The Fashion Blogger from a Council Estate

The Fashion Blogger from a Council Estate

I saw a tweet today that got my mind rolling on this topic as well as having a chuckle at the comments that followed.
And I totally agree! Pretty much all of my outside shots are outside of our block of council flats on a council estate! I decided to chip in and share the reality of these kind of shots;
The reality is, there’s always some random shit going on; cars up on the grass as they’ve been fighting for parking spaces, baby wipes floating in the wind, rubbish in the bushes, washing hanging on the shared lines, the communal recycling bins etc. I swear to god that there’s a plastic bag that’s been stuck in the tree outside of our flat for over 6 months;
But we don’t tend to share that stuff, because living on a council estate isn’t what we as bloggers aspire to!
All of the above were shot on my estate.
I’ll be honest, I’d love to live somewhere lavish where they clear up the leaves during Autumn so I don’t tread into the leaves piled up by the door of the flats (potentially stepping in dog shit because, ya know, council estate life), I’d love to be where the potholes in the road are filled or I don’t have to crop out the local druggy’s hell hole of a flat – but that’s my life. I’m not going to go out of my way to the fancier parts of my beautiful garden city to shoot my posts, because that’s not my reality! Yes my flat is owned by the local housing authority, yes it’s on the outskirts of a shitty estate (which thank the lord isn’t in the middle or I doubt I’d cope with the insanity), but I’m not covering that up, nor will I ever do so.
The above shots are where I’ve zoomed in on the day to day crap that’s in some of my photos. Sometimes it doesn’t make it into the Gram because I want it to be just about the outfit, but if it does – who gives a shit? Not me.

18 Comments

  1. October 26, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    have I gushed about your hair to you in real life, or just in my head? Sometimes I lose track lol. #Goals

    • October 26, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hahah! Thank you! I remember a comment about it before 😉 taken a long time to grow!

  2. October 26, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Such a lovely post! It really shows that anyone can blog you don’t have to be rich or live fancy ❤️

    • October 26, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you and I’m glad that’s what’s coming out of it! It’s so true! ❤️

  3. Heidi
    October 28, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    This isn’t just any council estate,
    This is a Garden City council estate,
    Overflowing with lost leaves in rich green tones and fragrant wipes in striking brown, rippled against a backdrop of crumbling brick, ripe with evergreen moss…
    This is an M&S council estate.

  4. October 29, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    I love everything about this post, it shows the reality of life rather than pretending everything is white and perfectly layed out, so down to earth x

  5. October 29, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Haha this is such a brilliant post – you’re so right – just because we don’t live in picturesque places doesn’t mean you can’t have photo’s!

  6. December 25, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This is brilliant, no matter where you live or where you come from you can write, you can dream. i love this post xxxx

  7. February 7, 2018 / 2:04 am

    Wow…. 😂😂 thank you for inspiring me is just an amazing post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Looking for Something?