Amy Kaehne knit, Samantha Wills ring

1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination 
2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

This post has nothing to do with the above definitions, other than the fact that a) I like the sound of the word b) I used the word heavily throughout the last semester c) I have developed a strong affinity with hedges. Hedge... hegemony. Not exactly sure how that works but let's just run with it.

The last time I was in front of lens was at fashion week which feels like eons ago. Needless to say I'm a little rusty, so being in front of the camera was a little uncomfortable and I wasn't even sure what I was doing - but then again, do I ever? After running a little dry on inspiration caving under the pressure of the end of semester and lack of funds to buy shiny new things, I was contacted by Ana who asked if I wanted to play dress ups with Amy Kaehne. Her unstructured, minimal, relaxed knits match my style perfectly so of course I couldn't say no. Surprisingly the boy also asked me to shoot with him (any other bloggers out there who subject their boyfriends' to playing photographer will know that never happens) - although it might have had something to do with his new flashy Fuji Film X-Pro 1. Armed with a cosy knit, my favourite ring from SW's The Wanderlust collection and an eager photographer, I took to my favourite overgrown hedge that I pass every morning on the way to the bus.

I've never been one for portraits (personally I've been too self conscious which is why my head is always down or I'm looking to the side) but because I didn't really know how to style from the bottom down, I thought I may as well. With a little help from talented Julia Trotti and her generous free curve Friday initiative, this was the final result. I'm pleasantly surprised with how it turned out, what do you guys think?