Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Art Fair Outfits

The Superfine Art Fair in Seattle was a good excuse for a road trip!
Here, however, I'll review what I wore...

It seems I relied on the kindness of strangers for my outfit shots.
I guess I forgot that sometimes I'm a fashion blogger. 

in @gottfried_megan's IG story
The Opening night I wore my favorite tunic. I always feel great in this.
In 2019, I stitched this together in transit for my brother's wedding! So glad I did! 
Paired with green space-dyed Fabletics leggings.

photo by Katie's daughter
Day 2, Katie stopped by. Katie lives in Birmingham, Alabama. I've been in Feng Shui cohorts with her for the past couple of years. This was our first meeting IRL.
I wore my vintage 90's shirt that I found on Poshmark and leopard leggings from Fabletics.
The gap in the art grid was a fake sale. I thought maybe viewers were intimidated by the full grid, and I removed a piece.
in @superfineartfair's IG story
Day 3, the Noon - 9pm marathon day.
I wore the antique kimono fabric tunic, which is another favorite.
I added sleeves to this a few years after first sewing it. Best move ever.
I don't remember which leggings I wore (because I'm actually writing this post in November).
I don't remember who took this... maybe my art booth neighbor?
Day 4: the African wax cloth tunic, purchased in Providence, RI way back in the '80s.
The cotton fabric is super soft now. Same leggings as Day 1.

And the art?
This was the only instance the Scrappy Squares were seen as a complete set the way they were intended to be hung.
I made a sale! The grid was broken for real this time.
Which one sold?

Shelbee had the honor of being featured in a Style Imitating Art challenge by Shelbee herself!

For the fair, I dressed in all my favorite colorful tunics/tops to help me feel good in my skin and radiate confidence.
And then I managed to leave them all hanging in the closet where I was staying! Idiot test failure! (Idiot tests are what musicians do after a gig to make sure they don't leave any gear behind).
It took me 46 miles to realize my error.
Fortunately, my Seattle friends quickly sent them back to me. Favorite garment crisis averted.

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