The mean reds

Credits:
Top: Cristina vest (Red) by Sweet Kajira NEW @ Midwinter Fair
Skirt: Cristina skirt (Black) by Sweet Kajira NEW @ Midwinter Fair
Hair: Bernadette with hat (Reds (top)/Gingers (below)) by Truth NEW
Shoes: Charlie Wedges (Coal / Maitreya) by fri.day
Socks: Lydia (Antique applier) by fri.day
Bag: Parioli Bag Vintage by YS&YS
Earrings: Celestine Heart by Maxi Gossamer
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Skin (top): Glitter Tears (Red/Red Brow) by Pink Fuel
Skin (bottom): Emma (Jamaica Clean C) by Glam Affair NEW @ Collabor88

I was putting the outfit together for this shoot and couldn’t help noticing it was getting very red!  It made me think of Audrey Hepburn’s wonderful film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her description of the ‘mean reds’:

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds? 

Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues? 

Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?

It also made me feel that this time of year is not a time of rejoicing for everyone and that there are lots of lonely people out there for whom Christmas simply emphasizes their own personal ‘mean reds’.  When we’re tucking into our Christmas dinners with our family and friends we should spare a thought for them.

Rachel ❤️

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