Photoshoot At The V&A Museum!

Every now and then an email falls into the inbox that completely takes you by surprise. This email was read quite a while back. Let me tell you about how I ended up having a photoshoot at the V&A museum

“I would like to invite you to a photoshoot for a gallery exhibition being held in London later in the year”

My year regarding blogging has been pretty wow so far this year. It’s only April and I’m overjoyed at all the opportunities I’ve had so far. Sometimes I wonder how these people find me!

This particular email provided a lot of excitement. The gallery exhibition will be produced for women over 50 who do different things. Is blogging that different? I feel very humble to have been chosen for this.

“a mission to inspire Women over 50 to realise their dreams.”

I can’t devour any more information than that I’m afraid! It’s all being kept top secret, who the photographer is and where the exhibition will be held but I do know it will be in London and I will let you know when and where of course later. I’m very intrigued to know which other women I will be sharing the exhibition with!


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“Realising the dream” – Yes to me I am living my dream. A little late in life I guess but living it I am. I couldn’t imagine working on something that has been so rewarding and enjoyable and even staying up extra late plus all the long hours put in is so worth it. Something I created all by myself. I would never have dreamt it would be this good! I could go on and on about all the reasons I like to blog, but that’s for another post.

What do you wear to a photo shoot in a museum?

After the location was confirmed I was asked by the photographer what type of outfit I would like to wear. I had to browse online for a few outfits of my choice. Such hard work!


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I decided I didn’t want a fancy dress, something that’s me. True to what sort of outfit I would want to wear to an occasion of sorts plus I wanted a little added drama. This was the V&A museum after all!

During my eight years of living in London and visiting many of the famous locations, the V&A museum hadn’t been one of them! How bad is that? I googled images online and was wowed by the beauty and structure of the building. My photos here were taken by my friend that came along with me. We spent the rest of the day touring this majestic place.

After choosing a few different outfits that were ordered for me to decide what to wear for the shoot, I chose this outfit from Coast. The drama coming from the shirt. I fell in love with this Nico Pleated Pearl Shirt online and the detailing of the pleated sleeves and back is just so beautiful. Not expensive either considering all the work that’s gone into creating it.I loved the little pearls surrounding the pleated sleeve detail. I’ve actually purchased the shirt since and look forward to wearing with a pair of jeans.



I love the back detail just as much as the front!

The trousers that I chose to pair the shirt with are the Morocco Pleated Trousers. These felt like a dream on and the pleating matched in perfectly with the shirt. They are floaty and pleats an out with movement.

The trousers are on sale now for a mere £39.00 and let me tell you ladies that is a bargain. I think these will fly online at that price. They’re really special.



It’s not easy being photographed in front of the public in such a busy place!

A bit of a sombre looking photo this one! I wanted to add it in to show how light and floaty the trousers are. It was hard being photographed in front of people in such a busy place! We arrived dead on opening but the museum soon filled with people!



I will leave it there and I look forward to sharing with you about the exhibition and the photos that the photographer has taken. I find it hard to believe that I’m going to be taking part in an exhibition! It snowed heavily that day in London…


Sun and snow! It made London look so pretty! Hard to walk on though!


The V&A Museum is an amazing place. Have you been there? If not and you’re in London I strongly recommend!



Just look at this ginormous glass chandelier! I couldn’t take my eyes off it.



There is grandeur in every room, nook and cranny of the building. So many interesting things to look at




Look how tall the statue is up against the visitors!



Have you been to visit the V&A museum? If so what’s your favourite part? Let me know!


Xo Laurie

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  1. April 17, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Nice outfits . great color combination.

  2. May 21, 2018 / 6:22 am

    Thank you so much for this! Keep it up with the patiently explained tutorials and donโ€™t get discouraged by no comments on your posts.

  3. April 26, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    Fabulous outfit, the back of your blouse is beautiful!!
    I missed hosting Friday Features last week, but I’m back in full swing with lots of fun ideas and your being featured!!
    Hope you will stop by and share again!!
    Happy Weekend!

  4. April 23, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Amazing photo shoot!!
    Looking so pretty in palazoo pant and top. I loved your blog post.

  5. April 19, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    The V&A museum has always been on my list but I’ve never managed to get there. You look amazing Laurie. Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  6. Caroline
    April 18, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    The good emails are sometimes few and far between, but when they’re good, they’re good!
    What a fabulous opportunity and you look amazing. I love the blouse!
    The museum is stunning also!


  7. April 17, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    An absolutely fabulous opportunity. Congratulations and I hope the offspring are now very proud of their mama. The outfit suits you so much. I adore that blouse. I don’t think I have ever visited that museum.All of the others have been done of course but I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of that one to visit.

