Tale As Old As Time

We know that life isn’t a fairytale. We fight all the time to be heard, to be taken seriously, and sometimes it seems as if the automatic way to respond to this is to aim for the furthest possible idea of what is expected of us. I mean, what does it really mean to be female in today’s society? What about embracing our desires, differences and letting us empower us. We need to know that it’s as much okay to be a stereotype as it is not to be. Whether as a female you choose to be a pinup, a mother, a wife, a lover, a painter or a plumber…it’s all about being free to make the choice to do so.This is truly what can empower us if we let it.

The exploration of raw and real women must come from a place of recreating the traditional in order to understand our ideas and expectations of ourselves. We can only then try to understand our own conditioned understanding of normality as a female. Let’s go right back to basics. In simpler terms, as it should be said, we stand together and stand the strongest by having the freedom of choice. The freedom to fight, and the freedom to find what suits us. Be that badass princess if you want to be, read those books, bite that apple, do whatever you want to, just DO YOU. This is the story we should be telling.

Shot by Rob Duncan
Jewellery by Godessa Jewellery
Prop/ Set/ Wardrobe Styling by Peony Vintage
Wigs and Location : Happily Ever After
Paper Artistry by Meyka Studios
Make up artists : Sasha Prebble, Make up by Miss JoJo


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Author: Georgina Roberton
Email: georgie@peonyvintage.com
Author Bio: Georgie is a U.K.-based costume stylist and vintage seller doing anything to get her visions made. She produces styled shoots with local independent creatives and is striving for modern day western feminism to become more tolerant of choice.
Link to social media or website: http://www.peonyvintage.com


by Harness Editor

Harness believes that freedom of expression equals female empowerment. The truth? We’re a badass authentic community of fierce women, and we exist to help your voice be heard. Harness is here to be your safe haven. A place to shed the competition, the insecurities. This is a place to rise by lifting others. This is who we are.


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