The Shoot

The Shoot: The Power of Girl

Hello world,

If there’s one thing that Shoreditch and the surrounding area is famous for, is its graffiti. Well, graffiti, hipsters and overpriced bars. But even though I’m not a hipster or a big fan of their retro/modern watering holes, I do love the graffiti sprayed onto almost every available space in the area. We’re talking doors, windows, entire walls of a two storey house. You name it, it’s been covered in acrylic or spray paint. And like the people living in this area, it changes constantly.

I studied art in school, and while most might just consider it scrawls by someone who was bored, I see the artistic integrity behind each piece and they’re really beautiful. Case in point is this entire massive wall that appeared about a week before I done this shoot, dedicated to ‘The Power of Girl’. It’s bright and colourful and has a feminist message, so what’s not to love?

IMG_2242 copy IMG_2245 copy IMG_2252 copy IMG_2274 copy IMG_2278 copyThe outfit worn here is my go-to piece for hot summer days in London. Living in such a sweaty city in the summer means you have to have your arms uncovered at all times. So this is where this Bershka white lace top comes in so handy. I love the juxtaposition between the femininity of the lace and the sporty edge with the trim and it comes in my favourite colours for the summer, black and white.

I just teamed it with my trusty H&M tube mini skirt, my new Chanel Le Boy, some mirrored sunnies and these fabulous Topshop slip on trainers. It’s the perfect way to do casual cool without trying too hard and still being able to keep cool when it gets too hot.

IMG_2285 copy IMG_2287 copyLace top: Bershka, current season found here on sale now too!
Black bodice: Intimissimi, old
Skirt: H&M, current season
Trainers: Topshop, current season found here
Bag: Chanel Le Boy in large with antique silver fastenings
Bracelets: Hermès Collier de Chien cuff and H enamel bangle in red
Sunnies: Primark, current season

Until then,




Fresh out of college with an MA in Journalism, a passion for clothes, fashion and styling shoots, I was also the fashion editor of a magazine my colleagues and I set up called SCOPE magazine, which was disbanded three years ago. For now I'm just a freelance journalist and blogger.
Other than obsessing about fashion, I love theology and history, writing apocalyptic fiction (it's weird, I know!) and the occasional weeekend of horse-riding if I have the time and I don't injure myself in the process.

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