Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blogger Project: Mint and Chillies

If you follow me on instagram, you may already have seen my sneak peek photos from Mint and Chillies photography and food bloggers. They contacted Helen and me as part of their Edinburgh Blogger Project- details here- and I was honoured to be the first blogger to give it a go.

This was the first shoot I have done alone since we started our blog last year and I have to say that I was a bit nervous before hand. Not that you can tell from the photos- I soon realised how lovely and warm Mint and Chillies are! I met up with photographer Paulina and her husband Stan for a yummy milkshake at my home from home, Mary's Milk Bar (sorry, vegan Stan!), to find out a bit about more about each other. They are interesting and funny- and probably the first people to actually convince me vegan food might actually be worth trying. I've been following them on Instagram for a while and there's always something delicious being prepared.

Paulina's portraits are largely naturally lit, so we took a walk around Grassmarket. She asked me to wear my favourite outfit, so I wore a simple dress and my most regularly used accessories. No posing or theme, we just chatted as she snapped away. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I'm sure you will agree that this lady has talent!

Dress | Dorothy Perkins
Necklace | Karen Mabon
Shoes | Nine West
Bag | Bailey & Quinn
Mid Rings | H&M
Watch | Fossil
Hairclip | Rockafrilly
Nail colour | Revlon

There were SO many beautiful photos that I found it hard to whittle it down to this mere few. I think she has captured by personality and the vibrancy of Edinburgh's streets so well.
Normally Helen and I keep the look of our shoots upbeat. Sometimes this can be hard for me, what with my Resting Bitch Face. Seriously, when my face is relaxed it falls into an evil snooty scowl. In this shoot Paulina really embraced my natural Mean Girl pout, when I wasn't laughing at Stan's jokes.
Which do you prefer? Model mean or fun smiles?

I really had the best afternoon-which I think shows in these wonderful snaps. I'm thinking of ways we can work together again, once Helen has had her turn (soon- keep an eye out!)

Thanks to Paulina and Stan for a fun day and here's to fabulous new friends!

If you are interested in being part of the Mint and Chillies Blogger Project, you an contact them here.
You can also keep up to date with their work by following them on Facebooktwitter and instagram.

All photographs by Mint and Chillies.


  1. These pics are fabulous. What a cool project!

  2. ahhhh kimberley, these are amazing! you look beautiful and i love both your more natural face (resting bitch face haver here too) and your smiling/laughing photos!