How Leopard Fashion Got Me Out of a Creative Slump
Michelle and I were at my place on a cold day shooting some content and flipping through magazines for inspiration. I can get obsessed with finding the perfect shoot location for an outfit. Which, quite frankly, made me kind of sad that day. Mainly because when we shoot with Sidney around we can’t really run all over town like we used to. Especially in the Chicago cold. Sidney was taking a nap, and we had already shot looks in my kitchen, living, room, and front hallway. I was feeling kind of stuck.
We came to a page in a magazine that featured style trendsetters, and one man was totally peacocking in the brightest colors and coolest accessories. Michelle pointed out that since his outfits were so eye catching, it didn’t matter where the outfit was shot. No one is paying attention to the location – we are zeroed in on the amazingness that are his fashion choices.
So on a whim, I went into my closet and pulled out my leopard fashion favorites: a shirtdress ($19 by the way), headband, and leopard heels. I thought “If we can’t go anywhere, then we are shooting something loud in a boring place…my stairwell.” So we popped out to the stairwell and took some fun shots that feel larger than life. That day taught me that creativity doesn’t have to be a solo endeavor. Your friends and collaborators are there to help, brainstorm, and make you think of things in different ways. I’m so thankful for that!
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