Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Long Vests and Wedding Dresses

My colleague Anne and I went shopping the other week for weddings. She has two weddings to attend, and both are evening events. Anne was hoping she could find one dress that could do for both, or two that wouldn't break the bank. We went first to H&M Herald Square and got stuck there, but in a good way.

I got distracted immediately by all the trend pieces by the door on the first floor, and found a long, furry black vest that says "fashion week uniform" to me. Anne tried on this purple lace dress as she was trying very hard to not buy black, and we both liked it. Till she tried on a black dress.

Click to see the pleats. More perfect. And it's the perfect amount of sheer for an evening wedding (not enough to be trampy but enough to make it dressy). After I drooled over this long motorcycle vest I took a little time to shoot Anne. But not enough time to get a shot with her eyes open. Sorry, Anne! My excuse is I was reliving my '80's metal days. And I always get excited with the (millionth) resurgence of the motorcycle jacket trend. Anne got the black dress and a soft pink dress as a back up, so she's set for weddings. Me, I'm still thinking about long vests.

H&M Herald Square 34th Street and Sixth Avenue