I lost my head in San Francisco / Waiting for the fog to roll out / But I found it in a rain cloud / It was smiling down — The Mowglis
Well, internet. Friends. My dear, dear readers. We have some humungous news to share with you from the Wolf & Stag HQ. It’s news that’s been brewing for quite some time — a huge force that’s been on my mind, inhibiting my productivity, bringing me to tears, filling me with joy and dread, and inspiring me to tell you guys EVERYTHING. I’ve wanted to, trust me. But I was reluctant to make a big splash about it on the internet (permanence defined) until I knew for sure. And now, we know.
Ready for some big news? Drumroll, please…
I’ll never forget the day I moved to London. September 21st, 2009. Lazy, procrastinating me — who had always somehow managed to scrape through from sheer last-minute will — tossing clothes out of my two huge suitcases in the middle of my parent’s garage as my mother reversed the car down the driveway.
My favourite blogs, run by genuine, interesting women, ones that are worth wading through allll the content for. Otherwise known as: “I quite literally think about and work on blogs all.day.long, and I still want to read these blogs because, trust me, they’re GOOD.”
This past weekend — on August 12th, to be exact — Wolf & Stag celebrated its first birthday. And, in typical ‘Eire’ fashion, I procrastinated writing this celebratory post until a full three days after the date. Sigh. Some things never change, do they?
Yes, my ‘bloggerversary’ is causing me to reflect on myself, on my blog, on my little corner of the internet’s achievements and milestones. But mostly, it’s making me feel thankful. To each and every comment. Instagram like. Twitter follow. Post view. Essentially, thankful of you, you lovely person reading this, you. And what better way to say thank you than with an epic beauty giveaway? Okay, maybe not epic, let’s simmer down a bit. But a beauty giveaway that should bring a smile to one winner’s face. Read on for all the terms — and for some
ramblings musings about one year of being Wolf.
I realise this title is very misleading, assuming I am remotely qualified to call what I do for the blog a “photo shoot.” Stag and I are both amateur photographers, at best, and I am a 5’5″, apple-shaped ‘model’ who has perpetual resting-bitch-face (please still work with me, future brands!).
Despite all of that negative (trying to be positive), we do have a few photo shoots under our belt here at Wolf & Stag. I thought I’d give you a little glimpse into the inner-workings of how we do. Mostly, because it’s as unglam as it comes (hilarity ensues). But also, I hope to show any budding bloggers — or even established ones looking to do more personal photography — that even the most self-conscious, awkward of us pull together interesting, beautiful photo shoots. It will get there, in the end. I promise.