Just before we went to see Earl Thomas, I photographed Mabel and Ryan in the studio. When Lori and I were last down in the Bay Area, we went to the Vintage Fashion Expo, which we hadn’t been to in awhile since our move to Ferndale. The location of the expo had changed, but there was still lots of cool vintage clothing to see. We purchased this slinky blue velvet dress that came with a matching jacket. When Mabel first put the dress on, she had the deep v in the back, which I assumed was the front. We tried it both ways, and while it worked either way, I thought it was far more exciting with plunging neckline in the front. No tags in clothes back then so I’m not really sure how to figure out the correct way of wearing it. Since it’s cut on the bias, it drapes well either way so it’s really hard to tell. I like to think though that it came with the jacket so that the rather risque front could be covered up when needed.