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"Los Trompos" (Spinning Tops)
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Paging Rosie The Riveter!
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Getting "Pleaty" at River Oaks District

"Los Trompos" (Spinning Tops)

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green Houston

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green Houston

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green Houston

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green

Los Trompos Spinning Tops at Discovery Green

(Vintage Jumpsuit- Still for sale at Lone Star Vintage, Neckwear- thrifted, Vintage Heels- Born Again Vintage.)

** Photos by Sofia Emm (@itssofiaemm) **

Houston’s Discovery Green, a lush greenspace located in the heart of Downtown, offers numerous art installations throughout the year. The one that particularly caught my eye was the latest: Los Trompos or ‘Spinning Tops’ – a colorful interactive space that resembles the familiar children’s toy. It was created by Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena and was inspired by nature and traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art.

Earlier this week, I grabbed Sofia for an early morning shoot there. I chose to wear all black because I wanted to show the contrast with the vibrant art.

** Los Trompos can be accessed at the park’s Sarofim Picnic Lawn from November 14, 2015 – March 22, 2016. **

Paging Rosie The Riveter!

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

Houston Fashion Blogger Shoot

(Vintage Mens Mechanic Jumpsuit- Arbor Antiques estate sale, Vintage Loafers- thrifted at Cottage Shop, Vintage Hat- estate sale, Vintage Southwest Tote- Everything But The House.)

** Photos by Sofia Emm (@itssofiaemm) **

“Rosie the Riveter” became one of America’s most talked about campaigns during World War Two. The famous image depicting a woman- strong and fierce- clad in a red and white polka dot bandana and mechanic’s jumpsuit, exclaiming “We can do it!” became an icon for helping to recruit women to the munitions industry. The image is still to this day…an iconic part of our history.

I chose to wear my vintage mens mechanic jumpsuit that I found at an estate sale for brunch at the Kraftsmen Cafe in The Heights. I was meeting up with my friend Sofia, who is an amazing local photographer (find her on instagram @itssofiaemm) and Chasmine- blogger at The Glamazon.

After an amazing and tummy-satisfying brunch, we headed outside and did a mini photoshoot. The industrial and somewhat minimal setting outside the cafe resonated for a great photo backdrop. It was here that I showed that vintage mechanic jumpsuits are pretty badass, with or without heels.

Getting "Pleaty" at River Oaks District

** Photos by Sofia T. (@dydesigner) **

(Vintage Mary McFadden Pants- Eado Vintage, Vintage Crop Blouse- Deja Vu Fashions, Vintage Shoes- thrifted, Vintage Dior Sunglasses- estate sale find, Vintage Loup Necklace- Arbor Antiques estate sale find, Vintage Tooled Clutch- Cheeky Vintage, Vintage Bracelets- thrifted)

As soon as I purchased the vintage 1980s Mary McFadden pants from one of my fave Houston vintage shops- Eado Vintage, I knew they had to be photographed. I met up with one of my photographer friends -Sofia (definitely check her out on instagram- @dydesigner) at posh River Oaks District– Houston’s newest upscale open-air shopping mecca and we “photo’d” away!

Mary McFadden was known for her signature pleating (which sort of mimics the Fortuny pleating) and Grecian-inspired gowns. Her pieces are highly sought-after by vintage collectors. So it was no surprise that the wide-legged pants have a great fit and flow beautifully. For the shoot, I wanted to let the pants make the statement, so I went minimal on accessories and opted for a vintage white cropped blouse (even though the blouse and tooled clutch have their own unique characteristics as well). The RODistrict was the perfect backdrop for the shoot that day, as it wasn’t too crowded, being a Sunday and later in the day and all.

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