just what every crowded house needs – a mannequin

Remember that film where the guy falls in love with the mannequin and it comes to life.  What was it called?  Oh, that’s right, Mannequin (I just googled it).  Released in 1987.  If you haven’t seen it, it is really good, well not really, just sort of good in a teenagers way … you should get it on video – if you’ve still got a video player (I can’t imagine that it actually ever became a DVD).

Anyway, I always want a mannequin, but whenever you go to op shops and they have them they aren’t for sale.  Op shops usually keep them for displaying stuff in the store.

But on the weekend I called into the tip shop (Outlook Environment Centre at Reservoir tip) and picked up a great black half body female (no head) for the bargain price of $5.


Isn’t she gorgeous …

So today I present my new mannequin, wearing:

This super black and white Country Road shirt I picked up last week at the op shop.  I think I might start my Ebay career with this (I need to talk to my friend Bettina about strategy first though – she’s a GREAT Ebay seller).


And, this lovely red 3/4 length sleeve Gorman jumper which I also purchased last week.  Maybe I should Ebay this as well? Although this clear red is my red.


And this indiany top/dress which I picked up and tried on with my aunty in mind, but then decided to keep for myself (sorry Adele).


And lastly this great wool cardigan that I think was designed specifically to capture the style of my sister Merryn who invariably does her buttons up crooked – sorry Mez, I am thinking of you with love …

Gee, they all look extra good on my new mannequin (and I think actually pulling out the iron and using it may have helped too).


  1. I would so love a mannequin – it really annoys me that every charity shop has amazing display heads and mannequins but they’re never for sale!!

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    1. $20 or $25. What do you think? It really is excellent. I just know that I am never going to wear it to school and back … clearly I am not very good at selling side of things … Leanne


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