Wet and rainy London town.
Oh my, it seems the last vestiges of summer here in the UK has waved goodbye and slammed on the brakes, it stopped so suddenly! In recent years, September has been quite glorious, allowing us to eek out our festival fashions, before winter woollies and rain coats become the order of the day. The weather is actually matching my personal circumstances, so in a funny coincidental manner, it’s quite fitting. I was taken ill just recently and even though I fought it, I was left feeling pants. I’m tough, some say stoic and always usually carry on regardless, however, as you will see, these images were snapped on the first day of my sickness, before it fully set in. Little did I know just how poorly I was whilst having them taken -to make matters worse, IT WAS RAINING … now that’s just rude. I know, let’s blame the weather and my poor health for my sulky moody face in these shots? 😉
It’s my favourite time in the fashion calendar, in anticipation, I picked up a whole load of Fashion mags recently, I wanted to browse and really get into the swing of the forthcoming fashion weeks in London and Paris. I feel gutted that I might not recover in time to attend both events, all the plotting and planning of recent months dashed, but I’m a fighter as you know and really hoping to be strong enough to travel to Paris for the shows, paraphernalia and buzz that goes with Fashion Week. So please join me and cross your fingers & toes and send positive vibes my way, I’m hopeful for full health restored quickly. Thank you, normal Vintage Reflection service will resume shortly.
This shoot takes on a ‘country/camouflage’ theme, creating a mix of trends I spotted from the pages of Vogue just recently. I must admit to originally being inspired to create a ‘Victorian Merchant’ style shoot, but when it came to it, I found it a bit too flouncy for my liking. I believe our choice of clothes, the texture and colours, so often reflects our mood, don’t you think? Perhaps as I was toughing it out, my look reflected my mood and the addition of a camo jacket created a less fussy style. Dave thought I looked a little bit ‘country and western’, either way I’m definitely digging this look.
As I recuperate, I will look through snaps taken on our recent escape to Greece, choosing something just right to pop a shot of sunshine into these cool autumnal, fall evenings. There are a couple of other posts in the pipeline, so fear not, the upcoming schedule should keep ya’ll entertained while I get back on my tootsies.