WOW… Here Comes The Red Head!

So .. as you all know for many years, I am have been a Published Profesional Photographer. Sadly I had to give it up as my full-time job due to health reasons, c’est la vie.

However, on a positive note, this then leaves me to do all the fun types of photography that I love doing, rather than stuff you find yourself having to do for money. (whilst secretly thinking my goodness this is boring me to tears haha.)

I have written a children’s book ‘Who Are You? The Big Taboo…‘and I decided I would use my talents (as a photographer) and my beautiful daughter to create an advertisement for my book via a photoshoot. Honey-Mae agreed to this as she loves to pose and the thought of receiving lots of new clothes for the shoot clinched the deal.

So we were off, Darren and Kasper had gone off to have a Man Utd Ground Tour, for the day and Connor had gone off to do Clay Pigeon shooting.

So this left the girls to go off to the dog walking woods down the road, with many charged camera batteries and several outfits including some rather fabulous hats!

PLUS … Not forgetting a copy of my fab Children’s Book ( even if I do say so myself)

We grabbed a costa (of course) as I don’t function that early in the morning without coffee and headed over. Honey was excited and so was I, however even though my daughter is beautiful, with her red hair, blue eyes, freckles plus a fab front tooth gap that most modelling agencies die for, the reason for this is because it makes a model very different from the usual looking beautiful person. But that’s my Honey-Mae she is very unique in many ways.

To me she has always been my Honey, I have always thought she was stunning but then I am her Mum I should think that. Many people have told me over the years, “oh my goodness she is so adorable and so beautiful she should be a child model”.

She hadn’t ever really shown much interest apart from modelling for me which was a regular thing. She enjoyed being around my models and watching Crazy Creative Beauty Shoot ideas unfold.

But to be truthful, unless my children want to do something I don’t push it. I am far from the pushy parent. So I thought it’s her choice, it will most likely never happen which is fine with me …

So, to my amazement, the “It will most likely never happen” has in fact happened.

So here are the results from her first ever shoot at 9 years old in 2019, let’s just bear in mind she hasn’t modelled for a long time as I had so much time off due to illness before.

So here are the results, they are just astounding..

From these photos, she has been offered several modelling agencies.

AND SHE WANTS TO DO IT APPARENTLY !!!!! WHAT???? I did not expect it to be honest.

I love that finally, she has found something to do that she enjoys, well, for now, anyway. I think the thought of money was the final deal clinch lol

Funny that my daughter hears the words clothes and money and the deal is done. I have to state she isn’t my daughter at all… MUCH LOL.

So from this, we are now building a portfolio for her, she has a website and things are in motion… https://edurrant1.wixsite.com/honeymaedurrantrance

We have a load more photos on the website and many on the way.

My final thought for this blog – regardless of the issues Honey-Mae has, in this she is a natural which doesn’t often for her bless her. However, I am choosing not to tell the industry that Honey has ASD because I want her to have a far change without being judged before she arrives – which happens, believe me. Honey will achieve what she wants to achieve and I will be by her side when she does it.

Hope you have enjoyed this blog.

Until the next time

Emx

For now, I am Honey’s Management, until we make a decision who to join.
edurrant@icloud.com
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This Celebrity is Outrageous!

So… Good Morning everyone or evening depending on when you are reading this. So as your here, this would suggest that there are only two reasons that you have clicked on and are reading this blog…

Now my two questions, are the following did you click on my blog because:

  1. The title made you look because you wanted to know, exactly who the celebrity is that is the most outrageous?
  2. Or you are fabulous and just read every blog I ever write haha.
Sadly I think I can guess which one it is!

But if it is the latter, then I thank you very much. LOL

Why are we so obsessed with the celebrity status? Why does it matter?

This is when some of you will drop off and disappear as you are disappointed that so far you haven’t found out instantly who it is haha. Am I right?

No this a serious question because I am not that fussed myself and would like an answer from people who differ from me, as I am sure not everyone has the same answer anyway.

I am not the type to read OK! Magazine to see how many divorces Katie Price has had, or who has had their heart broken for the umpteen time and had it splashed on a magazine for all to see. Sadly whilst they are sitting crying behind closed doors as WE ALL WOULD BE.

Why do so many want this gossip to be at the forefront of their entertainment?

The thought of someone in pain whoever they are is shocking to me, I hate it and quite frankly it makes me sad.

