I know as a nation, we British are somewhat obsessed with the weather but I honestly think it has begun to get to me of late. I’m obsessed. Regular readers will know that my 15 year-old daughter takes the vast majority of my blog photographs. I have neither the patience, nor the skill to use a tripod, unlike my blogging friend Michelle RetroChicMama who uses this method for her own blog to great success. So, we have a window of opportunity after school and at weekends, weather permitting, to get my photographs taken. For the last few posts, we’ve been to our local park so we could give my wall and my garage door a break. I’ve got a new camera, (the Olympus Pen E-PL7, more of which in future), and we’ve both been incredibly excited to use it and very pleased with the quality of the resulting photographs.
We had a similar plan for yesterday, Monday evening. We were going to go to the canal basin straight after school before I went see Absolutely Fabulous at the cinema with my two Aspire Magazine work colleagues, (which incidentally was super-silly and was perfect for switching the brain off and laughing at the ridiculous side of the fashion industry- an irony not lost on this fashion blogger). As we set off, the heavens opened and we managed to get nowhere near the canal and took just ten shots. If you look closely, you can see the raindrops in the final close-up. So, please forgive the less than picturesque back-drop. I asked both of my children if I should go ahead and publish these images, but they both thought they were cool and looked “urban and street”.
Who am I to argue with the wisdom of teenagers?
Love Liz x
Blush pink embellished top, Laura Ashley, past season.
Boyfriend jeans, Next, past season.
Leopard print leather patent shoes, Jones Bootmaker, past season.
Olympus leather shoulder bag for PEN cameras, £79.95. John Lewis