Finally - part 2 of the pictures I took of my lovely friend Emma, (they've been languishing on my computer for a number of months!) I think I might have subconciously been avoiding editing them down to a 'post-able' number. Does anyone else have this problem? I do manage to whittle my photos down in the end, but it's a hard task.
The second part of this 'story' was inspired by the title of Charles Dickens' book 'The Old Curiosity Shop' - though I do have to admit I've not actually read it yet!
However just the title itself conjured up images of crowded shelves, antique wonders and dusty curios. I styled Emma accordingly, also thinking about book-ish colours and outfits one could sit and read in!
The first set of items comprises of a little crocheted shirt under a Jaeger tank top I bought from a charity shop. (Ha, were you wondering how many posts could go by without me mentioning Jaeger yet again? Maybe I should start a tally..) Then I added some vintage (but thankfully never worn!) silk knickerbockers as shorts/ culottes and my favourite pair of sixties shoes. The patchwork floppy sunhat was given to me by my grandma - I have a big penchant for seventies style hats at the moment.
The second ensemble was partly inspired by an old Vogue editorial in which three stylists had to interpret and style a parka - so I did a dressing gown version!
Don't you love this vintage men's dressing gown? I can just imagine it being worn by Boris Lermontov in 'The Red Shoes', or it being nonchantly flung over a suit in a gentlemen's club by a cigar smoking aristocrat.
Under this I added a men's dress shirt (usually worn as part of a tuxedo suit) and some trousers I got at a clothes swap. The ankle boots are from a charity shop, and the gold necklace was a relative's.
I asked Emma to pose in various locations around my home and in our summer house (basically a tiny shed filled to the brim with junk - perfect setting for a hidey hole retreat!)
Thanks to the gorgeous Emma for being such a willing model and agreeing to wear whatever I present her with!
This is the moodboard I made for this photo story. I've been making loads recently for inspiration..
I'm not sure why, but the month of May always seems to go unbelievably quickly. Between another trip to London, masses of revision for one of my GCSE exams and that fact that my birthday is coming up, the days have slipped past and my blog has been somewhat neglected.However, I'll rectify that soon.
As I mentioned above, I took a trip to London last weekend and met up with the incredibly lovely Jill of Polka Dot street style. She was just as wonderful in person, and took some great photos of the outfit I was wearing.
Although we only met for a short amount of time (along with my mum), her warmth and enthusiasm were completely infectious! I'd be looking forward meeting Jill, as her comments and communication are always so incisive and thoughtful. You can see the post on her fantastic blog here.