The Looking Glass So Shiny and New

Since my outfit shots have been less than stellar lately, I thought I'd share a mini-photoshoot and video I made right before I left the States today. I did pack my tripod in my suitcase, but I haven't quite dragged it around with me yet...
On the dress: when I was younger and lived elsewhere there was this cramped, little store full of finds from India. It was one of my favorite stores and I liked to buy mirrored purses and quirky jewelry there. Obviously the magpie tendency runs deep as this is many years later and I couldn't resist another shiny piece. This dress is from Built by Wendy and is slightly more demure than a disco ball...




Outfit details:
Modcloth blouse
Built by Wendy dress
Cynthia Rowley tights via Gilt
Bloch wedges via Gilt

With the help of my father and a second tripod (so I could shoot the majority of the film on my own!), I made a little movie of some of my picture-taking process. People are always curious as to "who" takes my picture (even though I stated it in my profile to avoid the much repeated question...), so I thought I'd let everyone see some of the behind-the-scenes legwork.
*The song in the video is Rabbit Heart by Florence and the Machine.

CONVERSATION

53 comments:

  1. love that dress && those tights rock! :D
    Great shots!

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

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  2. Love that video! You are the cutest!

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  3. The dress is definitely THE DRESS!!

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  4. sweet! the dress looks lovely :)

    xx

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  5. Great photo shoot, and I love the video. It doesn't take any of the beauty away from your shots, but it does show the hard work you have to put in to get them!

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  6. The video shows how much effort you put into your photos. I wish I had that much patience! I love the dress :)

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  7. WoW!! I really love the video!! You are awesome!! g8 job!! Please post some more videos like this and the song you have chosen is one of my favorites.

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  8. I love your videos as much as I love your pictures! It really shows the hard work behind taking pictures with a tripod..I can tell that myself!
    Also love the dress :)

    Diana
    Songs and Fairy Tales

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  9. oo I love the way your dress sparkles in the sun!

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  10. How long does it take you to do one photoshoot like that?

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  11. Oooh, shiny! Love your dress!

    That video was a real treat. For one thing the music and the way it was edited looked very professional and easy-to-watch. It was cool getting a behind the scenes look! I have to say you look pretty graceful even between shots, whereas I look drunk or zombie-like in my outtakes. XD

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  12. That's the same I do it (except sometimes I use a remote). It take longer than some people think. Nice vid!

    http://FaceySarah.tumblr.com

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  13. i LOVE how the sun catches the sparkle on your dress! :D

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  14. Sparkly!!

    Haha I love that video! <3 The process is so familiar, haha.

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  15. The photos are so pretty, I really love that dress and like you said it is much more demure than a disco ball. :)

    It was cool seeing the video of how you take your pictures, I think I read somewhere before that you used a tripod.

    Oh and I have to say I adore the locations where you take the pictures. ^_^

    - Larissa

    wordsbylj.blogspot.com

    xx

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  16. love that dress, so sparkly!!! haha I never realised how repetitive it is taking your own photos, great choice of music by the way, I love Florence and the Machine :D

    xx

    www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

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  17. I adore South Asia and Middle Eastern garments! I have some pieces that are westernized because I simply don't think I can pull of wearing anything too traditional since I am not of any of those descents! I like that shiny dress a lot :)

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  18. I love the dress and I love the way you wear it! And the video is amazing! I can't believe that you always take your own pctures with a tripod. You are really good on that :D!
    xx

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  19. Love this! Your videos are the best.

    Although this one makes me wish my Cynthia Rowley tights didn't fall victim to a carpet nail...

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  20. I love, love, love that dress! So cute!
    Your videos are really cool. I always love watching them. I love that you put Florence + the Machine in there. :]

    http://quieteyeshaley.blogspot.com/

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  21. I loved watching this, I wish I had such a gorgeous backdrop to take my photos. I can also see how precarious you said it can be with your tripod and camera so close to that lake!