Why isn’t it to these people who read it? Or worse write it for that matter? I appreciate being a writer myself your main purpose is you write to sell, but what is wrong with us, enjoying someone else’s pain.

I am starting to consider Sigmund Freud had it right when he believed all humans were dark and that confronting one’s dark side in our world is a must if we are to all transcend it.

So another question I put to you whilst we are discussing the dark side… Is really knowing about which Celebrity is the most Outrageous? Honestly that important to your life? Will it make you feel happier, richer or will that information increase your IQ?

Will it help you achieve those career goals you have longed for?

Or is it just a load of old bollocks that really deep down none of us really give a flying crap about and it has no true impact on our lives for the best in anyway whatsoever.

Is it solely a method to prove to ourselves that actually their fabulous lives that we see broadcasted via TV or via Magazine photo shoots, where their legs are amplified to look as if a 5 ft 2″ regardless of any gender is made to look 6 ft 5″. Also, we can’t forget the huge boobs and tiny waists or the muscles of a Dreamboy.

Are we trying to convince ourselves that actually past it all, their lives can be just as shit as ours and we aren’t all nobody failures? Is laughing at their failures and tears making us feel better about ourselves?

Personally, this is just my opinion so feel free not to take it- if it does, if this really does make you feel better then… Seriously you need to get out more!!!! stop reading this shit that is presented to you via these idiots, who let’s face it ALSO … write crap to make you feel worse, not better because remember these are the ones who also write about the ‘Mega cribs’ that you can’t afford even though you work three jobs whilst looking after a family. Or they ‘Photoshop the long legs perfect bodies’ even though you still can’t look like that even though around three jobs you have and the family, you kill yourself in the gym many hours a week!

My advice to you is … STOP GIVING A SHIT!instead make your own life better with positivity and then you won’t even know who is even a celebrity let alone who is the most outrageous.

Hope you enjoyed this blog …

Until the next time

Emxxxxx

These are my opinions and my opinions only, please don’t be offended as you don’t have to run your life by them 🙂

Designing your own Fashion

So … Hey guys how are you ? today I am going to be talking about Designing your own Fashion !

I definitely have a flair for design, creating new things in my brain and putting it into practice. However I have a flaw in my clothing design I can’t sew or draw, two very important elements you need to be a clothing designer LOL … This why I haven’t as of yet succeed in this field of creative clothing design.

However as things are moving forward in the field of design I believe that everyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it  … sometimes adapting is a necessity.

I am on the look out to move forward in this area but as of yet haven’t researched it enough to become anymore then a funny slogan T shirt designer that creates amusing vest tops that only I and I alone wear.

My brand is “To Be Continued” a clothing range but sadly that’s about as far as it’s got. My issue is that I come up with so many ideas and try to do them all at the same time. I find that I running  out of time and then things take a back burner.

As a photographer I have excelled in editorial images, many I haven’t even shared in my portfolio or in social media! Why? because I like …”The Little Bit Crazy” types of shots that a lot of others wouldn’t even consider..  I as always like to be different, I hate wearing the same clothes as others, having the same style, the same ideas and even though maybe I should take it as a compliment hate it when people try to copy my work it drives me mental .. “Why is that ?”  I hear you ask ? Well I love looking at people’s work! BUT… Their ideas, what amazing creativity they have conjured up out of Their brain!  But not work that looks like your work, or work that looks like everyone else’s work !!

I feel frustrated when people don’t have the creativeness to come up with their own ideas … That in my eyes doesn’t make you a leader it makes you a follower and who wants to be a follower in this industry? To me it would be like walking into a gallery and all the paintings, photographs and clothing pieces all looking exactly the same! Would you feel like it had been a waste of your time? I know I would feel this way.

I wouldn’t ever want to go to a photography workshop where everyone who leaves has pretty much taken the same shot as its staged!!  WHY? WHY? WHY? would you feel satisfied? knowing that isn’t your own idea, completely your own shot that doesn’t look like anyone else’s ! I know what I am saying is of course, my way of thinking! It doesnt mean that my way is the right way! as everyone feels differently on this subject.

However rightly or wrongly this is what I am like, even with clothing ? I love clothes but will always have my own style! As a clothing designer I would love to design pieces and then watch how people put them together with other pieces.  Individuality is key in my eyes. Like I said it makes you an independent creative person and I hear myself saying on a regular basis Oh … “I do love an eccentric”.

