Sunday, April 24, 2011

Manhattan Easter Parade

I've never been big into celebrating Easter and yesterday was no exception. With no real plans for the day and beautiful 75 degree weather, my roommate Mary and I decided on a whim to head down to the Easter parade on Fifth Avenue to check out the fashions. Not a formal parade per se, the Easter parade is where New Yorkers go to show off their most fabulous spring outfits. The parade actually started in the 1870s as a spontaneous gathering and today it almost resembles Halloween with lots of people dressed in drag and random costumes like Superman and The Phantom of the Opera. We threw together some kooky outfits that were borrowed from the shop (although we were lacking over the top hats) and pranced up and down the closed off streets for a couple of hours. Here are some of my favorite outfits from the day.

I'm wearing a vintage dress and bag from the shop!

Mary is also wearing a vintage dress and bag from the shop!

This was the most amazing hat even though it was difficult to get a picture of the whole thing.
This woman had to literally hold the hat up the whole time

With all the color, it was nice to see some graphic black and white in the crowd.

These were easily the best dressed ladies that I saw all day. How awesome do they look?!

I liked the simplicity of her outfit and straw hat

Even the dogs got dressed up!

While we were walking along, an impromptu dance party broke out.

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