Elizabeth Park in Late November
Colleen and I twinning with an archway
Now, if you've been reading the blog for awhile, you'll know that Pahl and I went to Elizabeth Park back in early summer (first weekend of June in fact) to see everything in bloom, do a photoshoot, and have a picnic. I wrote extensively about the history of the park and its gardens and you can read about that here.
This time we were at Elizabeth Park for a spooky photoshoot with my fashion community. The dress I wanted to wear (back in October when the original date of the meeting was rained out) had exposed shoulders and at daytime temperatures stopping at 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the sun, that was definitely not going to work. I didn't want to wear the exact same dress I wore at the trolley museum either. I wanted to look like Persephone, Goddess of Spring, about to descend into the Underworld.
My friend Colleen was going to attend the meeting as well, and we knew that we had the same dress SKULL LOLITA JSK in the exact same colorway with the exact same misprinted backwards design. We decided to twin our pieces. We had only talked about the wearing the same jumper skirt, but our outfits were very similar. She is wearing a black beret with faux pink and purple flowers. I am wearing the Woody Rose-Elegant Lolita Small Hat in Black, which comes with faux decaying roses on the brim. We are both wearing wigs; hers is more of a pink-purple and mine is more of a blue-purple. We are both wearing black blouses under our jumper skirts, and likely thermals as well---it was starting to get very cold outside! We both have big black wool coats with faux black fur somewhere on the coat. You can't tell from this photo, but we also almost had the exact same bag, except mine was slightly bigger. They are Morning Glory~The Star-Moon-Grimoire Crossbody bags with silver or gold writing on them. The only big difference is the shoes. I went for my wine red shoes to match some of the red roses on my hat.
My wig had fallen down in the car on the way to the park, but Colleen was able to get it to stay on my head properly applying a few bobby pins on each side of my head towards the front. Despite the difficulties with my wig, I feel that I did a great job with my makeup, especially the eye make up matching my wig and the purple/pink tones in my dress. I used my ABH Cosmos eye palette. There is a pink shimmer shade that when applied to the eyes actually comes out as a radiant silvery purple. I don't make the rules, but it was an awesome discovery while getting ready for the meeting. Additionally, I brought a small mixed deck of tarot and oracle cards as another prop...but if you know me, it's not just a prop. I've been slowly working on my own tarot major arcana since 2020.
Overall, it is very fun to twin with a friend! I highly recommend the experience. I was glad that we got to get out and take lots of fun photos together. I also liked visiting Elizabeth Park in November because there were far less people in the gardens and I didn't have to wait or move out of someone's photo to get a good shot. Walking around Elizabeth Park can work up quite an appetite, especially in November when it is too cold to picnic, so as a food recommendation, if you are looking for a lot of choices that won't break the bank, I highly recommend Parkville Market- "22 restaurants under one roof" located 6 minutes away. I got to try an El Salvadorian tamale, drink a matcha boba tea, and eat thai street food for dessert all in the same place! There were a lot of people at Parkville market, but when you wear an alt fashion with a big petticoat, people tend to make way for you.
I love EGL and alternative fashion and modeling. I am taking two of my favorite hobbies and making them into a story for you to read about.