Edible Fashion

Sometime back in January, before the full scope of winter’s wrath had really hit me, I thought Spring was on its way. I was wrong. So wrong. But, in that happy moment of delusion, I designed a ridiculous fantasy photoshoot involving a beautiful dress, mud, baby goats, and lots of eating and tugging of fabric.

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I actually never thought it would happen. I almost didn’t even try to make it happen. But when the perfect location occurred to me, I had to try.

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Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts is not only my source of choice for fresh chevre, it’s my destination of choice for catching the first rays of early March sun. Because it’s around that time that kidding season begins and there are always so many baby goats around that you can’t help but shrug off your winter blahs and feel almost like you too could be jumping over rocks and frolicking in the mud. So it seemed like a natural choice.

And then, one shockingly cold March day, it really did happen.

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Many, many thanks to Ann at Crystal Brook Farm for making this possible. And many thanks to the baby goats for warming up model Shaylyn. I don’t think we’d have made it through the shoot without warm little tummies to cuddle.


  • Date: 3/23/14
  • Location: Crystal Brook Farm, Sterling, Massachusetts
  • Photo/Edit: Kayt Silvers
  • Model/HMUA: Shaylyn Riane
  • Assistant/Sweater Holder: Andrew C.
  • Goat Handler: Ann  S.
  • Dress: Kayt Silvers and Dory Codington


  1. therobbrizzell April 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    This is really fantastic. The most experience I have working with animals is with my dogs and they were very small (no more than 15lbs). I can only imagine what this was like. Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL

    • baystateroadrunner April 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! It was really fun to do- the goats were also trying to eat my pockets and camera while I took photos 🙂 Still, I actually think goats may be easier to photograph than dogs,since you can predict what they’ll do (try to eat anything and everything in front of them).

  2. The Sartorial Coquette April 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Stunning photographs!! The dress is beautiful as well, and I love how you added the music 🙂

    • The Sartorial Coquette April 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      I’m sorry, I was accidentally listening to some Lorde in the background and I mistakenly thought you had incorporated it into your post. It did fit perfectly though! 🙂 <3

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