Monday, August 29, 2011

a morning walk






blouse  1920's vintage from the alameda flea market
sunglasses  vintage
skirt  c/o lulu's
tights  american apparel
shoes  thrifted

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being photographed by the incredibly talented (and young! and sweet!) French photographer Charlotte Ortholary. She lives in Paris and was visiting San Francisco for the first time. We were running out of time to schedule a photo shoot so she ended up accompanying me on my morning walk to work (which is a little over 2 miles long and involves several hills). We stopped whenever a bit of architecture appealed to Charlotte and spent the rest of the time talking about traveling, vintage and photography. I also pointed out every interesting place we happened to pass, kind of like my own Fancy Fine Walking Tour (ha). I love these final photos because they give me a fresh perspective on the scenery I pass by on a daily basis, making the ordinary look beautiful.

Go peek at Charlotte's portfolio, there are some incredibly amazing photos on there!

28 comments:

clairek said...

love the blouse, ive only just found your page about a week ago and i love it. you have inspired me so much. ive always loves vintage but been to afraid to wear it but no more. thanks all the way from scotland x

clairek said...

absolutely love the blouse ;)ive only just found your page over a week ago and you have inspired me so much. i love vintage but have never been brave enough to wear it but now im gonna go for it, thanks for a great site! x

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

photoshoots on walks are the best! i love your velvet top, and the skirt is nothing short of perfect!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

These photos are lovely! She is a wonderful photographer; her portfolio is amazing.

Ashley said...

That blouse is A.Mazing! And that first photo is a particularly lovely one of you. Oh to be back in San Francisco and wearing velvet in August...*sigh*

The Veda House said...

These photos are so fun. Love the color, lighting, and of course the rusty tights!

Meghan said...

these photos are great, you look so pretty (as usual!) and I love the cream n cocoa palette ;)
I neeed to find a better shade of brown tights than the ones I have!


<3Meghan

Teddi said...

i agree the photos are stunning & full of fresh perspective. :) i absolutely love your chocolate brown & feminine lace outfit! i wish it would cool off enough here so i could wear my layers & colored tights again (sigh).

http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

Crystal Lee said...

cool photos, lady. I especially like the first photo. beautiful blouse! 2 miles up SF hills - no wonder your legs are so nice!

LUU H. said...

ntaw, how sweet of you to do! haha, i hope you can give me an own tour if i ever get to SF again!:)

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous lighting and photos. It's nice how your outfit compliments the backdrop. Also 2 miles! That's am impressive journey every day.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Oh look at your colors, perfect! You make me miss tights, pretty lady!
Ale
xxx

Joy said...

You look amazing! Loved this.

Caitie said...

absolutely love this outfit!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Ana Peregrine said...

Great shoot! I love that you walk two miles to work--I love long walks, especially wearing something pretty, and some people think that's strange.

And that antique blouse is so very special :D Is it delicate?

Kariyah said...

Beautiful photos!! Love your pleats and that's a really cool blouse!

http://kariyah.blogspot.com/

Carmen said...

You look so effortlessly cool here! Love the skirt!

Carmen Ri.

Jaclyn said...

Such a pretty color scheme and those photos are adorable.

Elishia and Belinda said...

LOVE THIS!!!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Your posts are always so inspiring, I like the way you make even the everyday bits of your day seem exciting and beautiful. The 1920s top is amazing, I'm afraid to wear my garments that are that old.

Adiel said...

These photos are so fun! I especially love the jumping one! ;)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Such cute photos Ashley! I am in love with your second picture. Epic jumping shot!!! :D
XOXO

Pantyhose Party said...

Beautiful outfit!

Kitsune-kun said...

fun glasses:) I love how much they flare out at the top.

Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar said...

I'm in love with brown for this fall, lovely monochromatic outfit ;)

Lydia said...

She got excellent shots of you! Her photography is really stunning, I love her use of architecture. Gorgeous.

CINDY NGO said...

beautiful photos! & you look gorgeous :)

it was such a pleasure to have met you at modcloth's tea party! i absolutely adore your blog and all the fancy things that you find!

wishing you the best with your shop! & hope to see you again at other events in the future! or... in here in the city. hehe.

xx,
cins

Sincerely, Lola ♥ said...

Every photo exudes awesomeness !

Love your outfit - I swear, there aren't many people who can wear what you do that would make me say "wow, that looks amazing !".
But you my dear, manage to pull them off so uber fantastically well :)

Lola xox
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