For this week’s post I wanted to incorporate dressing up stylishly for Halloween sans a costume. Let’s face it, costumes can be pricey especially if it’s only for one day. The easiest thing to do is go classic in all black. From there, you can morph into anything you want from a cat to a witch to a fallen angel to a ghost and even Grease’s Sandy D. With the right makeup and a few accessories for under $10 from your local drugstore, you can complete the look. For this week’s post, we headed to the City of Doral to shoot on train tracks. I brought along a fake skull to add some eerie fun, but I wasn’t expecting to find hundreds of tiny animal bones poking out along the tracks. (Just take a look at the first picture next to the skull). That was certainly a bit spooky.
So why the train tracks? Well, besides the fact that they make such a gorgeous backdrop. I have a personal love affair with trains.There’s something poetic about riding on a train. I don’t know if it’s the sound of the wheels churning and drumming along the tracks making its own magical music or the fact that from your window you can watch the world changing from border to border that makes me love riding in them. For six weeks of my life, I rode and slept on trains all across Europe and I quickly became enamored with every component about them. From the hundreds of different passengers shuffling in and out of them to the quietness of the night on board where all you see at times are just stars blinking down at you from a licorice hued sky. And if you truly think about it, how many amazing songs, books and films about love and lost have been born from riding on a train. “Midnight Train to Georgia”,Runaway Train” to one of my favorites On The Road.
Stay tuned for next Wednesday’s post where Mayleen and I hit up one of Miami’s oldest historical spots for more Halloween action.
Photos by Mayleen Gonzalez/ Photo Boutique
OUTFIT: Wildfox top (Lester’s), American Apparel pants, vintage hat, Forever 21 boots.