A Day in the Life of Us

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It seems like our recent blog posts have been focused on a favourite subject of ours ~ US! Only Joking {seriously we are not that egotistical} Really we love talking about the clothes but sometimes we are chatting between us and a blog post subject pops up that we think {and hope!} that you’ll be interested in reading about. So while we know for sure that you are going to appreciate these & Other Stories awesome outfits {when they emailed us about working together we were of course jumping for joy as they are such a cool, covetable brand that we love} but also on the day that we shot these looks it was pretty frantic and we managed to jam pack in loads so we were pretty chuffed with our efforts and thought we’d over share with you. As with most Instagram images and a lot of blog post pictures there is a lot more than meets the eye. So if you are interested in what may happen on any one given day, we’ve jotted down an hour by hour diary of a day in the life of us. Every day is pretty different but this gives you an idea of the running around that we are often doing.

Expect coffee #natch, embarrassment #inbucketloads and more planning than it may seem #brainoverload.

Here’s a day in the life of us…..

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

7am We WhatsApp each other to liaise about outfits to wear today. We have 2 outfits already planned that we are shooting later for brand collaborations but as we are going to be in Central London we’ll probably pass somewhere photogenic and it’s always great to get extra outfit photos for Instagram. The conversation usually goes something like “brown & black” or “pink and denim” and so we know that we will coordinate.

9.30am The kids have been dropped at nursery/school and we meet in Central London near to where our 10 o’clock meeting will be. There’s a cute wall nearby thats been on our ‘Shoot Location” list for a while so we take a couple of #ootd photos before heading off.

10am First meeting is with a PR agency that we’ve arranged to meet for an oh so lovely breakfast of Eggs and/or avocado and of course coffee. It’s great to catch up with PR’s and agencies to hear about their clients and to let them know a little bit more about who we are and what we do. They represent a brand that we have loved for ages so fingers crossed this will lead to a future collaboration.

11.30am We are shooting a last minute project with a brand. The brief came in yesterday and we managed to make it work to shoot today and the post will be up on the blog next week. Sometimes collaborations take months of planning and others happen like this. You never know what email will land in your inbox and we love it! We meet the PR instore and select outfits, change into the outfits in their changing rooms AND just about remember to take the security tags off. Then its off to the first location.

12pm Time to shoot our first look so we meet one of the photographers we work with in a Central London location we picked last night. Usually we’ll take our blog images in areas like Notting Hill or Primrose Hill where it’s not so busy but we wanted to shoot some more iconic London scenes so we are braving the crowds! Embarrassment levels are pretty high as we prance around Picadilly Circus with tourists filming us on their phones probably wondering what the hell we are doing. The photographer is directing us but its hard to hear as there’s a busker playing Oasis’s Wonderwall really loudly next to us and then a random guy wants a selfie with us as he likes our outfits. We laugh at the funny situations we get into sometimes.

1pm Most of the time when shooting more than one look we’ll get changed in the car but as we are Central we dive into a nearby cafe to change outfits and get into our next look. We have mastered the quick change in small spaces! Be it the back of a car, a loo or behind a tree {yes this has happened} our Houdini like skills are now well and truly honed. We walk up through Soho heading to the backdrops that we’ve ear marked as good locations for our aesthetic whiles trying to keep warm. It’s now lunchtime in Soho and the streets are heaving. It’s then back up to Regent Street to risk life and limb dodging traffic getting that ‘oh so casual walking across the road’ shot all in the name of street style.

2pm Finished shooting our looks for the day, we head to another store we are working with to pick out a top to wear to their event next week. We meet the PR and try on a few different styles again the two of us in a smaller than average changing room with a suitcase and several bags before agreeing on matching ones in different colours {not always easy to do when #twinningiswinning is part of your deal}.

3pm Time for a quick tea break and to warm up, plus another change back into our original outfits!

4pm It’s now time for us to divide and conquer.  Alice heads to our boutique  sees brides through until the early evening offering personal guidance on styles and fabrics in appointments aswell as casting an expert eye over fittings with our in-house tailor. It’s important to us to be on hand to offer first hand advice and reassurance as the designers behind the collections.  

5pm With Alice covering the bridal side todayHannah jumps on her laptop to catch up on emails, finalising details of other projects we are doing aswell as working on upcoming content, editing images, creating affiliate links and scheduling it all into the diary to try to organise all of our content for the next few weeks.

6pm WINE time. {plus more blog post writing into the night}

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog
Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

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Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

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Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

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Belle & Bunty and other stories pink suit picadilly circus london bloggers style blog

Alice wears jumper and skirt c/o & Other Stories, boots by Dorothy Perkins {similar here}, bag c/o Hill & Friends, vintage hat {similar here}

Hannah wears t-shirt and blazer c/o & Other Stories, skirt by Zara {similar here}, bag by Chanel, boots by & Other Stories, necklaces by Olivia Burton and Muru London, earrings by Dinny Hall

Photos by Margarita Karenko

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2 Comments

  • Reply Rose Turner 04/02/2018 at 11:44 pm

    Love these outfits xx

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