The month of August is fashion purgatory for those of us that live in warmer climates. Last month, when we were getting the August 2011 fashion spread together for the magazine I work for, I had a conversation with the lead graphic designer regarding the month’s “theme”. It went a little something like this:
Him: Hey, you got a theme for the fashion pages so I can pick a background photo out?
Me: It’s all about transitional pieces. You know, transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall.
Him: What kind of picture can I find for that????
Me: Hmm… Here’s some inspiration:
Picture a fashionable woman living in New Orleans, thumbing through the August issues of Vogue and Bazaar, sweating her ass off even though she is sitting inside her air conditioned house. Over her shoulder, you see her closet open and stacks of sweaters and boxes of boots are splayed out. Silently, she cries. Salty, steamy tears.
Does that work?
Him: I got a picture of watercolor paint.
Me: Well, then I guess that works!
See?! It is so very difficult to find inspiration in this heat. Check out my latest fashion spread for New Orleans Living magazine, August 2011 | Smooth Transitions, for my picks from local boutiques.