So another first for me & the blog today & I must admit I might need a rather stiff drink (or two) before I hit the publish button as the time has come to put a face to my blog.......arghhh!!!!
Now first up the disclaimer.....I accept no responsibility for any nightmares said face is the cause of & you have my word that I won't be posting my face on every picture to follow, just on rare occasions & if & when the light is ever soft, flattering & kind enough!!
You may of course be wondering why I have FINALLY plucked up the courage to post my face although if you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that last Friday I had my first ever photo shoot. But for anyone that knows me & has managed to track down my secret identity (a small handful of whom I'm aware) I generally try to shun being in any photo. So having said this you may be wondering what the hell I'm doing writing a fashion blog but as I've mentioned in the past this turning forty malarkey has a lot to answer for & the knocking off of my head has allowed me to be anonymous & hardly tell a soul about said blog....although that's all to change as having found out how much I'm loving writing my blog it seems its time for me to 'come out'!!
So with my birthday rapidly approaching & having been approached by Gemini Woman to take part in a photo shoot to showcase some of their gorgeous clothes I knew that I had to just grab the opportunity & not think about it.
Before I get onto their gorgeous clothes I must firstly thank everyone at Gemini for their patience. Especially Donna who styled the outfits, if it had been left up to me I'd probably still be trying to choose what to wear as they've got some stunning pieces & brands including Sandwich Clothing, Masai Clothing, Great Plains, French Connection & Hobbs to name just a few & of course Drew the photographer (who must of got tired of telling me to look down....promise I'll remember for next time!!!).
So ok deep breath & here goes, I hope you're ready for this???!
Sorry just kidding......I really couldn't resist slipping that piccie in tee-hee, I've been chuckling about that since I first had the idea last week ;-)
Of course really I'm just using it to delay the inevitable but it looks like even I can't delay it anymore so here we go...................
Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Jumper - Gemini-Woman
Treggings - Gemini-Woman
Boots - Gemini-Woman
Messenger Bag - Gemini-Woman
The first outfit features items of clothing from Sandwich Clothing, of which Gemini are the UK's leading stockist & are part of their latest release from their casual collection. I love all the autumnal colours in the first outfit & I can't begin to describe how gorgeous & soft the suede jacket is. The jumper is simply gorgeous for snuggly up in come the cooler weeks & months ahead & don't get me started on those ankle boots....just divine!
Dress - Gemini-Woman
Bag - Gemini-Woman
Leggings - Gemini-Woman
Boots - Gemini-Woman
The second outfit features some beloved leopard print. I absolutely love this tunic style dress...comfy, stylish & fitted in the all the right places.....what more could you ask for? The leggings Donna teamed the dress with are also gorgeous & have some great seam detailing which just makes them look that little bit more styled & less like thick tights which some leggings can have the tendency to look like. In fact after said photo shoot I decided I deserved a little treat & it was a close call between buying this dress & the long sleeved top in the same design as I love them both that much but in the end I opted for the top.
So there you have it my first ever photo shoot....something I never imagined I would be doing when I first started this blog at the end of February.
Of course lots more pictures were taken featuring some of the other brands Gemini stock but I'm going to leave those for another day. In the meantime if you want to learn a little bit more about me then click here to see my interview & you should definitely check out Gemini's website as there are some seriously gorgeous items just don't hold me accountable when you click the button ;-)
Finally here's around up of what I've been wearing these last few days.
Pearl Necklace - Zara
Gilet - Zara
Jumper - Primark
Bracelet -J Crew
Jeans - H&M
Wedge Trainers - Ash
Jacket - Mango
Scarf - Zara
Sweatshirt - Topshop
Leather Cuff - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Zara
Snood - Gemini-Woman
Leather Biker Jacket - Zara
Vest Top - H&M
Bangle - Banana Republic
Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Wedges Trainers - Ash
Right I'm off to celebrate the fact that my face is now out there with a glass of bubbles (well you know me any excuse ;-) ). Have a great Sunday & let me know what you think of the stunning pieces available from Sandwich Clothing. I'd also be interested to hear if I'm how you imagined me.....perhaps the first photo was more what you had in mind???!!!
Let me know & see you in a few days & let's hope this storm isn't as bad as they forecast. Stay safe.