November's self portrait challenge theme is glam, "disco, diamonds and glitter" and you know, that whole glam rock thing. Once upon a time this would have been right up my alley, back in the day when too much glitter was never enough. I used to love going out dancing: forest raves, niteclubs, dodgy warehouse parties. You could have said that I liked a party. Most of my outfits were quite practical but I did have some lovely things. A long lurex dress in greens and blues, some sparkly gold high heels, various hats, sneakers with silver stripes, coloured beads, a red velvet dress that I used to wear over pants, disco balls, bindis, various types of glitter. How things have changed.
Yesterday when I went to look for some dark coloured lipstick, all I could find was one dried up matte colour, circa 1995, I think. Yuck. No lip pencils either and I could barely remember how to apply it. Then once it was on, I felt like my skin couldn't breathe. I raced around the backyard, trying to look glam but it really wasn't working for me at all. I think finding some new ways to glam it up might be an even bigger challenge than revealing my imperfections. Still, it might be be fun.