Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Here's the little ensemble I put together to go to the Butterfly Conservatory. I read that butterflies are attracted to bright, saturated colours and floral patterns, and this was the best I had. Turns out that butterflies actually prefer pale colours and don't give a damn about patterns, but there you have it!
I bought this dress a couple months ago from a vintage shop in Toronto. The second I saw it on the racks I fell in love. It's a great deal louder than most of the stuff I own, so I was a little afraid to buy it, thinking I might nt wear it much. Truthfully, this is only the second time I've worn it out, and only the first time I've worn it out all day, in public (last time I wore it to the theatre, which doesn't count!). I got a couple weird stares, but no worse. I just put on my best "don't give a fuck" face, and lived my own damn life.
Ah, yes, that bull stance. I was recreating a scene from Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, one of my favourite movies. The film takes place in Australia, and there's a character in the film named Tina Sparkle, which sounds hilarious with an Aussie accent. Before taking these photos, Ephraim and I had been saying "Teeena Spaaahkle", so I thought that striking a few epic dance poses was in order. And if you haven't seen Strictly Ballroom, please do, it is one of the greatest films of all time. And if you think Baz Luhrmann sounds familiar, that's because you probably know him from his little films Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Guy knows how to create a beautiful spectacle. So you can bet I am WAY pumped for The Great Gatsby to come out this winter!!