Sunday, February 24, 2013
I have along history with velvet, I actually had an early childhood aversion to it. This was due to our crazy (pencil throwing arm pinching) music teacher's daughter. She was a prissy little fecker and our dislike of her was increased by her sadistic father's teaching methods. I remember she had this velvet dress and we had some sort of tiff ( I'm guessing I was trying to paw the dress which is what I do now when I see velvet eek) anyways it ended in her telling me her dress 'was velvet pure velvet' and implying that in some way we were beneath velvet, unlike her cultured self of course! My eventual velvet loving came about from my voyages around millions of thrift stores picking up anything that gleamed or had a lovely print and generally was made out of a highly inappropriate fabric for going out dancing. I swear, I dont know today how I survived all those years of wearing like a wool dress or like polyester ski pants out in a roasting club? Usually it resulted in me being a stanky redfaced sweatball I had one beautiful 70's brown velvet collared top. omg I loved it! I only eventually had to give it up as the velvet started to look odd and had like worn away in some places and had like odd no doubt sweat induced stains.
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