Happy Friday everyone! I’ve just begun ten days of “holiday” and I’ll be patchy at best on social media for the next few days! These photos were taken on an afternoon out with Bel – her account of the day is here. It’s quite rare I pose for outfit shots these days in part because I am a very unnatural poser, and in part because I struggle writing anything interesting in the accompanying text. With these photos I found I had endless ideas of what to write about.
I could talk about this dress. James bought it for me back in 2011 and I wore at my first ever singing gig. I could talk about how I’ve stopped thinking of Bel as a “blog friend” and is now just a mate. I could talk about these new boots, a tad on the expensive side at £25 but vintage, SO comfortable and clearly built to last. I could talk about how cemeteries have always seemed comforting and welcoming, rather than creepy, to me.
Instead I’ll talk about what me and Bel talked about, which was: is it ethically sound to take outfit photos in a graveyard? We agreed that staying off to one side, with graves essentially out of shot, was the way forward. Our focus was this giant tree and the autumn colours, rather than the tombs. I’ve blogged a lot about death, and parks, and places in London. To me, I’m kind of featuring the cemetery as a place to go and visit rather than a convenient outfit location.
If I was posting regular outfits then maybe I’d feel differently? I don’t know. I do think using a graveyard and tombstones as an on-trend Halloween set seems a bit off-colour to me. Maybe we’ve gone too far by being in the graveyard for our photos, rather than outside or in a park or something? There’s no “rules” in blogging and therefore etiquette and blogging “ethics” are subjective. I’m eager to hear your thoughts. What do you think? Would you ever blog in a graveyard?