Eccentricia


 

In classic Tricia-style, I injured myself this week and was unable to walk for 36

hours.  Seriously, I can't make this stuff up.  And while joking with a beloved former

employee about my all too common antics, I proposed incorporating a cane into my look. 

"A stick could be part of my 'schtick'."  While in jest, the idea actually had some appeal.

I would love to be eccentric and iconic with a look that is utterly unmistakable.  I've never

thought of myself that way.  Or maybe I've just never had the guts.  As a child, I was

considerably quiet and timid (I know some of you find that hard to believe).  I didn't really

find my voice until my thirties.  Well now that I'm heading toward the big 4-0 and my life

seems to become more frenetic by the day, maybe it's time to embrace a little eccentricity. 

It may be just what the doctor ordered.  That and aforementioned stick.

  

  

 

  

– Option 1 –

BIG GLASSES

carrie-donovan

Would you recognize the famous former Vogue and New York Times

Magazine style editor, Carrie Donovan, without her enormous round

glasses?  An easy transformation and fairly noncommittal.

  

 

 

 

 

– Option 2 –

HATS

isabella blow trio

I probably don’t have the cajones of the late Isabella Blow, but I do give the girl her props.

 I shy away from wearing a fedora.  This dynamo was rockin’ entire gardens atop her head!

 

  

 

 

  

– Option 3 –

DRAMATIC MAKEUP

priscilla

 

The young Priscilla Presley was undeniably beautiful.  However, what made

her an icon – thanks to none other than Elvis himself – was that makeup.  She

probably went through a dozen kohl liners a year, but she had the eyes and the

complexion to pull it off.  She looked like an exotic Barbie doll and America loved it.

  

  

  

    

  

  

  

  

  

– Option 4 –

UNCONVENTIONAL WARDROBE

grey_gardens

 

Edie Beale’s unusual fashion choices were the consequence of privilege, predicament

and necessity.  Born and bred in New York society, little Edie Beale’s early life was storybook. 

But a divorce and a delusional, headstrong mother changed her fate and her fashions.  With a closet

full of Dior, Givenchy and Hermes, but no heat or running water, her odd ensembles were ingeniously

practical and chic.  Not convinced?  See John Galliano’s Grey Gardens inspired collection below.

 

grey gardens - john galliano 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Option 5 –

EDGY HAIR

 

rhianna 3

 

There’s only one word to describe Rhianna.  Fierce.  The girl can and does rock every

hairstyle under the sun.  The fun of it is that she usually opts for a look that is as edgy

and fearless as the artist herself.  Spiky?  Sure.  Mohawk?  Why not.  Purple and white

streaks?  Of course!  Honestly, I will never, ever  wear a mohawk.  But I have been

considering dying a few strands of my hair pink.  And since October is Breast Cancer

Awareness Month, I have the perfect excuse.  Besides, I think that shy, little girl

is finally ready to get a little funky, have a little fun and get her groove on.  Yeyah!

  

  

  

  

Tricia xo

2 thoughts on “Eccentricia”

  1. Can you imagine me flitting around DC with a staff?! I think I would have to dye my hair orange and wear a poncho to pull it off. And I am back on my feet – thanks for the well wishes. Will I see you at the bloggers event on the 22nd?

  2. I vote for a staff over a cane, as the anthropologist Margaret Mead did. She said it symbolized wisdom. Although it might draw more attention than a cane would – imagine walking down M Street with one. Hope you’re back to new soon.

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