Well, I already gave you a few ideas about how Bouquet may dress if she were planning for a holiday, but what about when she isn’t jet-setting about the globe? Not having to pack all of her clothing into a suitcase means Bouquet would have a lot more freedom to dress in a variety of ways, so let’s have a look at how she might use that freedom.
The foundation of any of Bouquet’s outfits would have to be, of course, a really cute hat. I also threw in the floral brooch as a “tip-of-the-hat” (heh heh) to Bouquet’s appellation. This outfit features a more muted version of her natural palette, with burnt orange, sky blue and a kind of mustard-y yellow.
Even indoors a hat can be handy. When in the kitchen, for example, hair can be tucked up into a hat, conveniently keeping it clear of food. Kitchens provide a surprising range of opportunities to accessorise your outfits with aprons, oven mitts, tea towels and even appliances coming in a range of colours and styles. Whipping up a batch of cupcakes can be the perfect excuse to play dress-ups, and Bouquet has clearly thrown herself into the task with gusto!
When evening falls Bouquet starts to feel a bit bolder and decides to show her true colours. I can just see Bouquet turning heads at a classy charity event in this eye-catcching get-up. In fact, with the bright colours, not-too-high heels and fluffy fascinator, this outfit could just as easily suit a day at the races. I know what pony I’m betting on to bring home the winner’s garland…and maybe a few more flowers, too boot!
Even when it’s time to call it a night, Bouquet couldn’t bear to be without some headwear. This stripy and pom-pom-y nightcap formed the central point of a whole “Wee-Willy-Winky” bedtime ensemble…complete with candlestick! After a short late-night read to relax Bouquet can close her eyes, satisfied with a successful day of fun and fashion and confident that a whole new day (and perhaps even a new hat) awaits her at the other side of sleep.
As for me, it’s been a long week and I’m feeling rather sleepy, myself. Goodnight, friends!
A few weeks ago I briefly introduced you to my very first pony, Bouquet. Although I dedicated a whole post to telling you about how I first received Bouquet and how she began my long-running obsession with My Little Ponies, I never actually gave her a proper profile post…so here it is!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Bouquet is a Brush ‘n’ Grow Pony, one of those ponies with ling manes and extra-long, retractable tails.
One of my favourite things about Bouquet, however, is her colour scheme. her mane and tail feature streaks of bright yellow and almost-neon orange, with a surprise shock of ice-blue. Her plain white body allows this startling and beautiful contrast of colours to really pop.
The most enigmatic quality that Bouquet possesses is her name. In most cases a link (at times a very tenuous link) can be drawn between a pony’s name and her cutie mark. However, despite the fact that Bouquet’s name relates to flowers her cutie mark is…a floppy sun hat. I have to admit, this incongruity tickles me!
I imagine Bouquet’s personality as refined, but a little shy. Imagine a cross between Rarity and Fluttershy from Friendship is Magic. With a cutie mark like that, you just know that Bouquet would be interested in fashion, millinery and, I suspect, shopping.
I am a big fan of hats myself…but I always seem to lose them somehow. In the past week alone I have lost two of my favourite hats, which is particularly annoying as the weather is getting quite cool now and I like wearing hats to keep my ears warm. I am confused about what could have happened to one of these hats in particular, as I could swear I didn’t wear it outside of my apartment at all. If Bouquet could talk, I’m sure she’d scold me (gently) for my carelessness.
Do you have a favourite hat that you own or one that you wish you owned? I’ve always wanted to get myself a top hat…but I’m not convinced I would ever wear it.