So this little shoot was done a few months ago, when Winter was still in her early birthing phases and I was naively thinking it would be a mild one which would require my winter style to incorporate little more than throwing a faux fur vest over everything. As usual, I underestimated the frosty freeze that we always get in my part of the world. Still, I’ve remained faithful to my love of faux fur vests – layering them over and under everything from cable-knit jumpers to oversized cocoon coats. This cream number has been an absolute favourite so far this season, along with my Current/Elliot boyfriend jeans and patent loafers from Jo Mercer.
Ironically, the day I plucked up the courage to have my first little style photoshoot with my beautiful friend, was the day I was to find out (after the shoot) that my body was officially ‘in recovery’. This means I had successfully maintained enough weight, for enough time, for my pituitary glands to recommence working: my body was producing oestrogen again, I had finally regained fertility, my bones were beginning to recover from osteoperosis, and all my body’s other vital functions that had been seriously fucked up were starting to get back into gear. So, I was officially physically ‘bigger’ than I had been in years, while at the same time more comfortable allowing myself to goof around and be photographed. Years ago I thought the key to being happy in my skin was to become more bone than flesh, but no matter how bony I was, I was never in position where I would have been comfortable or physically able to do this shoot. Of course, I didn’t have this amazing and talented friend to help me out either – and I’m looking forward to more of our collaborations 😉