The lovely Cathy behind Carrie & Moss challenged me to take some bridesmaid dresses on a casual, everyday spin. Challenge accepted, I said.
Somehow I have managed to get through 22 years of my life without having been to a single, proper wedding. The real deal - the ones with beautiful invites and equally beautiful set-ups, the bride in the dress of her dreams and an adorable flower girl to follow, a day with glorious sunshine, flowers all around, a good-lookingly delicious 3-course, and merry dances into the night. Never. BUT. We all have pieces in the closet that were perfect for a particular single occasion, but are otherwise strangely inappropriate for anything else ever. That dress you wore to your high-school formal, cocktail party, 21st, friend's 21st, engagement party.. you get my drift.
I chose to dress this one down in a cool street-cat kind of way (not sure if that even makes sense but it felt right); a glaringly red beanie to offer just enough off-duty slouch to a one-shoulder ruffled dress. And shoes of choice: super slick, shiny patent Oxfords, no less.
So give all those 'perfect' pieces in our wardrobes another chance now. Even better, go crazy on insta (#blankbird) and share your ingenius reinventions x
Photography by Thomas Lo