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

In Spotted Heaven

In Spotted Heaven

Hello world,

So this is a skirt I bought in H&M yesterday.

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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.

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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.

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skirt: H&M Trend

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.

Until then,

Franzi

xoxo

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.