Saturday, January 15, 2011

The girl from the butcher shop is here to see you

The morning light in my house is soft and doesn't lend itself to good pictures. 

The Summer light outside is bright and sharp though, so I wondered how I might go photographing today's very laid back, casual Friday-it's still Summer-I've got no meetings outfit. 

Well, not bad. Except it is my reflection in a shop front window and the muted tones fail to give you the true spirit of the Seed dress I am wearing. And you'd never guess that the leggings are made from bamboo from this shot. 

So I kept walking, and saw a woman in a Seed dress and bamboo leggings walking towards me. 

It's a mirror fitting in a butcher's shop that recently closed down. But no one will know it's a butcher's shop, I reasoned, it'll just look like a shot on the main street, albeit taken by a person who neglected to lift her gaze away from the viewfinder. 

And then I saw the word bacon reversed just above my head and laughed. No matter - you get a better idea of the leggings here. And I can even take close up of the bag and sh - 

Oh - my walking-to-the-bus stop shoes. Not my adorable plain black flats I bought in Paris. But the leggings! They're bamboo! And the bag! My new one that carries my laptop and breakfast! 

And the brooch, 800 silver that I bought from one of the sourest men in Sydney at the Bondi markets. and my silver floral pendant from Etsy that I rarely take off. And the fabric of the dress, a linen cotton bend that is comfortable and doesn't end up looking like a discarded lunch wrapper after a few minutes. It's all visible, in the stark light of day. 

Including the tiles, which are similar in colour to the dress I wore yesterday. I wondered who chose them - the butcher? It crossed my mind to sneak down late at night with a bucket of hot water and mop for future photographs. Or perhaps try the backyard tomorrow morning. 


  1. What a beautiful smile!! I hope we see it more often!

    And a pretty outfit. The dress is attractive, the leggings are GREAT, the shoes are cute and the bag is chic. You've got it going, sister!

  2. Ha! 'An excellent start. And all of these pieces are lovely. (Not that I'm calling you a piece, you understand. I'm just trying not to type the words outfit or ensemble - and failing.)

    I'm looking forward to lots more outfit shots now that you've started down this road!

  3. You have a lovely floral bag that I glimpse in the first photo. Maybe she can show her face in another shot?

    Obviously you picked just the right spot for your photos--the tiles are proof positive. I love the bamboo leggings with the dress. And your curly red hair!

  4. You look great, Baxter! I love the shoes and the bag, and that jewelry is ...swoon! Love that pin.

  5. Thank you Shybiker -very sweet of you to say! Smiling for the camera isn't my most notable attribute but I'll keep trying.

    A-Dubs, I think it's going to be a long rocky road but I am determined to be an illustrated blogger.

    Charlotte, I love this bag and will take a better and more detailed picture this week. I'm glad you liked the tiles - I was rather taken with them too.

    Thank you Sheila! You give me great confidence and I really appreciate it!

    Lawyerdoll, I love the pin too - I wish I could illustrate it's dainty weight as well as it's shape and details.