Back in my USC days, I was christened Lady of the Lake by a few fine Sigma Nu gentlemen and an undoubtedly cheap bottle of champagne. As such, it seems almost blasphemous that I have lived in Los Angeles for this many years without ever visiting my namesake. Ms. Lady of the Lake's statue at Echo Park Lake was restored just last year as part of the area's massive rehabilitation project. You won't find her in any of these pics because...well...there's only room for one LotL in a single frame.
Modern sky-almost-scrapers, vintage vignettes, ill-treated veterans huddling for warmth...Downtown Los Angeles seemed the ideal setting for a session with Slaughterhouse Five. I also decided to experience all the decades of my life - plus a few of yours in my ensemble. Because I like to wear my over-achiever tendencies like a badge. Minus the badge. (Unless it's, like, super kitschy and eighteen different kinds of adorable - then I'm totally in. Obviously.)
The Outfit: Dress: Vintage Onesie: Kate Young for Target Hat: Vintage Shoes: ShoeMint Ring: JewelMint
The Book: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Because I love a good (read: obvious) theme, when I trekked out to Greystone Manor for a quiet afternoon with my current Camus (Rebel, duh.), I wore my finest black and reveled in insurgency.
Stats: 63 pages read. One security guard beguiled.
The Outfit: Top: DIY leather/wool crop top Skirt: H&M Socks: Hansel from Basel Shoes:Sam Edelman Jewelry: Jewelmint
The Book: Rebel - Albert Camus