I am not claiming to be, nor do I have any desire to become a fashion blogger. This post is taking me totally out of my comfort zone.
I won’t bother you with my insecurities and I’m not fishing for compliments. This post was born out of a fun photo session with a friend and I have decided to write about it, because I imagine you are a bit like me – happy with some of your bits, not so happy with others. But it’s amazing how confident a good photographer can make you feel.
Today my dear friend and personal stylist Esther offered to take some photos of me. The purpose was two-fold: firstly to pick out a few outfits which I could post on Instagram (my current obsession); and secondly to give her a little practice behind the camera. Esther is one of those women who can turn her hand to anything, and if she doesn’t know how, she takes a course.
The autumnal colours are beginning to come through in the garden and we were lucky enough to catch the morning sun.
Here’s the first outfit from our autumnal fashion shoot:
Top from Phase Eight, jeans from Maison Scotch, boots from Clarks. I haven’t had my colours ‘done’ but I know as soon as I pull this jumper on, that my whole wardrobe should be a dark green.
Outfit number two: Skirt from Oasis, shirt from Massimo Dutti (can you tell I haven’t ironed it?), boots from John Lewis.
I love that Esther kept me smiling and moving. Perhaps a little less playing with my hair next time though eh?
Outfit three: skirt by Phase Eight, top by Esprit, boots by Hobbs and that jacket is so old the company I bought it from went into administration in 2009 – how embarrassing!
I’m really pleased with the results. I’ve asked Esther to follow me everywhere with her camera. Her reply was that I should teach my kids to take my photographs.
What do you think?