In the South Land there’s a city

Mardi Gras was this past Tuesday and I totally use it as an excuse to Disneybound as Charlotte (one of my favorite, and slightly relatable characters) from The Princess and the Frog and eat loads of beignets and drink mint juleps at Disneyland. I also did another Charlotte parasol, this time featuring her party gown, which is also the inspiration behind my bound (here is a shot from the film for reference). I was also super excited when the Mardi Gras pin for this year feature Louis and Ray from the film!

I apologize for all of the Disneybounding lately! I swear the blog is not turning into a Disney fashion blog! It’s just there has been a lot of fun things going on at the park, and Disney related events that offer up the perfect opportunity to bound! And now with so many decent bound posts under my belt, I really want to do a post about the subject to round it out.

You may also spy a different watermark/signature going on in my photos. Over the years I have had a few photos taken, cropped to the point where my site has been removed, and re-uploaded. As a historian, and user of the internet, knowing source material is extremely important to me, which is a key reason why I watermark. I tried to be nice and not too distracting by placing it in a lower corner, but I see now that even that isn’t good enough. I’m trying this style out now. If you have your own thoughts or experiences on the matter, please feel free to share in the comments.

Outfit
Peasant Top & Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes: Re-Mix
Tiara: The Vintage Darling
Earrings: Some wedding show…I bought them for my wedding earrings actually!
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Mardi Gras Pin: Disneyland
Parasol: Made by me

12 thoughts on “In the South Land there’s a city

  1. Charlotte is one of my favorites too! What a great outfit. In regards to the watermark, I actually didn’t notice it while reading, so I’d say that it’s successful in that it doesn’t distract from your photos. Placing it over a part of your outfit or central part of the subject matter seems like a really great idea, less chance of deliberate cropping out your left arm, for example!

  2. I love Charlotte too! And you look fabulous! I love everything the parasol, pink top & skirt and the crown! How many pairs of Remix shoes do you own? I am so jealous of your remix collection.

  3. I didn’t notice the watermark either! I have struggled with wanting to watermark my photos, but not be obnoxious about it. Seeing yours here, makes me thing that I can probably put my watermark more in the picture, and not worry about it. I’ve wondered before about it being cropped out, and I’m sorry to hear that has happened to you! Your pictures are always so good- and it’s too bad that people are using them without your permission.
    I don’t mind seeing all your Disneybounding either. I’m not a huge Disney fan, but it’s kind of fun to see what you come up with!
    -Nicole
    The Artyologist

    • I’ve seen it done in a variety of ways. Some do it along the edge, but sideways, in the upper left or right, very small. Others do it how I used it, in the lower right or left. Then I have seen like signature style graphics with a swooping line, mostly used by professional photographers. And then there is this faded method too. It’s hard to keep it consistent in location, while also overlapping areas you know are okay to overlap, and also key to the photo as to not be easily cropped out.

      I find in a world of Tumblr and Pinterest, watermarks are more important then ever. They really help assist users in knowing the original source of images in case the links get lost within all of the reposting/repinning.

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