On Monday, I was reminiscing about rock stars who wore red pants in the ’80s. I offered to profile the first person who shared her red-clad assets in imitation of Loverboy‘s Get Lucky album cover.
Sheila from Ephemera came through!
WendyB: When did you start your blog?
Sheila: March 29, 2008 – I just had my 3 year blogoversary!
WendyB: What inspired you to start?
Sheila: A friend and former co-worker sent me a link to Kasmira’s blog, What I Wore Today. I read it faithfully for about six months before my friend said, “Why don’t you do a blog? Your outfits are awesome!” So I did.
WendyB: What is your blog’s goal?
Sheila: To reinforce my deeply-held personal belief that I AM at the center of the universe. No, really, it doesn’t have a goal. I like doing it, and I like the interaction with my readers and fellow bloggers. I like the small amount of renown that I have – I’ve been recognized on the street twice since I started, and it was a thrill both times.
WendyB: Do your family and friends read your blog? Is that ever awkward?
Sheila: My mom is a devoted reader. She calls me to tell me where a piece of jewelry came from (usually something I…er…liberated from her jewelry box back in the ’80s), or to get more of the scoop on some announcement or comment I’ve made. My husband also reads it every morning at work, and my sister-in-law and my aunt both read it. I do watch what I say about my private life and try to stay positive in blog tone. Although I like being open (in a shallow way), I don’t really give away too much about the minutiae of my life.
WendyB: Pretend I’m Twitter and describe your style in 140 characters or less.
Sheila: I’m that crazy aunt you always wanted to have, that you hoped would wear something crazy to a family event and will you all her jewelry and shoes when she dies. [I have no idea how many characters that is and I can’t be bothered to count].
WendyB: You’ve posted about your great success with Weight Watchers — can you tell me a bit about your weight-loss experience?
Sheila: I am a food addict – I love to eat. Without the support that I get from my WW meetings, I would be right back pushing 200 lbs again, I know it. I still struggle every day to make healthy choices, I grumble about prepping food and making lunches, and I am always tempted to just stop. But I can’t. I often reflect on how far I’ve come – 50 lbs is a lot to lose! – and I’ve learned that if I can keep this weight off (and it’s been nearly four years since I hit my goal) I can do anything I set my mind to. I continue to take it one day at a time.
WendyB: How did you feel about taking a Loverboy-worthy photo of your ass?
Sheila: Ha! I hollered to my husband, “I need you to take a picture of my butt!” and then I changed into my red jeans. It was fun! I’m a bit of an exhibitionist (me? Oh, pshaw) so there was no hesitation. My husband likes that I’m a little cuckoo like that.
WendyB: What’s your favorite ’80s music?
Sheila: Platinum Blonde! I have been loving them (again) lately. I have their classic album “Standing in the Dark” on vinyl, baby! I originally had that album on cassette tape and wore all the writing off it from playing it so much (you know, turning the cassette over and over). I saw them live in ’85 on tour and they were amazing.
Thanks for playing, Sheila! And nice tush!
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Ha ha! So glad it’s Sheila – I love her and her blog!
Megan Mae says
Woowoo! Hooray for Sheila.
I’m very happy for one of my fav. bloggers!!! Goooo Sheila!!! Have a lovely day!
Aw, Wendy, you rule! Thanks for having such a fun blog.
Oh, and duh, THANK YOU!
I never would have recognized Sheila without the caption! It is just wonderful that you did this AND that you won!
Couture Allure says
I love Sheila! She’s a great inspiration on a daily basis. I love you too Wendy!
Make Do Style says
Nice tush is my favourite expression ‘cos of NYC xx
Fun Interview! Sheila seems fun, shall check out her blog … 🙂
Fajr | Stylish Thought says
This is too cute and she is funny! Definitely need to check out her blog.
The Style Crone says
Very good Loverboy imitation by Sheila and loved the interview. We can always count on you for much needed humor!
Collette Osuna says
Congrats to Sheila..and Im a fellow WW girl….the program rocks!!
YAY SHEILA! She’s such a star.
Hi there-she looks fabulous in this pose and what a lovely interview too!! xx
Ann Tindall says
So awesome! Go Sheila! My husband was relieved she won as I told him we were going to Crossroads TC and Buffalo Exchange to find him some red pleather pants! I’ll make him show off his cute booty one of these days!
Couture Carrie says
WB and Sheila?
Emma at Daily Clothes Fix says
She did an great job of recreating the shot. And it’s a really interesting interview.
Funny…my Mother never reads my blog because it embarrasses her and my husband got in trouble for looking at my blog at work because they said it was NSFW. Oh Well…I’m jealous of Sheila now.
Nice butt, Sheila! Way to go!
Sheila got that down perfectly! Even her fingers were crossed the same way. Good job!
Madeleine Gallay says
Bravo, brilliantly done.
This is why I love bloggeratti … too much fun.
Susan Tiner says
I’m delighted to be introduced to Sheila and you’re right, she’s got a cute tush.
Nice bum! Where you from?
I am quite pleased that I am the first person to comment that… Thanks for doing a feature on the lovely Sheila!
Oh man. How brilliant a contest is this? Where the heck was I? I could randomly send you a photo of my bum? Or how about http://www.amazon.com/Death-Sexy-Eagles-Metal/dp/B000ERU6QC Sigh.
I am always happy to get random bum photos 😉
Iron Chic says
Platinum Blonde, Canada’s answer to Duran Duran!
Seriously though, I was obsessed when I was a kid.
Sheila’s pretty cool!