The Shoot: North Woolwich pier, East London

The Shoot: North Woolwich pier, East London

Hello world,

I’m back with another Look of the Day, in what three months? I’m not quite sure how long it’s been other than it’s been way too long.

This one was shot in east London at North Woolwich pier, hence the name, after a few days I spent exploring this dilapidated and forgotten part of London. Sometimes I just love grabbing my camera and exploring places like the old docklands. There’s a certain rush you get to climbing over barriers and going into restricted areas to see the parts of London you usually wouldn’t see.

As you can see this pier and boathouse is quite neglected and in a way it was quite dangerous to do the shoot there as half the wooden floorboards were rotten through and missing. It was also extra cool that that morning was quite misty, so the City is almost lost in the mist.

The top and trousers are from H&M Trend, as per usual. I really would love to see them do a collection that I don’t end up buying every piece from. I really gotta learn to vary my shops a bit more.

So let me know what you think of these images and I’ll be back in the next couple of days with another post.

Top: H&M Trend
Trousers: H&M Trend
Heels: New Look
Bag: Penneys/Primark
Bracelets: Forever 21 and thrifted
Rings: Forever 21 and DIY
Necklace: Jimmy Choo for H&M

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

The Shoot: An Ecumenical Matter

The Shoot: An Ecumenical Matter

Hello world,

This is a bit of an oddball of a shoot. It was done back in the west of Ireland while visiting my mum and the idea came upon me while scouring through all the old sheds and outhouses that probably hadn’t been touched for years before Mum moved in.

Anyone who knows a little about the Irish knows it’s not that odd to find old religious paintings in the shed, but the amount found here surprised even me. The previous owners looked like they had developed a bit of a collection.

What really struck me when I saw them was how traditionally Irish the entire setting was and how beautiful in it’s own way it was too; the ivy creeping into the shed through the old broken windows, the dresser and half-decayed paintings and the wild Connemara wilderness right outside our door.

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So maybe this theme is a little overt, but it’s kinda soothing too and I got a chance to show off my polka dot skirt from my recent find here. The only thing is that the lighting couldn’t show off the brightness of the skirt, bit you win some you lose some.
Let me know what you think.

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Images by Karina

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Skirt: H&M Trend
Blouse: River Island
Gloves: Kaufhof Galleria, Berlin
Pearls: Vintage from my great-grandmother
Shoes: New Look

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

The Shoot: Lady in Red

The Shoot: Lady in Red

Hello world,

It’s been a few months now since I moved to London and as it happens, as a newbie to in city, it takes a while until you find all the cool places not mentioned in the guide books. I’m generally not the kind of person go out and explore much, so I’m really grateful for my blog for pushing me out there to discover London all under the guise of finding new shoot locations.

That’s how I stumbled upon Battersea Park as seen in these pictures. I initially just wanted to shoot the Peace Pagoda along the Thames, but I discovered that the park is way prettier this time of year.

When I first saw all the leaves on the ground I knew I had to shoot something there in red and it had to be dramatic.

So these are the images for today’s ‘Look of the Day’. I know the title is from a very cheesy song by an Irishman most Irish people never want to acknowledge as their own, but it seemed the best way to describe this look.

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The dress is a lovely number from River Island. I love how River Island seem to come into their own around Christmas time and the party season. The brand isn’t for everyone and I wouldn’t shop with them for basics (with the exception of jeans) but they do have a knack for creating statement pieces. Last year was this shredded red maxi dress that I returned and regretted ever since and this year it’s this understated and sexy maxi dress with long sleeves.

It’s funny as I get older my style has definitely toned down a lot and I find that the days of wearing mini skirts and high heels are gone, only to be replaced with a new kind of sexiness, that is more body-con and peekaboo sexy rather than the in-your-face kind of my teens.

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And the jacket is another statement piece from River Island for the Christmas season from the year before last. See what I mean about their Christmas show-stoppers?

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As you can probably tell from this photo, it was ridiculously cold when we shot this and I must have been crazy that it would be alright at eight am on a freezing November morning. By the end I was so numb my boyfriend was worried I’d get hypothermia and I was bundled up for the rest of the day trying to shake off that horrible chill.

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I’m sorry for rambling on so long on this outfit post but I wanted to share with you the last two photos as I wasn’t the only person doing a shoot in Battersea Park that morning. One Direction, a teeny bopper UK boyband were filming their new music video and I stopped by to have a gawk, purely for research purposes! 🙂 I was rather jealous of the full crew they had to help out, if nothing else as I wouldn’t be a fan of their music. The funny thing was there wasn’t a fan in sight.

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(Photos by Roger)

Dress: River Island
Jacket: River Island (old)
Boots: Zara
Bangle: Forever 21
Stack rings: Penneys/Primark

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland Part 3

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland Part 3

Hello world,

These are the last photos for ‘The Jewel of the Swampland’ shoot I done a couple of months ago. Since they’re only one or two images, it wasn’t enough to put them as a blog post on their own.

I hope to have some new outfit posts for Wednesday and they are going to be way nicer! I’m a little blasé about these images, so maybe you might like them.

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Sequin pants: River Island (old)
Cardigan: River Island (old)
Lace camisole: River Island
Sequin bib: Thrifted
Heels: New Look
Headband: Dorothy Perkins
Ring: Penneys/Primark

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Sequin dress: DIY
Trench: Zara
Headband: Sonia Rykiel for H&M

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Dress: Zara (old)
Leather gloves: Topshop
Bangles: Forever 21
Shoes: from San Francisco

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland Part 2 – Black Swan

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland Part 2 – Black Swan

Hello world,

This is the second part of the shoot I done a couple of months ago. This one I’m quite fond of as the pictures are a lot more natural than I usually manage to pull off.

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It was hilarious to shoot on the small pier because the family of swans really wouldn’t leave me alone all day. They were so inquisitive, even though I was quite nervous of them as their young were there and swans can be quite dangerous. Not to mention I had a friend who had their arm broken by a threatened swan.

Ultimately it was quite apt that they stuck around for the shoot and that’s why I named it black swan. They are beautiful creatures.
Let me know what you think of it.

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Feather skirt: River Island (old)
Top: H&M
Belt: River Island (old)
Ballerinas: DIY
Brooch: Thrifted

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland part 1

The Shoot: The Jewel of the Swampland part 1

Hello world,

I’ve had these sets of shoots sitting on my laptop for two months now and I’ve never found the time to finish them off and post them on the blog.

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They are part of a shoot I done, called ‘The Jewel of the Swampland’ back in September, hence why I could walk around in a dress and not freeze my ass off.

I’m not a hundred per cent sure about them, so let me know what you think.

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Dress: Thrifted in Berlin
Beaded cape: Vintage
Bracelet: Forever 21 and thrifted
Shoes: Zara

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo