Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year. There is nothing better than dressing up, eating chocolate eyeballs and having scary movie marathons . . . well, those are pretty much my favourite pastimes anyway! But this year I got invited to participate in something extra special, a Halloween Girl Gang shoot with my new best friends and favourite fashion blogettes, Helen and Kim aka Wardrobe Conversations and Lynsay aka Miss Westend Girl. It was to be a weekend of 15 different shoots, a spellbinding video and the all time greatest girl’s sleep over I’ve ever experienced in my life!
When Helen and Kim asked me to get involved with the project I could barely contain myself. Every year I make a big effort to dress up, and before Halloween has even begun I’m dressing up in several spooktacular outfits to take part in some creepy and crazy photographs. The best way to start the month, right? This week launches the first of my 3 amazing photo shoots and the grand finally will culminate with the lookbook film. I cannot wait to spill the beans on this! You might have spotted a few sneak peeks with #halloweengirlgang on my instagram account (because I can’t keep any secrets when they’re this good!)
This enchanting shoot was inspired by those old ageing family photographs you find in the attic. When photography was first invented it was used to record images of the deceased. A keepsake for family members to remember their loved ones. In those days it was very difficult to get people to turn out sharp in pictures because the exposure would last minutes. Needless to say, no one could keep their eyes open long enough! The dead took a good photo; everyone just looks like their having a nice nap. Fortunately for us, we didn’t have to sit for too long to capture these shots, so blinking wasn’t a problem. I’ve never had such a serious look on my face in my life though; it’s amazing to have had it captured on film so I don’t need to do it again! Haha
Each of us styled our own outfits from the shoot, which with 4 different stylish bloggers, was incredible to see how well we coordinated. Great minds think a like it seems! Staying true to my roots, I decided to wear something with a vintage twist; who said macabre had to be drab and dreary?
We also got the opportunity to team up with Edinburgh based accessory designer Runaway Fox, which was super exciting. Not only did we get an early sneak peek at their amazing line of animal friendly taxidermy jewellery and hair accessories, but we got to wear them too! When I saw these antlers I just about fell over. I have always dreamed of growing antlers! Don’t they just look fabulous? They’re really well made and pretty much go with every outfit I own. Definitely something every girl needs in their wardrobe. Plus their animal friendly – you pretty much have to buy a set now, right?
In this shoot I wore my new 50’s styled black and white dress is quickly becoming a favourite from Hearts and Roses. It has a really beautiful cut that makes me think of an old Bettie Page dress and it’s got a built in underskirt, which means no faffing. I think if I was to wear it out dancing I would wear my other one too to give it an extra kick, but as it is it’s still perfect for a night on the town. Paired with my gold shoes from Office and vintage glasses and I’m ready to take on the world! You wouldn’t want to mess with me tonight darling, would you?
A big thank you to our wonderful photographer Ross Bull who did such an amazing job of curating us and capturing the scene!
Come back next week to see who my Horror Style Icon is — I think you’re going to love it! In the meantime, you HAVE to go visit Helen, Kim and Lynsay to see their amazing shoots. You’re not going to be disappointed! On Friday you can see more of our Adams Family group shots on Wardrobe Conversations site too. We have so many exciting things in store for you this month, it’s frightening!
Ghoul Gangs Forever