Sunday, 31 August 2014

Late Summer Romance.


We really are clutching to the last straws of summer now, and this outfit kind of celebrates that. As per usual, Miss Patina have created a perfectly pretty dress that is so quintessentially British -and has just been reduced to less than £40- however in anticipation of chillier weather I paired it with a fabulous faux fur jacket I received last winter. I didn't wear it nearly enough back then, however this autumn/winter I intend to fully embrace my pastels, so I'm sure I'll be getting a lot more wear out of it!

Yesterday I met up with Alex from On Serpentine Shores. The story of our meeting really is one of those stories that proves what a small world we live in! Grant and I went to secondary school with her boyfriend, so when she got into blogging he pointed her in my direction. I must say, it's incredibly refreshing to meet someone else from the more Southerly reaches of Cornwall who *gets* blogging. I really haven't found anyone else yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of her whenever Grant and I come back to visit family. We met up down in the cove, got to know each other over teas and coffees at a beach-side tea rooms, sat by the sea for a little while exchanging stories, then sauntered up to my parents place to spend some time with the animals. I had really lovely few hours with her!

Friday, 29 August 2014

The Enchantment Project with Griffin Photography.

Whenever I come back down to Cornwall, I love to try and collaborate with local creatives, and one of my favourite people I've come across in recent years is Emma Griffin of Griffin Photography. She's got so much creativity and passion for her work, and she's always bursting with fun ideas. This year, she's working on The Enchantment Project for Cancer Research; a collection of images interpreting different Disney princesses. Of course, I was eager to be involved the moment she told me about it! Last autumn she originally asked if I'd like to be Ariel, but then Frozen came out and she caught on to how much I'd fallen in love with Elsa. She asked if I'd like to portray her instead, and I said yes in a heartbeat!

My makeup was done by the incredible Sally Orchard, who truly created the perfect Elsa look, and I wore my snowflake hair clips that Crown and Glory made for me to go with my Elsa cosplay. It was such a chilled, fun, glittery shoot, and I love how magical the final photos feel. For a peek at some of the other princess shoots, check out this behind the scenes album.

"The Enchantment Project is for Cancer Research. My aim is to create a body of work titled Enchantment which will include pictures of all of the Disney Princesses. Each image will show the story of each princess but will not have the 'Disney style' outfits.

I want to focus on female cancer and the female warriors who have been through, or going through, cancer. When going through cancer as a women there is a lot about body image and how we change as women. The reason I have picked Disney Princess is because every girl wants to to be a Princess. Disney is all about dreams, and I believe dreams can come true whatever you are going through. As a cancer warrior each of these people hold on to dreams.

I will sell the prints in an exhibition alongside the props, a book of all of the images, and anything that has been donated. The exhibition will be held in The Beside The Wave Gallery in Falmouth in Jan 2015. Please help us to raise a lot of money for Cancer Research."
 - Emma Griffin