dressed up like a lady: Keymaster

Dec 16, 2013

Keymaster


Cure t-shirt, flannel: MC's
Chiffon maxi skirt: Asos
Decorated keycard: MC's, from when he worked at Tower Records
Ankle boots: Juicy Couture
Sunglasses: Vintage via Giant Vintage
Empty headed expression: What I bring to the table as a model

These pics are a couple weeks old at this point -- hence the now utter ridiculousness of them being taken outside. It dropped to about 20 ºF/-6C º last week, making this outfit less than weather appropriate for the moment, if you live in Michigan.  Sorry about that. Been a little crazy around here and we haven't had much time to upload photos. However, even an epic snowfall all weekend didn't keep us from going into the studio with the band and laying down the basics for no less than eight tracks. Exciting stuff!

Anyway, I just wanted to highlight this lanyard keycard MC used when he worked at Tower Records in the late 90's, and most likely decorated with scotch tape and clippings from write-off magazines during some slow afternoon. I think part of the reason I like wearing so much of MC's old stuff is the same giddy emotional mentality that made 50's teenagers want to wear their boyfriends' class rings and varsity jackets. You'd probably think that wearing his God dang engagement ring would have tempered this impulse long ago. Ha!

I also just think it looks cool. 






Overcast skies are your friend when you're photographing people, because they diffuse the light, making it extremely even and minimizing harsh shadows. So that window of time after the fall chill but before the winter freeze is a great moment for outdoor portraits, at least where we live. There can be a lot of wind, but it can be fun coaching Cammila to pose in ways that incorporate it into the clothing. Also, as a probably unnecessary aside: I never dreamed my Tower Records keycard would make such a cool accessory. -MC


12 comments :

  1. Loving it. My brain has been all 90's-grunge-spectacular all week, so this sings to me. Plus, you know, can't go wrong with chiffon.

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    1. Yeah, grunge is pretty cold weather appropriate, right? All those layers! ;D

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  2. Chiffon! The Cure! Significant other totems! I love the whole outfit.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Chiffon may be my spirit animal.

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  3. Wow, you're hair is getting longer! You look awesome as ever!

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  4. Beautiful shots dear, I love the edginess and the 90's total look!

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    1. That's a pretty big compliment -- you know edginess like nobody's business. Thanks, Rona. :)

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  5. you look like a 90s rock n roll princess! gorgeous!!!
    tell your hubby, that he made some amazing shots!

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    1. I just did and he humbly says thank you! I :)

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  6. I'm so loving the grunge vibe. The 90s did not look this good while they were actually happening lol.

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    1. Ha! Well they certainly didn't look this good on me -- I was a pre-teen and barely knew my ass from my elbow. Anything is an improvement, by comparison. ;)

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