In Black Rock City, there are a lot of metal artists. And a lot of them are female–from the Flaming Lotus Girls to Phoenix Firestarter, who runs Burning Man’s metal shop and who made this awesome rocking-pony burn barrel.
Phoenix was watching this photo shoot. She said “this is why I make ponies.” She’s also the one who told me it was safe to ride–I guess this horsie hadn’t been on fire recently. I’d hate to burn my skirts.
This adorable get-up was a collaborative effort. It was a day off today, so the crew was all sitting in the shade drinking cool beverages and offering fashion advice. Amber Clisura loaned me her red thrift-store dress and white petticoat. KJ let me wear these beautiful boots. And Deadpan Ash pinned me up and gave me her sunglasses to wear.
It was also Amber’s idea to wear the dress around my neck. I folded it under to make this cute shawl-like number. Amazing what one little dress can do.
See more of Feral Kid’s photos on Flickr/NomadPhotos.
This wear-a-thon is a collaboration with Love&Trash, a DIY blog for people who do things differently.