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Clockwork Lolita

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Dress, Love at Topshop // Sunglasses, Primark // Septum Piercing, Blue Banana

This is a series of self-portraits I did, just as a documentation of how I look lately and this period in my life. Everything around me right now seems to be pink. The one of me playing with my phone, and the very last shot of me screaming into it, are definitely my favourite photos of me I think I’ve ever taken. I recognise myself in them. If you like my page on Facebook then you might have seen a couple of these, but I hope you don’t mind seeing them here again, in a better size. Tiny Facebook-share images really frustrate me.

A couple of people have asked about this make-up, so I thought I’d add here that I’m wearing Mac lipstick in Ruby Woo, L’Oreal Infallible foundation in Porcelain, the Bourjois chocolate bronzer in shade 51, and Benefit They’re Real mascara.

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At 14 May 2014 at 13:31 , Blogger Hayley said...

These are lovely photos. You really suit the red lippy!
Water Painted Dreams xo

At 14 May 2014 at 14:13 , Blogger Katie said...

These self portraits are GORGEOUS, I love the feel of them, very Lolita indeed. The makeup, hair, your piercing and your dress are all perfect, you're so talented. You look beaut gurl xx

At 14 May 2014 at 15:03 , OpenID tapeparade said...

Love these photos! X

At 14 May 2014 at 15:24 , Blogger Andini Ria said...

I love all these photos so much, you are just unbelievably gorgeous! Adore the Lolita-esque sunnies and your makeup is flawless too <3

At 14 May 2014 at 15:41 , Blogger Lady Vintage said...

Holly you're a beaut !!! Red lips so nice on you M-C

At 14 May 2014 at 16:07 , Blogger Kayla Lynn said...

you are so cute! those red lips are to die forrrr :)

At 14 May 2014 at 17:34 , Blogger Panty Buns said...

You are absolutely adorable in all of these photos! You convey moods fabulously (you should be a famous actress) - I love all of your different facial expressions and poses. I love your red heart rimmed Primark sunnies. Your Topshop Love Dress is cute and a pretty shade of pink (I love pink). You, your hair, lipstick and eyelashes all look beautiful.

At 14 May 2014 at 19:12 , Blogger Emma Jane said...

God I am obsessed with these. You are beyond gorgeous. That second and fourth photo are stunning.

Tightrope to the Sun

At 14 May 2014 at 19:21 , Blogger Maija said...

You create perfect Lolita vibes (it's actually one of my favorite books ever) pink really suits you! These pictures are all adorable but also subversive/dangerous in a way, i love them x

At 15 May 2014 at 02:13 , Blogger Poppy Lee said...

wow,such elegant look
and funny ,just like a story!
chic style in this season
thank you for sharing this
get such match inspiration here
Live a noble and honest life. Reviving past times in your old age will help you to enjoy your life again.

At 15 May 2014 at 11:00 , Blogger Gail J said...

I'm in love with all of your self portraits! You have such a flawless skin and beautiful face! Love the scream one!! <3

At 15 May 2014 at 13:10 , Blogger Ellie Connor-Phillips said...

this is such an awesome post...I love lolita!

At 17 May 2014 at 21:19 , Blogger Liz said...

I love this photoset! The colors and your makeup are just absolutely perfect!

At 18 May 2014 at 05:14 , Blogger Jenna Opsahl said...

Good lord I want to take pictures of you. You are amazing.


At 22 May 2014 at 22:37 , Blogger Danielle said...

you look stunning!

xx fameliquorlove

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