Frozen style

18th January 2013

Free People backless dress STYLE SLICKER 1

Snow in Trent Park 1

Free People backless dress STYLE SLICKER 2

The second arrival of today’s snowfall was splendid and iffy, but the freezing cold temperature (it dropped to below -2’c) made it feel rather unbearable particularly of those who resides in suburban and rural parts of London, I live in Southgate N14 and IT’S BLOOMING FREEZING UP HERE!  I’ve had this backless jersey maxi dress from Free People since Christmas Eve, thought today would be a great opportunity to shoot the dress it in snowy Trent Park again (see map here).  What? Backless?  Yes, meaning exposing my bare naked back to the formidable stream of knife-stabbing air.  However, I froze like a frigid rabbit in a state of mental shock which lasted 15 shots and 25 seconds.  I need to recuperate.

My outfit: Backless ruffled-back jersey maxi dress c/o Free People, strappy heels from Zara. Photos by my lil bro Ken.

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  • Nora 18th January 2013 at 23:00

    Lovely lovely lovely – I really must get myself a pair of red heels! You look beautiful Kit, and to sacrifice yourself for these pictures? Well done 🙂

  • Sara 18th January 2013 at 23:08

    Kit… hoW AND WHY?! Fair play to you for even surviving that… Nevertheless, beautiful dress and shot. Have a good weekend (stay warm!) xo

  • Jonelle 18th January 2013 at 23:19

    OMFG Kit, you’re a crazy rabbit. Please dress warm, there’s more snowfall ahead this weekend.

  • The Provoker 19th January 2013 at 00:12

    BEAUTIFUL KIT!!!! This is stunning, weren’t you freezing? Well, the things we do for a good picture huh! Well worth it! You should check out my Céline parody photoshoot, it’s minimalist with Juergen Teller reference, do tell me what you think, even if it only provokes you a little! 😉

    xx The Provoker

  • Joana 19th January 2013 at 00:21

    We truly must suffer for fashion. The snow and the dress both look amazing and gorgeous. I’ve been looking at all you London bloggers today, revelling in the snow, I’m so jealous x

  • Winnie 19th January 2013 at 00:36

    You are actually MAD Kit! but yes you did manage to get some awesome pics. I was wearing about 10x more layers than this and I was shivering. Hope you are all toasty now and not frostbitten!!! x

  • Sam 19th January 2013 at 01:10

    HAHHAHA 15 shots. Add oil. Are you training your bro to become the next Shini?
    Anyway, the photos are gorgeous- sacrificing the back was totally worth it

  • Candy Candy 19th January 2013 at 01:18

    Don’t we all sacrifice our health for the sake of pretty pictures? I do too and they mostly failed. I love the V back dress you’re wearing, chic and sophisticated. Hope you’re recovered from the nasty wind.

  • 김명혜 19th January 2013 at 01:41

    추위 미친 토끼

  • Charlie 19th January 2013 at 10:03

    Woah Kit this is insane! You must have been freezing! I hope there is a floor length coat, just out of shot that you ran to inbetween takes!

  • Rainmermaid 19th January 2013 at 11:53

    Wow Kit, you are so brave! Bet your feet and hands were frozen.

  • Costanza Saglio 19th January 2013 at 14:37

    What a shooting! Love it so much!

  • Tania 19th January 2013 at 17:46

    you crazy girl!

  • Sarah Lise 19th January 2013 at 18:45

    I love the effort you’ve put in for your outfit posts despite shooting it against the awful cold and snow in London, well done, the place looks magical and errie.

  • Amanda Style 19th January 2013 at 19:03

    These are so beautiful Kit, I don’t think I have the guts to bare my skin out in subzero conditions.

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  • Cool Milk 19th January 2013 at 19:47

    Wow are you insane woman? How were you cope in this extreme weather condition?

  • Supreme 19th January 2013 at 19:48

    Love your dedication <3

  • Gemma 19th January 2013 at 20:25

    What a great place to shoot, so pretty xxx

  • Sandra 19th January 2013 at 22:45

    How did you manage to get change in the freezing park? You must be mad but, but, I love it.

  • Prue 19th January 2013 at 22:47

    You’re and brave and acted like a professional, well you lasted 25 secs. Be safe and keep warm!

  • kiss.mequick 19th January 2013 at 22:52

    wow that scenario is amazing.
    The trees, the snow, and your kick ass dress. Lovely post and photography ^^


  • Ingrida van der Hagen 19th January 2013 at 23:47

    Very well executed before you froze to death in the cold.

  • thecitygourmand 20th January 2013 at 02:08

    The things we submit ourselves to, really. Good on you!

  • Katherine 20th January 2013 at 02:39

    I live in Inverness the freezing temperature and weather conditions makes it (no doubt) IMPOSSIBLE to do self style shots such like these, one step in the cold you’d feel like being in a freezer 100 times colder than in the south. I admire your bravery, if you want, come to the North we have lovely sceneries here.

  • Becky | 20th January 2013 at 18:28

    Kit these photos are just stunning. Really, really beautiful and so worth the cold you’ll probably get!

    p.s. Did you get your hair cut? It looks different in the last shot…

  • Kit 20th January 2013 at 18:30

    @Becky | Yeah, same haircut from the previous outfit post, had a fringe trim and layers….cut by me 😛

  • steph 20th January 2013 at 22:50

    oh my, braving the cold in this backless dress is definitely worth it – amazing photos kit! actually almost makes me wish it snows here despite me absolutely hating the cold. the red heels are a perfect touch!

  • Sabrina 22nd January 2013 at 23:23

    That first pic could be an ad campaign! Also did you ruin your red suede heels in the snow??

  • Mun 24th January 2013 at 13:01

    The setting’s perfect! Gorgeous style!
    The pictures reminded me so much of ‘snow white and the huntsman’

  • Fiona 26th January 2013 at 21:39

    Thanks for sharing us your beautiful photography.

  • Rachelle 27th January 2013 at 13:13

    You look great and these pics are amazing.