Everyday Fashion

Chris, my brother, on the phone: Hi, La. Happy Birthday.
Me: Thanks, Keek.
Chris: Whatcha going to do today?
Me: I’m actually working right now on the stupid xxx article and then I have a 9:30 spin class. At noon, we’re going into the city to go the fashion exhibit at the Met [the Catholic Imagination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art] and then we’ll get Chinese food or something.
Chris: the fashion exhibit? With the boys?
Me: Yeah, it’s my birthday, so they have to do the things that I want to do. So, we’ll walk around looking at dresses making witty remarks. Well, they’ll be slightly bitchy remarks, but we’ll call them witty —
Chris: — a Queer Eye episode in other words.
Me: Exactly. I have to do boy things for 364 days a year, so for my birthday, they have do a girl thing.

And my guys were champs and gave me as much time as I needed to ooh and aah over the beautiful dresses in a beautiful place and, really, no one was bitchy at all.

Here are some pictures of the exhibit. I want to go back again and reshoot the pictures with more people in the background. I love the contrast between people in their everyday tourist shorts and t-shirts and a few extra pounds gazing at the elegant manikin.

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6 thoughts on “Everyday Fashion

  1. Mostly, I am so impressed that you got your family to go on a field trip to a fashion exhibit. Your photos are great.

    I have to say, those catholic inspired fashions are wild. They almost, but not quite, out-do some of the real-life catholic ceremonial garb.

    Have you seen the 20-foot long red silk cape that bishops used to wear (and still do, if they like dressing up). It’s called the “cappa magna”.

    An example:
    https://anothervoice-greenleaf.org/tag/archbishop-raymond-burke/

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