Even though many of you are aware, My wrists have been an issue for a while, operation after operation, it has had a serious effect on my creative life, meaning I have not done my photography as much as I have wished to, I am now on the mend and have started creating again.

But I also want to seriously consider the clothing design aspect, maybe incorporating photography with fabric.

So I am now going to consider how I can develop new ideas, new design and also how to adapt my brand to become something adventurous and different…

So if you are a fashion designer that can offer me any advice or fancy a collaboration on a piece.  I am on the look out for maybe a design program that can help me adapt, helping me combat my weaker areas.

As we all have our weaker areas, but does that mean we give up ? I don’t think so ….. This my friends is certainly NOT in my nature!

I 100% feel that not giving up is very important in business, helping ourselves combat these weaker areas or personal flaws improves us as individuals . It’s also how we push ourselves to improve our strengths that helps us move forward.

Thanks for reading ..

Please contact me at DurrantsDivulging@outlook.com with any helpful advice or comments on this subject. Or just for a chat I would love to hear from you all.

Until the Next Blog

Em XX

**** These are my opinions and my opinions only *******

Em Durrant

Durrant’s Divulging- Lifestyle Blogger

The Ultimate Shopping List …

So how are you all,  I cant believe how busy my life is right now so sorry for the lack of blog posts soon to be better I promise.

So ..Today I am going to talk to you all about my sort of fashion .

I like alot of stuff that many people don’t, for those people who know me well, they will know that my sense of fashion & style is quite different! – I am sort of rock/biker chic, however when I say that I dont mean I wear metallica t-shirts etc

It’s more like, I like shiny material ..ie PVC, Vinyl and Leather with large heeled boots, I have dark hair, wear dark Make Up and to be honest majority of my clothes are black! But please don’t think for one minute that I am Gothic, as that’s not my thing either.

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Photography the Masterpiece..

So.. I will be honest I am a bit biased when it comes to Photography as I can safely say it’s not just my job it’s my passion, an what you can create with a camera taking a single shot  is unbelievable!

Especially then tweaking it with Photoshop,  as this can help you take the photo you love and make it even better, brighten it make the colours pop even put artistic filters on it making it look completely different and turn what once looked like a photo into a piece of art if you wish.

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What Inspires Me…

So… Lately I have been asked by my readers..

“What inspires me to write my blogs ?”

“Why I have become the type of Blogger I have?”

Emma Durrant - Durrant's  Divulging Lifestyle Blogger

In my thinking pose…..LOL

Pause for thought ... The answer to that question is quite simple I suppose, that I have naturally fallen  into this! I don’t always write on subject matters that some bloggers in this genre write about, sometimes wander off into my own little version of a Lifestyle Blogger but I kind of feel that’s ok! Often I will say to new bloggers-

“Be Your Own Person”

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Blogger Recognition Award!

So It’s fabulous to be recognized for all of your ‘#Blogging Waffle’ as I like to call it!

As lets face it Blogging really isn’t the easiest of hobbies or jobs in the world and you have to love it as its so time-consuming, not that I am complaining of course it’s just not for the faint hearted.

 

blogger award

Ok so…   
What is the Award about ?
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers as a way to recognize and appreciate all of the hard work and talent that goes into their websites and blogs.

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Are you Materialistic?- I think that’s a Yes!

 

 

So …. Have you ever realised how in our life, the material things we own becomes a Must rather than a Privilege and something you can’t live without ?

I  in conversations in the past about money, forever heard myself saying …

“I am certainly NOT Materialistic – I  have never been or never would be! If I won the lottery ( Millions of Pounds) I would still shop in cheap places, getting value for money

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Faver.. The New Kid On The Block!

 

 

So… Hey all, today I stumbled upon a very exciting company called:

 

 

Its what some might call the ‘New Kid On The Block’ in the retail and online world, it is definitely right up my street! 🙂

Imagine a social experience where you can share, love, make lists and …. BUY . Continue reading

So… Hey BlogLovin 👏🏻

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

So .. Here’s just a quick blog to update  you all to let you know I am now also on Blog LovinFollow my blog with Bloglovin so not only can you find me at my Blog Address but you can also follow my blog and other blogs all in the same place .. Hooray 😁 .

I am preparing some new great blogs posts and will be posted over the next few days keep your eyes 👀 peeled:)

thanks for reading

Em xx