Lady in Red
A little out of my comfort zone and at the end of my fashion budget, I made the risky decision of purchasing this red dress. Picture it: Goodwill on a discount day. Shopping and preparing for upcoming photo shoots and editorial features.
I walked to the middle of the aisle, selected the dress amongst hundreds of others and tried it on. Asking what my partner CF what he thought of the dress, he was also shopping for photo shoot props and wardrobe. He didn’t really say anything other than “try it on,” but I still had mixed feelings. Off to the fitting room, I went.
The Rule of Thrifting
I don’t know what it was but the dress magically fit. My measurements are so awkward yet it hugged every little curve. If you’re an avid thrift shopper then you know the rule:
If you like it and it fits then you should probably buy it. When are you going to find something like it again?
It was such a unique style of dress with a high collar and buttons running from the top all the way to the bottom hem. It didn’t matter, this dress was coming home with me. On the way to the register, I found the golden silk scarf. Match made at Goodwill, it was only natural that the two made their debut in this studio setting editorial.
Meet the Lady in Red
Photographer | Cary Fagan
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