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December 17, 2017

BURN YOUR BRA


I've been lucky enough to work with some brands that I really love recently, I'm so stoked to be able to create content with people and brands I adore. Making images and styling is my favourite thing to do, so being able to do this on the regular is quite special to me, you could say that I'm currently on cloud 9 about it. To celebrate this I've taken a trip down nostalgia lane and gone totally retro for a series of images I'll be sharing for the next couple of weeks, and as I'm quite proud of them I will undoubtedly be plastering them everywhere... To help with this I've teamed up with Waiste Vintage, who supplied me with all of the throw-back pieces I could dream of. The whole thing was a trip back to the seventies (I obviously wasn't around in this era, but having a mother who lives for it and endless icons from said time, I think I know a little bit about it?) and they might just be my favourite shoots to date, what with it being my all time favourite era I just had to take it to the extreme and go full on with it! Prepare for my blog to take a trip back to the time of psychedelic prints, statement accessories and of course a little bit of the 'burn the bra' movement with this first post. Yeah, I'm embracing these phenomenal tan lines BTW...


When I think of the seventies I think of making statements and being loud and proud with everything from feminism to clothing, so I wanted to mix both with this outfit. I've nailed it with the perfect slogan t-shirt from Nasty Gal that was made to be worn with a seriously retro get-up. Of course, women did not actually burn their bra's in the late sixties and early seventies, but the myth of it all made for a powerful slogan for journalists and critic's, which later become great for printing onto clothing. Woman simply put their undies in the bin for a protest on the modern day beauty culture of valuing women for their looks, rather than their true being. It was a revolutionary act and put weight on unrealistic beauty expectations and standards. So to me, this piece needed to be worn for my throw-back shoot as it was a huge political movement from the era and one I stand with, it also makes for a pretty cute shirt too...






To help with making a statement I've got these beautiful flower power trousers from Waiste Vintage that have totally stolen my heart. They would be perfect for warm summers but also far too perfect to be kept away in winter. I braved it with these and forgot about sweet warmth for a while by embracing them for what they are, a pretty pair of kick flare linens - my body is shivering just thinking about how freezing it was shooting these! 

The whole thing was worth the hours of goose-bumps afterwards, as I think me and my partner in creative crime (that's you, Harry) did good considering the zero degree temperatures and sudden down pours of rain. No matter what the weather I wanted these images to come across like they've been shot in the Californian sun.

The entire theme of these upcoming shoots means so much to me, I'm practically bursting I'm that excited to share them all with you. So, even though it's basically Baltic outside, I'm going to be sending us to warmer climes and chilled out scenes for the next few weeks, enjoy!

TOP - NASTY GAL | TROUSERS - WAISTE VINTAGE* | SHOES - CONVERSE | SUNGLASSES - URBAN OUTFITTERS 

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