Last week, Andrea and I made the trip to Coogee to shoot a 2 part post. The one thing I love about this place is the difference in vibe it has in comparison to Bondi. I’ve lived in Bondi for nearly ten months and as much as I love it, there are times that it can become quite superficial. Not to mention how crowded the coastal path gets on weekends! It’s an amazing walk and understandable that it’s attracts the crowds. Coogee seems so much more low key. People aren’t as body conscious and it means that we can shoot on some awesome rocks way above the ocean without getting in peoples way. That’s what I loved about todays location: we didn’t have to rush. There’s something awesome about taking your time on something you are really passionate about. So many times I have hurried to get something done and always wished I spent those extra 5 minutes smoothing out the lines and checking it was up to standards.
For the last month, my camera screen has been broken. It must have been knocked between Paris and London in my carry on luggage. It’s so strange taking a picture and not checking it straight away. But it’s taught me one thing: to be way more aware of what I am seeing through the lens and to take my time. Remember the excitement of taking a disposable camera to be developed? It’s kind of the same feeling for me at the moment! Not knowing how the light is bouncing and whether the images are pin sharp. It’s made me a more confident photographer over this last month and fine tuned my skills of clicking that button. I have more bloggers to showcase on Boho Behind The Lens real soon, but until then, I have todays look to show you!
I think Cameo was one of the first brands I started following on Insta and It was one of the only Aussie brands I was familiar with when living in the UK. This season, they have mastered the pinstripe and gathered fabrics. This simple, yet flattering boob tube is not something I would usually wear, but teamed with wide legged trousers it seemed quite a good match. When wearing something baggy on the bottom, I always have to team with a more fitted option up top (and vice versa) and wide legged pants are still going strong this season. I must say, It was pretty difficult wearing this on such a scorching day! But thankfully the trousers move wonderfully with the sea air so unexpectedly worked well!
Hope all you Aussies had a great Australia Day, and everyone Northern Hemisphere is staying warm. If it helps, I am continually posting ocean shots on my Insta, so if you are missing the sunshine I hope my summer feed can help you get over your SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Have a great week!
Shop the look:
Trousers: The Fifth Label
Shoes: Jo Mercer
Bag: Primark (similar here)
Sunglasses: ROC Eyewear
Hair: Hair By Paul Anthony
Picture credit to Andrea Hetherington from Leather and lattes blog