Sunday, 27 October 2013

Putting A Face To A Name!

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...................


Style One




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!


Style Two  




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.


Outfit One




Pearl Necklace - Zara
Gilet - Zara
Jumper - Primark
Bracelet -J Crew
Jeans - H&M
Wedge Trainers - Ash


Outfit Two





Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet -Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Oasis


Outfit Three




Jacket - Mango
Scarf - Zara
Sweatshirt - Topshop
Leather Cuff - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Zara


Outfit Four





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.

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41 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - you've done it now!!! So lovely to 'meet' you properly xxx

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  2. Lovely to see your face, don't know why you have been hiding it for so long, also love your Ash trainers, having been debating whether to get a pair of these for ages. I'm trying desperately to be good and keeping asking myself do I really need a pair, but they look good xxx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I've too been trying to be good in the Ash department but then I saw these beauties on eBay only been worn once & a bargain at £36.....well it would have been rude not to!!! Totally love them & so comfy I'm now on the hunt for another pair, you should definitely try them xx

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  3. Yay Jane you've done it! What wonderful pictures too.....you look amazing! You lucky thing! Getting to play dress up in such lovely stuff, I'm green with envy that you have such a great reminder of what looks to have been a really special day! x

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    1. Yes it was a fab day Michelle & once I'd relaxed I loved every minute of it...still can't believe I've been given the opportunity to do a photo shoot....little old me!! xx

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  4. WOOOHOOOO ! ( says it all really ) you look gawjus but then I knew that already!!

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    1. Aww thanks Helen for such lovely words you're a star xx

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  5. Yey finally!!! I hate not knowing what a blogger looks like. You look totally different to what I imagined though, I thought you had short hair and you also look a lot younger than nearly 40 too!! The fashion shoot photos are brilliant you look amazing, and in your element too!! X

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    1. Thanks Trea & I'll have to remember your generous words when I'm looking in the mirror first thing of a morning lol xx

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  6. Great to see your face on your piccies, they are great pictures. Let's see more x

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    1. Thanks Jo....more photos from the shoot to come shortly...I promise ;-) xx

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  7. You are totally different to what I expected Jayne. I thought you would be much blonder (there's no rhyme or reason for this, it's just the way I imagined you) and those eyes - wow!

    It's interesting to see how you were styled by someone other than yourself. Did you feel different? And, if so, would it be a style that you would adopt???

    I've styled lots of ladies but never been styled. I would be really interested to see how I would turn out! Might add to the bucket list. x

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    1. You must definitely add it to the bucket list Donna, it was lots of fun, I'd highly recommend it! xx

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  8. Oh Jane!! You've had me in total stitches!! You look so gorgeous & its so nice to finally put a face to the clothes! I know I've been bad at the big reveal too & like you I won't do it too often but its nice to come out into the light every now & again! It must of been a fab day & you look lovely in the outfits & relaxed too so you must of loved wearing them! You are also looking so mega slim too! <3 Ax

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    1. Aww thanks Andrea & it's great to hear I'm making you laugh xx

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  9. Yay!! Jane, you are stunning!!! I can't believe you kept your lovely face hidden for so long. You look different from what I imagined. I've said several times in the comments that your body and stance reminds me of Victoria Beckham, so I imagined longer hair. Huge congratulations and keep up the work on this fab blog xxx

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    1. Thanks Liz, such a big thing to do to 'come out' but I'm out there now, I just need VB's bank balance & I'll be a very happy girl ;-) xx

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  10. Oh I feel your pain! I never set out to be a personal style blog so that was my excuse for the first few years but your pictures are fantastic, really nothing to worry about honey xx

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    1. Aww thanks Sharron, I really appreciate the support xx

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  11. Stunning, Jane, but then I knew that already ;-) good on you for the big reveal. I absolutely love the Gemini woman top on you - a wise choice - its's so you! Lynne xxx

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    1. Thanks Lynne & I just know I'm going to get so much wear out of the top, I love it!! xx

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  12. So ... WHY have you been hiding your face for so long?? Lovely pics - but I share your pain. I HATE putting photos up on my blog. And I laughed out loud at the Bet pic ... I was initially looking on my phone, so it was very effective as I scrolled down :)

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    1. Glad you liked the Bet piccie Helen xx

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  13. You are STUNNING! Love all of your outfits, beyond love them and those Gemini clothes are just gorgeous.

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  14. How lovely to see you! And it was worth the wait! Like Helen, I still veritably grimace before I put a face photo on. It gets easier ... by about 1 percent.

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    1. Thanks Sue & lol at the 1 percent xx

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  15. Great pictures - isn't it funny how you imagine what someone looks like from how they write. And you look fab!

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    1. Aww thanks Rosanna & yes I think it's human nature to conjure up an imagine of someone xx

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  16. Ha ha lovely to meet you! I don't know why but I thought you were blonde! I guess your hair is always pushed right back off your shoulders so I didn't spot you were a fellow brunette. Congrats on the photoshoot!

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    1. Lovely to meet you too LS :-) xx

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  17. Gorgeous photos, so lovely to see you!
    Actually I always imagined you to look like the singer Nena(shorter and darker hair)

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    1. Hi Evi & thanks for the lovely comment xx

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    2. I enjoy your blog so was pleased to 'meet' you - although the Bet pic caught me out for a mo! I also imagined you to be blonde for some reason :) Lovely photos! Mum22Girls

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    3. Hi there, thank you so much for commenting, it's so lovely to hear that you're enjoy my blog :-) I'm thinking my love of leopard print & Bet references perhaps got everyone thinking I was blonde ;-) xx

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  18. You should be proud to show your face, you look amazing, and have great style. I love your blog and look forward to reading it.xxx

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    1. Wow what amazing words...thank you you've made my day :-) xx

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  20. You have awesome style Jane, really inspiring. If you don't do this for a living then you should! Vikki aka MrsW xx

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    1. Wow thanks for the amazing compliment Vikki :-) I don't currently do styling as my main job but am hopeful that things will change in the near future as I absolutely love styling others & would love to do it full time ;-) xx

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