Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Red Red Wine

Despite what the colour of the photo shows, the shirt is red. It's a cute rectangular, knitted, sleeveless shirt with a trio of cables running down the front. I decided to start off simple! And I'm wearing it with some staples - a crappy cardigan that I got from Cotton On, a cheap-as black skirt from the big red shed and a double layer of black tights. I must have the worst circulation in NZ because I wear at least 5 layers of clothing in winter (hidden under my cardi). 

Now - the reason for the title. Sure the shirt is red. But I could have gone for the more obvious song title - Chris de Burgh's 'Lady in Red'.  Instead I chose to go with a song a little closer to my heart - UB40's 'Red Red Wine'. This song has significance for 2 reasons. 1 - My oldest brother once went to a UB40 concert. When my younger brother and I mocked the shirt out of him, he said it was for the atmosphere. Ha - the atmosphere. That's also the reason why I went to a Spice Girls concert. No actually wait, it isn't. I went because in my crazy deluded 12 year old mind, I thought they were talented and they stood up for girls and bla bla, PR, PR, marketing, marketing. The second, and most significant reason for the title is an ode to my darling mother. I won't go into too much detail, because I still want birthday presents, but let's just say, give my mum a glass or two of red red wine, and you'll get her singing along to 'Red Red Wine' (in an Afrikaans accent).

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