    That dress also reminds me of Christopher Kane x Topshop, with the mirrored detail!

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  22. Wow, that dress is so cool! It's amazing.

    I loved seeing the video behind the scenes :) Thanks for sharing !

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  23. i love the little mirrors on your dress : ) it must be tiring to shoot your daily outfits! i get tired running on flat ground to my self timer i can't imagine how crazy it must be for you climbing rocks and trees all the time :D

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  24. That is such a gorgeous dress, love your tights also!SarahD:)

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  25. I love love love all the videos you make...such fun! And great song choice,the harp totally works with the glittering sequins(are they classed as sequins? the shiny thing-majigs?)
    I've been a fan of florence for ages,her music is wonderful.
    S
    onetoomanywishes.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow, you are bold to have your camera so close to the water! I've lost a camera to a pond before and I'm way too paranoid now, haha. Luckily it was just a point & shoot, and not something more expensive! I'm glad you've been posting videos, they're so cute.

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  27. Great photos and video too!

    I love this dress - the little mirror details are so pretty.

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  28. i love all you videos. that dress is great! do you use a remote? i couldn't tell.

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  29. That dress is so beautiful!
    And I love that video,
    I thought somebody else was taking
    your pictures. I do it the same way, and it takes so much time ):
    Your pictures are always pretty!

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  30. your videos always make my day!! :D that dress is so quirky and magical!:D

    Animated Confessions

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  31. that video is so funky - no one should doubt you take your own photos! I love your gorgeous mane of red hair by the way - you lucky girl!

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  32. that dress is beautiful! you, your blogs, and your outfits never cease to amaze me!

    http://thetimeswehadblog.blogspot.com/

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  33. This post is awesome and so very darling.
    I'm glad that you've put this post/video for all us to admire!
    I just lvoe how your dress shines and sparkles with every whoosh of the breeze...

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  34. I love how shiny this dress is in the light. Very cute!
    noguiltfashion.blogspot.com

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  35. I absolutely ADORE this! You look so stunning in that dress. I love the video--Florence Welch is one amazing vocalist!


    xx
    Lyndsey

    p.s- please keep making videos! I'm waiting on the video you're going to make where you talk. :)

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  36. did you color wash your hair again? It looks fabulous!! Love the vid ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  37. that dress is so awesome! But then I very much love shiny things too.

    PS: Great video - I would have wanted to post it right away! Remind me what you're shooting these vids with? the picture quality is really great.

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  38. Love the video, it's great to see behind the scenes stuff like that. Do you use self-timer for your shots or do you use a remote?

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  39. Oh, this video is so great! I love seeing you posing; it's so adorable. How fun!

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  40. I love this outfit! Especially your shoes, they're so cute

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  41. I was always wondering how did you take your photos, know I have understood it. Thanks for this lovely video!

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  42. This is such a lovely dress!
    And the setting of these photos is beautiful!

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  43. You are so cute. And what a lovely dress. But i think you are looking a little bit shy at the beginning of the video. Are you really that shy?

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  44. I love the setting you had in the pictures + video! Would love to be by the lake/sea with a book and some apples :)

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  45. @Vali, Oh yes I'm totally that shy. I stare at my feet a lot in public, blush, and am terrible at making conversation.

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  46. awesome video!! you hair is so gorgeous! it shows that you put alot of effort into your blog, photography and outfits! you rock!
    xoxo

    P.s. every is beautiful!

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  47. That dress is so beautiful!!!
    It looks gorgeous in the sun!

    Funny little video! Gotta love Florence + the Machine too! :)

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  48. i must have missed this post on googlereader as i remember you mentioning it and went in search! wow you live by such a beautiful place! kylie just bought a remote and i'm so going to invest in one! i feel even more grateful of your amazing photos now after seeing you clamber over rocks so many times haha!xxx

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  49. this was so cute! i always see on other blogs how the pictures are taken by their boyfriends so its great to see a girl doing it for herself!

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  50. you are such a cute thing,i love the way u capture you image

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