This year, I have attempted to make it my mission and actually meet up with the lovely people I know from the internet. That could be other bloggers, models, or just people who's tweets give me a good ol' giggle - I've tried to make time for catch ups and coffee dates.






TURTLE NECK - ZARA // SKIRT - BOOHOO

Now, something I always say is how amazing it is when you get to talk to like-minded people.

There's nothing better than chatting to someone who's on your wavelength or has experienced similar things to you - I get all excited and start using blogging lingo that other people would usually look at me like 'huh?!' about.

"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those between people who love the same things"

I love being able to talk about the online world or different brands and things, and discuss the industry with someone who is living in it too. It's a breath of fresh air from usually having to explain in depth about algorithm drama or HTML.







Another thing is, internet friends get the whole 'phone' being in your hand or on the table, or just the 'looking at your phone' thing.

I have no need to explain that, yes, I can in fact post an Instagram and continue our conversation like a multitasking queen, without missing everything you're saying to me and, I will in fact need my phone out in front of me to see if I finally get a reply to that email I sent this morning about urgent sponsored post details.

They just get it. They know the drill.

There's no 'stop being so antisocial' or 'do you ever put your phone down' because they're the same too. Their phone is like their right arm - containing everything from blog photos to important emails and PR phone numbers. If lost - EMERGENCY MODE sets in.






KIERA COURT - INSTAGRAM & YOUTUBE

Similar to that, bloggers and internet lovers tend to be some of the least judgmental people I've met.

I'm forever meeting people and just sinking into their presence so comfortably within in an instance. I feel understood and like I've known people for years because I'm following their lives through beautiful photography and eloquently worded blog posts. It's like I already know, before even meeting someone, that they could be one of my best friends!

For example, I've only met the beautiful Starr Clare (actually her birthday today, so go and wish her a fabulous day!) twice, but she is someone who I just feel so at ease around. We were instantly giggling and chatting on our Paul's Boutique shoot, and it's like we'd been besties since forever, and that was so so lovely!

Similarly, the other day when I met up with the gorgeous Kiera, we had such a fab day together. We chatted about all sorts and fell comfortably into shooting together straight away which was so so nice. When you're able to make conversation from the idea of Sainsbury's bananas, then you know you've got a keeper.

It's just lovely to feel at home in someone's company.







So yeah, internet people are bloody great.

You can talk all things 'emails' and 'blog rates' with them, and they wont even judge you when you stand up to take a million flat lay pictures of your £4.50 cappuccino.

That's the kind of people I love.

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Why Internet Friends Are Some Of The Best Friends


This year, I have attempted to make it my mission and actually meet up with the lovely people I know from the internet. That could be other bloggers, models, or just people who's tweets give me a good ol' giggle - I've tried to make time for catch ups and coffee dates.






TURTLE NECK - ZARA // SKIRT - BOOHOO

Now, something I always say is how amazing it is when you get to talk to like-minded people.

There's nothing better than chatting to someone who's on your wavelength or has experienced similar things to you - I get all excited and start using blogging lingo that other people would usually look at me like 'huh?!' about.

"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those between people who love the same things"

I love being able to talk about the online world or different brands and things, and discuss the industry with someone who is living in it too. It's a breath of fresh air from usually having to explain in depth about algorithm drama or HTML.







Another thing is, internet friends get the whole 'phone' being in your hand or on the table, or just the 'looking at your phone' thing.

I have no need to explain that, yes, I can in fact post an Instagram and continue our conversation like a multitasking queen, without missing everything you're saying to me and, I will in fact need my phone out in front of me to see if I finally get a reply to that email I sent this morning about urgent sponsored post details.

They just get it. They know the drill.

There's no 'stop being so antisocial' or 'do you ever put your phone down' because they're the same too. Their phone is like their right arm - containing everything from blog photos to important emails and PR phone numbers. If lost - EMERGENCY MODE sets in.






KIERA COURT - INSTAGRAM & YOUTUBE

Similar to that, bloggers and internet lovers tend to be some of the least judgmental people I've met.

I'm forever meeting people and just sinking into their presence so comfortably within in an instance. I feel understood and like I've known people for years because I'm following their lives through beautiful photography and eloquently worded blog posts. It's like I already know, before even meeting someone, that they could be one of my best friends!

For example, I've only met the beautiful Starr Clare (actually her birthday today, so go and wish her a fabulous day!) twice, but she is someone who I just feel so at ease around. We were instantly giggling and chatting on our Paul's Boutique shoot, and it's like we'd been besties since forever, and that was so so lovely!

