I’m happy to announce and unveil my participation in Gap’s #DressNormalProject for Brooklyn!
I look goofy as ever in these photos because well, you know life is good when your cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing too much. A big thanks goes out to the talented photographer, Mr. Kevin Lu a.k.a @sweatengine, and also I’m grateful for all those creative souls I met on that long, hangry day!
Watch the video to understand a little more of the #DressNormal campaign idea and get a peek of the styling secrets and a behind-the-scenes look with the talented stylist, Trish Summerville. She has worked on big budget blockbusters such as Gone Girl, Hunger Games and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
With a Sunday early morning call time for a girl who savors lingering in bed until it becomes humanly unacceptable, getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to do hair and makeup wasn’t a joy. After a few cups of coffee and slowly easing into conversing as a human being and no longer as a zombie, I happily was swimming in piles of denim from shades of the lightest blue to theinkiest indigo when it was my fitting time. I’m the laziest when it comes to trying on clothes, hence the reasoning of why I wear dresses and skirts so often. You pull it on and it doesn’t matter if I binged on too many macarons and coupes of champagne (realistically, Momofuku Pork Buns).
The moment I slid on the Skinny Curvy fit, it was over. I found the pair that lifted the booty as if I had done a 30-day squat challenge and slimmed the thighs as if I was wearing some comfy Spanx. The Skinny Curvy rise covered enough crack in a Goldilocks kind of way, without being whale tail or muffin top offensive and without being too mom-jeans high, a perfect medium “just right” feel. Overall, Miss Summerville had me looking casual and pulled together, even when life doesn’t feel that way.
Featured: Gap Curvy Skinny Jeans, Gap White V Neck Tee, Gap Blazer, Alexander Wang Freja Booties, and Cartier Love Bracelet
How did the whole idea of “Dress Normal” come about? – From Rebekka Bay, creative director of Gap and COS:
“The idea really came up because I strongly believe that what Gap does so well, and certainly what American casual wear does so well, is allowing you to dress for your life, rather than [let] your dressing decide how you live. That’s pretty much the idea.”
Couldn’t have met more of a lovely group of diverse people that day. Kevin wrangled us all in the morning and kept our spirits up, a late lunch such a talented bunch.