What do you do when you’re a fashion blogger with a new coat which you’d really like to feature on your blog, but it’s been snowing all day, and you know that when it stops, it’s just going to start raining again, and keep on going for the next 100 years or so?
Well, you COULD take your photos indoors, of course. You might feel a bit silly wearing a coat in your own home (or in anyone else’s, for that matter), and the snow makes it so dark indoors that the photos won’t be very good ones, but that would be the sensible – indeed, some might say the ONLY – thing to do.
What if you’re not “sensible”, though? What if you’re, well, ME, basically, and you’d secretly like to pretend to be Lara in Doctor Zhivago, for a few minutes at least? In that case, you just head out into the snow anyway – even although you know you’re going to get soaked, and end up looking like you have a really bad case of dandruff, into the bargain. Because you’re a fashion blogger: it’s just what you do, isn’t it?
As the title of the post says, however, no coats were harmed in the taking of these photos: I was only out in the snow for a couple of minutes, which was long enough to ruin my hair, but not my coat, thankfully. The coat in question is this one from Dorothy Perkins, which you might remember from this post, in which I talked at length about how I just couldn’t go on living without a faux fur coat, or some other such nonsense.
Don’t worry, this isn’t yet another example of me breaking my January resolution: it was actually a gift from Terry, back at Christmas, when there was even more money off in the sale. And then I went and repaid him by making him go out in the snow and take photos of me wearing it, while frantically trying to blink the snowflakes out of my eyes. It’s a glamorous job, for sure. Not for me, obviously: for me it’s all shaking snow out of your hair and trying not to fall over as you head back indoors after a 2-minute photo session, but it’s got to be glamorous for someone out there, right?