The Shoot

The Shoot: Kyoto Gardens, Holland Park

Hello world,

I find the transitional period between summer and autumn usually quite hard to manage style-wise. Do you cling to the last desperate hope that you’ll get one more sunny day before the autumn rain and wind kicks in or do you start layering up early and have to deal with those last few weeks sweating under the high heat?

It’s a real sartorial debate. Over here in the UK we don’t have a defined time when autumn kicks in, not like the US with their Labour Day, and even most British Septembers give us a few really gorgeous hot days. So trying to find that balance between hitting the season right sartorially is a bit of a challenge. I hope I got it right this year; because I stuck with my gorgeous floral maxi dress from H&M and teamed it with a very cute faux fur gilet for those days when it’s not that warm anymore. Add a pair of River Island boots that are almost vintage by this point and I think I got the transitional dressing down. Go me!

The shoot was done in the Japanese gardens found in Holland Park, dedicated to London by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce. It’s a very beautiful and tranquil place to shoot, especially first thing in the morning when it’s quiet and the Japanese Koi fish have such beautiful colours, if not a little large for my liking. While doing the shoot one jumped out of the water and gave me the fright of my life. So apart from some very hyperactive fish, this was such a relaxing shoot.

IMG_2765 IMG_2738 IMG_2746 IMG_2752 IMG_2791 IMG_2826 IMG_2866 IMG_2867Dress: H&M Trend, current season
Faux fur gilet: Topshop, current season found here
Boots: River Island, old
Bag: Chanel 2.55
Belt: Zara, old
Bracelets: Forever 21, old
Necklace: Forever 21, old

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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