Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010- Feathered Leggings!

And I don't mean "patterned," either.

Oh, yes.
Well, it all started when I found this magazine

and stumbled across this story,
shot by Glen Luchford (link goes to article on blog Touch Puppet, a beautiful fashion photography blog)

and styled by Panos Yiapanis. (link goes to article on blog Youth Novels, with some of the most spectacular images of Tilda Swinton, a personal hero of mine)

The rose petal leggings"designed by stylist's studio" stuck in my mind for months, and I thought "those would make any normal-shaped person look dumpy, but they seem so... intensely cool."
And then, shopping for textured fabric at my favorite remnant haunt, I saw this dark chocolate feathered fabric, one-way stretch, and the texture reminded me of the RPLs.  I thought "Leggings.  If they're awful, at least I can go next Halloween as a convincing satyr."

They weren't awful.  They were kinda awesome.  And while parts of me DID in fact look a bit bigger,

I found I didn't mind so much.

New Years Eve at the Down and Out, DTLA, was more fun than it rightfully should have been, I certainly started the year off right.  And what's more, I made a sensation with the leggings.  Most repeated comment of the night:
"What the..FEATHERS?  Can I touch them?????"

And since I can't possibly take myself seriously as a photographer, next to Luchford or anyone else, I'll just throw this one in.


  1. What a fantastic idea, I need to go the fabric store now.

    Also, AMAZING link.

    Love Grace.

  2. feathers are amazing! these leggings totally rock.

  3. wish i could get a detailed look at those leggings ive never seen feathered ones before .. you are a fashion rebel!