Freakish Yellow Skirt Gallery

The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show is a project I launched in Vancouver, Canada, in 2012, in response to a negative comment about a big yellow skirt that I wore. This offending item, playfully known as the Freakish Yellow Skirt (FYS), now flies to women around the world who then style and adorn it, kind of like a quilt. Why? To celebrate our individuality and our joyful collective spirit.

Below are photos of all the amazing women who have taken part in the FYS voyage so far. Click on the groupings for larger images and links to each stylist's posting. A big thanks is also due here to Shelley of Forest City Fashionista who coordinated FYS travels for a long time as well. She is an invaluable part of this story.

More background on this project and how to join are HERE. It is the original post for the Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show but the photos have been moved here because the original page was getting too huge. I never imagined the enduring power and magic of FYS!

Latest FYS Stylist:
34. Natalia - In The Writer's Closet, USA



Previous Stylists: (in chronological order)
Gallery Page 1 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 1) Sarah, Misfits Vintage; 2) Helga, Helga Von Trollop; 3) Edie Pop, Homesick Blues; BOTTOM ROW: 4) Tami, Thrift Shop Commando; 5) Amber, Butane Anvil; 6) Shelley, Forest City Fashionista. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams. 

Gallery Page 2 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 7) Megan, The Fashionable Bureaucrat; 8) Ariane, Style Sud-Est; 9) Tamera, The Menopausal Supermodel; BOTTOM ROW: 10) Jean, Dross Into Gold; 11) Anne, SpyGirl; 12) Margy, A Fool for Fabric. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams.

Gallery Page 3 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 13) Sheila, Ephemera; 14) Sue, A Colourful Canvas; 15) Pao, Project Minima; BOTTOM ROW: 16) Skye, My Kingdom for a Hat; 17) Curtise, The Secondhand Years; 18) Jane, Flight Platform Living. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams.

Gallery Page 4 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 19) Sara, Hello The Mushroom; 20) Greetje, No Fear of Fashion; 21) Carolyn, Handmade by Carolyn; BOTTOM ROW: 22) Charlie, Fur Earwig; 23) Jane, Op Shop Mama; 24) Sue, You Can Call Me Sue. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams.

Gallery Page 5 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 25) Suzanne, SuzanneCarillo; 26) Debra Rapoport 27) Sacramento, Mis Papelicos; 28) Beate Grigutsch, bahnwärterhäuschen; 29) Ghislana, jahreszeitenbriefe. 30) Sally, SarsaparillaSal. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams when available.

Gallery Page 6 (click image for full-sized photos and stylist links)
Above, TOP ROW: 31) Trina, Tea Time with Trina; 32) Anna, Anna's Island Style; 33) Anja, Curly Traveller; 34) Natalia, In The Writer's Closet. Go HERE for full-sized photos and links to their blogs and Instagrams when available.

BEATE (No. 28) has posted all the artworks that have been added to the skirt on her journey as of March 2016. Go HERE to see them. Stunning! Thank you, Beate. 

FYS GLOBAL NAVIGATION HISTORY
Starting Point: British Columbia, Canada ~
Australia ~ New Zealand ~ Italy ~ California, USA ~ Ontario, Canada ~ Ontario, Canada ~ Ontario, Canada ~ Montreal, Canada (to Cuba) ~ Illinois, USA ~ Georgia, USA ~ California, USA ~ California, USA ~ British Columbia, Canada ~ British Columbia, Canada ~ Chicago, USA ~ Vermont, USA ~ England ~ England ~ Portugal ~ The Netherlands ~ Australia ~ Australia ~ New Zealand ~ New Zealand
~ BREAK ~
British Columbia, Canada ~ Ontario, Canada ~ New York, USA ~ Spain ~ Germany ~ Germany ~ Italy ~ Utah, USA ~ England ~ Singapore ~ Seattle, USA

LINKS:
Join The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show which tells you how to join and the background of this adventure.
Type "yellow skirt" (and other variations) in the search bar and all the posts I have done on FYS will show up. I have often written a small poem to accompany each woman's post.


6 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!!!! Didn't expect to see this when I clicked the mouse. There should be a IG account that's all it's own, I think. Congrats Mel, for starting a magical mystery tour that won't quit. XXXOOO

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  2. Oh so exciting I've just seen it's on the move again! I'll definitely be emailing you at some point. I'm away for a bit but as soon as I'm grounded once more! XX

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  3. I love the skirt!!!! Would love to photograph it here in San Francisco Bay Area

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  4. Fantastic to see all the different styling that this sunshine skirt has inspired. I can't wait for my turn!
    Anna
    Anna's Island Style

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  5. Dear Mel, ... :-) ... I just recognized that the Yellow Skirt landed in northern Germany this month ... if you think about, how and in which way and where it startet, what way it went so far ?!?! ... You had to be vulnerable to feel the strength in art ... what else is needed to create an unbelievable and wonderful Art-Project like yours ... This Freakish Yellow Skirt will make it once to the hall of fame, as it's already on its way ... keep on, be proud, ... there is nothing similar traveling around the world to connect people this way ... even some might not understand your words, as Val S just comment on your Blog: "Sometimes I really don't know what you're talking about. Good thing your posts are illustrated!" - You gave the answer to Art right away: "... keep them guessing". In a couple of years (or some more) we both might sit at the Oceanside in rocking chairs, having a strong Italian Espresso and chatting about one little similar sentence, that gave it a change ;-) ... Freak OUT – love you blog – keep on, and have a nice and successful day ... lovely greetings from Europe - TT

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