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Starry Eyed


It was quite difficult to edit the pictures for this post...or rather by edit I mean exclude. I consider the selection and arrangement of photographs part of the editing process. For personal style photography you really don't need a dozen shots from the same angle, pretty portraits of your face, or really a dozen shots at all. However, occasionally shooting isn't just a quick "get it done" process but something more relaxed and creative. This was my first un-rushed shoot with Thomas and it was nice to just enjoy the sunset and let him play around with the camera. We went slow and were barely interrupted by pedestrians on this bridge. Thomas also did the post editing and initial selection so I was presented with more than a dozen lovely shots to choose from and arrange. I liked so many photographs I'm posting more than my usual number and not all are posed in my typical style of "here's the dress, here's the dress from the side and here's me walking away in the dress..." Normally I tend to balance my creative impulses with the more practical desire to give a decent showcase of an outfit; headshots can be pretty but how's that related to fashion and will they just lead to questions of "what does the back look like?" Anyway, that's a good bit of rambling and I think the outfit is fairly clear despite the progression of these photographs into night and creative impulses.

Outfit details:
sandals c/o Modcloth (old, similar)
*pictures by Thomas

15 comments:

MsNotWeirdAtAll said...

Love those sandals. Peep toe shoes are my favourite kind spring/summer shoes. Maybe it's just because vintage and looking vintage is my thing. :)

http://msnotweirdatall.blogspot.com

Sara Caruana said...

The dress is positively gorgeous, it really suits your body type and the sandals are so cute, I've been trying to find a comfortable look pair for ages, looks like the search ends here :)I love the photos too

Nikki Williams said...

these photos are gorgeous! love the bokeh. good job, thomas!

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

poppydot said...

The dress is gorgeous! And you look very sweet with pigtails.

Emma Matthews said...

This is such a cute shoot! I love your dress.

Emma x
http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

petal and plume said...

so dainty and darling! stunning light, too!
xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I don't mind portraits, even in a fashion blog. I think that personal style blogs are about identifying with the blogger as much as her clothes, and eyes are the window to the soul and so on (or maybe not, but I like to see what a person looks like). Anyway, in either case, these photos are lovely!

Paige Flamm said...

This dress is fantastic! Love the print!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

les. said...

These images are so beautiful. They remind me of Gregory Crewdson's saturated colors combined with his almost eerie lighting. They're otherworldly and really lovely.

Anonymous said...

The dress is beautiful - the star print is stunning! I went to Modcloth to look it over and realised the dress is unlined. If you don't mind answering, do you take them to the tailor and get them lined or just wear slips underneath?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous 5:51PM, it depends on the dress. I mean I usually wear a slip underneath a dress that is slightly sheer, but with this dress the fabric is dark & thick enough that I didn't need a lining or a slip. If I layer it with tights I'll wear a slip to keep it from riding up.

Mani said...

I don't blame you, these photos turned out gorgeous! I'm loving the dress by the way, it's such a fun print.

Bobby Blue said...

This is one of my very favourite posts of your blog so far! The last picture made my lips curl into a smile. I always love the little things you write in your posts, the text is not just stating what we see, but it mostly really adds and gives the overall post something extra. I think I like the "extra" pictures in this post in the same way. They add to the feeling of it. And I think they can be very much part of fashion.
I hope this doesnt sound too weird. Because it's just meant as excited appreciation hihi.

Anna L. said...

thomas is a lucky fellow to elicit such a smile! xome.

Foxburrow Vintage said...

Some of my favorite photos on your blog. The ones of you laying down are my favorite, but they are all gems.