I mentioned a while ago that I was taking a little break from blogging while I traveled to Poland. As you might have noticed, I’ve been back for almost three weeks now, and I’m finally getting around to bringing you some Poland posts! It was an amazing trip, and I can’t wait to share more of it with you, but for now we’re starting with an outfit post.
We shot this outfit at Wawel Castle in Krakow. It’s a beautiful place, and shooting there was so much fun! I still get a little awkward shooting in places with so many people, but like with my Bay West shoot, this ended up being one of my favourite shoots ever! For more about that, read my Facing Fears post.
For those of you who don’t know the story of Wawel, it’s time for a little history lesson.
A frightening monster appeared during the reign of King Krakus (lat. Gracchus). The dragon required weekly offerings of cattle, if not, the humans would have been devoured instead. In the hope of killing the dragon, Krakus called on his two sons, Lech and Krakus II. They could not, however, defeat the creature by hand, so they came up with a trick. They fed him a calf skin stuffed with smoldering sulfur causing his fiery death. Then the brothers argued about who deserved the honor for slaying the dragon. The older brother killed the younger brother Grakch (Krakus), and told everyone that the dragon killed him. When he became king, his secret was revealed, and he got expelled from the country. The city was named in recognition of the brave and innocent Krakus.
That’s the gist of the story, but I’d really recommend you read the extended version on this site, because it’s beautifully written.
Pretty cool, right? Shooting in a castle made me feel magical, and I’m just sad I didn’t have a more princessy outfit to wear. But I was still somewhat echoing the fantasy element of Wawel’s history, because I was definitely feeling the ~witchy~ vibes with this outfit.
I am totally the next Supreme.
Seriously though, throw on a black maxi skirt and wide-brimmed hat, and you’re full on Coven (any AHS fans reading? Please let’s be friends). I paired them with one of my absolute favourite shirts, and gold trainers. Even witches need to be comfy when walking 20km on cobblestone streets. This is a knit top so it’s SUPER comfortable, and the tassels make it perfect for festival season, while the gold thread running through it lets you dress it up a little as well. It’s such a versatile piece, and if you find something similar I’d definitely recommend you buy it.
As a result of the legend I mentioned earlier, Krakow is FULL of shops selling these little dragons. They’re too cute!
Where’s your favourite place you’ve ever shot an outfit? Where would you love to shoot one? Let me know in the comments!