Hello world, It has been an age since I’ve posted a ‘Look of the Day’. I think it’s been about two years, either way it’s been way too long and it’s great to finally be back at it again. To be honest, at first I was very nervous about being …
Hello world, Today’s ‘Look of the Day’ is a simple two shot shoot done in the back garden while trying to imitate those lovely Elle UK accessories shoots they always do. With the exception of Dubh the dog deciding he wanted to be in all the shots, I really love …
Hello world, Here’s another ‘Look of the Day’ done a couple of weeks back in Ireland while visiting home and Mum. You’ll laugh at me when I tell you I’ve been wanting to do at least one shoot in a graveyard for donkey’s years and I’ve always been put off …
Hello world, It seems a bit depressing to post an outfit shoot when I’m still desperately clinging onto the brilliant weather we’ve had for the last week, but it looks like the rain and wintry weather is coming back, kinda like in these pictures. Yay! Sarcasm aside, these images have …
Hello world, Here is the ‘Look of the Day’ I done out in east London a while back, out among the docklands. The whole area kinda got forgotten about since the eighties when London’s docklands were abandoned and they’re only now trying to do the area up again. It’s very …
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.
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.
Hello world, Happy Christmas! How is everyone doing on this most wonderful of all days? I am personally looking forward to a humungous Christmas dinner and lots of Harry Potter movies afterwards. It’s going to be amazing. In between all the eating, I’ve managed to post a little ‘Look of …
So this is a skirt I bought in H&M yesterday.
Now this skirt has a bit of a story to it. I first discovered it in work a few months ago when a lady returned it and we had a bit of a chat about how gorgeous and similar it was to the autumn/winter 2011 Marc Jacobs skirts. I packed the skirt away, fully intending on buying it later that evening, only to discover that we had none of them left.
So over the next few weeks I kept checking in store and some of the other H&M shops in the area, but there was no sign of it. I searched on their website but didn’t find anything, so I dug a little deeper and searched through H&M press images and archives; nothing. Google wasn’t much help either and the skirts I saw in Topshop were similar but it just wasn’t the right shade of green, the hem was too long and the fabric was blah at best.
I was starting to think that I had imagined the perfect spotted pencil skirt and everytime I saw a Marc Jacobs skirt from which it was inspired by, I kept thinking but that’s not my skirt!
A few months passed and yesterday I was browsing through a H&M store on Regent street, looking for nice underwear when I spotted (geddit?) my skirt on the last chance to buy rail in my size! I stared at the thing in wonderment, free cookie the staff had been handing out earlier nearly falling out of my mouth. But I thought I had imagined that skirt? I quickly tried it on and realised it was even more perfect on than it had been in my imagination.
So that is how I finally came across my perfect skirt. On closer examination you can see that it’s made from a thick woven viscose that’s perfect for the cold winter months and the spots are sown on top of the fabric, giving a really nice 3D texture. Not to mention the lining is in a bright tangerine colour that I really wish you could see more of, as it contrasts so nicely with the forest green.
What do you think of it? I can’t wait to shoot it for a ‘Look of the Day’, once I have a shoot idea for it.
P.S. Got the Christmas party tonight. I was originally going to wear the Versace dress I got, but since I have the perfect skirt now, should I wear that instead? Let me know what you think.