Friday, October 21, 2011
Frocktober - day twenty-one
Today's outfit might not be the most professional thing I've worn to work. In fact I think unless you are some kind of children's entertainer or a 1950's housewife, giant polka dots are never going to create an impression of a hardened professional. However they are very cheery and tonight I'm going to see a production of the Wizard of Oz so I think it will be quite appropriate then.
This outfit also includes a red bow in my hair, a fluffy red petticoat and a string of pearls, so I'm feeling exceptionally girly and will no doubt flounce about happily all day. I must say, my skirt feels gigantic but I realise it is so much smaller than what women really wore in the 50's. I wonder how they got things done?
On a completely different topic I note the current controversy about Julia Gillard (Australian PM) not curtsying for the Queen. As you may have guessed from the fact that I wear giant dresses, I'm not adverse to such ladylike things as a curtsy and I'm sure if I happened to bump into the Queen down at the shops or something, I would curtsey. But that doesn't mean that I think the leader of our country should.
Let's face it, Julia does not seem the curtsying type. She is the leader of our country, she meets heads of state and various dignitaries all the time and she shakes their hands. So I think it was perfectly respectful of her to shake the hand the Queen offered. But there is nothing like a good controversy when the Queen is in town, so I expect that it will bubble along for a few days yet.
Hope you are all having a happy Friday.