london fashion week ended ages ago... but i'm still sifting through photos and finding out surprises about who the people are that i shot. i didn't ask a lot of names, there just isn't time always. it has been so fun to have people contact me to say that they are 'that person' in one of the photos or even seeing pictures of people i shot on other sites and discovering who they are. the girl pictured above is one such example: i saw her before the eun jeong show, but didn't manage to get a great photo. lots of people and lots of movement - so it was nearly impossible to shoot anything decent. with that said, i still tried... she had on the most intense shoes (super high wedge with crystal straps), spotty tights, leopard print coat and big (geeky) black frames. all things i love. she was totally working it and looked like she really wasn't too fussed or self-aware. i think i spotted her sitting in the front row during the show and wondered who she was... anyway, thanks to Vanessa Jackman and this post i discovered that she is Magalie Suvelor the editor of DIRRTYGLAM magazine. although fashion week is long gone i still feel like i am sifting through all the images and continue to be surprised by the whirlwind of it all.
with the blur of fashion week to the side, i am back to my real life... i.e. studying and writing lots of essay (14,000 words worth over the next 5 weeks to be exact). so if you are ever wondering where i am or what i am up to... just picture this building: the radcliffe camera. situated in the centre of oxford. not too shabby to look at, right? it's gorgeous inside, and so beautiful when the sun is shining. so, i'll be spending my lunch breaks sat outside, drinking coffee and people watching. am going to try to capture some oxford street style for you while i am sitting there... and when i meet people i can hand them this little beauty. wahooo... new blogger cards!
which, brings me to my last point: i have been overhearing a lot of seriously negative people lately (two example: young girls talking about how un-pretty their friend is and a guy that cycled past me today and shouted 'stupid people' at some individuals that were crossing the street - but not at a crosswalk). i know this isn't anything new, and that i probably moan a lot about people too... but it just got me thinking. when i first started this blog it was kind of critical - poking fun at people who didn't really dress to suit their shape or just wore things i thought were pretty hideous generally. my brother-in-law (michael, you know who you are) mentioned to me a couple times that maybe it wasn't that nice and maybe i should try to be a bit more positive... but 'come on, michael', i said... 'some people really do look bad' (for example: a girl i shot wearing white linen with her underwear showing through... these people should be saved from their fashion sins, right?! - by the way, we even made a little video of him documenting his adamant belief that everyone has their own sense of style and shouldn't be judged for it - pretty hysterical because he got camera shy at the last minute). back to the point, it wasn't really a conscious change, but my posts have become more positive.
anyway, basically these two things (negative people & new cards) just sort of got me thinking about my blog. i know it is still kind of a baby compared to some others out there, but i am totally chuffed each day to read all the comments you guys leave and to see how many people have visited. so thanks for popping by when you do and leaving your thoughts. on the topic of your thoughts: what do you think about the whole negativity/critiquing thing? and is there anything you especially like seeing on here?
p.s. i know this was a text-heavy post so congratulations if you made it through the whole thing. i will eat a cupcake in your honour tomorrow...