So I know nothing about fashion, or fashion photography, soooo. when our feature team proposed a budget fall fashion page (using all resale clothing) I jumped a the chance to do it.
The long and the short of it is, I knew there would be many challenges...
1. We at the Morning News have 1 (!) light, well we have three, all broken, never to be fixed. Lesson one: do the best you can with what you have.
2. I had to shop for this ALONE... did I mention I know nothing about fashion? If it's not jeans and a black shirt with heals, I don't get it.
Lesson two: read a fashion magazine for 2 minutes... vintage is in, so are interesting fabrics and textures, big belts, brown, gray,and black, and big jewelry.
3. There are a TON of places that sell resale everything... Good Will being my first choice as I never buy new anything. Fortunately I wrote a story about the first Good Will to open in the Pee Dee not to long ago.
Lesson three. Keep your contacts list, you never know when someone will help you
4. Models (who work for wings and beer) are hard to find.
Lesson four. Have really amazing friends that will do anything for you, are willing to laugh at themselves and at you... and are happy to be on the cover of the local weekly entertainment magazine.
And finally the results... and Lesson Five. The most fun I have had in a long time. Different, Challenging, and full of laughter.... Happy Wednesday.