I need to start this post by giving credit where credit is due; a few weeks ago Paul and I were shooting and he mentioned an idea he had that he would love to work on. He said he wanted to get a backdrop, set it up outside and shoot in front of it, getting in the surrounding area too. I instantly loved the idea, and we got to planning it straight away. It’s amazing to be able to have someone else’s input for creative ideas, as there are times when my own creativity runs dry. So last week, we bought a backdrop, some arctic white paper and set out to find a nice little industrial corner. Something that isn’t too hard to do at all in Manchester. After battling with the elements (the wind ripped the first roll of paper we had), we finally managed to find a corner sheltered from the weather and shoot these photos. With me wrestling with the colourama every few minutes. I would not be more excited to share the outcome, and owe Paul a huge thank you for such an amazing idea. We plan to take our backdrop to all sorts of locations (on wind free days of course), and create which I hope you guys find to be interesting and different fashion blog posts.
The combination of a fresh idea, the format of film photography, and this outfit that I love makes this possibly my favourite post I have ever shared. I have said before that creating something that feels fresh and new to my blog can sometimes be hard. A combination of treading water with content creation rather than having the time to step back from it a little, and the age old saying of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ means that the usual format of outfit posts are the most common on here for good reason. And I have no intention in drastically changing that, but to interject it with something that I feel so excited about is amazing. So a huge thank you to Paul for coming to me with this idea, and working with me to make it a reality.
Lets finish off with the outfit. Someone commented on one my videos saying they felt that this vintage blazer was going to be an important piece in my wardrobe, and they couldn’t have been any more right on that one! I have been reaching for it so much since I bought it, and I am now nipping into vintage shops whenever I can in the hope of finding something similar. The ugly colour and check print has mostly been lending itself well to denim looks, but I wanted to try a bit of print clashing this time around. These trousers are new in from Mango, and they go perfectly with the blazer without actually matching at all. Teamed with my Dries shoes are also proving to be a very good purchase for me, they tied the awful colour palette together perfectly.