You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away…

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This week I was lucky enough to collaborate with my wonderful photographer friend Emma Speight again. Since she shot these photos  for me, she has had her websitecompleted and launched, so be sure to have a look! Her work is so beautiful, and entirely film based – something always worth noting in this digital age!
 
That being said, the following photos were taken on my Nikon D40 – I like to throw Emma out of her comfort zone! 
We had just been planning to snap a couple near my home in the late evening sunlight, but as we chased the retreating amber glow, we ended up further and further away…All the time there I was clutching my glass of milk! 
 


I feel I should at this point explain the milk. For a long time Emma and I have discussed collaborating on a very ‘working class’ 60’s shoot – which I’m sure we will eventually get round to!
I always seem to reference the milk bottles on a door step, cute milk moustaches, striped paper straws – you get the idea…I love the kitchness of vintage dairy! Ha!

So (perhaps to shut me up!) Emma encouraged me to bring a glass with me!



My (extremely short – eep!) mini dress was an eBay find. It’s incredible clingy which can be a bit bothersome, but I like the cute ditsy print and roll-neck. It definitely has that classic 60’s shape – so of course I styled it with my beloved (but increasingly rare – must try harder!) beehive!

My faux fur coat is from a clothes barn I used to frequent when I was at University – you would walk round grabbing piles of second-hand goodness, which were then priced at til-point in a very offhand manner (‘Ummm…fiver for the lot?’)

Oh how I miss it!


I’m currently loving wearing 15 denier tights – completely impractical and not exactly the best for the chilly sea-winds, but they make everything look instantly more lady-like and chic!
My cream heels are an old Topshop pair that have danced many a night away with me!
 

Desperately trying to incorporate this old Granville Road sign in to the photo! If only there had been rows of 60’s cars around too! (Modern cars just aren’t the same aesthetically!) 



Also, I believe this is the first time I ever posted only black and white photos! Which is a pity in some ways, as the image below was flooded with brilliant oranges and pink hues. 
However I love the retro feel that B&W gives sometimes, and it definitely helped these images flow a bit better!



Thank you to Emma for taking some beautiful shots for me, and for once again allowing me to edit to my hearts content! Be sure to check out her website ortumblr if you want to see more of her work!
 
More soon! I’m currently having a huge Spring clean  – which I’m sure some of you can guess, will result in another eBay sale soon! I’ll keep you posted!
 
Have a lovely weekend,
 
Love Yours Truly, x 

 

40 COMMENTS:

  1. lifemeetsdreams6 April 2013 07:26

    Beautiful Pics!
    xoxo Jasmin

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  2. countrygirlcityfashion6 April 2013 08:08

    These pictures are really so beautiful – retro, vintage, gorgeous.

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  3. I like your make-up!

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  4. Ana Stevenson6 April 2013 08:22

    You look adorable and I love the milk idea! I’ve checked you friend’s website and it’s fantastic. The portraits are amazing, she really captures people’s expressions. xxx

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  5. LOVE that second pic, and your legs are just fab.

    /Avy

    ♥

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  6. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas6 April 2013 08:56

    Between your lovely post, and having just read a chapter of a book set in a gritty London burg, I feel I’m living in London in the sixties. Mum would be telling me not to go out like that, I’d be defiant, LOL. Well done. You look beautiful.

    Sue xo

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  7. Betty Szwagierczak6 April 2013 08:57

    stunning photos, also in love with glass idea 🙂 look so cool!
    take care~
    Betty
    betty-art.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful photos, I totally can feel this sixties atmosphere. Great idea with the glass and the straw 🙂

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  9. Mary’s Vintage Ramblings6 April 2013 10:15

    Fab pictures!

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  10. myfriendirma6 April 2013 10:21

    Those photos are truly beautiful.
    xo

    myfriendirma

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  11. Miss Maple6 April 2013 10:23

    You really got the sixties feeling. Your photos are stunning and the black and white was a good choice. I also love the idea with milk. But I missed the milk moustache. That would be a funny photo, wouldn’t it?

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  12. you’re stunning! that second photo of you is my favorite of the lot. i agree about the consecutive black and white photos – it does allow the post to flow a bit better.

    happy saturday, dear!
    xxoo E

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  13. Ladies in Navy6 April 2013 11:00

    this is beautiful. the black and white makes me think sixties and your eyes look beautiful!
    kw ladies in navy

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  14. Nancy Wilde6 April 2013 11:19

    Mod sassy vibe 🙂 Love it!

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  15. These photos are absolutely beautiful!

    Becky
    xx

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  16. ▲my•6 April 2013 12:20

    This is such a fantastic shoot! love love love <3

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  17. These are beautiful, you look gorgeous!
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  18. These are so pretty! I love the vintage feel (and the cup of milk). 🙂

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  19. Jessica Penny6 April 2013 16:47

    Beautiful photos! And your hair is adorable xx

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  20. Jamie Rose6 April 2013 23:56

    I just love these pictures so so much! You look gorgeous! I really love your eye makeup and that fantastic fur coat. Your hair looks super pretty as always too. The glass of milk is a perfect touch for these pictures.

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  21. beautiful! xx

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  22. I love your outfit, that dress is amazing!

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  23. Reb Mintoff7 April 2013 06:02

    I love the entire outfit – your hair is absolutely gorgeous. Wish you could do a tutorial on how to do it!

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  24. carelessly cut7 April 2013 07:25

    These are gorgeous!

    Rosie x

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  25. Lindsey Louise Bales7 April 2013 09:12

    ah, i love the black and white pictures! this dress you are wearing is so wonderful!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  26. I do love your blog. Static cling can be a curse for man made fibre aficionados; one tip I find helps is to turn the offending garment inside out and spray liberally with hairspray. Allow to dry thoroughly before wearing, and *avoid naked flames* even more studiously than you normally would in a polyester dress.

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  27. VioletDaffodils7 April 2013 12:15

    some gorgeous photographs you have here 😀 xx

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  28. April Leigh7 April 2013 13:27

    Very classy, vintage looking. You’re stunning! x

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  29. I’m in love with your blog 🙂 I’m the new follower. Amazing photographs, amazing outfits and amazing smile 🙂

    ***

    The Marvelous World of Narcissa

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  30. Gorgeous photographs! I absolutely adore your outfit. I’m finding myself very jealous of your wardrobe (once again).

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  31. Helen Le Caplain8 April 2013 07:28

    Stunning pics – with a very authentic 60s feel to them!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  32. Allegra Smith8 April 2013 15:36

    Your eyes look brilliant in these photos!

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  33. Is It Secret, Is It Safe8 April 2013 20:13

    Lovely photos! Your outfit reminds me very much of an Orla Kiely collection! You find the best things on ebay!

    -Katie

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  34. Sarah Halbeisen10 April 2013 08:32

    You look amazing! I love the whole milk-girl-thing you have going on… 🙂

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  35. ooooooh super great pics!! Love those shoes.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  36. Kitsune-kun11 April 2013 09:10

    this dress looks PERFECT on you, and your hair always looks amazing!

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  37. Love your hairstyle. The photos are beautiful.

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  38. The Thrifty Detective22 April 2013 03:52

    Excellent photos and excellent style well put together i love the pic with the street sign Granville Road perfect !!

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  39. Eccentric Owl25 April 2013 12:19

    What gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I love the black and white aspect, and the glass of milk, and your outfit! So lovely. Your friend is so talented!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  40. you are so beautiful! amazing photos too!

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