Hello fellow fashion lovers.
I wanted to start this blog post off with an announcement before we move on to the shoot below.
I will be taking a month off blogging, to focus on upgrading the blog, doing marketing strategies and planning out shoots for the coming months. I’m trying to be a bit more professional with how I manage this blog, how I market and brand myself and hopefully in the process set up processes so shoots are planned better in advance, shoots are published sooner and all the admin work is kept on top of, as opposed to being the last thing I do at night three weeks too late. It’s something my hubby said to me; he pointed out that I’ve been doing this for so long that it’s about time I start treating it a bit more seriously. It’s no longer a hobby or a few fad I’m interested in, so my blog deserves more dedication, time and concerted effort. So, I will be taking some time off to plan properly, and hopefully be back in time for fashion month in February and the new season.
But that doesn’t mean my blog is going to be completely dead for this month. I’ll still be posting things; this shoot being a prime example.
So, on to the shoot itself. This was shot way back in September/October, and it was a shoot that was a complete whim one day. I had ordered this gold dress, for a wedding my hubby and I were going to in October, and while the dress was just a bit too extra for the wedding, it was gorgeous enough to still shoot. So, I decided to go back to an old shoot location from about 4 years ago. The location is St. Dunstan in the East, a WWII bombed church in the City of London, that was turned into a garden for city workers. The dress is Jarlo London, a favourite of mine when I need ballgowns and more formal dresses. In fact, the dress I did end up choosing for the wedding was another one from Jarlo London. The gold of the dress, which really pops in the flash and daylight, contrasts so beautifully with the heavy green of the foliage, ivy and leaves. I do wish I had smiled more, as I have a tendency to scowl quite a bit when I’m concentrating, so maybe I can focus a bit more on that too during my month off. 😛
Gold maxi dress: Jarlo London, found here – Purple platform sandals: Zara, old