Naomi and I got to Governor's Island early and walked around. (She also took all the lovely photographs of me.) The island used to be army barracks but now no one lives there. There's tons of green, trees, everything is within walking distance, there's close access to a large city - in short, it's pretty perfect for me and I'm trying to talk to someone about letting my family move in. Let me know if you have any connections.
|Me standing in front of my potential new home. It's a perfect fit!|
(Yes, she made her dress and hat as well! Read about it here.)
Oh, and did I mention the chickens? There were chickens, I believe they were promoting composting, and I HAD to get my picture with them since the print on my dress is made up of chickens. Originally they were going to let me hold a chicken, but then they decided everyone might want to hold the chickens, so I knelt next to them.
These old cars still work! It was a lot of fun to see them drive off the ferry when we arrived.
On the off chance you're interested in seeing people other than me, here are some of my favorite costumes and people. Unfortunately, I really could not capture the mood. It was such a lovely time. Almost everyone dressed in costume, and there was a lot of dancing, eating, drinking, and just a general good time. While the event has become so incredibly crowded and they're starting to sell out on certain days, everyone is still mostly good natured and it's so nice to see everyone dressed up in nice clothing. (All of the costumed kids were my favorite part.)
If you're interested, you can check out my album here.
Have any of you ever gone to vintage events? More importantly, are there any others in the NYC area??