The Shoot: Burn Baby Burn

Hello world,

I have no internet at home. It isn’t until it’s gone that you realise how attached and addicted you are to something as mundane as the internet, whether it’s for checking a song name, reading all the latest blogs or even looking up cinema times.

Hence why this post is only being done today. Sorry guys!!!

Righteo, back to the ‘Look of the Day’. There’s actually a bit of a back-story to this shoot. It was taken in Donegal about a week after huge gorse fires tore through the west and northern parts of the county, completely obliterating the countryside. Now I had lived in Donegal for 15 years and while we got yearly gorse fires every summer due to idiotic and careless people, none had ever been this bad. They called in the army, for peat’s sake!!!

So when we arrived in Donegal a week later, we were not expecting the widespread damage and blackened countryside we came across. And it was still burning in parts, under the earth, which was probably the most terrifying thing. It got so close to Dungloe town for a few days they had to evacuate people.

It did make for some amazingly dramatic shots and when I saw the damage, I had to shoot my outfit with the blackened bog as a backdrop. I hope you guys like the pictures as much as I do, even if they are a terrifying reminder of how close to disaster the county came.

P.S. On a lighter note, have you ever tried walked on burnt earth in chunky heels? Very difficult and painful. The burnt heather sure is sharp!


Dress: Penneys
Feather detail top: New Look
Shoes: River Island
Bangles: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Sunnies: Penneys
Clutch: old one

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

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