Sunday, March 21, 2021

Pink Robe Travels


A few years ago I created a fun project. After posing on my blog with pink boxing gloves (to symbolize female strength) I offered to loan the gloves to friends for their own photos. And they accepted! Almost a dozen friends participated as we mailed the gloves around the world. It was a wonderful project that spanned over a year.

In January I did another amusing post with a bright pink feather robe (shown above). I channeled my inner Zsa Zsa Gabor to create an image of Hollywood glamour. (For those of you too young to know who Zsa Zsa is, click here.)

Later that month I offered the robe to others. Two close friends immediately accepted the challenge put their own spin on the robe. Instead of going glamour, they tried artistic (Megan) and dramatic (Sheila). 

It's fun to see what people come up with when their creativity is unleashed. A playful catalyst like this robe stimulates our imagination. What would you do with it? 

Megan, my dear friend in Tennessee, went artistic. Returning to a scene from her childhood (Dragon Park) Megan posed in front of a huge sea serpent. Long known as a badass, Megan brings feisty attitude to the robe. I love the many bright colors in her presentation.








My Canadian friend Sheila moved toward drama with the challenge, Visiting Craigdarroch Castle with her mom, Sheila coaxed her mother -- who trained as a dancer -- to don the robe for poses worthy of Dame Judi Dench. Sheila posted the pictures on her blog.





It's not too late for you to join the fun! Have an idea on how to use the robe? Just e-mail me and I'll ship it to you (fhu@pipeline.com). 

Let's keep this party going!

17 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love how it brings out the drama in people. I remember ZsaZsa. Fluffy peignoirs, healed fluffy slippers, french twist in hair perfectly coiffed, beautiful accessories. The days of glamour.

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  2. Wow, that's one bright robe! What a great project! :)

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  3. The Robe definitely calls for drama and artistic flow! So happy to be apart of this challenge. Love being in glamorous company.

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  4. Awesome project, Ally! I just adore the way it drives home how the same garment can show off different sides of its personality depending on who is styling/wearing it.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Exactly. It's the person, not the clothing, that adds style.

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  5. This robe is a total stunner! The pink is just SO LOUD and it's amazing! I love all the ways you guys styled it up- what a fun project!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks! Can we coax you into wearing it?!!

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  6. Aw hahahaha I love how much fun they had with it. Much more exciting than the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! - Ashley

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  7. Ah, they look great in it!!!

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  8. Oh, what wonderful pics from Megan! So good to see her! I love the one of her twirling where you can really see the shape of the robe!

    Thank you so much for doing this, Ally! It was a lot of fun!

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  9. Omg I love this challenge! So fun and I love to see how it’s styled.

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    1. There's more to come -- the robe is in Ohio now and will then go across the world to Australia!

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