Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show

Yeah, well I must be crazy, but I thought I would try and sneak in to post something I had been playing with today.  It’s rough but ready.

Susanna Leonard Hill a lovely writing pal has been having some fun on her blog and asked if anyone was interested in posting some fashion pics of her Phyllis.  See what we could come up with and put on a fashion show of sorts….  Well here is my entry…  *facepalm*

Phyllis is (if you have been following my blog or Susanna’s) a loveable groundhog and world weather reader extraordinary…    pop over to Susanna’s blog and view the fashion show!  http://susannahill.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/time-for-some-fun.html

PHYLLIS in Costume

Phyllis will probably declare tornardos after this…!

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a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young.
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27 Responses to Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show

  1. OMG, Diane! Phyllis looks dazzling! Look at her buff arms! And her fabulous costume! She looks so native :) Thanks so much for joining in the fashion show fun! :)

  2. So cool, swinging the pois! Good for her — she’s game for anything, she is!

  3. angiekarcher says:

    Love this! Phyllis’s costume is gorgeous! 😊

  4. artistadonna says:

    Phyllis looks soooooooo happy!!! love it :)

  5. Darlene says:

    Phyllis looks fabulous!

  6. Now you have to explain what pois are? And about the detail on the traditional dress!

    • Now if you came over here I would take you to a culture show so you could get up close and see and join in….lol. The pois are usually made of raffia paper, these days in colours. Sheets are wrapped up until they form a ball, about the size of a tennis ball and string or platted coloured wool about a meter long is attached. These are swung in time to music/singing, using different movements. Bodices are woven by hand using wool and flax and fir. The skirt is made mostly of rolled flax or bamboo. Cloaks are worn as status made from animal skin, and feathers. Here is a great website for you… http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/maori-clothing-and-adornment-kakahu-maori
      Enjoy!

      • Thank you so much! ! Diane! I will head over to the site now.

      • Interesting Maoritanga! I find the tradition of mourning dress is something our society is missing. I wonder that if so many societies found it so important, even in smaller circles where everyone knew each other and their situations, that we dismiss it now may be a big mistake in the grieving process.

  7. Phyllis looks marvelous!!!

  8. That’s one great costume — and complicated to make. But, I love how you had to remind all of us in the midst of winter, that there is sunshine, warm weather and beautiful beaches. What an aboriginal entry.

  9. I really must confess I do not know what Phyllis is doing but I love the look of her outfit. OH, thanks Patricia, now I get it. I love the skirt and can see it waving in the breeze off a warm coast. If you need someone to go and retrieve her, I will volunteer. (It was -21 a few days ago, please let me go get her.)

    • lol… I think Phyllis will be quite happy where she is, thank you! Not in too much of a hurry to head back to the minus temp you have been having. I can’t believe it! Phyllis is wearing a Maori costume from New Zealand. I left a link in my comment to Julie which you might find interesting. Enjoy!

  10. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    Very nice. I agree that costume looks complicated. Glad I didn’t have to help Phyllis get dressed.

    • It’s not too hard really. Just have to be careful when handling the costumes as they are usually handed down through generations. One does not want to damage them. :)

  11. tinamcho says:

    Love it, Diane! Phyllis fits right in with the Maori culture!

  12. stanleyandkatrina says:

    Cool costume!
    -Neighbor Girl

  13. Diane…this is spectacular! I love that you used local culture to dream up her outfit…perhaps she will go walkabout and have a vision about the upcoming weather patterns.:)

  14. Marvelous! Great job! I love the details in the outfit! :)

  15. Joanna says:

    The perfect Antipodean Phyllis costume!

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