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3.8.08

Garbage bag chic

It all began with this gentle readers.....

And ended with this....


That's right, you have logged on today to find Lady Melbourne wearing a garbage and her Chanel. I didn't wear all of it, what with the wonderment of black plastic I didn't want to over do things.
You see there was so much to choose from when I went down to my local supermarket, I could have even bought silver bags which made my decision very hard- how's a girl to decide between a cool, slate grey and a hot, shiny black?
I figured also if I got one with a drawstring closure I could do all sorts of things with the hem. Note the nice ruching detail over derriere area, complete with uneven hemline.

I have Imelda my favourite despot to thank for the inspiration, without her challenges I'd just sit around on my couch all day taking photos and getting stuck into the martinis.

Get yours now at your local Safeway for $3.09. All you'll need is some scissors and a bit of flair. And a despot to create hilarious challenges for you of course.


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41 comments:

Imelda Matt said...

The Despot bows down before the alter of Lady Melbourne! Not since Jeanie Little turned up to the Logies has a garbage bag looked so damn HOT!

This will go down in blogging history as the best-post-ever!

K.Line said...

OMG - this is genius. Honestly, if you made me one of those I'd wear it to work! The hem is awesome. And the fit is chic?!?!

Sorry I didn't notify you about the tag. It appears that that was the part of the rules I totally forgot about.

Unbelievably good post.

Annie said...

OMG fabulous, lol... :D

the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things said...

Dear Lady Melbourne,
Mrs Imelda M sent me your way this morning with "You must check out Lady Melbourne’s hilarious post".

She was right. It's not only funny but you've done a really great job of making the garbage bag NOT look like one...almost haute couture. The drawstring version is a good choice.

I guess Mrs M's next challenge should be for you to wear it out.

enc said...

The despot will have to eat it now!

Lady Melbourne said...

Imelda- I did think of Jeanie Little when I was taking the pictures, I wanted to cry out 'Hello Darlings!' but it just wasn't going to be captured in a photograph!
K.Line- no problemo about the tag. The fit is totally accidental, I litterally cut out the neckline, arm holes and put it over my head.
Likkle girl- That I will have to seriously consider, it is the middle of winter here and with nothing but a garbage bag to keep me warm I fear the results!
I'm glad you find it hilarious though, Imelda has a wicked sense of humour.
Enc- She might, but now the stakes have risen I can only imagine what she will come up with next.

the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things said...

She has, hasn't she?! She makes my day, everyday.

How about a big fat fur coat over it? The bag-lady-who-used-to-be-a-rich-bitch-and-now-only-have-this-fur-coat-to-show look.

Or we can wait till it's summer...

Miss Karen L said...

Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned that it was a garbage bag, I would never have guessed. Abosolutely brilliant!!

Emma said...

You ROCK.

Skye said...

Without a doubt the best post on this blog ever! I like a glimpse into the sillier side of the Lady Melbourne universe.

Liss said...

Gosh, unbelievable how you can wear a garbage bag and still look perfectly dressed up! Thumbs up ;D

gilda said...

you should totally wear that out!

Caroline said...

how do you do it?!?

Siljesfashion said...

haha, thats so funny! You look as chic as ever with those accessories, well done!

WJ said...

This is absolutely awesome, reminds me of my high school ball when this girl turned up wearing a dress made of garbage bags...how I wish I had a picture!

Bianca said...

If I ever saw you in the streets of Melboure (which, now that I have found your blog, I'll be watching out for a well dressed lady like yourself), I would start screaming and frolicking up and down until you realised.

Going through your blog, I'm amazed that such style actually exists around here.

Francis Girard said...

Out of control - brilliant. You are too much. I love it. Bring on more challenges. Fantastic work kiddo. xfrancis

The Collector said...

Awesome.
You look amazing.
It actually looks like one of those 'wet look' items that all of the designers are flogging - but wat better!

Are you wearing falsies, or are they your natural lashes? Beautiful eyes.

Superb post! xx

Penny said...

Haha!! This is fantastic, and suprisingly chic!
Kudos!

josefin said...

cute grrl

anemieke said...

Haaaaaaaaa!

Brilliant is your middle name, and your office smells of rich mahogany.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Wow, you really can make a garbage bag look like haute couture! Colour me super-impressed.

Lady Melbourne said...

Thank you to all the new readers who have commented, I'm glad you can appreciated the haut coutour silliness of it all!
Skye- glad I can make you laugh!

Liss- it's easier than you think!

Caroline- it all started as a bit of a joke but the photos didn't look half bad so I can't expalin how I actually 'do it,' I have Imelda to thank I believe.

Silje- Danke! Means alot coming from someone so stylish!

WJ- I had to get photos of this at least for memories sake, it's too funny!

Bianca- do say hello and thank you for popping past.

Francis- if you think it's cool then it must be, your my chic berometer.

The Collector- Yes they are fake, I figured I had to up the ante on this one. They re quite lovely,I can see why people become addicted!

Anamieke- I have many leather bounnd books....

Cat of Impossible Colour- Colour me glad that you think so!

Happy you have all found some joy from this, even more thrilled you took the time to comment.
Perhaps I'll have to think of a way to expand this a little, I could set up a competition and invite you all to enter with your best garbage bag chic?
Hhhhmmmmm......

miss-corrine said...

That is utterly amazing. Genuis!

Shen-Shen said...

This is incredible. INCREDIBLE. I want this!

Fashion Tidbits said...

that is freakin genius! :P

PorcelainBlonde said...

Wow! You actually still look gorgeous...you and Imelda are too funny, I love it :)
I'm amazed at the structure you got from the bags!

And your lashes look beautiful xxx

Tea said...

Wow!
You really could wear a garbage bag out!

StrikeMatch said...

Incredible! You are quite the garbage bag seamstress. Super impressive and super cute!

Imelda Matt said...

29 comments must be best.ever, so The Despots thinking of your next challenge. Stay tuned!

Nay'Chelle said...

Oh my goodness, you're genius.

Mica said...

Haha, this made me laugh!
But I'm also amazed at how you make the garbage bag work, I mean it's almost passable as a proper outfit! Shows accessories really can make an outift :)

Sal said...

Well played!

Cheryl Lynn said...

So happy you were up for the challenge. How you manage to look stunning in a trash bag is beyond me.

Kudos to the winner, me Lady.

Taghrid said...

omg. the shoes, the accessoreis. the dress. you're killing me you are too too good!

fashion herald said...

this needs to go in the archives; i can see it someday at the costume institute/ blogger challenge show!

ms_teacup said...

Quite possibly the most gorgeous garbage bag I've ever seen. I'm completely in awe, it looks brilliant.

Bucca said...

Awesome post - I want a challenge now! :)

redbarren said...

classic!

Hammie said...

Brilliant. Spectacular. WAY better than Jeannie Little!!
xx

K. said...

that dress deserves a WOW!