Monday, 4 July 2011
London Snapshots: Day One
In this post I have managed to make all of my photographs the same width, something I've been wanting to try out for a long time. As soon as I saw a piece where someone wrote how much blogs flow better when everything is the same width it made complete sense. The problem was I didn't know how to go about it! I've tried editing my images to the same pixel width but then they would come out exactly the same as before once the images were uploaded. I decided to not mix up horizontal and portrait shots and my pattern for outfit posts became to have a full length portrait shot followed up by horizontal detail ones. However, this morning I came across an excellent 'Streamlinging Photo Size' guide on Little Chief Honeybee and here's the result of my work. I'm not sure what I think of the final effect, and of course this is an image heavy post so we'll see how the experiment goes. I'd love to know your thoughts in the comments.
I've decided to share with you some of my many photographs from my adventures to London, splitting the snapshots up in to days.
On day one my fabulous best friend Emma and I walked from Euston Station to Oxford Street to indulge in a little shopping before heading to our hotel. We headed to New Look where I was delighted to find the black heels with white bow detail which hadn't been in my size in the right colour in Birmingham. Emma also found a lovely pair of nude peep toes in the well stocked wide fit section.
At Selfridges I admired the most adorable kawaii doll by Japanese Sweet Lolita brand Angelic Pretty on the ground floor in what I call 'the cute section'. This section is especially important now as I couldn't find any Hello Kitty things in the children's one! If they've moved but are still there hiding somewhere please let me know. We also went to Lola's Cupcakes in the food hall to buy something yummy to take back to the hotel for lunch.
Then it was time to get ready for Glyndebourne so we caught a taxi to the Hilton London Olympia Hotel in Kensington, which was a lovely place to stay. I've already posted my Glyndebourne Opera Festival outfit but above is a better look at the wonderful hair style Emma did for me with a 40s inspired twist which actually went remarkably well with the styling in the opera we went to see, Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore, which had some beautiful tea dresses as costumes for the female cast members. By the time we got back to the hotel it was technically day two, but our daytime antics will follow in another post.
A reminder to get Florrie's Floral Festivities entries in by the end of Thursday 7th July!