Small gallery of my new e-bay purchase:
On my own for New Year … thought I’d make an effort and get dolled up! Happy New Year everyone
I think you’ll agree I saved the best for last!?
Well, that’s my opinion and it’s really the only one that counts, eh?
I bought this dress – yes, from eBay – over a year ago and this is the first chance I’ve had to wear it! It was well worth the wait, I can tell you.
It’s a gorgeous gold satin dress with a brown mesh overlay and I absolutely LOVE it. Can’t wait to get another chance to wear it.
Well, it’s been a while but I finally managed to get in some “Sarah” time and it gave me a chance to try on a few of the new things I’ve bought, but not had a chance to wear.
I also tried something that I didn’t think I ever would – I went for a very minimal look with the make-up. Not sure if I like it. Some photos are okay(ish) but others, like one on the left here, don’t really show me in my best light.
But I’m not so vain that I won’t post a poor photo – particularly when I haven’t taken any for a while.
I started off with the outfit in the photo. This skirt was an eBay purchase, like most of my purchases seem to be lately! It’s a gorgeous chiffon-type affair which was fantastic to wear. The blouse is an old one that I dug out of the wardrobe, with an ivory satin camisole underneath.
The scarf you see is my most recent eBay purchase. In fact it arrived in the post Tuesday morning. I can’t help myself when it comes to silk and satin. I saw this and had to have it.
I will be posting photos of the other outfits in the coming weeks.
I was quite excited to read a few days ago about a recently-discovered painting, reportedly of the world’s first transvestite.
The portrait was sold in New York to a British gallery and was originally marked as a ‘woman in a feathered hat’.
It has since been discovered to be a painting of a man dressed as a woman and is thought to be the earliest known picture of a transvestite. Hooray!
So who was this daring guy that flouted the rules of society? Well, it has been confirmed to be one Monsieur Chevalier D’Eon who was, according to the research, a ‘legendary’ French 18th-century transvestite.
The painting was discovered in a Manhattan auction house by art historian Philip Mould, who works on the BBC programme “Antiques Roadshow”. It was Mr Mould who carried out the investigation that resulted in the identification of the sitter as Chevalier D’Eon, known as ‘the patron saint of transvestites’. Really? We have a patron saint? Who knew? And why has no-one told me this before?
Apparently the National Gallery in London is seriously considering buying the painting and, should they do so, it will be the Gallery’s first painting of a crossdresser! Anyone in London can go and view the painting at Mr Mould’s gallery in Dover Street … I may make a pilgrimage!