Jacket & Shoes – H&M, Knit Dress – Market in Vilnius, Jeans – Cut Zara, Striped top - Topshop, Necklace – Courtesy of Mimco

Short film by Mimco, featuring Emma Balfour

Mimco approached me with a proposal to send over a piece from their new collection for me to interpret into a photoshoot, video or a bellydance, as long as it illustrated the theme of the collection – a story from the fluttering pages of a Victorian-age débutante’s diary, an Unpredictable Revolution. Within a fortnight, a jelly-acetate necklace cluttered with slick hardware arrived with a heavy red book. The cynical graphic designer in me couldn’t help but chuckle at the cliché of finding the book dug out and containing an antique key and wax-sealed letter, but the package sure delivered the mood. The brief suggested a few different storyboards that could be elaborated on, and I figured this revolution can start from me so I did my own mish mash of themes: Noir – Castaway – Ritual – Nature – Overload – Kaleido – Reflective

Thank you Ellen for helping me out with the photos!

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  1. I LOVE this outfit. It’s kind of unusual to see you in a fully black ensemble but it’s pretty. :)

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  2. This one is one of my fav photoshootings you’ve done! and great backround story too ;-)
    crazy cool. i enjoy following you..!

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  3. I love your photos so much… I like how you matched the video, too! Haha

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  4. oh shini these photos are so insanely gorgeous. i absolutely love your outfit and the edgy dark mood of the photos. the knit dress you’re wearing looks so cool… that jacket does not look like h&m. really wonderfully done shini… looks like it could have been snipped from a magazine. xx

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  5. I love your outfit, particularly the knot dress and the photos look great.

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  6. These pictures are beyond breathtaking. Spellbinding!!! <3

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  7. I quite like that Mimco went through all that effort of cutting out a book to send you a necklace!! It’s lovely.

    Also do you have this knit dress in white as well? I like it, it’s definitely a ‘Shini’ piece.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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    I can’t help but feel sorry for the person who had to cut them up, (possibly an intern :() since it doesn’t look machine-done!
    I do have the dress in white as well, couldn’t pass it up! :D

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  8. I LOVE that militar jacket!!

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  9. ahhh! love these photos so much! Ellen did an amazing job with this one ( as always, of course). ++ the reflection through the door.
    Also very much dig the outfit, the knit dress, the glitz and the crop milit/ tail coat looking thing with no tails.

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  10. Wow! Bravo girls- great photographs :)

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  11. Punks

    Bravo ! !

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  12. Janne

    The photos and everything is so beautiful. :)

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  13. What a wonderful photo sequence!
    Love all the dark but subtle tones and the clothes seem beautiful.
    Thanks!

    http://lhabitue.blogspot.com/

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  14. These photos are gorgeous, I love how you’ve played with the themes. I especially love the dress, the length and overlaying are really unusual. Lovely (as always!) x

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  15. These pictures are brilliant!

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  16. wowww amazing photos!! love the necklace:-)

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    two new posts were up ytd!!!

    or follow me on twitter at TTOSindulgence

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  17. Ooooh!! I HAVE THE SAME JACKET :D I really love it, so perfect isn’t it?

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  18. Absolutely beautifull outfit! I love it. And gorgeus pics!

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  19. Ooooo I love your interpretation. So rebel-ish, like a gangster’s innocent daughter gone all awol. Your souvenir key is HUGE!!! I have a poison bottle :S

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  20. Great outfit! Really beautiful

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  21. kinomi

    Gorgeous! Great match of outfit and scenery….

    May I ask you, what camera do you use? I’m looking for a new one and your photos are amazing!

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  22. That net-layering-thing is perfect…also, that image of your shoes and trees and house all jumbled in one is just mind blowing! So great. xo

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  23. Wow, that could soo be in magazine!

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  24. Awesome outfit and photos!!
    xxx

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  25. Mimco picked a great blogger. The video looks pretty neat.

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  26. Great work!

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  27. Cat

    Shini your pictures are so good :)
    your humour always cracks me into pieces!

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  28. I love how all of your posts are like editorials in a magazine. Gorgeous!

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  29. Wow! Yep, your blog remains one of my faves.

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  30. I really love those pictures!
    i like your sheer dress and your military jacket!so awesome!!

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  31. the fifth shot is beautiful. though it doesn’t display the necklace, the combination of textures is really great. the knit dress and leaves work wonderfully with one another. i feel as if you need to sew faux leaves or feathers to emulate the effect :)

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  32. I ♥ ur outfit!
    It’s really amazing!

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  33. I LOVE your blog, the photography is incredible. Your style is great, if you’re ever in need of some vintage, please come and visit!

    xoxo,
    rebel belle vintage
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  34. wow such a fancy sad piece

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  35. You are pretty as usual really amazing. love xx

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  36. my favourite outfit of you and the greatest photos here ever
    thank you for that great dose of beauty :*

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  37. Wow that was super cool! Really a chic and glam/grunge look. I love it!

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  38. Hmmm… a lot I can say about this:

    The first shot is stunning. The reflection shot is eerie. Which H&M did you get those boots from, because I need them. Your hair looks perfect. You look ultra skinny (in a good way) *does the eyebrow*.

    Oh and the Mimco necklacey-thing is a bit spesh.

    I like you.

    x

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    Is the eyebrow wiggle patented because you should so make it all yours.

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  39. Some fabulous shots here, you did a great job. Is it your brother who takes your photos because they always look great. Love that second shot.

    Adèle – http://moltocuriosa.com

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    Thanks Adele! Nah my photographers are always different but this one was done by my friend Ellen and she has the best eye ever. <3

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  40. Oh Shini, gorgeous pictures! I’m an enormous fan of Mimco and love the necklace you picked! And that H&M jacket is gooorgeous too!!

    Miss B xx

    http://agirlastyle.com/

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  41. oh, these photographs are beautifully dark and edgy – the knit dress is just perfect on you! i’m quite jealous at the fact that you always look so lovely!

    love, jazzabelle. xx

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  42. I really like the interpretation you gave to this line of accessories. Beautiful photos, beautiful colors, beautiful outfit

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  43. your pics are always amazing :)

    xx http://thestylecat.blogspot.com

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  44. these photos are stunning, love you look

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    vasilieva
    xx

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  45. great video, you’re super talented!

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