Just Bloom

I came across these purple fields and they are all I could think about, I had a dress that would work perfectly.. and off we went, to shoot potentially my favourite set of photos yet…

EAT, SLEEP, CREATE

A few months ago I drove past this field on my way home. From the corner of my eye, the rolling fields of bright purple and pink tones caught my attention instantly. I stopped my car, pulled up on the side of the road and just stood there for a few minutes, taking it in. Watching, listening and believing. The world can be so beautiful, nature so pure.

These purple fields have no idea how wonderful and beautiful they are. They just grow and bloom, completely unaware that they are inspiring, stopping people in their tracks as they pass on their way home. Where am I going with this, I hear you say.. well.. a blog post, of course.

So firstly these purple fields inspired this post. I had just the right dress, the right lipstick and the right frame of mind. Freedom, beauty, wonderlust. We parked up one evening and although the harsh sunshine had slightly bleached the purple haze, it was still such a wonderful location.

Complete silence filled the air, except the sound of a few bees buzzing through the petals and Chris’ camera clicking away. It was a beautiful evening and insanely calming… which is why I just love these photos so much, they basically sum it all up just how it really was – everything you see here is real.

This dress was the perfect pairing for this location. It’s baby pink colour matched perfectly against the delicate flowers and it’s lightweight material fluttering in the soft breeze. I absolutely love the delicate pleats in the material and the way the sleeves are slightly oversized, making it floating and close to a kimono description. If I could wear it everyday, I would.

Photography – Chris Bradshaw | Email

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Are Bloggers Ruining Fashion?

So recently there has been some internet drama involving a very well known fashion publication. If you’re a blogger, it’s most likely you will have scowled at it and naturally felt a big ol’ head shake coming on. Bloggers have basically been tarnished with a brush that I feel is very unfair, are we really to blame for “ruining” the fashion industry, or is the fashion industry simply threatened by us?

It made me think.

What has blogging done for me? Has blogging changed since I first started? Is it really that toxic? The questions kept coming, and I kept thinking.. and now I’m typing, so I guess it’s making a blog post.

Belonging

When I first started my blog, I was a bit lost in life. I didn’t have many friends, just a handful.. and my confidence was low. I was working in my first job out of university and was newly single.. life was weird. I always felt like I needed more – more than friends, more than my job and more than just being normal. The first day I hit publish on a blog post here at Tiny Twisst, I knew it was home. It felt right, I belonged and it was mine. I finally had something to look after and it allowed me to create.

Sharing

I never really counted myself as a fashionista, I liked shopping and enjoyed clothes. However, blogging made my hobby into a passion.. I loved coming up with new outfit ideas, laying them on my bed ready to shoot. Matching my lipstick to my new jumpers, curling my hair, colour schemes and shoot ideas.. it was fun. I still read magazines, I still found inspiration from “proper fashion people” and celebrities – it’s not competition if we’re all learning and growing from each other, rather than competing.

Being me

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had bad blogging moments too. I’ve had people ignore me, snub me because they have a higher following (yeah, really) but, it doesn’t really bother me anymore. I have also been through my own blogging blips, feeling as though I can’t live up to others, like I’m not fashionable enough, I don’t have enough designer pieces. But I always think back to the beginning… when I would blog what I liked, for me, and then if other people like it too… well, that’s a bonus. And even now that my blog is my job, I still like to keep this real and keep this all me – and when you guys like it, well.. I class it as a job well done, and thank the heavens I have such amazing readers.

Bloggers are saving it

So, to conclude what I’m trying to say here, I think bloggers are saving the fashion industry. Bloggers are making it more relatable and for me, that’s what I prefer. I can’t afford half the things I’m shown in fancy magazines, I don’t want to spend thousands on a bag I don’t need. Bloggers show me cheaper alternatives, true style and adventurous ways to wear new clothing. That is exactly why I started this blog, I knew I could show people that you can still dress cool, quirky and on-trend without having to spend mega bucks.

