Just like there's a story behind every outfit I post, every photographic location sparks some memory for me. This little rustic barn is no exception.
Every time I visit my boyfriend, I have to drive by this barn to get to his apartment. I always let my eyes linger on it a little bit longer than they should given the fact that I'm driving. But that's the photographer's curse: whenever I'm driving, I'm also scouting locations for pictures. I never really knew what to make of this barn. I actually thought it was for sale. I kept thinking that someone should snatch it up and turn it into a little event venue because it's actually in the middle of a residential area, not in some remote field.
As it turns out, the owners of the apartment complex next to it actually turned the barn into exactly what I was thinking: a little event venue. When I mentioned to my boyfriend that I wanted to take pictures in front of it, he not only knew exactly what I was talking about but also told me a bit more about it.
It's a bit of a stretch, but there's a specific part of my outfit that required not even a second, but a third, fourth, hundredth glance from me as well. Mere exposure effect is all too powerful in the fashion world, but I never thought I would wear a puffer vest. To be fair, I started out with faux fur and loved to layer with those so much that I eventually accepted that the neo-prep staple was pretty useful. It's not usually cold enough for a full on winter coat and layered get up until January where I live, so tossing on a vest over a button down or sweater is perfect for some non-bulky added warmth.
It just makes me think: what other trends should I give a second glance?