  8. April 17, 2018 / 4:55 am

    The details on the white blouse were gorgeous and I loved the glass chandelier! #AnythingGoes

  9. April 16, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Such beautiful photos Laurie! I love the outfit you chose – I might have to buy the trousers if they have them in my size! I’ve never been to the V&A but it’s definitely on my list of places to go.

    Emma xxx

  10. April 16, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Iโ€™m very excited for you!! Canโ€™t wait to see the outcome. The V&A is beautiful place (went there a few years ago with some friends to see a ball gowns exhibition).

  11. April 16, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Simply gorgeous locale for a photoshoot! I am thrilled for you and this next exciting journey. You have had a wonderful year of opportunity and I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your adventures. Cannot wait for the full scoop on the exhibit! You chose a gorgeous look with just the right amount of drama. Thanks for sharing with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  12. April 16, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Oh wow this is amazing, what a fabulous opportunity, Im so thrilled for you! Your outfit is beautiful and I adore that shirt. Perfect look. I love the V&A, they do some fantastic exhibitions there, a lot of really amazing fashion ones. I look forward to hearing about the day xxx

  13. April 16, 2018 / 12:15 am

    You really chose the perfect outfit for this majestic setting.

    Congratulations on being chosen to take part in an exhibit! It sounds so interesting.

    I’ve never been to the V&A but need to think about it the next time I’m in London.


  14. April 15, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    What a wonderful place for a photo shoot. Very nice photos. #PoCoLo

  15. April 15, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Laurie that outfit made you look as if you could have been part of the exhibition. I have to agree with you it is a special feeling knowing you have created something all on your own and I am happy to see your blog and brand taking off like it has. It has been an exciting year for you!

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary. The hard work is starting to pay off! I have to pinch myself sometimes! xx

  16. April 15, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Laurie, I’m so glad your hard work on your blog has led to such an exciting opportunity. You looked gorgeous! I’ve not been to the V&A, but hope to one day.

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you, Jean. You must go! It’s beautiful xx

  17. April 15, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Your blog is going from strength to strength Laurie and more power to your elbow for that! The outfit is totally you and very glamorous – good choice. I can’t wait for the reveal. Well done – you deserve this!

    Anna x

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Anna! xx

  18. April 14, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    How exciting! I love those trousers too, that’s an amazing price!! Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza ๐Ÿ™‚

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks Jo. They’re definitely worth that price and feel amazing on xx

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you! xx

  19. April 14, 2018 / 4:31 am

    I absolutely love this photo shoot. Your outfit is so chic and adds some drama to the museum. I love this!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Thank you, Ruth, it was a fun day xx

  20. April 13, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Such gorgeous photo’s. You look amazing as always. I can’t wait to find out more it sounds like an amazing opportunity #pocolo

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thank you, Tracey. I can’t believe some of the opportunities that have come my way this year! Feeling very lucky xx

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thank you! xx

  21. April 13, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Stunning location for a shoot and you choose a beautiful outfit. I love coast and than shirt is stunning, especially the back. #pocolo

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Coast is right on my radar this year. They have some lovely items xx

  22. April 13, 2018 / 8:25 am

    I absolutely love that dramatic and beautiful. you look amazing. I have visited the V&A years ago, must return next time I am in London.

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:52 am

      You need a few days to visit the place Hilda. I think I just managed to view the outskirts of it. I look forward to returning. xx

  23. April 12, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    The shoot looks amazing Laurie and your outfit is perfect – looks so good in the setting! I always pop into the V&A when I’m in London to see what’s on. I have a small knitwear label myself and an very much focused on ethics and sustainability in fashion so I’m looking forward to visiting their Fashion and Nature exhibition that opens later this month!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 7:56 am

      Thank you, Eleanor. I’m popping over to your site now for a nose. xx

  24. Amy Arnold
    April 12, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    What a fun spot. You look gorgeous!

    Amy Ann

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 9:01 am

      Thanks Ann xx

  25. jodie filogomo
    April 12, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    What an exciting time, Laurie!!! I was jumping in joy for you!!!!
    And this outfit is incredible, just like the museum!!

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Thank you, Jodie. The outfit worked well I think xx

  26. April 12, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    How exciting! That museum looks gorgeous! And so do you! You picked the perfect outfit.

    • laurie
      April 14, 2018 / 9:07 am

      The museum is fantastic and you must visit it if your ever in London! xx

  27. miri
    April 12, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I think you could not have chosen a better location for your photoshoot. And I love your white top and those Morocco trousers. The whole look is so chic.

