The Throwback

The Throwback: The Jewel of the Swampland

Today’s The Throwback goes all the way back to the summer of 2011 and the first few months of living in London. Back then I lived in north-west London and had the lovely Brent Reservoir just down the road from me.

This shoot here was the first time I consciously chose to do a shoot for the blog that was more editorial than your standard fashion blog. While it had always been something that attracted me, and something I wanted to do, this was the first series of shoots that actually tried to be like a magazine editorial. While a lot of mistakes were made, it was also the first time I started to think of outfits, location and theme in one go. As you can say this shoot began my journey to do something different with my fashion blog.

While the poses are awful, and I’d yet to learn to relax myself while shooting, I am incredibly proud of the final images because of what they aspire to be.

This image is not my favourite of the lot, but since the shot with the swans was already featured, it seemed a worthy alternative as it too is a very strong image.

You can find the original post here.

IMG_1946Sequin harem pants: River Island – Lace top: River Island – Leopard print cardigan: River Island – Embellished bib: vintage – Heels: New Look -Headband: Dorothy Perkins – Ring: Primark


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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