Kerrie Stanley

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Left Foot, Right Foot

I thought I would be really devasted at my loss, after all she was with me for 11 years. She was loyal, always there for me, never gave me any grief and for the most part, pretty tidy. No I'm not talking about a pet, I'm talking about my 1992 Toyota Camry, which finally died and went to auto heaven, AKA the wreckers.

I came back from NYC last week sans car but you know what? I am actually not bothered. If there was one thing that almost 3 weeks in NYC, in summer especially,  taught me was that you walk.. Everywhere.. And fast. And I do love to walk. Sometimes I find myself strutting and "hands in the air-ing" without even knowing it, thanks to some awesome tunes in my ears. I actually LOST weight on this holiday mostly due to all the walking I did. Winning!  

Even though my work is so varied, and can take me to many locations, I have decided to hold back on getting a car for the moment for a couple of reasons, finance and fitness. I live very close to public transport, main shops, and access to a "Flexi" car for short term rental. Friends have kindly offered theirs if I need.  

So there you go my friends, there will one less car on the road and one more book reading commuter - that's if I get off my phone...

Keep smiling 

X K 

Out and about in NYC - Hedwig and The Angry Inch

Another glorious day here in NYC, though after all my walking yesterday it took me awhile to get going...might also have something to do with a late night prior. I saw Neil Patrick Harris starting in his Tony Award Winning role as Hedwig in "Hedwig and The Angry Inch." Oh. My. God.

I was blessed to be treated to a 3rd row seat so to watch NPH up close and personal was so spectacular. I knew he was amazing but he owned this role. The supporting cast were equally mesmerising as were the costumery, wig design and art direction. But it was all about the songs and the dialogue and the journey I was taken on was more than worthy of the standing ovation that the sold out crowd gave. I cracked up laughing... I held my breath...I cried silently... What more could you ask for in a theatre experience. Divine. 

(Thank you Tash)  

Out and about in NYC

On such a beautiful day it seems so wrong to take the subway and it's on these walks that you come across things that you may otherwise miss. I stumbled across the exhibition "Exposed, a History of Lingerie" at The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) on 23rd and 7th Ave and, well, being a lover of nice underwear I just had to pop in. 

As with most exhibitions photography is not allowed but I did grab a couple of snaps (how naughty of me!) I love that the pieces I adored the most were made about 125 years apart. The red corset (pictured) is Circa 1889 and the Neoprene ensemble is 2014. Both heaven.  

The exhibition covered developments in intimate apparel from the 18 th century to present and included two types of lingerie- hard and soft. Hard being corsets, bustles and structured garments while soft consisted of unstructured garments, such as slips and nightgowns. Labels such as La Perla, Gaultier and Agent Provocateur featured.  

Stunning corsetry from Circa 1889

Stunning corsetry from Circa 1889

 

Made from Neoprene - 2014   

Made from Neoprene - 2014 

 

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome to my new blog - From The Mouth Of A Milliner. 

 

I'm very excited to introduce you to my new website and new logo. Tnank you to the very talented (and patient!) Sarah Lang from The Yellow Brick Road Agency for her fantastic work, I'm thrilled with the result. This site showcases the varied facets of my work - millinery, hair and makeup artistry and commentary. Have a look around, there's lots of examples of my creativity! x K