Godamn ironic wolf t-shirt dress: Ebay
Shoes: Steve Madden
Other Jewelry: Thrifted, grandma's, etc.
Braided fringe belt: Old, I think from JCrew
It seems like only yesterday that the internet reappropriated earnest wildlife t-shirt prints into a blur of silliness and irony. But the thing is, when something sits in that corner of popular culture for long enough, our brains begin the habituation process, wherein repeated exposure ceases to illicit a response. Images in fashion that once made us chuckle because they were being purposed for their heretofore anti-fashion association become, you know, a normal part of fashion.
Not that irony is ever anywhere near as easy to identify as anybody who's ever bitched about hipsters would have you believe. God willing, irony in art and expression is often only semi-tangible. The rhetoric of attractiveness is not often explicable, and as a great man once said, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart. To love something both because of and in spite of certain things about it is among life's many joys.
Good God, I really didn't plan to babble so long about this shit. My point is I really do like this wolf dress.
At first, I was concerned that Cammila's dress would disappear into the white warehouse door. It didn't, but as we shot I became more attracted to how it seemed to be emerging from the door as if out of a snowstorm. I love that aspect of photography, the focus, over and over again on a single image or idea that keeps revealing more of itself the longer you look. I didn't even realize there was a second wolf on Cammila's hip until she turned her profile to me half-way through the shoot. It was a strangely delightful thing to notice. -MC