Photos by Drew
Dress: Eve Gravel
I think this might be my biggest giveaway yet. If you’ve seen Eve Gravel pieces on other bloggers all week it’s because the Canadian designer is teaming up with bloggers to show off and give away some things from her new fall collection. I like a bunch of the collection–mainly the dark, moody things, since I have a tendency to gravitate towards that stuff in the wintertime. So I decided on the Serpant a Sonnette dress to wear once and give away–it’s a perfect October dress. Puffed sleeves, cinched waist, detailed neckline . . .
I happened to get the dress in the mail on the day I discovered Clarence John Laughlin’s photographs online, so when I opened the package and saw a black dress I knew right away what sort of feel I wanted the photos to have. We took these at the old abandoned Candler mansion that sits on one of the Emory campuses. The mansion and greenhouses around it were built in the 1920s and are all of them were run down and eerie, and it wasn’t hard to get creepy photos out of it. I think Clarence would have liked the place (though I’m sure that in his time it was so Coca-Cola heir-fancy that he wouldn’t have cared for it).
If you’re interested in winning this dress in a size small all you have to do is visit the Eve Gravel store and pick out your favorite thing, and then post it in a comment here. Anyone can enter–it doesn’t matter where you live. I’ll be announcing the winner on October 1st, so you have a week to get your comments in. Best of luck!