The Shoot; Blue Monday

Hello world,

Here’s another ‘Look of the Day’ done a couple of weeks back in Ireland while visiting home and Mum. You’ll laugh at me when I tell you I’ve been wanting to do at least one shoot in a graveyard for donkey’s years and I’ve always been put off by other people and photographers telling me it’s cliche and been done to death (pun intended!). But I was determined and we came across this really lovely country graveyard with an old ruin outside Galway, so I finally got my graveyard shoot.

To be perfectly honest it’s not the most comfortable shoot I’ve ever done. I was raised in rural, Catholic Ireland and the one thing that was always impressed on me was the respect towards religion and religious sites. So it was quite amusing, me constantly worrying if my hem length was too short and fretting if I was stepping on some grown-over graves. I was quite relieved when we were finally done, in case some neighbours came out to yell at me for showing disrespect or that I would end up burning in hell for my actions. And yes, I know I’m being melodramatic!

Stress aside, I actually really love the images in themselves. It’s nothing too fancy and I barely touched them up on Photoshop, but they just look great. I am in love with my make-up and hair in this shoot and ever since I came back from Ireland I’ve been wearing the same heavy brows and eye-liner for weeks!

The dress is, you guessed it, H&M Trend, but this time it was one I actually bought and wore at London Fashion Week back in February before I got too ill to attend the rest. It’s been idly sitting in my closet for months, just waiting to be shot. Hilariously though, it seems to be back in shops as I spotted it there on one of my weekly dashes through the store.

You also get to see my beloved high tops in action. I know it’s a very strange combination to combine such a smart office-type dress with something so casual, but I think it really works! Plus they’re a thousand times more comfy than a pair of heels!

So what do you think of this unusual outfit? Let me know.

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

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