The Shoot

The Shoot: Queen of Hearts, part 1

Channel your inner Queen of Hearts this Valentine’s season, by embracing the heart prints, delicate whites and bold red accents.

The holiday is one that evokes a lot of strong emotions among people and couples in particular. Some absolutely love the holiday because of the hope and expression of love and joy, and others view it as a clever marketing ploy.

I personally am rather ambivalent to the holiday. I’ve never felt the need to either celebrate it, or ignore it completely.

But I’m trying to embrace more themed fashion editorials, and I have never done a Valentine’s shoot or a shoot about hearts before.

Instead of just doing a standard shoot of me in a beautiful red flowing dress and clutching red roses, I thought I’d play with the theme a little, and instead went for a Valentine’s version of the Queen of Hearts. At first it was meant to be quite Tim Burton-esque, and a serious play on the Alice in Wonderland movie. But I decided to tone it down quite a bit and focus on the playing cards concept instead.

The outfit is me playing around with what I usually shoot. You usually never see me in a tutu-style skirt, so I really tried to tone down it’s childishness and girlishness by pairing it with this heart-print blouse that is actually a pyjama top from Missguided and these amazing 6 inch Louboutin heels. So the end result is something quite playful and youthful, which I’m really happy with.

Blouse (pyjama set): Missguided, found here – White tulle skirt: Little Mistress, found here – Red short petticoat: vintage from Beyond Retro – Peep-toe Pina heels in nude and red: Christian Louboutin, old – Red bag: My Accessories, found here – Hearts hoop earrings: ASOS DESIGN, found here


Eight years in, and still killing this fashion game. Now a mother, wife, professional-by-day and part-time blogger in between, I still love blogging, producing fashion shoots and curating this blog.
My interests lie in producing high editorial-style content, shooting in grand and unique locations, make-up shoots and doing more studio shoots that really push the boundaries.
I'm open to collaborations and ideas, so please message me.

(Achim, Du bist die Ausnahme, also lass den Quatsch)

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