FEELS LIKE ENDLESS SUMMER

July 28, 2011

{perfect by gold motel}
H&M camel hi-lo dress, thrifted black studded belt, h&m leather jacket, 
thrifted leopard bag, Nine West ankle buckle wedges

A while back, I attended the F3 Cotton Mill event with KathleenSherrie and Cindy. Not only is this event fashion related but it encompasses aspects of music and art in it as well, which makes it a very diverse and eclectic mix of, well, everything! It truly is something else. From the food trucks in the back lot to the pop up shops in the artists' studios to the catwalk that extended from one nook of the fourth floor to the other cranny across the floor, it was quite the experience. The best part is that you can experience it for yourself! This event takes place every 3rd Friday in January, April, July and October from 6-10 PM at the Oakland Cotton Mill.

My favorite part of the event was the fact that it all took place inside a studio complex; these artists wholeheartedly opened up the doors to their gorgeously decorated studios and welcomed strangers in, complete with yummy finger foods and a delicious fruity punch (with a rummy kick). The generosity was amazing. Being the little cynic that I am, I sometimes forget how kind and genuine people can be and this definitely restored some of that for me. It really is the small things that make all the difference.

It was a fun-filled night of mingling, getting photography advice from this silly little man, spilling punch smack dab in the middle of the runway (only I could do something like this), impromptu photoshoots outside, getting "are you guys bloggers or something" every 3 minutes or so, laughing WAY too much, taking photos with strange men with wine, getting lost, standing in the cold, drudging along in our heels after our feet gave up (ahem, Kathleen...), and more mischief that seem to be a packaged deal with these hilarious girls. But who's to complain, mischief is something I love, can never ever get enough of, and would never dare to get rid of.

Shout outs to my girlies for having my back when my Nikon didn't. I would be the one honking around my huge Nikon D5000 only to remember that I left my SD card at home...in Concord...somewhere in that mess of a hole I call a room. Oops! Thus all of these pictures were jacked from my lovely blogmates Kathleen, Sherrie and Cindy.

30 comments:

Anita said...

Lovely post!
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Deanna Wagner said...

wow i love your outfit! so classy for a night out!
i wish i was with you guys. i'm hoping we can all go out together once school starts. i'm moving up there on the 20th!

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Angela Jessyana said...

i love the third photo! you have a nice blog :) i'm following you now!

Sara B. C. said...

What a fun event! I'm sure you had a great time :)

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xoxo

CINDY NGO said...

awww, you are too sweet. i love what you wrote. :) small things are the best and makes a HUGE difference. maybe that's why we're all short... because we're the best. HAHAHA. jk jk. :P

it was great to have met you. can't wait to have fun again sometime soon!

xx,
cins

Oh to Be a Muse said...

everyone looks gorgeous. i love what you and Kathleen are wearing! you guys rock.

Davina said...

aww..thanks for stopping by my blog! i didn't know you were friends with Cindy! Perhaps we will have a chance to meet the next time she comes to town! : )

Miss Independent said...

the event sounds amazing! i love when fashion, music and other forms of art come together!

Jacquelyn said...

Love your shoes! You girls look so pretty, that sounds like a fun event you went to :)


XOXO
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Eva said...

Nice looks - you all look lovely! :) X

Mary ♥ Mur said...



I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
"Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

Kathleen said...

LOL loooved this event with you Anisa love! thanks so much for coming!! :) and that random art guy was hilarious! we seem to get a lot of random creeper dudes...that guy with Sherrie, so funny. anyways, i looved the event, and how you mixed these photos together..at first i thought u actually did take pics!! haha so slow. miss u love, lets hang out soon. <3

<3, Kathleen.

Sabrina said...

You look stunning dear! Seems like a great event ;-) Love your bag and smile <3

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Lovely photos! Looks like a fun time!

Fashion Me Chic said...

such a pretty group of girls. I love your dress by the way. Maybe we can follow each other?
http://www.fashionmechic.com/

Diya said...

oh my gosh I can't believe you thrifted that bag...what a find! I totally thought it was some love child of cavalli, chanel and alexander wang.

OPAL said...

I LOVE your blog hun...that bag is awesome!!!

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

alsdkjaljsd HOLY MOLEY THESE PHOTOS ARE SMOKIN' COOL. (Yeah. I just said "smokin' cool". Um. That's werid.)

Sounds like a majorly amazing night! Full of fun and the likes. Yippppeee.

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Melina said...

I like your outfit and pictures!!
xx

Kel said...

Hahah I love that shot of the other girls shooting you. Lifestyles of the rich and famous eh ;)!

Love your outfit by the way, so much understated chic going on there I can't tell you!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

First red, now pink

Also, it's jewellery giveaway time!

Bree said...

Seems like a lot of fun:)
Like the third photo, especially the bracelet. Kinda reminds me of Patrick Star from SpongeBob

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

michelle_ said...

i love your smile so much !
you look really sweet <3


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Sue Lyn said...

wow wow! you girls look so dolled up and gorgeous! the accessories you girls are wearing are all so pretty!!

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You look so great here!

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Katie said...

So cute :) It looks like a great time! xo

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Ariel Maile Adkins said...

This looks like so much fun! I adore the camel dress, and those shoes look perfect.

I'm a new follower!

claire said...

Pretty outfits! :)

Luna said...

nice photos! love your outfit ;)

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xx Luna

Mariel Torres said...

you girls are too cute! loving the pictures doll ;)