The Shoot

The Shoot: Japanese Gateway, Kew Gardens

This is the second of my Japanese Series of shoots, and it was shot at Kew Gardens. For anyone who has ever been to Kew Gardens, you’re likely aware that not only is it a beautiful park and worth every penny it costs to get in there, but it’s also fantastic for shoots. While walking through the park on the morning I done the shoot, I discovered pockets of wildlife and fauna that would suit almost every type of shoot out there. So next on my list is an annual pass for the place.

For this shoot, I focused on the Japanese Gateway arch and the tranquil park surrounding it, and what better outfit to compliment and highlight this location than this ASOS floral dress with wide sleeves that’s just so Japanese! I mean even the floral and crane print evokes some of the Japanese silk prints and screens.

To finish off the outfit I went for these orange floral brocade sandals from New Look, which in themselves aren’t very Asian, but fit with the brocade of the dress. To top it all off, all the outfit really needed was a high bun and a Japanese fan to play around with. That’s the thing with some of the best shoots I do; the outfits are usually incredibly simple but effective.

I hope you like this shoot as much as I do. It’s definitely one of my better ones!

Yellow jacquard extreme sleeve dress: ASOS, found here – Floral brocade strappy sandals: New Look, found here


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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