Monday, October 27, 2014

Look Through My Window


The walls are bare at the moment, and the sun looked so pretty shining through the window in the spare bedroom. So I thought I'd revel in the opportunity of such good lighting to take some snaps one of my favourite dresses at the moment. It is from the brand Revival, by Dangerfield, which incorporates a lot of vintage inspired elements in its designs. You can view the dress here. It makes me think of something that Marianne Faithfull or Sylvie Vartan would have worn in the 1960's. Yet, upon wearing it in front of the boy for the first time he could not help but call me "Madeline". Who am I kidding though, the dress is called "Croissants for Breakfast" after all! Wearing the dress I had a lot of fun prancing about and making my best attempt to channel my inner 1960's wannabe model. The boy's cat, who happened to be in the room at the time and even got cuddled in a couple of snaps, was quite confused to say the least. I imagine that it must have been quite an odd sight for her to see!

Showing my face so clearly on my blog isn't something that I've done much of in the past. In my pictures I'm usually always looking down or off to the side. I wouldn't call myself photogenic, and when having my picture taken by others I can't help but feel shy or embarrassed. However, I'm beginning to become more comfortable in my own skin and have been feeling lately that perhaps it is time for a change, and that I should allow myself the freedom of having confidence in myself and enjoying the experience of what taking pictures can be.





















45 comments:

  1. Such a lovely dress! It's so good that you're getting more confident, I'm trying to work on the same thing. Lots of my photos are me looking away :P Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book and try a little bit more :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying at least, and it is a nice change!

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  2. You look wonderful and in the first pic quite a Sylvie Vartan doppelganger! Needless to state, I do love that dress :) Your hair always looks good. Whenever I try to layer mine for a slight 60s vibe, I end up looking like a bimbo poodle.

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    1. Oh thank you very much! Sylvie had such great style. And I'm sure that you look just lovely!

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  3. Ohh! I just love everything about these photos! You are stunning, and look so genuinely 1960s!
    Back in high school, I remember a friend said how much I dressed like Madeline one day, and I never realized until then how much of an influence she's had on my style from all those years of watching the series, haha!

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    1. What lovely words, thank you so much! Madeline's clothing was very cute. Isn't it amazing how even something as simple as a loved childhood show or book can influence our style years on?

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  4. oh Lucy! these are amazing and so beautiful and inspirational. love love love the dress (and peter pan collar :D) and all that bright, clean light shining through. snuggling with cats is always great, and in many of your shots you look like a china doll.
    wonderful shots, don't ever hesitate to share more...
    -Abigail

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    1. So nice of you to say such lovely things, thank you! I can't resist a good peter pan collar and it's funny you say that, I'm actually dressing up as a china doll for the Halloween occasion! Thanks again, Abigail!

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  5. This is such a lovely photo shoot! You look adorable in that dress, just like you popped out the 1960s! I am trying to get over feeling shy about taking photos too, I used to hate every photo of myself where I wasn't hiding my face, but then I started posting the other pictures anyway and I am slowly getting over it.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sarah! It's awful feeling shy isn't it? I felt the same way. But I'll also mention that I always love seeing your outfit posts and you really do take such a lovely picture!

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  6. You are gorgeous and take wonderful photos! I really love your hair and that dress is perfect. :) Well done lady. xoxo

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  7. You have the most beautiful face and I hope to see more of it on the blog!!! These photos are just SO gorgeous and you look every bit as wonderful as Marianne Faithful. Really beautiful photography too! Do you think you could post some close up shots of your eyes in the future? I really want to see how you do your makeup, yours is such a pretty quintessential 60s look! I have some really beautiful mod dresses in my wardrobe waiting to be blogged but I just can't quite get the hang of the 60s makeup :P

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    1. So sweet of you to say, thank you for your kindness! And I am glad you like the photography too. I'll try to remember to post something with my eyes in future. Really my makeup is quite simple but still that is very lovely of you!
      And I'm looking very forward to seeing those beautiful mod dresses of yours, I'm sure you'll get the hang on the makeup in no time!

