Fashion, Photography

Well Looky Lou, I’m in U!

Look Ma, I'm famous!

Today is a good day. It’s a good day for lots of reasons (nice blue sky, birds are singing, I’m feeling unusually productive and a lunchtime catch up with Dawn is on the cards) but I’m especially excited because this here blogger is in the newest issue of U Magazine! *faints*

The Fashion Diary was the product of a lot of thought and consideration and couldn’t have happened without my friends Alan, Hayret and Jo, who took the pictures.  Thanks guys.  You’re the best.

I was quite nervous at the prospect of having ten pictures taken of me, especially pictures showcasing my style.  There are lots of reasons.

  1. I work from home and anyone who does that knows that the typical work uniform is a pair of pajamas covered in crumbs/an old t-shirt and sleep shorts/boyfriend’s huge ratty Spurs jersey and baggy leggings with hole in the crotch.  Not exactly magazine material (not the kind of magazine I’d want to read anyway)
  2. I’m not a personal style blogger.  I would like to be, but the last time I did an outfit post, I recieved a comment telling me that I ‘ruined all fashion’.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m a gorgon or anything, but when I do an outfit post, I want to do a really, really good one – so that comment knocked me a little bit (I know that’s pretty pathetic, I’m not asking for sympathy nor do I actually think that I ruin all fashion).
  3. I don’t think I’m very photogenic.  This is tied up into point 2.
  4. Before I started taking photos, I couldn’t really sum up what my style was in a couple of sentences.  I like all sorts of things.  I like suits.  I like vintage. I like black.  I love bright colours.  I love crochets and knits and leather trousers and Missoni type patterns and geometric shapes and leopard print and tweed and stripes and polka dots and crisp white shirts and PVC and lace-up ankle boots.  I love Audrey Hepburn and Anna Piaggi equally, even though their styles couldn’t be more opposed.  It was hard to pin a common thread down, which made picking outfits very difficult.

But I finally came to a conclusion about my personal style, which has been two decades in the making.  I like (deep breath) – classic pieces with a twist.  I also love mixing up colours and textures.  GROUND-BREAKING STUFF.

Seriously though, I can’t believe that it took me so long just to think of that.  Typical.

I think I might start doing regular outfit posts from now on.  What do you think?  Good idea?  Bad idea?

An outtake - this was taken one outfit and about eleventy billion crap, frustrating photos in. The final product was definitely worth it.

Major thanks to Aisling and Deanna at U for having me. You guys…

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19 thoughts on “Well Looky Lou, I’m in U!

  1. Definitely more outfits :) I love seeing what people wear, and the face behind the writing. That nasty comment would have upset me too, but it was just someone being horrible for the ‘fun’ of it, nothing to do with reality xx

  2. Go Sarah! The pictures look great! And YES to outfit posts, I’m the same about that kind of thing, I’ll usually try to hide my face or chop it out altogether on the very rare occasion that I post a picture of myself. Love the Plain White T Shite shot, go for it!

  3. Wallybaby says:

    Dancing in the disco, bumper to bumper,
    Wait a minute, there’s me jumper!
    And your father will be so so angry!

    Not really- it looks better on you!

  4. Wally Baby says:

    Dancing in the disco, bumper to bumper,
    Wait a minute- there’s me jumper!
    There’s me jumper!
    And your father will be so so angry!

    Not really- It looks much better on you !

  5. Woo hoo!!! A big congrats missus, a feature in U that’s very exciting!

    I say good idea, looking forward to seeing some more classic pieces with a twist ;)

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  7. GOOD IDEA!! I had a look in U and you look great.
    It’s funny because I usually only buy U when i’m looking for a cheap fix to read on the train but I ALWAYS wonder if the people doing the style diaries really dress like that all the time or glam up for the camera. I mean, of course you’re going to glam up for the camera, and as you’ve said above, you’ll only do an outfit post if you feel it’s a particularly good one…I feel the same. I’d say the ratio of normal to good outfits I wear is around 80:20 so I wouldn’t even know where to begin in choosing 10 outfits for a piece like this.
    You did good though girl, more outfit posts for sure!

    • If it was my everyday stuff it would probably be only one or two proper outfits with a smattering of jumpers and jeans and pajamas. I’m fairly sure that most people would dress up for it – that said I’m proud that I didn’t buy a whole new wardrobe and stuck with the clothes I already had.

  8. its weird to see yourself in a magazine isn’t it i was in grazia 3 times and it just felt weird looking at myself haha nice neon type on your T-shirt btw

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