The dress from the last Buffalo shop!
Late 80s / early 90’s vintage as Sandra informed me on Facebook.
I deboned the top.
It had three plastic rods that didn’t offer much in the way of bodice shape-keeping
and scrunched up & pinched me when I sat down.
Ripped those suckers out with a seam ripper.
They were sewn in, so took a minute, but once I figured out where they were stitched, it was quick.
I call this photo session “Steph VS the rug” (With an appearance by Jack Attack)
((As he often manages to do, these days))
Produced & Styled a fine art fashion shoot over the weekend. (The images will be morphed and altered for the project).
Super fun to source the ladies’ clothes via thrift.
I bought tons of options, for 3 ladies, for a total of about $70.
The photographer wanted big poofy necks - sorta victorian, slightly gothic.
He and I picked out lots of vintage-looking lace tablecloths and curtains, together, at a thrift.
Then I thrifted the rest of the clothes with the fabrics we’d already purchased in mind.
I got to cast people I was excited to work with.
The two ladies above are both actresses.
And the stylin’ and profilin’ chica below I used to work with at Neiman’s.
Everyone did such an awesome job.
I wish I could do this type of thrift-sourced styling a whole lot more!
Kinda dreamy enjoyment for me.
Our fella brought his own suit but it was, indeed, vintage
Are you hooked up with Those Tricks on Facebook?
Loving the live shopping experience with people
who happen to be sitting on Facebook
at the same time I’m in the dressing room.
Took a bag of trade into Buffalo Exchange today.
The place was lookin’ pretty festive.
Was on the fence about this dress when trying on.
An interesting nubby dress for $10.
Hemline looks very “this year,” but the dress is vintage (judging by tag).
And lookatthosesleeves. Pretty cool.
Also has two cute buttons in the back at the neck.
I ended up getting it after conferring with the facebook team.
Will do a fancier real-camera post so you can see it styled and the back when I wear.