Last month whilst I was visiting London for the festive period I shot some outfit photos with the wonderfully talented Kit. I've put off shooting outfits as of lately, even though personal style is the predominant focus of this entire blog, but it's simply down to a huge lack of self-esteem. Moving forward into 2016, self-esteem issues are something I am trying my upmost best to defeat.
I wanted to make a point to shoot an outfit that wasn't at all sponsored. When I first started Fox & Feather (back then it was known as Fox Tales) it was filled with my passion for vintage and ethical thrifted styling. I would post outfit combinations that were head-to-toe charity shop finds or would talk through my recent vintage discoveries. To this day, I still buy the majority of my clothing from secondhand shops and a large percentage of my wardrobe is true vintage. Nowadays it can get a little overwhelming looking at that 'to blog' pile in the corner of the room. Of course, I still make sure every brand I work with is suited to my style and I am beyond the realms of grateful for every opportunity I am thrown. Like so, SO grateful. I just feel sometimes the heart and soul of this blog gets lost a little somewhere along the way as I don't seem to be able to find the time to shoot outfits I adore that I've bought myself between the deadlines.
This entire outfit and blog post is not for a brand or is in no way sponsored. I shot it simply because I really, really loved my new 70's vintage dress that I had just purchased from Waiste Vintage. I suppose you could call me hypocritical, as the boots were actually gifted to me many years ago by a brand called DUO Boots who cease to exist nowadays, but I genuinely adore them and have worn them to death since they arrived. The tan, suede, fringed duster length jacket was from a flea market in Amsterdam and only cost me around €30! Amsterdam is a hub of vintage hot spots, which is one of the reasons I'm desperate to go back with an empty suitcase. It could be said I have one too many fringed, suede jackets but I can never stop myself picking out a new one.
This 2016, as well as creating some wonderful relationships and collaborations with brands, I also intend to paint Fox & Feather with ideas inspired by it's beginnings. Let's think charity shop hauls, secondhand shopping tips, vintage alterations, retro living, vintage styling and anything else that may come to mind!
I'm Leigh, a vintage obsessed, twenty-something illustration graduate now delving into the world of digital marketing. The late 60s & early 70s are my era. I have a penchant for terrible horror movies and burgers.