Similarly, the other day when I met up with the gorgeous Kiera, we had such a fab day together. We chatted about all sorts and fell comfortably into shooting together straight away which was so so nice. When you're able to make conversation from the idea of Sainsbury's bananas, then you know you've got a keeper.

It's just lovely to feel at home in someone's company.







So yeah, internet people are bloody great.

You can talk all things 'emails' and 'blog rates' with them, and they wont even judge you when you stand up to take a million flat lay pictures of your £4.50 cappuccino.

That's the kind of people I love.

Shop my look:



As I stand in the street, dressed head to toe as sassy and as fabulously as possible, I will no doubt have at least 1 encounter of staring, heckling or giggling.

There's something so incredibly alien to people about the fact that I want to photograph my outfit, that I can pose in the street and not feel uncomfortable, or that I have no shame in trying to get that one shot over and over again, until I've walked across the same street 100 times.

The things we do for blogging, am I right?







Over the past few years I've learnt to well and truly not care when I'm shooting. I've learnt that if I need to 'get that shot', then I need to 'get that shot', so sod everyone else.

I've learnt that without posing to your hearts content in the middle of a city center, you're not going to have the images you need for your social for the next few days, or get the quality of content you, or even the brand you're working with, might be looking for.

I've learnt that it can be so much fun to dance about in the streets, chat away with photographers and just spend your day being super duper creative.

And, most of all, I've learnt that being stared at, heckled or giggled about, doesn't even come close in comparison to how it feels when you finally publish the amazing imagery you spent so much time on.

It's all totally worth it.

But, despite how all totally worth it it might be, you're all probably wondering, how did I get to this 'oh so empowering' point of not caring whilst shooting?

Well, I'm about to tell you.






You see, as someone who's days are spent having their picture taken 99.9% of the time, it has become somewhat 'the norm' for me.

It's not an alien thing to me like it might be for other people.

It's not peculiar for me to stare down a lens, produce a bit of a faux giggly 'candid' shot, or wave my arms in the air to create some arty look - it's a part of creating imagery that I, or other people, need.






So, what advice would I give you if you're looking for a way to get past that awkward 'oh my god, they're staring at me' feeling whilst you're trying to photograph that epic outfit you're wearing?

1. Remember You're Never Going To See These People Again

It's highly unlikely, unless you shoot locally in a tiny village (as I do at home sometimes), that you're going to encounter the same people every time you shoot. It's very unlikely that the guy who just wolf whistled at you as you did that 'faux' strut across the street, will appear again in your life time. Once they've had their 'moment' of trying to embarrass you or make you uncomfortable, they're gone, never to be seen again. So, keep that in mind and don't let people phase you.

Plus, even now when I shoot in the same place in my little village where I live, and I have the same people walking past me with their Sainsbury's shopping, I've learnt to realise, they'll stare for a moment, think it's interesting or weird, then go on with the rest of their day. Nobody sits thinking about that moment as much as you'll overthink it for yourself.






2. They Wouldn't Have The Confidence To Do What You're Doing

As much as people might think it's absolutely hysterical that you're prancing round a side road, dressed in a more 'out-there' or 'non-weather-appropriate' look, they would never in their life time to have the guts to do it themselves. They're laughing because it's 'weird' to them, because they have no idea about the mass amount of people who are going to love that outfit pic, and because they've never delved into that side of the world before. And, maybe if they did know about the whole blogging thing, they'd get into it themselves, who knows? But, in this moment, you're wayyyy sassier than them, so f*ck it!

3. Practice Makes Perfect

The more and more I've shot over the years, the more I've grown in confidence and the 'not giving a crap' attitude.

You realise how natural it becomes to pose, to ask restaurants if they mind you shooting in there, or to sneak into ever nearby Costa Coffee and to use their loo as a quick changing room whilst you switch outfits.

It becomes second nature.

And trust me, if you're just starting out with the whole blogging thing and you're dealing with that 'shooting in the street' anxiety, it will pass. Even after doing it once, you realise how worth it is for your content, for your blog, and simply, for your self confidence too.





"My life doesn't need to make sense to you"

4. Get That Shot

Last but not least, as I mentioned earlier, there's no better feeling than nailing that shot that you've been dreaming up over the past week or so, or seeing the back of the photographer's camera and feeling soooooo excited to get those images back and share them with the world.

Creating street style content is so amazing when you get to use such cool locations and natural lighting, so don't be bothered by the world around you - focus on that amazing photo that you want for your 'gram' or think about the response that brand is going to have when you send them that incredible photo.

It's a wonderful creative process.