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:25 pm

      Tank you Miri xx

  28. April 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

    WOW you look absolutely gorgeous, Laurie! The blouse and trousers are divine, I can totally understand why you’ve since bought them! I’ve been to the V&A once and loved it there. It really is beautiful, isn’t it? I also love the British Museum. Old English architecture is the best!
    Cam’t wait to read more ๐Ÿ™‚
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:26 pm

      I have been to the British Museum but not for many years Suzy. It’s next on my list xx

  29. April 12, 2018 / 8:29 am

    So beautiful. The location. The outfit. YOU! The shirt is amazingly gorgeous, though to an ironophobe like me I see, err, challenges.
    You really are living a wonderful life and it’s down to hard work and being YOU. So very well done, Laurie and you deserve it all.
    I can tell you one thing for sure, you won’t be sharing the exhibition with me … so many hours and weeks I sit by the phone, waiting for it to ring. Oh the loneliness of the unfound blogger, ๐Ÿ˜–. (Hope that brings a little smile to your day)
    I’m sending you multiple hugs, my lovely, XX.

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Oh Mary! You’re not unfound! I found you and I love your blog! And I have watched you grow this past year. Just keep on doing what your doing xx

  30. April 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Oh wow Laurie, such an exciting photoshoot. You look beautiful and wore the perfect outfit. How fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up.

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Claire xx

  31. Karen B
    April 11, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    Gosh what a dramatic beautiful outfit !!! You really suited those clothes so much and looked the part against the backdrop of the museum. I would have one of those shots framed and on my wall if I was you !!! Please can I ask how your Joules bag is wearing as I fancied one a while back but saw a couple of bad reviews about the handle splitting. Thanks โ˜บ

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you, Karen! I’m so pleased you came back for more reading. The Joules bag I have had since around January and I have used it a lot! A nice pop of colour! I haven’t had a problem with my strap at all!
      I’m sure they would exchange if there was a problem but mine is fine xx

  32. April 11, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    What wonderful photos, what an interesting museum and what a beautiful outfit! I really want to see the result of your professional photography session, I’m sure you’ll be a wonderful model. I fall in love with your shirt, with this wonderful pleat and these so original sleeves. The pants are cute, with so much volume and movement. Black and white is always so elegant. I imagine you walk around the museum like a beautiful Greek caryatid, almost flying more than walking …

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      So Kind Josep! I will share the photos when the exhibition is open for sure,. xx

  33. April 11, 2018 / 7:15 am

    Such a classic style that suits you with a little bit of drama thay suitsnthe venue too! Iโ€™ve been to London several times but never the V & A. #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you, Becky. Go next time your in London. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed xx

  34. April 10, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Wow Laurie… if dreams come true! You look stunning in this wonderful style. Blouse and trousers are so amazing and a good choice for this shooting.
    XO Tina

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Thank you, Tina xx

  35. April 10, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Laurie that outfit is simply jaw dropping ! You look like a princess! Congrats my friend !
    I love the textiles and the fashion room at the V and A !
    Lovely post as usual
    Bestest wishes for a good week ahead
    Ashley xx

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Matey xx

  36. April 10, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    What an amazing opportunity, Laurie! Congratulations! And I totally approve of your outfit of choice. Both the pleated trousers and that amazing pleated shirt are fabulous! I haven’t been to the V&A but that is definitely on my list for my next visit to London. xxx

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      Tank you, Ann. And when you come to London let me know and we can meet for tea! xx

  37. April 10, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful museum! I love that chandelier too! How wonderful Laurie, sounds like an amazing time and experience. Congtatulations! I love your romantic outfit, that white blouse is fabulous!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you Jess xx

  38. April 10, 2018 / 11:21 am

    How wonderful Laurie, you look gorgeous, I bet you had a super time there. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you Jacqui. I look forward to sharing the exhibition photos xx

  39. April 10, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Your outfit choice is absolutely perfect Laurie – clever you!! You look fantastic and The Victoria and Albert museum has been on my list for a while – I might have to go sooner than later, it looks fabulous there! x

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      You must go, Maria! I know you will love it xx

  40. April 10, 2018 / 10:25 am

    How amazing Laurie! I love the V&A and their exhibitions are always worth a visit. You look utterly fabulous, the blouse is a real show stopper!

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks, Gail. Great to see you back xx

  41. April 10, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Great photographs. When you are invited to the new V&A to open in Dundee September of this year you are welcome to come stay with us here at Pinewood Country House. Loving the blog.

    • laurie
      April 15, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Now that’s very tempting Karen! I love Scotland too xx

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