Good evening, friends! Happy almost Halloween! Though not so happy for me. *cue the violins*
You know this already, but I’m from New York. I’ve spent my whole life here, save for a truly fabulous, don’t get me wrong four year stint spent in North Carolina during two of the hugest ice storms that state has ever seen in its LIFE. Shut down the entire state. Good news is, North Carolina has approximately one snow plow and five-on-a-good-day ConEd workers keeping things running statewide, or at least it would appear that way. Which translates to shit gets f**ked up beyond belief in North Carolina when bad weather comes. Shit gets effed in the F. I could tell you a story about the time my Mom visited me and we lost all power/heat/running water that weekend and we had to hold one another for warmth until the paramedics came but I don’t want to sit here and regurgitate depressing memories. Not when I’ve successfully blocked them for the better part of a decade.
My point is: Halloween in NY – if you’re a young girl fallen prey to societal expectations of you – means walking around your friends’ neighborhoods half-naked in 30 degree weather, trying to look sexy while clear snot drips from your nostrils. So I haven’t been what you would call a traditional fan of Halloween since around the time it occurred to me that being outside for long periods of time trespassing every property in your town in the freezing cold darkness of it all while wearing whatever slut leotard I’ve chosen to wear that year is actually not a great way to spend a night. (Who knew?)
Not to poop on Halloween. Sorry. I’m pooping all over Halloween, I’m a terrible person. Don’t be sore at me.** I think it’s awesome that people like Halloween; I actually wish I was less of a lover of warmth and being comfortable and generally out of costume. I’m just not a big camper. (Camper is a catchall I’m using for a person who looks forward to roughing it when more amenable conditions exist and are readily available.)
ANYWAAAAAAAAYS just wanted to give you a miniature taste of some of what you’ll be seeing next week. Unlike a lot of Halloween-inspired shoots, I actually liked this one. A lot.
Succulents are involved.
Tell me, are you excited for Halloween? I’m looking to hear some of the reasons people like it; contrary to what you’re thinking after having read this post, I’m not a closed-minded individual and am open to being turned into a fan of this holiday.
Oo and what are you getting dressed up as? We’ll probably be Mr & Mrs Snuggie.
xoxo - Alison
Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
**Anybody remember those Jerky Boys prank call cds? The one reason I’m sad to see landlines go the way of the Dodo.