Shop the look here:



Shooting In The Street, Being Stared At & Getting That Shot


As I stand in the street, dressed head to toe as sassy and as fabulously as possible, I will no doubt have at least 1 encounter of staring, heckling or giggling.

There's something so incredibly alien to people about the fact that I want to photograph my outfit, that I can pose in the street and not feel uncomfortable, or that I have no shame in trying to get that one shot over and over again, until I've walked across the same street 100 times.

The things we do for blogging, am I right?







Over the past few years I've learnt to well and truly not care when I'm shooting. I've learnt that if I need to 'get that shot', then I need to 'get that shot', so sod everyone else.

I've learnt that without posing to your hearts content in the middle of a city center, you're not going to have the images you need for your social for the next few days, or get the quality of content you, or even the brand you're working with, might be looking for.

I've learnt that it can be so much fun to dance about in the streets, chat away with photographers and just spend your day being super duper creative.

And, most of all, I've learnt that being stared at, heckled or giggled about, doesn't even come close in comparison to how it feels when you finally publish the amazing imagery you spent so much time on.

It's all totally worth it.

But, despite how all totally worth it it might be, you're all probably wondering, how did I get to this 'oh so empowering' point of not caring whilst shooting?

Well, I'm about to tell you.






You see, as someone who's days are spent having their picture taken 99.9% of the time, it has become somewhat 'the norm' for me.

It's not an alien thing to me like it might be for other people.

It's not peculiar for me to stare down a lens, produce a bit of a faux giggly 'candid' shot, or wave my arms in the air to create some arty look - it's a part of creating imagery that I, or other people, need.






So, what advice would I give you if you're looking for a way to get past that awkward 'oh my god, they're staring at me' feeling whilst you're trying to photograph that epic outfit you're wearing?

1. Remember You're Never Going To See These People Again

It's highly unlikely, unless you shoot locally in a tiny village (as I do at home sometimes), that you're going to encounter the same people every time you shoot. It's very unlikely that the guy who just wolf whistled at you as you did that 'faux' strut across the street, will appear again in your life time. Once they've had their 'moment' of trying to embarrass you or make you uncomfortable, they're gone, never to be seen again. So, keep that in mind and don't let people phase you.

Plus, even now when I shoot in the same place in my little village where I live, and I have the same people walking past me with their Sainsbury's shopping, I've learnt to realise, they'll stare for a moment, think it's interesting or weird, then go on with the rest of their day. Nobody sits thinking about that moment as much as you'll overthink it for yourself.






2. They Wouldn't Have The Confidence To Do What You're Doing

As much as people might think it's absolutely hysterical that you're prancing round a side road, dressed in a more 'out-there' or 'non-weather-appropriate' look, they would never in their life time to have the guts to do it themselves. They're laughing because it's 'weird' to them, because they have no idea about the mass amount of people who are going to love that outfit pic, and because they've never delved into that side of the world before. And, maybe if they did know about the whole blogging thing, they'd get into it themselves, who knows? But, in this moment, you're wayyyy sassier than them, so f*ck it!

3. Practice Makes Perfect

The more and more I've shot over the years, the more I've grown in confidence and the 'not giving a crap' attitude.

You realise how natural it becomes to pose, to ask restaurants if they mind you shooting in there, or to sneak into ever nearby Costa Coffee and to use their loo as a quick changing room whilst you switch outfits.

It becomes second nature.

And trust me, if you're just starting out with the whole blogging thing and you're dealing with that 'shooting in the street' anxiety, it will pass. Even after doing it once, you realise how worth it is for your content, for your blog, and simply, for your self confidence too.





"My life doesn't need to make sense to you"

4. Get That Shot

Last but not least, as I mentioned earlier, there's no better feeling than nailing that shot that you've been dreaming up over the past week or so, or seeing the back of the photographer's camera and feeling soooooo excited to get those images back and share them with the world.

Creating street style content is so amazing when you get to use such cool locations and natural lighting, so don't be bothered by the world around you - focus on that amazing photo that you want for your 'gram' or think about the response that brand is going to have when you send them that incredible photo.

It's a wonderful creative process.

Shop the look here:




As I began writing this, I glanced at the date and internally screamed 'HOW IS NOVEMBER NEARLY OVER?!'. How can the months keep disappearing before my eyes and my fabulous memories start fading into distant dots? It's total madness.

Thank god for my 'Things To Be Happy About' posts, ey?

These are the perfect way to remind myself of all the lovely things I've been up to recently, as well as a few things that are to come too - like a little snippet of my diary that I post online, if you will.

So, with that in mind, here are some things I've had to be happy about recently, and hopefully they might make you feel a little bit happy too!




