Haunted ghost girl

Goodness gracious, the days are getting darker! Today I wanted to try something a bit different with my photography. I’ve recently been inspired by a lot of Jess Woods’ photography: it really

captures the ominous feeling of November for me, and I wanted to try something similar with my own photos. I wanted to pull off some pieces that were more lucid in feel, almost like as if one were slipping through consciousness. There is a kind of intimacy you gain with the subject and the person behind the camera – and also a subtle hint at horror, as if one had fallen in to a different, lonely kind of realm of mind altogether.

Here I am wearing my beloved Gunne Sax dress – I posted a peek of it here. I love all of the intricate details of it. It fits a little tight so I might see if I can make any adjustments. I wore it to our bonfire evening at the castle on the hill, although we found a perfect watching place in the graveyard, which was better lit. It looked beautiful: the eeriness of the old ruins succumbing to the dusk of another approaching evening. Now it has only trees for company. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep; but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep” -Robert Frost

I had my hair trimmed shortly after taking these; traily hair = good for lonely ghost girl look but difficult to care for or make nice in real life! I’ve had an inch or so off so it just reaches to my ribs now and is a lot thicker at the ends. We had a lovely walk with Oscar during the taking of these photos, although it rained so much and I had to hitch up the hem of my dress. We were perfectly warm in coat and cardigan: I’m so happy it’s scarf season at long last! I would love to find a veil to pair with this outfit, I found many a cheap wedding veil at bestweddingveil.com, and maybe shoot it again in the summertime at dusk.

Did you attend a bonfire night? How is your November?

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26 Comments

  1. Elegant-e
    November 7, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Nice pictures
    Have a good weekend

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    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks so much Diana! I hope you do too! 😀 xx

  2. Emma
    November 7, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Beautiful photos, they're so whimsical and dreamy! I love the softness to them, and your outfit is lovely too<3

    Emma xo // The Wallflower Wardrobe

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much Emma! Your comment is so kind! 😀 xx

  3. Heidi Wright
    November 7, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Pretty photos!

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    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Thanks Heidi! 😀 xx

  4. Sylvia
    November 7, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I love this new style of photography, Elizabeth! You look so whimsical and well what's the word. . .perfect <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks so much Sylvia! I'm so glad you enjoyed my experiment! xD xxx

  5. Unknown
    November 8, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Fantastic photography and I love the inspiration behind your photo shoot, it has a very whimsical feel.

    Keisha xo
    thechrysalisgal.blogspot.com

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks so much Keisha, that's so kind! ^^ xx

  6. Velvet Blush
    November 8, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    Your photos are lovely and I love the scenery in the background 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks so much Velvet, autumn scenery is so beautiful and haunting! xx

  7. Cherry
    November 8, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Lovely pics!

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Awww thank you Cherry! 😀 xx

  8. maries_connections
    November 8, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    very pretty dress and your pictures are lovely !!

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    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much Marie!! 😀 xx

  9. Beauty Unearthly
    November 8, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Gorgeous! You look lovely dear!

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Awwww thank you Beauty! 😀 xx

  10. Gabrielle
    November 8, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    These photos are so dreamy, ethereal and almost whimsical 🙂 I love the delicate print of your dress. To answer the question, the month is treating me well so far thanks and I hope it is you too!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much Gabrielle! That's so kind, I'm in love with it too! Good good, hehe thank you, I am amazed it is November already! 😀 xx

  11. Ryu
    November 9, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Cute outfit Elizabeth ~ you look pretty, and photography also looks nice. ♡ (^ᆺ^)

    Ryu の Sekai

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks so much Ryu! I'm glad you liked my experiment! xD xx

  12. Unknown
    November 9, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Love the photos, they're definitely unique and do have that airy ghost feel. I think it's so important to be creative in your photography and you've definitely just inspired me. Thank you!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Sephora Hal

    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you so much Ayme! I just wanted to try something new out, I really enjoyed the post though! I'm so glad 😀 xx

  13. Venus Smileygal
    November 9, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Cool photos Elizabeth… I like the dress seems like very comfy. November started so busy. Bonfire is a good idea…
    By the way, nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award. ^_^

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    • elizabeth
      November 10, 2015 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks so much Venus! I cannot believe we are here already! Awwww thank you, that is so kind! 😀 xx

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