A little bohemian, a little chic.

The Goat Farm Arts Center

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A few weeks ago, I  was introduced to the Goat Farm Arts Center for the FPme Atlanta shoot. With such a tight schedule, we only had a small amount of time to scope out the place- but I knew from the moment I walked through the tunnel entrance that I had to come back to really get a feel for it. So yesterday, I decided to go check it out again with my cousin. The Goat Farm is a cotton-machinery-site-turned-art-studio-community type thing. Yeah, I'm not entirely sure how to interpret that either, but I'm going to take a guess and say it could have been a cotton mill during the industrial revolution? I'll just kind of keep that open ended until someone can give me some clearer answers than Wikipedia. It is now home to many art studios and a site for galleries, performances, screenings, and workshops... and it is SO. COOL.

It's a very chaotic, and kind of gives off an industrial-meets-modern hipster vibe with some graffiti thrown in there for good measure. But regardless of the mess, it's absolutely captivating. You turn a corner or walk a little down a path and you'll run into something new and unexpected. As cheesy as it sounds, "There's beauty in the breakdown" rang so true for the whole site. There would be rusting machinery or broken windows, but then you look a little closer and people have helped to incorporate but still preserve different objects or spaces into their own means of self-expression. It's still got a lot of the original architecture of whatever it used to be, and you can tell that even with the transformation that has occurred over time, the industrial elements are still the backbone of the entire community. 

It's a lot to take in, and I don't believe that words can really express what a gem this place is, so I'll just leave you all with the pictures. Places like this amaze me. And especially in Atlanta. I highly recommend taking a little detour here if you're ever over on the west side! 

Oh yeah, I forgot about our outfits. This is a fashion blog after all. I decided to do a few takes on the plain white tee, while Amanda kept it simple and summery in a crop top + strappy bra combo with some shorts and sandals! I added a cuff, a silver necklace, and a wire printed headband for my first look to keep it basic, and then added a hat and a fringe kimono for my second look. Gotta love keepin' it casual! 

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