“She likes to make me think that I’m a freak just for her velvet” – R5
Two months ago, I went to an R5 concert in NYC and it was the first time that I saw them. Although I knew of their name through friends and met three out of the five at a party in L.A., it was time for me to let my earbuds give in. Given that I knew NOTHING of their songs prior to the concert, I couldn’t resist taping a song or two.
As I got home, I had to look up half the lyrics of this amazing song and it turns out that it was aptly titled “Red Velvet”. Like my favorite cupcake flavor, the melody felt delicious, mouthwatering and arousing. Sitting in my closet for an X amount of months, it inspired me to pull out my vintage Betsey Johnson red velvet dress, which I scored on Etsy nearly five years ago.
Here, I wore it during my last month in NYC with my go-to floral Docs, Chanel bag and Seville Michelle choker. Summer-appropriate, yet cool enough to wear it anywhere else that isn’t sweltering hot. If you’re feeling the chills, just throw on a jacket. 😉
All photos by Hallie Geller