A while back, the darling Malin Laney and I took a day's worth of photos while the rhododendron garden at Hendricks Park was in bloom, some of which I already posted earlier.
This outfit is obviously chaneling Alice... the dress needs a bit of altering, but was too fun not to wear during one of the warm spells that occur this time of year.
Choices, choices! The bottle on the left contains my anti-goofy pills...
...luckily the other bottle had the antidote!
*Vintage 50s party dress: Nobody's Baby, Eugene
*Nude Heels: buffalo exchange (Frye)
Being a big kid is the most fun and therefore most stylish approach to life in my opinion. If you are looking for someone to be your professional inner-child, look no further.
Wow, this is maybe the best photo of me ever taken. Way to go Malin!
But she wasn't the only one getting snappy that day (har har). I had my trusly ole' Pentax that I hadn't used in 10 years since I was a high-school sophomore. It's amazing to see how much my vision has and hasn't changed since then.
Me in action and the results....
I printed out a bunch of both of these prints, although the other prints are all far lighter and more washed out as I wish to practice hand-coloring them (!!!) More as developments continue... (I'm terrible with the puns today, I know). The bottles are from the late 60s or early 70s but are pretending to be 19th century. I really love reproductions that have become historic or vintage in their own right, and just repro in general. David Lowenthal in The Past is a Foreign Country writes about how a culture's representation and interpretation of history creates a mode of cultural inquiry. Wow, meta history! It's crazy to see a particularly drugged out generation representing the pharmaceutical containers of another extremely drugged out era (those Victorians were wild, believe me!)
Well readers and viewers, I hope you have enjoyed this installment of Melina Bee the blog, brought to you by Malin Laney Photography. Sorry I've been a bit slow about posting-- it's finals season! Luckily summer is right around the corner and Malin is all better so we have some exciting posts coming up as things heat up, thanks for joining me,