The story behind the dress in today’s outfit post is actually quite a nice one. My Mum bought it for me many years ago during one of her trips to London, way before I ever heard of the vintage store Beyond Retro and even longer before I had any clue about what London was like. I loved the piece, but never knew what to do with it and I think she despaired that I’d ever wear the dress because it always didn’t seem the right time. So it sat in my closet and as I grew older I grew more and more into the dress, so that now at 26 I can fully appreciate how beautiful it is and the intricate beadwork done to create it.
Sometimes you just have to age yourself a bit until you can appreciate something so beautiful. It seems to be a theme for the week, because ever since I had my birthday, which ironically is when these photos were taken, I’ve been considering the evolution of my personal style.
Anyway, these photos were done when I went home to the west of Ireland for my birthday. There’s this very touristy part just outside Galway city called Salthill with the iconic diving board. It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to do a shoot since I saw the Irish film ‘The Guard’, which by the way is one of the funniest films out of Ireland since probably ‘Intermission’ or ‘The Van’.
So these photos are the result of my Mum waking me up on the morning of my birthday and asking me what I wanted to do today. I don’t know whether it’s a good or a bad thing that my answer was to do a shoot for the blog, but it goes to show that even when I go home or on holiday my blog is always with me.
Let me know what you think of these images. I’m really happy with them, but then they were shot by my Mum and she’s a really good photographer anyway. Though her fear of heights did make it a bit awkward towards the top of the diving board. Poor Mum.
Dress: Vintage from Beyond Retro
Sunnies: Ray Ban Blue Aviators