TOP - PAISIE // COAT - PRIMARK

1. Press Days and Internet Friends

Recently I attended two fabulous press days, and got to hang out with some amazing people in the process!

First of all, I had an amazing evening at the opening of the French Connection store at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. I got to catch up with some lovely ladies including Samio, Laurie Elle, Megan and lots lots more - it was an evening full of giggles and I loved it!

Then the next day, I headed to London for the Boohoo & Nasty Gal #WeAreSS18 Press Day too! I popped in with the beautiful Kiera, but also ended up bumping into the gorgeous Evie, Lucinda and Star - it's so nice to meet people after YEARS of knowing each other online!





2. Shoots

I've done some fab shoots recently and the outcome of all of them has just been so incredible!

I shot with the wonderful Adam Bird who created some images of me as a 'Snow Queen' (you all bloody loved those), then I also shot with Ema Crompton (who is an absolute HUN) and got some amazing images up in the Saddleworth Moors (coming soon!). Then, after that, I headed to Blackburn to shoot with Rachel Cottam and Karina So - another shoot where I was freezing my tits off, but the images are totally worth it haha (you can see some of those over on my Instagram now!). And then, last but not least, I finally got to meet up with the lovely Rosie Butcher and shoot some amazing blog photos... ie. these that are in this post! I was literally in love with every shot this girl took - she's amazing!





3. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 

Well oh well, if it isn't my favourite time of year again!

If you know me, then you'll know that I'm a total Christmas fiend. I love the festivities and the twinkly lights, and you can't beat a Christmas dinner.

I love a bit of Wham! blaring in my bedroom as I work and I adore buying cheesy gifts for people and seeing them open them up on Christmas morning.

I really am just so excited for Christmas this year. I'm feeling the most content about things that I have in a long time, so I'm thinking this one will be a good'en.






4. Something Exciting is Coming

Now, I shall leave you with this.

In June this year, I booked my biggest modeling job yet... and well... all will soon be revealed... something exciting is coming!

"This is her rocket fuel, and finally, she is going places"

Things To Be Happy About #3


As I began writing this, I glanced at the date and internally screamed 'HOW IS NOVEMBER NEARLY OVER?!'. How can the months keep disappearing before my eyes and my fabulous memories start fading into distant dots? It's total madness.

Thank god for my 'Things To Be Happy About' posts, ey?

These are the perfect way to remind myself of all the lovely things I've been up to recently, as well as a few things that are to come too - like a little snippet of my diary that I post online, if you will.

So, with that in mind, here are some things I've had to be happy about recently, and hopefully they might make you feel a little bit happy too!




TOP - PAISIE // COAT - PRIMARK

1. Press Days and Internet Friends

Recently I attended two fabulous press days, and got to hang out with some amazing people in the process!

First of all, I had an amazing evening at the opening of the French Connection store at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. I got to catch up with some lovely ladies including Samio, Laurie Elle, Megan and lots lots more - it was an evening full of giggles and I loved it!

Then the next day, I headed to London for the Boohoo & Nasty Gal #WeAreSS18 Press Day too! I popped in with the beautiful Kiera, but also ended up bumping into the gorgeous Evie, Lucinda and Star - it's so nice to meet people after YEARS of knowing each other online!





2. Shoots

I've done some fab shoots recently and the outcome of all of them has just been so incredible!

I shot with the wonderful Adam Bird who created some images of me as a 'Snow Queen' (you all bloody loved those), then I also shot with Ema Crompton (who is an absolute HUN) and got some amazing images up in the Saddleworth Moors (coming soon!). Then, after that, I headed to Blackburn to shoot with Rachel Cottam and Karina So - another shoot where I was freezing my tits off, but the images are totally worth it haha (you can see some of those over on my Instagram now!). And then, last but not least, I finally got to meet up with the lovely Rosie Butcher and shoot some amazing blog photos... ie. these that are in this post! I was literally in love with every shot this girl took - she's amazing!





3. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 

Well oh well, if it isn't my favourite time of year again!

If you know me, then you'll know that I'm a total Christmas fiend. I love the festivities and the twinkly lights, and you can't beat a Christmas dinner.

I love a bit of Wham! blaring in my bedroom as I work and I adore buying cheesy gifts for people and seeing them open them up on Christmas morning.

I really am just so excited for Christmas this year. I'm feeling the most content about things that I have in a long time, so I'm thinking this one will be a good'en.






4. Something Exciting is Coming

Now, I shall leave you with this.

In June this year, I booked my biggest modeling job yet... and well... all will soon be revealed... something exciting is coming!

"This is her rocket fuel, and finally, she is going places"

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