Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Let's Go Outside... (And Take Our Tops Off)

So, for the last 2 years, reluctant to venture out onto the mean streets of suburbia with tripod in hand, I've made it my life's mission to perfect the indoor outfit shot, a slave to the sun's whims and operating-theatre-bright light bulbs. Until, this month, Mummy Muses casually mentions that there's an all but deserted garage complex tucked away mere metres from our back door, complete with not only (obviously) garage doors, but brick walls and foliage into the bargain - has fashion blogger utopia been on my doorstep all along?!

Although I could probably walk it, I decided to bring my car along for her first topless photoshoot following her brief (but expensive) sojourn at the de-roofers. At least half the point of owning a convertible (and putting up with its periodic refusals to disrobe and winter-long indoor monsoons) is, surely, to avail yourself of the opportunity to channel Marilyn/Audrey/Grace/Jackie in a vintage style headscarf/cat eye sunnies combo whilst enjoying the sounds of The Beatles c.1963! Or is that just me...? Of course, this £4 china print Primark beauty also significantly reduces the occupational hazard of topless driving that is The Bridget Jones Bird's Nest... I really could have done with finding one a year or two ago!! (Oh, and if you fancy testing its paces as a top/skirt/shawl/tablecloth - OK, maybe not the last one - don't forget to check out my post on 5 Ways to Wear a Printed Scarf.)

Outdoor photography has proven to be a damn sight trickier than I expected, accustomed as I have become to the (relatively) predictable behaviour of the light from my bedroom window/wall fittings - got some experimentation and boning up on camera settings to do for sure, but I love the quality of these shots and think I'll definitely be venturing out again very soon (though perhaps not sans top).

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9 comments:

  1. very nice.

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  2. That dress is gorgeous!

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  3. You've got a very beautiful car!
    Love!
    Lovely pictures. It can prove really difficult to take photos outdoors.
    You did an amazing job!

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  4. Hello, Sam! How have you been? Hope you are very well! I do really loved these outdoor (an excellent initiative!) photographs of you - with all due respect, you are so beautiful and très chic and when I saw the first image I promptly thought: "This lovely composition is so Grace Kelly-inspired!" Truly beautiful and admirable :)
    I wish you all the best and have a great weekend! - F.

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    1. Hello, F! I'm very well, thank you - hope you are too! I'm very pleased you liked the images (I had a feeling that you might appreciate this post when I was composing it!) and thank you for your heartwarming comments :) Wishing you all the best and a great weekend too!

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    2. Hi, Sam! You are very welcome! And I am fine too, thank you! :)
      Oh, many thanks for the kindness for having remembered my appreciation and admiration for your work when you are composing your lovely post :):)
      My best feelings! xox

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