Crossroads Trading Company launched its 19th Annual Fashion Photo Contest yesterday—but don’t worry, you have nearly two months to compose the perfect outfit and snap that perfect photo! I have lived in this fair city for all of those 19 years and I had no idea they did a contest. I would love to see what the analog version was like. But these days, you can simply upload your photo to the Crossroads website (where you’ll also find the contest rules), and get all your friends and their friends and families and pets to vote for you. Top prize is $2,000; second and third prizes are $500 and $200. And you can submit up to three photos! Should you be the lucky winner, which will be announced on May 27, you might also get to be in a Crossroads advertising campaign. YOU WILL BE FAMOUS. (Also if you’ve ever wondered what the secret is to not getting the brush off at the selling counter, watch the video above.)
In other news, Refinery29 reports that Crossroads is opening a spanking new high-end consignment shop on Union Street this month. The perfect place to spend your winnings! It’s called Fillmore and 5th, and it’s great news indeed for both buyers and sellers who have some fancy schmancy items languishing in their closets. It’s also an excuse to make a post-shopping reservation at Ristobar, which I’ve been wanting to try since Sarah wrote about it at Urban Daddy. The girl knows what’s good, trust me!