See how happy I look, sitting there on a rock in the middle of Queen Elizabeth Park? That’s a) because I was doing a shoot with Vancouver-based portrait photographer Sherry Lu and b) because my dress no longer looks like it does in the photo below.
You’d be smiling too. So how did this vintage Little House on the Prairie-style dress go from looking like this…
…to this? I hemmed it! Oldest trick in the book. And belted it with a vintage YSL belt instead of its original sash. I almost always swap out the belt that’s comes with a dress or jacket, regardless of whether it’s vintage or brand new. Makes a piece your own, ya know?
I left the sleeves long because they’re fun, they’re see-through and they’re quite flowy so I feel like a true flower child (though in this photo I look much more like a tree child). Oh, and that ring? It’s by Social Experiment. And speaking of things that are social, we have quite a few giveaways coming up so socialize with The Anthology on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll be the first to hear about them!
[Vintage dress, bag and belt, Prada sandals.]
First, third and fourth photos by Sherry Lu.
P.S. Thank you, Countdown Events, for this feature on yours truly!