These images we create? I want to show you guys that even though editorially they may look high-end (or at least, I hope so!) everything in these photos is completely affordable. That isn’t killing the industry or lying – it’s showing you the truth and actually making you see that everyone is good enough – no matter your budget.

No magazine has ever done that for me.

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.

It just blooms.

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23 Comments

  1. Aimesha
    30th September 2016 / 4:37 am

    Love this, Laura x And the images are stunning! Much love from India x

  2. 30th September 2016 / 12:05 pm

    the locations is unreal. what a backdrop and the pictures are out of this world perfect once again.

  3. 1st October 2016 / 5:51 pm

    oh my goodness. i swear each time i visit your blog your content blows me away! It’s so nice that you found a ‘home’ with blogging and who cares what those snubby people think. it’s not about who has the highest follower count. it’s about creating something you love and inspiring your readers or atleast thats how i see it 🙂

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

  4. 2nd October 2016 / 2:03 am

    I just came to your blog and this post is beautiful! I can totally relate about not being attracted to what I see in the magazines, but rather turning to bloggers. Thanks for sharing!

    – Jasmine K
    http://www.myeunoia.com

  5. 2nd October 2016 / 11:59 am

    Great post, and absolutely stunning photos! xx

  6. Katie Crossan
    2nd October 2016 / 2:38 pm

    These photographs are absolutely beautiful the dress blends in so well with the flowers.

  7. terri
    2nd October 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Beautiful photos…. love the colour of the dress too!

    Much love,
    HER FASTEST FASHION

  8. 3rd October 2016 / 4:40 am

    ahh girl the photography here is AMAZING! x well done
    zephyrlass.com

  9. 3rd October 2016 / 3:12 pm

    What a stunning post! Those pictures are amazing, and I love your dress. I also so agree that bloggers are making fashion so much more accessible and relatable. Complaining about bloggers in the fashion industry really does just come across as sour grapes! Miranda xxx http://mirandasnotebook.com/

  10. 3rd October 2016 / 8:21 pm

    The location and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!
    What you’re saying about blogging is totally true. I feel much more confident and happy since I’m creating content. I’ve met so many nice people along the way and it’s an amazing experience!

    Laura | https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

  11. 4th October 2016 / 6:54 am

    Hi Laura,
    Glad to meet you. 🙂
    Perfect photo shoot indeed. You are looking so beautiful with this stunning outfit and it is suiting very well on you. The photo pose of you in these images, are hilarious and I became fan of your dressing style.In this modern era, people are always curious about the latest and trendy outfits. They love to look more and more outfit and then prefer to get such dress. I must say, women like your dressing style and start following you soon as a fashion icons. This post is inspirational too and glad to know about you closely by reading this post. I would like to praise Chris Bradshaw too for wonderful photography. Thanks for sharing.
    With regards.- Ravi.

  12. claudiabeauty18
    5th October 2016 / 8:31 am

    Stunning photographs, these are so beautiful! x

  13. 7th October 2016 / 6:07 am

    you are absolutely stunning xx

  14. 7th October 2016 / 12:01 pm

    AMAAAAAZING pictures! I looks like they could be in a magazine! So stunning, just found your blog and you definitely have a new follower!

    Jordan || http://www.jordankelsey.com

  15. 10th October 2016 / 10:21 am

    Just remember, your art is yours. Just stumbled across your site and its gorgeous.

  16. 16th October 2016 / 11:06 pm

    I totally agree, knowing you have that little space on the internet that is all yours to nurture and create with is the best feeling. If lots of people enjoy it too then it’s an added bonus!
    The imagery in this post is just stunning! What a beautiful location to shoot in.
    Pip Xx

    Cotton Candy Queen

  17. 28th January 2017 / 3:54 pm

    AH gosh everything about this post is beautiful- the text, outfit and pictures. Absolutely in love!
    Holly x
    The Twins’ Wardrobe

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