31 October 2015

Goth Love (Part 6) - Happy Halloween and Happy 1st Blog Birthday!

Happy Halloween everybody! I hope you're having a fab time, however you chose to spend the day. I'm excited to deliver an extra special installment of my Goth Love series today, which was the very first thing I started posting when my blog began. It doesn't take much for me to get in touch with my goth self, but today it seemed especially fitting, on account of Halloween, but also to mark my one year blog birthday! I wanted to go back to my goth roots with this set of images, which I captured earlier today. Fortunately, the weather turned out to be really bright and mild, so I took the opportunity to get lots of nature shots too.

Today's outfit features a brand new blazer, which I got just yesterday. I'm very happy to have found it, as the material is really nice quality and doesn't attract lint, so I don't need to be quite so obsessive going over it with my sticky roller. It's by Oasis, like many of my wardrobe favourites, and is constructed beautifully with a very flattering fit. The perfect blazer is so elusive and for me, it's the fashion equivalent of the LBD. It's lovely to have those reliable items in our wardrobes, which can be worn time and again. On my lapel I wore a vintage fairy brooch with marcasite stones, which is shown more clearly in the later images. I don't know exactly when it dates from, as there are lots of reproductions of the exact same design. But it resembles the fairy jewellery of the art nouveau era. I've also included some pictures of a friendly squirrel which are completely unrelated to fashion, goth love, or Halloween!

Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you're having a lovely weekend. x

Blazer - Oasis
Blouse - Wallis (past season - similar)
Brooch - Vintage
Sunglasses - Ted Baker at T.K Maxx (similar)
Jewellery Box - Nemesis Now (similar)

Catch up on the Goth Love series

19 October 2015

Chasing the Light

Autumn has well and truly arrived here in London, and while I can't say I care too much for the colder weather, I do love the deeper colours of the season, and the chance to wear cosier clothing, like this purple floral jumper and faux fur coat. I just love the digital floral print on the jumper, which is from the new Oasis collection featuring images by photographer John Grant. I love pieces like this, which allow us to introduce art into our everyday attire, and are in essence wearable art.

I was really glad to capture these images, as I was indeed chasing the light on this particular afternoon. I couldn't use the first location I went to and had to abandon my plans, as some unexpected people arrived just as I was setting up my tripod, and started unloading things from a van. I had to go to a second location, then finally back home, in order to capture all the images. Despite my careful planning, I faced many interruptions while I was outside, both from curious humans, and a less welcome intrusion, from a brazen rodent (eek!). By the end of this outing. I was relieved to get back home, where I took the detail shots.

I hope you like the images that were the result of my perilous expedition, and the melodramatic narrative that accompanies my fashion!

Will you be wearing floral prints this winter? Do you view fashion as a form of everyday art? Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

This shot was accidental, but I quite liked it.
Jumper - Oasis
Coat - Oasis 
Trousers - Principles Petite by Ben de Lisi (similar)
Footwear - Lonsdale
Bag - Pylones (formerly Octopus)
Sunglasses - Ted Baker at T.K Maxx (similar)
Hair slide - Fenwick