Friday, April 11, 2014
Bib + Tuck & Alexander Wang
I was contacted recently by Casey Finigan, the Outreach and Closet Coordinator of Bib + Tuck, "a curated community marketplace of shoppable personal closets," about doing a collaboration and being an influencer for their brand! Bib + Tuck is basically a really cool way to bring fashionistas together to buy and sell their clothes. The idea is genius...have you ever shared clothes with friends or your siblings growing up or gave away the clothes that didn't fit or you didn't use anymore? That's pretty much what Bib + Tuck reminds me of. So here's how it works: users can upload photos on the site of pieces the user wants to sell (bib) and peruse other closets published that they would like to buy (tuck). The site uses virtual dollars ("bucks") as currency. The best part is that once you sign up you already get 10 bucks!! Along with earning "bucks" users can also buy "bucks." All of the money stays virtual for now but they're coming out with a cash-out option next month! You can check out more about Bib + Tuck on Refinery 29 and Vogue!
All of the clothing is AMAZING! The items on the site range from designer vintage pieces to YSL to Jeffrey Campbell. I had such a hard time deciding what to tuck because I adored everything! I eventually tucked this gorgeous T by Alexander Wang maxi dress!! I usually wear a small and this dress is a medium so it's a little big on me. When I tied a belt around my waist and wore some platform heels it didn't matter that it was a medium. The dress itself is sooooo soft, comfortable, and body skimming. There's just something about maxi dresses (simple or outrageous) that make me feel so elegant and feminine when I wear them, I love it.
My idea for the styling and photo shoot was to do something rather ethereal and in the spirit of Spring time. I teamed up with my insaaanely talented friend Katya McCoy for this shoot. Kat is such a brilliant photographer, I could stare at her images for hours....they're always just so breathtaking and innovative. She astonishes me every single time we shoot. Kat and I are also really great friends so I always manage to have the BEST time modeling for her. You can check out more of Katya's photography on her website and like her on Facebook! Thank you again for the gorgeous photos Kat!!
I'm so elated that Casey reached out to me and I was able to have this opportunity to be one of their brand influencers as well as becoming part of their amazing community! Thank you Casey and Bib + Tuck!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Thanks for checking in.
Alexander Wang maxi dress: c/o Bib + Tuck
flower crown: Burlington Coat Factory