For a lot of people, a splash of red wine on a white outfit would be enough to ruin their day, but Eleanor Walton decided to make it work.
As People reports, Walton was dressed to impress for a day at the Ripon horse race in North Yorkshire, England. That is until someone spilled red wine and stained Walton’s stylish white jumpsuit with reddish-pink splotches.
However, instead of going home to change, Walton came up with a novel solution and reached for more red wine.
so we’re 2 hours into the races, and el comes and tells me someone has spilt red wine down her… no problem. Got some more red wine and fixed it and I think we’ve just made a new product to PLTs festival range pic.twitter.com/fXnJKYfNc2
— mia williamson (@MiaWiliamson_) July 20, 2019
With the help of friend Mia Williamson, Walton took another four glasses of wine and set about turning the stained white jumpsuit into a fabulous dip-dyed outfit with a touch of hippie chic. Williamson tweeted a before and after photo and wrote:
So we’re [two] hours into the races, and el comes and tells me someone has spilt red wine down her … no problem. Got some more red wine and fixed it, and I think we’ve just made a new product to PLTs festival range.
Walton later provided an explanation of how the new design was accomplished. She wrote that she ended up sitting “fully naked in the toilet while the girls created this masterpiece. I spent a looooong time under the hand dryer. And we had an open bar all day so there was no shortage of wine.”
— eleanor walton? (@eleanorwaltonn) July 21, 2019
She also acknowledged that she had quite a bit of wine before the mishap, which might account for how she came up with the idea to dye her jumpsuit to match the stain:
I don’t know what part of my brain told me this was the reasonable solution.
Williamson’s tweet went viral, and Walton was applauded for her innovative way of handling a stained outfit situation.
That's seriously like a scene from a romantic comedy, when she'd come out of the bathroom and you wouldn't believe she'd be able to perfect dye her outfit! Turns out it happens! ?❤?
— JP Hannon (@jpalh) July 21, 2019
I actually can’t get over this. This is ART gals.
— Laura ? (@laurajsxoxo) July 21, 2019
Although, some wondered about the practical side of wandering around in wine-soaked clothing all day.
The only problem is you'll smell like a raging alcoholic for the rest of the day
— simse#5370 (@_simse) July 22, 2019
Walton even got approval from the jumpsuit’s designer. The brand Pretty Little Thing retweeted Williamson’s photo and joked, “Safe to say that wasn’t a ‘pour’ decision.”