14 November 2008

Purple Haze

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dress: vintage
tights: AA
shoes, gloves & headband: vintage
faux fur collar: taken off of an H&M sweater

As you may already know, one of my favorite pastimes is exploring old, abandoned buildings. A couple of weekends ago my boyfriend and I had the opportunity to go into this wonderfully dilapidated house to take photos. On these trips I'm typically dressed in my exploring uniform of cargo pants and a sweat shirt since the whole deal usually involves getting pretty filthy. But every time I go into one of these places I'm always imagining how much fun it would be to have a fashion shoot against the lovely peeling paint, dusty walls and broken windows. So... this time I took along a few outfits just in case the condition were right. It felt a little silly at first, traipsing around in my heels, setting up my tripod and posing in front of the camera. But after a few tries I got into the idea and ended up having a lot of fun with it. I'll be posting more of the shots over the next week or so as I get around to picking my favorites. I have to say a big thank you to Laura for taking us to this wonderful house. Thank you!

41 comments:

Ashleigh said...

bottom left pic with the head cut off...looks awesome...Love the sets as usual!
XX

crispybenfranklin said...

That dress is pretty hot. It looks great with the collar.

AlicePleasance said...

Love this pictures! The third one, with the stair and the mirror is terrific :-)

daily coyote said...

SO GREAT! Love these.

Emma said...

love the setting.

Anonymous said...

I love these! Gorgeous!

casey said...

These shots are gorgeous!!!!

casey said...

These shots are gorgeous!!!!

Marina said...

Nice blog... Are you interesting in a link exchange with my blog :
Bottes pas cher
Marina (from France)

Ula said...

amazing photos!:)

violetville said...

these photos are *amazing* - so inspiring!
(p.s. many months ago you posted an incredible photo of a box of primary yellow light bulbs - i think about that photo all the time!)
cheers, tina

pigeon.toed said...

the color of that dress is painfully amazing!

Market Publique said...

I love the plum dress and how you styled it with the fur collar. So Hitchcock!
I also finally posted about my Elizabeth Hawes collection if you're interested: http://blog.marketpublique.com

Pretty Pirate said...

Your dress is such a beautiful color and it looks great on you as well. I love the idea of old rundown houses, it makes really neat photos!

Kvestelser said...

The clothes looks amazing as usual, but I like the dress in particular. Purple really suits you!

janet* said...

sooo beautiful! thanks for this inspiration :)

Grace said...

Those pics are really really good. Could you let me know what type of camera was used for the shoot?

boubou said...

Waou in love with your blog style ! good job ; love the logo ! see you around...Boubou

ambika said...

These are quite simply amazing. & make me think I should take some lovely things to wear the next time we had to Walla Wall (where there are lots of abandoned farms & houses.)

Emski said...

hi, i just recently discovered your blog and i absolutely love it!!! its soo interesting. i just have a quick question, what kind of camera do you use for your photos and how do you do that vintage effect to your photos? its seems like you use a similar one for almost all your pictures and i really like it. what program do you use? thanks

Fashion Fille said...

fantastic.

Dotti said...

Lovely. But I'm repeating myself. I wonder how you find all these spots... Here there aren't any houses like that. :(

styledigger said...

I love old houses too...they are so unreal. You took beautiful photos, I love them all. And your violet dress and fur collar looks amazing.

Etta said...

Stunning photos!

Aya Smith said...

WOW, gorgeous photoshoot! I love the rundown look, compared to your stunning outfit!

I've given you a blog award, heehee :)

Sally Jane said...

Thanks, thanks and more thanks!

market publique: I'm so jealous of your collection. I love old books.

Rachel said...

nice :) old buildings are pretty inspiring.

hani said...

the house looks creepily amazing! what a lovely outfit you have there. :)

StrikeMatch said...

I love all the dark tones, it's so pretty but a little bit eerie at the same time.

Fashion Tidbits said...

wow! i love the pictures. the dress is fab too

The Clothes Horse said...

You look stunning. That house looks fascinating too. I love exploring old homes as well, my mother used to take me when I was little.

Louise said...

eek, and how great did it turn out! Though you must be so accustomed to taking photos of yourself that nothing could feel strange, surely?! I find the same though, as far as the interesting places I want to take pictures are the same ones I'm wearing my most casual of outfits...

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

I'm so glad you combined two of your loves here.

melly said...

These photos are stunning! Especially the one with the mirror.

elizabeth said...

it's all very Anthropologie.

lelook.eu said...

beautiful pictures...

Anonymous said...

hi! i discovered ur blog a long time ago and i pass here every month haha, i really luv ur style!xoxo


From Mexico:

Angie

evita nuh said...

the pic! the outfit! goosshh i love yooouu so much!!! I'm linking you in my blog ^^ hope you ok with that!

evita nuh said...

the pic! the outfit! goosshh i love yooouu so much!!! I'm linking you in my blog ^^ hope you ok with that!

Karafina said...

what an amaazzzing photoshoot... The house, the clothes, the model...

april said...

Thank you for linking to all your older posts about abandoned buildings! As a new reader, I had no idea about these amazing photos that you've compiled! So so so beautiful!