2009-06-07

Working Hard for a Living

Yeah, Buskerfest!!! It was fun. I'm a super nerd, I love festivals in general but Buskingfest may be my favourite. I'm intrigued by buskers. It's an 'it' factor about them, some can do very little in their time slot and still manage to completely entertain, while others can tightrope on dental floss but, without personality, we walk on by. And their lifestyle is so random; travelling everywhere, living out of a suitcase that contains mostly props for their show and no clean clothes, fake accents...hmmmm... I always wonder if they pay taxes... not likely.

Some pics....

june 6, funnel cake


Delicious. Diet Coke and a strawberry elephant ear...

june 6 fire


Skateboard tricks through a flaming star. Serious Skillz.

june 6 high five


Matt, in slow motion, high-fiving the pretty statuette lady. He was very proud of that.

june 6 squash


I know this is a fuzzy photo but I had to share. That's a busker on the right with a squash racket around his body. He could pop pretty much every joint and he put his body through a squash racket, a tennis racket and a toilet seat...simultaneously.

june 6 chapstick



Sequined top? thrifted
High waisted denim shorts? Lux, Urban Outfitters
Strappy sandals? Random beach store
Purple leather purse? Hype, Winners
Earrings and sunglasses? h&m
Bangle? Goodwill auction
Addiction? chapstick

Though you can't see it in the photos ( :( ) the sequined top has little cut-ups at the sides of the body and the sleeves; it reveals a little bit of skin in a subtle way. I like that. I also like that it's silk and it's quality. Most of my non-vintage sequined pieces (esp. fcuk) drop sequins like Paris Hilton drops BFFs, not this one...

8 comments :

Clare said...

I adore that shirt! And that festival sounds like pretty much the best thing ever!!! Looks like you had a blast!

Fell4fashion said...

U look SO fab, I want those shorts!! Looks like so much fun :)

LuLu said...

Fab shirt! Awesome thrifted find!!

Linda said...

Like the pics...looking sooo gooood

Sher said...

Now I would have loved seeing that! Amazing to find people with other hidden talents just going from town to town. Proof that "all who wander are not lost" ;)

Great outfit! I love how you took a sequined shirt and dressed it casual.

Sarah vP said...

oh you. you and your lipsmackers. kind of a signature piece . . .
also, i love your blog. keep it up, please. you've inspired me to scope out the Farmers' Market for jewelery/accessories - - - - like, the Hamilton Farmers' Market? what's a good day/time to go?

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