I took these photos ages ago and I thought they were good ones for this week's 'Natural' theme as I think this outfit vaguely resembles something you might wear on safari....or that your Dad might wear on safari....if it was the 1970s.
The top was an el-cheapo op-shop find from a local Vinnies....Riverwood I believe. It's one of those patchwork-print batik ones you used to get on holiday in Bali in the early 90s and that have been haunting the op-shops ever since.
I thought this one was interesting though because the batik styles are a combination of those typical Indonesian ones you get in Aussie op-shops and the must less commonly-seen style of African wax-print fabrics.
It's probably less a sign of something rare and exotic and more likely the result of a some very confused yet enterprising souvenir-sweatshop managers where this was produced. The ribbed neckline is also a bit weird on a non-stretch top but I think this adds to it's quirkiness.
Adding to the Safari-Dad look are the vintage mens shoes that I picked up at Surry Hills Markets last year.
I don't think that any of the items I'm wearing it with are still available but none-theless, here's where I got them from for your info:
- Retro white-rim sunnies - ASOS
- Black drapey skirt - Shitty Chic
- Spiked necklace: Dotti
- Studded belt: H&M