Another day of recovered LADYFITS, curating looks from last Spring/Summer. This particular look was from a series of styling evolutions, taking one garment through a journey of LADYFITS (white dress shown above). It shows a never ending process to a look. In my mind a look is never completely finished. It's always morphing into something from the objects + materials surrounding me.
Similar to yesterday's post, I purchased this white dress with the same reasoning: blank canvas. This garment had no detailing, it was simple. I was drawn to the freedom attached to this thrifted piece. It's not a defined material or have boundaries of dress. Someone could have easily walked passed this white dress. On a different day, I would have. That's the allure of thrifting: emotion playing into the way we hunt + gather. The emotion I felt during this thrift period was hunting pieces with no boundaries, blank canvas.
The background of this image is a pre-look into a series I'm doing on embroidery with objects. In this example, I'm embroidering with Goodwill tags. Those in the Cedar Rapids + Marion area know these well. They are charming tags with a great color scheme. Why not use them as a resource for my work?