection!

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  10. You should def wear red more :P

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  11. Love it! I bloody love Les Mis too :D x

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  12. No wonder you kidnapped that blouse - you look wonderful in it! As a teen I bought a woolen army beret complete with battallion badge and feather on it from a second hand shop and my sister and I took turns to wear it in different outfits - your beret here reminded me of it!

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  13. Oppositelipstick17 March 2011 at 15:20

    wow! love it


    http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  14. Goldminetrashvintage24 March 2011 at 19:51

    Red is such a good color for you. I love these!

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  15. As soon as I saw that first photo, I immediately thought "classic movie", something along the film noir genre. Then I saw the references to the French Resistance. So your outfit conveyed it all!

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  16. You look very tres chic :D

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  17. I adore this outfit, you look such a hot revolucion babe.
    I know what you mean by les miserables soundtrack so moving.

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