here are some pics of two new pieces i just added to the shop - a fantastic bold & bright vintage geometric print shift dress and hip ivory rain coat.
i took these pics in front of the new hygienic dress league mural that popped up on the "pythian castle" building in downtown toledo recently. the hygienic dress league is a husband & wife street art team / corporation from detroit who use gorgeous advertising-style pieces to spotlight abandoned buildings and self-promote their faux brand. if you have a minute, watch the video below to learn more about their art and process.
during the shoot, i was approached by a homeless man who said he had lived in toledo for forty-two years and had never once seen this building used for anything. word on the street is that it belongs to a very wealthy out-of-towner who comes to visit the site every decade or so but has yet to turn it into something. no one knows why he holds on to it or if he ever plans on doing anything with it - either way i'm really grateful that the hygienic dress league blessed our fair city with one of their amazing street art pieces. this mural really pops - it brings a smile to my face and a boldness & hipness to toledo that we can really use.
☆ c. emilia ☆
*outfit details: vintage geometric print dress // vintage ivory rain coat // black sheer diamond pattern tights - dkny // black suede slouchy boots - guess // black leather bag w/ bow - jessica simpson // black fabric belt - vintage // rings - forever 21
video: donna terek - the detroit news