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