24 May, 2014

John Lewis • THE EDIT *Blogger Photoshoot*

You may or may not have heard about a very exciting opportunity I had the other week with John Lewis, who in celebration of their 150th anniversary wanted three bloggers, including myself, to style out some of their exclusive designer items. Having never let anyone take photos of me for my blog let alone be on set at a professional photoshoot, the whole scenario was completely alien to me. A part of me wanted to decline the offer purely because I'm so awkward in front of the camera when I'm not in control and I generally have next to no faith in myself when it comes to things like this. My anxiety has made me miss out on a lot of things in the past and I wasn't going to let it ruin this fantastic opportunity for me, so I took a deep breathe and went for it. I thought what's the worst that could happen. I'm so extremely happy I took a leap of faith because everyone was lovely and I had one of the best times I've had this year. If you want to check out the finished result and shop the looks then continue reading. Before I go, can I just say I strongly encourage you all to step out of your comfort zone once in a while as you may pleasantly surprise yourself. If I can do it, so can you.


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I was panicked about not being able to put outfits together under pressure but with all the lovely garments, I actually struggled to pick just three outfits. I love how each outfit made me rethink how I would usually style clothing yet I could still find items that portrayed my own style but with a twist. This first outfit was the one I thought I'd like the least but ended up being one of my favourites.


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I never really thought about going to John Lewis for clothing but this shoot shows that they have brands for all ages. I ended up taking a few pieces home (with permission of course) which including two pieces from Hobbs. Hobbs being a place I thought more mature women went, yet the pieces from there are my favourite. It's amazing how you can discover bits and bobs you like when you don't judge a label.


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So, I fell in love with this dress but sadly there was no point in me taking it home as it was four sizes too big for me, so in true professional style, I had to be pinned into it. There are literally several clips at the back of this dress. Throughout the 150th anniversary collections, a lot of the dresses how me made from the original 50s patterns which is why I reckon I loved so many of them, yet none of them were in my size. Sigh.

image: johnlewis.co.uk
I hope you enjoyed the array of photos, I know there were quite a lot but I really wanted to share this experience with you as let's be honest, without your support things like this wouldn't be possible. I'd love to know which outfit is your favourite? 

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  1. These look are so stunning and fun! :)

  2. Rhiannon you look so gorgeous in all of these photos. And what an opportunity! I'm glad you had a lovely time. I like the coral clutch and navy trousers best xx


  3. what a cool opportunity! those outfits look great! love your youtube channel as well :)


  4. Well done for taking part, if you were nervous you can't tell at all and the outfits look amazing on you x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter | Drugstore Beauty Haul

  5. You look absolutely incredible. Love every single outfit on you.

    Jess x


  6. you look so gorgeous, love the clutch bag!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  7. you look stunning in the pictures and i love the outfits you chose! just watched your latest blog, i'm so happy for you!! xo

  8. That jumper is gorgeous! I bet you're glad you took that one! It's great to do new things and step out of your comfort zone and to have a great time doing it.
    Sara x

  9. What a fun experience! The black top is my favorite.

  10. love the first outfit! x

  11. These are such lovely photos and outfits! x

    India Charlotte♥

  12. You look gorgeous Rhiannon :) I wish they'd put less make-up on you though - you so beautiful and striking with just a tiny bit of mascara and a bold lip! xx

  13. LOVE your hair here.. Outfits are stunning! ^_^ So sophisticated!

  14. So beautiful :) I am so happy you feel proud of yourself because you definitely should be!

    xx abitgraceful.blogspot.com ∆

  15. Whoa! You look so different in these pics than you do in videos, Rhiannon. Love these photos! The make-up, red lipstick and hair were lovely!

  16. Congrats on taking this amazing opportunity! -- you look great in the photos and I just watched your vlog too. :) two major thumbs up :D


  17. Good for you !
    The polka dot dress suits your figure perfectly !

    Rosie xxx


  18. Gorgeous outfits! You really deserved this and I hope you had a great time! The outfit with the sweater and coral clutch is my favourite. If I lived in England, I would definitely go to John Lewis to buy the items! ;)