Fringe

Image: Su Leslie 2020

I’m not a “fashion” person. My wardrobe only contains clothes that I’m comfortable wearing (physically and morally) and could best be described as utilitarian (less kindly as dull).

Except when it comes to scarves (and coats, but that’s a whole other session on the analyst’s couch).

I buy scarves the way I buy art; and for the same reasons. This one came from a work trip to Wellington about 30 years ago, when a male colleague and I found ourselves with time to spare before a meeting. I dragged him into a department store (ignoring the muttering that his wife never made him go shopping) and after about 15 minutes, he found this. I’m still not quite sure if he genuinely thought it would suit me, or if he was just desperate to get away, but I loved it, bought it, and have been wearing it ever since (not constantly, in case you’re wondering).

The fringe is a nuisance; catching in my earrings (my other adornment obsession), but the scarf wouldn’t look nearly as good without it.

Ragtag Daily Prompt | fringe

Wordless Wednesday: a milestone reached

Yellow Belle; an upmarket recycled clothing boutique owned by Women's Refuge was officially launched last night. Seed funding was provided by NZ Sculpture OnShore, of which I am a director.  Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Yellow Belle; an upmarket recycled clothing boutique owned by Women’s Refuge was officially launched last night. Seed funding was provided by NZ Sculpture OnShore, a biennial sculpture exhibition which is a major fundraiser for Women’s Refuge. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Women’s Refuge helps over 20,000 women and children in New Zealand each year who are affected by domestic violence. Yellow Belle marks a new phase in Refuge’s history – providing on-going income that will allow the organisation to do even more.

It was lovely to be part of the launch celebration; to be surrounded by strong, passionate women who give so much of themselves to bring about change for the better.

This post was written for Wordless Wednesday. Here are some others that I’ve enjoyed:

http://gallery32.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-in-my-kitchen-trina-baker-photography/

http://bookwormntx.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/wordless-wednesday-4302014/

http://brainosoph.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-9/

http://chittlechattle.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-53/

Wordless Wednesday: 4-30-14

http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-once-i-played-with-tiger-cubs/

Wordless Wednesday: Recasting Gotham’s top-cop

http://gleamsofsunshine.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-40/

http://amoveablegarden.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-beautiful-ecologically-critical-fungi/

Wordless Wednesday

http://verajackson.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-4/

http://architar.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-the-path-to-wonders/

Wordless Wednesday

http://rocnano.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-17/

Wordless Wednesday: Sky high!

http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-guess-who-came-to-dinner/

http://singlewomantravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-speak-your-mind/

http://factorpintion.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordlesswednesday/

http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-6/

http://my3monsters.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-16/

http://lgilbertson.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-8/

Wordless Wednesday – bird watching

http://mritz11.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday/

Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Park

http://costumemuseumcanada.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-detail-shot-31/

http://fireflydance.net/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-is-now-meme-of-the-week/

http://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/wordless-wednesday-woven-willow-world/