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  8. Ahh Lucy! You have such a lovely face and gorgeous hair! You should definitely make an effort to show it to use more often! And in a lovely soft light and the bright white walls have complimented you well.
    And I must compliment you on your dress choice as I am wearing the exact same dress at this very moment while I type this!! Yes, I know you posted this yesterday, but it's totally serendipitous as I only read this post today and had a chuckle to myself on the bus looking at another blonde in the same dress as I!
    I get called Madeline and Sailor Moon in this dress, but I feel it is more like Zooey Deschanel, which is probably why my boyfriend likes it so much. Haha

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    1. Oh thank you very much, Catherine! I will try to include clearer pictures in future, I'm slowly working on it. Really I laughed out loud and could not believe that you were wearing the exact same dress whilst reading the post! Great minds think alike eh? Funny, I've had someone call it a Sailor Moon dress too, and I definitely see the Zooey Deschanel vibes in the dress haha!

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  9. You look authentically wonderful! I agree with the other comments, more like this please x

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  10. Oh Lucy you have no reason to feel self conscious, you're absolutely beautiful which these photos on serve to confirm! They have such a playful energy about them, what a fantastic photo shoot! You certainly emulate the models of the time. I love everything about this so much!

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    1. How very lovely of you, Faye, thank you very much for your words! That is a very big compliment for me and I'm very glad that you like the pictures!

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  11. That is the SWEETEST frock, and you look darling in it! Perfect colour combination, and yes, very Marianne or Sylvie! XXX

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    1. Thank you, Helga, and I'm glad that you like it!

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  12. but real talk, who wouldnt be pleased being compared to Madeline :) I LOVE this dress, i can see why it's one of your favorites. And how cute is it's name- croissants for breakfast. That just made me fall for it even more. And yay for getting more comfortable in the camera! It definitely takes time and practice- I've been blogging for 3 years now and I still feel a little goofy and embarrassed in front of the lens some time.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Very true haha! I fell in love with the name too. Yes, it is a good feeling. And goofy is the perfect word to explain how I sometimes feel in front of the camera!

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  13. I adore these photos! The dress is so classic and cute. Also, your hair is just stunning! I love everything about these from the lighting to your makeup and the adorable kitty :)

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    1. Thank you so much! The kitty just had to get a cuddle - she's a real cutie pie!

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  14. These photos are so pretty, and so is the dress! Also kitty's star appearance... :-)

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

    P.S.: Thanks for leaving such nice comment on my last post!

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    1. Thank you so much! And the kitty had to make an appearance!

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  15. Love this set of photos!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  16. Great photos, you look lovely in that dress! I am quite the opposite, whenever I am having my photo taken I feel more shy looking away or down... probably because I feel more like I am "modeling" if I look away from the camera and a model I am not haha looking AT the camera is easier because it just feels like I'm getting a regular ol' photo taken! :P

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  17. Thank you! You raise a very good point, I never thought of it that way!

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  18. the archetypal 1960s Dolly Bird, beautiful and demure with a cheeky undertone. that dress is gorgeous, the setting ideal and your hair perfection. xxx

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    1. What a lovely comment, you've made me smile so much. Thank you, Vix!

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  19. What a beautiful photo shoot! I need an all white room just for mini sessions like this! I's just delightful how the sun is coming through the window and "blowing out" some of the images. You are gorgous as always!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words! I was very happy to have access to the room, unfortunately the space will be filled up soon, so I don't know how much longer I have with it. I will miss the light for sure.

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  20. woooow you look absolutely amazing! and that dress is soooo cute! i´m in love! everything is perfect about it! the white collar and the red small bow super sweet!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  21. Hey!
    brianjonesoftherollingstones.tumblr.com here!

    You just look so, so, so beautiful here, I'm so proud of you, to see you so stunning and happy, it just makes me glad to be your friend. Your new blog layout is so neat, I'm really impressed.

    Keep the good work and the stylish style,
    xxxx

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    1. Hi!! It's so nice to hear from you again!
      Thank you very much for your loveliness. I hope that you've been well - do pop me an email. I'd love to catch up!

      Take care! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, when I saw it I had to buy it!

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  23. This outfit is perfection! I have the same dress, but shall never be able to wear it now without wishing I had your hair.

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