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Friday, 12 August 2016

Taking Risks

Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Dress - CHEAP MONDAY via ASOS, Tights - SIMILAR, Boots - old ASOS, SIMILAR
Location: Redland Green, Bristol

Today's post is all about taking risks, not playing by your rules and giving something else a go. Take these photos as an example - this is the first grungy outfit that I have worn in a long time; my hair is swept dramatically to one side; and I am standing in a park experimenting with sunlight to create beautiful imagery rather than just standing on a street.

I would not say that I have one particular style. I love the retro sixties and seventies; I like minimal, basic looks and, like in this outfit, I am into a bit of grunge. I think that is what fashion - and indeed life - is all about. It is fun to mix up personal style, try new things and take risks. Although today's outfit does not seem super risky, it is different for me because I hardly ever wear figure hugging dresses and I am normally hiding behind my big floppy fringe. It is a funny story about the different hair here really - I was basically just so hot and flustered getting ready for this shoot that I shoved my hair to the side and actually really liked it (but don't worry, I won't be getting rid of the fringe just yet).

I guess I am thinking a lot about taking risks at the moment. Lewis and I are currently in Bristol, in limbo, trying to decide our next life move. Last March, we applied for Working Holiday Visas for Canada and after a long wait, we finally got them in October. I feel that it will be such a risk to move to Canada because we do not know what the job market is like over there and we do not know anyone. I also feel like I am getting on a bit - I know, 26 (and a half) is not old but as a woman, my body is a ticking bomb and I need to work out what I am doing with my life! On the other hand, what is life without risks and travel and experiences? If it doesn't work out, then we can just come back. Nothing is permanent, nothing is wrong and everything can be positive if you have the right attitude.

Am I talking about a super random mix of things in this post? I apologise if you are confused - fashion, life, what?! Sometimes, it is good to get things out, written down and perhaps someone will understand my ramblings.

Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Taking risks in grunge fashion and life
Aujourd’hui, je vous parle de prendre des risques, de ne pas être réglo et d’essayer quelque chose de nouveau. Si on prend ces photos comme un exemple – ça fait longtemps que je n’ai pas porte un look « grunge » ; je suis sans frange et je porte mes cheveux sur une côté ; et on expérimente avec de la lumière pour créer des belles images au lieu d’être au milieu d’une rue.

Je vous avoue que je n’ai pas qu’un style. Je kiffe les années 60s et 70s ; j’aime bien porter des looks basics et minimalistes ; et comme dans ce look, j’adore un peu de grunge. Je pense que dans la mode – et dans la vie – c’est bien d’avoir plein de préférences. C’est marrant de changer son style personnel, d’essayer des nouvelles choses et de prendre des risques. Même si cette tenue du jour ne parait pas super « risque », pour moi elle est différente parce que je ne porte presque jamais des pièces serrées et normalement je me cache derrière ma frange. En fait, j’ai fait mes cheveux comme cela parce qu’en me préparant pour ce shoot, j’ai eu chaud. Du coup j’ai mis tous mes cheveux sur le côté et je les aime bien ! (Mais je ne vais pas pousser ma frange – vous ne vous inquiétez pas !)

Je pense beaucoup au sujet de prendre des risques en ce moment. Lewis et moi sommes à Bristol, dans le flou, et nous essayons de décider ce que nous faisons pour notre prochain chapitre de vie ! En mars 2015, nous avons applique pour les visas pour aller en Canada et après avoir attendu trop longtemps, nous avons reçu les visas en octobre. Je crois que nous prenons un risque d’aménager là-bas parce que nous ne connaissons pas son monde de travail et nous ne connaissons personne. Je me sens que je vieille – je sais que je n’ai que 26 ans (et demi) mais comme une femme, nos corps font tic-tac et il faut que je trouve ce que je veux faire dans la vie ! De l’autre côté, c’est quoi la vie sans prendre des risques, sans des voyages et sans des expériences ? Si notre aménagement a Canada ne marche pas, nous pouvons revenir ! Rien n’est permanent, rien n’est perdu et tous peut être positif si on a la bonne attitude.


Je ne sais pas si je vous parle d’un mélange bizarre de sujets dans ce poste ?! Je suis désolée si vous êtes confus – la mode, la vie, quoi ?! Des fois, c’est bien de dire ou écrire ce qu’on pense et j’espère que vous me comprenez ! 


Izzie x

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2 Comments:

At 13 August 2016 at 19:28 , Blogger Arabella Wright said...

Lovely dress - so chic!

http://arabellawright.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At 13 August 2016 at 23:03 , Blogger Isabelle Hardy said...

Thank you lovely! <3

 

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