This is the first in a series of shoots shot in Battersea Park back in August revolving around the trend we’re seeing this autumn/winter cycle of coloured leopard print.
You know how in my previous blog post I talked about how I also very often do outfits that are short and tight? Well this dress is a prime example.😋
I loved the coloured leopard print all over the high street and I especially loved playing matching colours with them, so that’s what this series is all about. The first shoot is all about this bright green mini dress from PrettyLittleThing, and a pair of socks I found in Topshop that match them perfectly. I’ve already done the leopard print on this blog, but I thought this take on the trend was so youthful and nineties inspired, I just had to shoot leopard print again.
The location again didn’t work out quite as well as I would have liked it to, proving once again that I really need to work on my location scouting and planning for all weather better. It’s something I was a stickler for many years ago on this blog, and locations were chosen with much more care and scouted in advance more. With shoots like this one, and the bright midday sun it becomes obvious that I really need to put this kind of care into my locations again. I’ve become lazy and complacent with my locations, focusing more on my outfits, but it’s obvious that I will need to rethink how some shoots are done.
Thats not to say that I don’t like this shoot; I actually do. The outfit is great, and there are some great angles and images within this shoot. The location just let me down more than I thought it would. Thankfully I’ve been doing this for 8 years, that I can mostly overcome bad lighting and bad angles with Photoshop now, but it’s good to remind myself that maybe I’ve not been putting as much effort into all parts of the shoot.
Anyway, rant over. The dress is so ridiculously short I actually had to put a tube mini skirt underneath, but with the low cut and asymmetric hem it is beyond a doubt a fabulous dress. I wanted to match it to something else that green leopard print, and these ankle socks from Topshop were the perfect thing. In later shoots within this series you’ll see the denim coloured leopard print skirts and jackets that are still all over the high street, but for the green shoot I wanted to focus on the dress alone.