Lockdown Day 27: Fashion Flashback / Encierro Día 27: Ropa Retro

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THANKS TO THE LOCKDOWN, FUENGIROLA fashion has taken a turn. I won’t say whether the turn is for better or worse; I’ll let you decide. But the very few people I’ve seen pass by below, or on the street during my brief outings, have given me nothing of note, trendy or otherwise, to share with you.

So, I’ve dug into the archives for street fashion from more interesting times. Today’s memories are from 2015. Should we hope some of these looks make a comeback when we’re out on the street again?

The photo above is from yesterday’s big adventure. I took out the recycling. And, yes, I took the elevator. Although the ankle continues to improve, it is taking its own sweet time. It was a bad sprain.

Oh, I don’t think I mentioned: San Geraldo baked an apple cake Wednesday. Delicious. And gone. In the past, we would have simply split the cake in half and consumed it in one go. This time, we managed four servings each. We are so mature.

Click the fashion pics to be reminded of their brilliance.


GRACIAS AL ENCIERRO, LA MODA de Fuengirola ha dado un giro. No diré si el giro es para bien o para mal; te dejaré decidir. Pero las pocas personas que he visto pasar por debajo, o en la calle durante mis breves salidas, no me han dado nada notable, de moda o de otro tipo, para compartir con vosotros.

Entonces, busqué en los archivos de la moda callejera desde tiempos más interesantes. Los recuerdos de hoy son de 2015. ¿Deberíamos esperar que algunos de estas miradas regresen cuando volvamos a la calle?

La foto de arriba es de la gran aventura de ayer. Saqué el reciclaje. Y, sí, cogí el ascensor. Aunque el tobillo continúa mejorando, se está tomando su tiempo dulce. Fue un esguince malo.

Oh, no creo haber mencionado: San Geraldo horneó una tarta de manzana el miércoles. Delicioso. Y se han ido. En el pasado, simplemente dividiríamos la tarta por la mitad y lo consumiríamos de una vez. Esta vez, logramos cuatro porciones cada una. Somos muy maduros

Haz clic en las fotos de moda para recordar su brillantez.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

34 thoughts on “Lockdown Day 27: Fashion Flashback / Encierro Día 27: Ropa Retro”

  1. Thanks for these fashion pics, Mitchell! Makes me SO happy I was born gay! (not that there isn’t the occasional weird gay fashion statement)
    Good to hear the ankle is mending and that SG continues to hone his baking skills.
    Take care.

    1. Mistress Maddie,
      You’re welcome! Besides, you KNOW you wish you had some of these outfits.

  2. ummmmmmmmmm, apple cake.

    so far this week I have made a white poppyseed bread (in my breadmaker) for sandwiches and a beer bread (by hand) for morning toast. more baking to come now that I have cleaned out/inventoried my baking cabinet! cornbread, brownies, chocolate cake, etc.

    and oh dear non-existent gawd, those “fashions”!

    1. David,
      They all fly here from someplace else. Maybe something is being pumped through the air on planes.

  3. Your photos remind me of why–when my DH had to dress up for work–I used to put together his outfits the night before. Pants, shirt, tie–all matching. I called them Garanimals for Grownups.

  4. The guy on the bike gets a pass. The rest?Even I wouldn’t dare!

    And that apple cake looks delicioso! One sitting might have been all I needed to polish it off!

    1. Bob,
      The apple cake WAS delicioso. I wonder what he’ll do next. After all, I just served him coffee. I think you should branch out. Flowers and flowers!

  5. I noticed that you said you had four servings each. It doesn’t say that you ate that delicious looking cake at four different times. This is an important detail. A pint of ice cream is four servings. A pint of ice cream in my hands is one serving. I’m nit picking to get my mind off of those truly horrendous outfits! I don’t think I was reading your blog in 2015, so these are all new to me. As always, your fashion pages made me laugh. I appreciate it.

    1. Deedles,
      Leave it to you. Although we DID consider re-serving ourselves, we had one slice (pictured) per person per meal. The fashion photos began in our first year in Sevilla when I spotted a hunky young tourist in what I thought was too much plaid. I’ll have to dig that one up. I’m glad you enjoy these. I have such a good time.

  6. Restaurante Juan Playa is beautiful! That apple cake is beautiful (my mom would have loved it–she loved making a coffee cake with chunks of apple in it).

    1. Judy,
      Oh, coffee cake with apple is so good. Restaurant Juan Playa is our closest chiringuito (2 minutes away as opposed to 4 in either direction).

  7. Mmmm apple cake! My mom made us a pineapple upside down cake. I am making cranberry pancakes to use up spoiled milk and cranberry sauce from Christmas but they are yummy so it’s no hardship. There is irony in the flowers behind bars.

    1. Cheapchick,
      Those pancakes sound delicious. Oh, I get it about the flowers behind bars… they’re IRON-ic!

  8. I actually like the top photo second from right. The blues and the bright pinks match and both are florals. The rest are pretty hideous. All are so very entertaining.

    SG’s apple cake – the pictures say it all.

    1. Wilma,
      I have developed an appreciation for some of these combinations. If they said Lacroix on them, they’d sell for a fortune. The apple cake… ahhhhhh

  9. I’m not sure any one single item of any of those outfits could coordinate with ANYTHING!

    Yum, apple cake!

    1. Frank,
      We should mix and match from the pictures. Oh, never mind, that’s what they did.

  10. Those flowers in the restaurant window look like they want to make a prison break! Or a quarantine break.

    1. Debra,
      Maybe the whole place is an amaryllis prison. And with no guards on duty, maybe you’re right.

    1. Steve,
      This chiringuito has a stunning display of amaryllis every year. This year’s seem even more lush than usual.

  11. Of course, the thing that jumped out at me was the sign “Strange Men” in the Coney Island photo. Of course. And the restaurant facade is beautiful!

    1. Walt the Fourth,
      Well that banner was well timed! The chiringuito gets repainted every year (a city requirement). They had been opened after a long winter break for perhaps two weeks before lockdown. No way to make a living.

    1. Urspo:
      I don’t know if it makes it better or worse that many of these people DO give careful thought to their combinations.

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