Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bridging the Fourth Wall












I never look into the camera, but perhaps that's a bit impersonal of me? So if you have ever wondered what it would be like to have me staring you down, it might look a bit like this.

Blogging tip: bridges are such great spot to get photos of outfits! Those lines along the edges of the frame draw the viewers attention to the center and really add a great almost graphic element to photos. Which is why you may notice, I take photos on bridges quite a often! I am always keeping an eye out for nice photo spots around town, but I have several reliable old favorite spots at this point. However, sadly, I have still yet to find the perfect large brick wall that is often a stereotypical blogger background. One day I hope to find the perfect local solid colored wall of brick, but alas it eludes me.

I made this suit a few summers ago, and though I have tried wearing the jacket with other skirts, it really goes best with the matching pencil skirt. I decided I wanted to wear these amazing new gloves (well, they are vintage, but they are new to me) that arrived as part of an amazing birthday present (thank you again!). I choose the brooch to match the gloves, as both are a warm almost honey yellow color. These Chelsea Crew heels, which you may have noticed I wear quite a lot, have yellow piping so I thought they would work with the other yellow tones, and then the cognac leather of the shoes meant I could pair my tooled leather clutch with the ensemble. These are the calculations behind my styling choices ha! I pulled out my huge navy straw hat and pinned several vintage silk flowers at the crown to bring some extra visual interest to what is a rather color blocked outfit.

I'll be re-making a jacket pattern similar to this one soon for a new safari inspired suit. I've had the skirt finished for weeks, but as the jacket will be much more time intensive I have been putting it off. I have to get going on that project however as summer really is the season for safari fashions and before we know it fall will be around the corner. Of course fall is the best so that's no bad thing ;)

Oh and there is a new video up on my YouTube channel this week about how to start wearing vintage if you are thinking about making the switch to a more retro style of dress. Check it out here if you'd like! Happy Friday everyone!

Suit: Made by me
Hat, Flower pins, Brooch, Scarf, Clutch, & Gloves: Vintage
(The gloves were an amazing birthday gift and I am so in love with them!)
Shoes: Chelsea Crew

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit and I love that hat! The photo of you looking directly at the camera is absolutely stunning, it could easily be a promo shot from a period drama. You should look at the camera more often! xx

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    1. Thank you Cate! I am always wishing I could improve my meager modeling so I'll try looking into the lens more often ;)

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  2. I love your jacket. Can you share information about the pattern/design?

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    1. Thank you Karey! I made the pattern for this jacket a few years ago, I'll try and do a post showing how I make jacket patterns like this one starting with a basic bodice pattern soon!

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    2. Thankyou. I look forward to it.

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  3. Like you, I don't look at the camera. It often feels very "snap shot"/tourist-y, as opposed to "fashion spread". But every so often I'll throw a shot in there, depending on the situation and topic of the post.

    This suit is stellar. I love the contrast on it, and can't wait to see how you rework the pattern for a safari ensemble - one of my favorite looks that you do.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! I'm always trying to figure out how to get more "fashion spread" looking photos, perhaps I need to take a modeling course ha!

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  4. Wow, you have an amazing stare down the camera! Absolutely captivating.

    Another 10/10 outfit.

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  5. What divine colours, and as ever the suit is so well matched with the hat, shoes and accessories! Kx

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  6. Fantastic outfit with great accessories. Fab pictures.

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