the dress about town


I couldn’t really seem to find my groove with photographing this dress. I think maybe my love of it set high expectations of magical looking photos. So, I decided to just go with the general theme of what this dress looks like with a mind of its own, touring the town on its own. The photos sort-of convey the dress doing its own thing: here’s the dress getting a snack…riding an elevator….getting a drink….looking at the snow.

I think maybe this dress is wearing me instead of me wearing it, and I think I’m okay with that. It is fab, after all, and maybe needed to show me a thing or two about how to relax a little. …this is perhaps one of the most odd fashion metaphors for life on Fashion Huntress thus far: let your clothes set the tone for the day and learn how to not take things too seriously. Thanks, dress.
 Dress: Burberry (gift)
Tights: Target ($8)
Shoes: Express ($20 marked down from approx $70)
Bracelet: Kate Spade (gift)
Earrings: Anthropologie (gift)
 Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I cannot say it enough: if you’re ever going to invest (or in my case, be endlessly thankful for the gift), then go classic. I swooned after the fall Burberry heart shirt for months. Do you know which one I’m talking about? Seriously, it was adorable: dark oxblood with cream hearts and a removable collar. Anyway, I knew a classic dress would literally last the next few decades, but I would potentially question a heart shirt in a few years. As always, eBay, consignment, Haute Look, and Rue La La are amazing ways to get great designer pieces at much more “affordable” prices. 
2) This dress was technically labelled “spring” but as always, I basically refuse to believe that most clothes are “seasonal.” Toss on some tights and boots, and this dress was ready to go for winter wear. Even with cropped sleeves on a dress, you can always add shirts underneath and either show the sleeves or not. Adding extra layers underneath dresses is a way to style them in a new way, and helps transition them through various seasons. Mother Nature will not limit us this winter! Go shopping through your closet!
Fellow bloggers: Anyone ever feel like they have a hard time photographing their clothes?
Thank you for stopping by readers! I appreciate it so much!

44 thoughts on “the dress about town

  1. I heard or read somewhere that green is the hardest color to photograph in clothing, as it doesn’t translate well. Maybe that’s the issue, but I think it looks pretty great and I really love it with those booties.

  2. Pingback: Fashion illustration: drawing the figure in three shapes | art fn

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