This is for Everybpdy, Everywear where the theme is red and pink. This is the first time I’ve taken part in months and months!
Unbelievably, this is only the third time I’ve worn this skirt, and I’ve had it for a good few years! I swapped it via a clothes swap flickr group when i still used flickr like a social network. Not sure why it’s languished like it has, I do really like it but I was ambivalent about pink for a long time. This whole outfit is very sugary in its colours, very unusual for me. I may be turning into a girly girl in my old age!
In other news, these photos are edited using GIMP. I’ve been using it instead of potatoshop, because we only have a windows version of that but I have a mac now and there’s no way I’m carting my shitty old laptop to Brussels as well (I’ve been using Dave’s desktop). It’s not hugely intuitive but it’s pretty good given that it’s free (compared to £650 (!) for photoshop, and even for students it’s still £160) and can do most things that I want to use, although annoyingly things that have the same name do slightly different things than they do in photoshop.
One thing I have been not been able to figure out though is if there is an equivalent of the ‘selective colour’ thing in photoshop, which is one of my favourite functions. You can change the colour of a particular colour (e.g making all the reds more magenta and cyan, or more yellow). The closest I could find in GIMP is changing the saturation of different colours. But all you can do is make the reds more or less saturated, you can’t actually change their shade. I tried googling but all the hits seem to be about selectively desaturating photos which is not what I mean. Anyone know?
* skirt – swap *top – charity shop * cardie – new look * shoes – el naturalista * brooches – swapped, gifted and free advertising * coat – h&m *