“Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I’ve never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.”
– Wes Anderson
Hi guys, welcome back and thank you once again for coming to join me in my little corner of the internet. I’m so excited to share these images with you as I loved every second of this shoot. Wes Anderson has always been a huge inspiration to me, his films and general aesthetic are pure goals and getting the chance to recreate my own version had me jumpig for joy. I noticed this retro photobooth one day whilst out shooting other content with Zoe and knew we had to return, something about it just screamed Wes Anderson and so the inspiration behind this blog began. I started to put together a mood-board over on pinterest and soon found myself leaning towards a look inspired by the french film – Amelie. The red beret is from primark and is something I bought late last year. I knew I wanted the colours to be bold yet simple and to somewhat match the colour palette of the photobooth itself and so I went with Monchrome with a pop of red to spice things up a little. If you head over to my Instagram you’ll actually find the short video I did for this outfit, we played some french music and created something a little bit different to my usual static posts and I had so much fun. I actually plan to use video a lot more this year, it’s something I’m really enjoying learning about and the video Zoe and I created for this look in particular got some amazing feedback so stay tuned! Anyway, back to the inspiration behind this photoshoot. My favourite Wes Anderson film has to be The Grand Budapest Hotel. The colours, the setting, the costumery not to mention the actual script and acting! I remember when it first came out going to the cinema to watch it twice as there was just so much to take in. His films are so beautifully stylised with his signature colour palette always utilised. It goes with out saying, as an actress I would love to be in one of his films one day but for now, I shall just have to create my own homage to Wes and his amazing filmography. So yes the photobooth is were it started and then the idea took a life of its own, incorporating french inspired fashion and of course some amazing frames!
So let’s talk fashion, as i mentioned above I drew inspiration from the french film Amelie as well as Wes as i thought the two styles complimented each other really well. I had decided on the colour palette early on so all that was left to do was to search the internet. You all know I’m an ASOS girl, I love shopping IRL but for shoots I find the internet the easiest way to search and shop for specific items needed for each shoot. I typed in checked dress and this little baby came up – it was love at first sight! The length was perfect and the cute little frills added a nice touch of femininity. I already had a black roll neck so decided to layer up which I though made the dress look much nicer than on its own. I then added my red accessories to top the outfit off. The bag and sunglasses are ASOS with the red shoes being from Boden and worn very often! The beret, from Primark and yet another pair of glasses from Glasees Direct. The clear frames are a new addition to my collection and a style I’d not tried before but I actually love them and think they worked really well with this look.Dress – ASOS, Jumper – Primark, Hat – Primark, Sunglasses – ASOS, Bag – ASOS, Shoes – c/o Boden, Glasses – c/o Glasses Direct
Photography – Zoe Griffin
A little more of a fashion/inspiration related post today instead of a post focused on a particular subject. I love sharing my tips & tricks and guide posts with you guys but sometimes I just fancy a chat and to share with you the thought process that goes behind my photoshoots. A short yet sweet blog entry today which is mainly image based but I hope you enjoyed it nontheless and hopefully think I did an alright job at paying homage to the visonary that is Wes Anderson.
Are you a Wes Anderson fan? Let me know your favourite film of his below!