It’s all fun and games….till the fashion gets involved. Or, if you’re doing it right, it’s all fun and games when the fashion gets involved. Because, loves, fashion is supposed to be fun. The games are up to you!
There are times when I get these ideas in my head that I can’t shake. Outfits. Shoot ideas. Pieces I must have. Sometimes the solution is simple: buy the shoes. Sometimes, the outfits or the shoots take more planning. This outfit? Easy. I fell in love with this Marni top (found at Recess LA) that is both metallic glory, and somehow reminds me of a bowling shirt. There are so many ways to wear it: jeans, skirts, over a bathing suit, over a dress. But I love them with these tux pants.
It’s fun. It’s perfect for playing games in. And yes, that is a shower cap worn as a hat. And some of my fave sandals.
All fun and games.
We’ve covered the fun, now for the games.
I was convinced that I should shoot this outfit in a bowling alley. The shirt, the hat (which also looks amazing worn with all your hair up), the pants. It was to be editorial and fun and kitchy and high end, all at the same time. Here’s the thing about shooting in a bowling alley: you have to have one where you can shoot. Not that there aren’t bowling alleys, but issues like persmission, lighting, fees, and timing kept getting in the way. In the meantime, I wore this outfit to drinks. I wore the pieces seperately in various ways. The shhhower cap became a necessity when I needed to rinse off ad not get my hair wet.
And yet, I couldn’t get the idea of shooting this as a bowling outfit out of my head.
There’s a chance I watched Grease 2 too much as child. That’s most likely a subject for a different sort of therapy session. We’re focusing on the fun, games, and fashion.
But this outfit needed games, right?
We’re always given what we need. I should trust that by now, but sometimes I don’t. When I met my photographer for this shoot I knew that we might get to use an outdoor space, and that there might be some lawn bowling equipment. We lucked into someone having a hula hoop (and letting us use it). Then, by chance, we went by a restuarant that allowed us to shoot on their game deck and ping pong table. Some outfits just seem to find what they need.
It’s all fun and games, right?
This top is vintage Marni, and these pants are Jcrew from several seasons ago. However, I’ve linked similar items (and these shoes!) below for your fun and games!
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And Thank you to KYN Photo for playing games with me!