The Shoot

The Shoot: The Scarlet Woman, part 2

The second of the Scarlet Woman series; this is a much grander scape than the previous one. Shot at Horse Guards Parade in London, we wanted to go for a more epic and panoramic feel for the shoot. We really wanted to make this feel like one of those shoots from Vogue from the nineties and early noughties that were grand and seemed so exotic, like a faraway locale.

The outfit is still incorporating the red and black theme from the first shoot of the series. I wanted to go for a cape, because I have never gotten to shoot with a cape before. Of all the amazing, and slightly mental shoots I’ve done on this blog for the last 8 years, I have never done a full-on cape.

What a lot of people don’t know is the ivy covered building next to Horse Guards Parade, that you see in later images, is an outpost of the Ministry of Defence. So when I sat on a marble section next to a memorial, I was apparently a little too close to the building and was ushered off by some very big scary men with very big semi-automatic guns. So let that be a lesson to you; don’t fuck around with military security. 😛

Silky crop top: ASOS, found here – Silk midi skirt: H&M Trend, sold out – Embellished slippers: Glamorous, found here – Cape: old – Silver embellished bib: River Island, old


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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