What a wonderful weekend. Sunday was a Rollercoaster ride of awesome. These are the candid shots I took of a wonderful photo shoot that was put together by our very own Sassy Sister thrifting group Kelly W. and her wonderful Photographer daughter Miss. Alana
This photo shoot was as random as it was wonderful. Kelly posted a beautiful inspiration picture and had an idea to recreate it. Then she had the wonderful idea to make it happen. About 35-40 women said that they would like to be part of this iconic shot.
From there slowly but surely for whatever and. Varying reasons people could not attend the 1st planned shoot. It rained bad by the 2nd scheduled one and 3x is the charm. By then it was less than 10 of us and those whom cheered us on and gave support.
Ms. Kelly gave me life and inspiration and motivation. Having and idea seeing a vision planting it watering it and watching it grow. Again Sis thank you for this journey it won't be forgotten
I was not only dressing for the photo shoot I was dressing for the day. Church date night and photo shoot. It was such a great shoot. All around us was the heat beat of Downtown Chicago. We lived and breathed it. Chicago celebrated us with the people asking us what was going on. Citizens and touist of the Chi taking pictures and stopping traffic. People commented on how we gave them inspiration.
The last shot is the photo we wanted to recreate.
I feel as if we inspire each other. Here was my full look.
Butterfly African print dress $2
Leather belt $2
Headwrap from a thrifted dress
Wrist jewelry thrift store belt $1.5
Earing artist made.
Shoes new from Payless
As always thank you for reading and all are welcome. Lurkers, readers, those who like to just look. But comments are always welcome.
These pictures were taken in Grant Park at the Permanent Statues of Agora.
Here is a bit of information incase of interest:
Located along the southwest side of Grant Park, Agora is one of
Chicago’s most recent and important sculptural installations. Comprised
of 106 nine-foot tall headless torsos made of cast iron, the artwork
derives it name from the Greek word for meeting place. The figures are
posed walking in groups in various directions or standing still.
Internationally renowned artist Magdalena Abakanowicz donated the
sculptural group along with the Polish Ministry of Culture, a Polish
cultural foundation, and other private donors. Born into an aristocratic
family just outside of Warsaw, Abakanowicz (b. 1930) was deeply
affected by World War II and the forty-five years of Soviet domination
that followed. In her journals, she writes that she has lived “…in times
which were extraordinary by their various forms of collective hate and
collective adulation. Marches and parades worshipped leaders, great and
good, who soon turned out to be mass murderers. I was obsessed by the
image of the crowd… I suspected that under the human skull, instincts
and emotions overpower the intellect without us being aware of it.” The
sculptor began creating large headless figures in the 1970s. Initially
working in burlap and resin, she went on to use bronze, steel, and iron.
Although Abakanowicz hasfrequently exhibited in museums and public
spaces throughout the world— Agora is her largest permanent