We did this shoot a few months ago and I’m thrilled to finally share it! Mel (from Mayapple) wanted to create a look for me that was atypical of what I usually do. I guess I gravatate towards the feminine, the retro or even the sleek – but I don’t really do…dirty. That’s not to say that I don’t get dirty. I do. I just don’t usually have photo evidence. I can’t even get beach spray to work; I almost always end up washing it out. I have two bottles of it in my bathroom and I use it…to no avail. I just don’t do the gritty, grungy look well…on my own.
Ahhh, when the professionals step in, anything can be done. Case in point…
a lovely little lady named Emily asked me to work it in front of the camera for her rather wildy successful etsy shop. obviously, I obliged. We had a great afternoon full of fringe, sequins, denim and flying through the air with the greatest of ease.
Some of her stuff is recycled and some is upcycled. The amazing leather fringe necklace and fabulous bustiers are Emily’s handiwork.
I got this dress last winter at Grey Dog. I’m not sure I even wore it last year, it screams Autumn which makes me feel like I should wear it in the fall or not at all. Anyway, if one can manage to fit it into the rotation, it’s so very cute and fun and quintessentially fall.
When I mix patterns, (or prints or fabrics or colors) I try to lean towards whimsical, rather than take my outfit (or myself) too seriously. I love to have fun with my clothes/accessories but when taking a “risk”, I find it’s best to be light-hearted.