Sunday 14 July 2013

Fabulous Modelling Debut!

OK, so this title is more than a little tongue-in-cheek, because although it was a shoot with a professional photographer, who is also a MUA and straightened my hair, the first time it's been pampered in like a year- when did it get long again?! Woohoo! I don't feel like a model at all, especially not a fabulous one! My lovely friend Olivia had just had her home studio finished and wanted someone to test it out with =] Check out her site here!

The original plan was to photograph one all black outfit and one all white outfit, but we couldn't be bothered with the hassle of changing the white backdrop to blue, so only the black got used.

Here is the black outfit:

Sitting on the suitcase I brought all my stuff in! Wearing the Camden blouse, with my black pinafore and petticoat (I would have liked to have a black skirt underneath too but didn't have one long enough).

Impersonating the pin-up girl photograph on the wall beside me:

We also took pictures of my new black and white skirt outfit:

The bow wouldn't stay straight for some reason.

So I took it off (next time I'll tack it down!). Also I swapped back to the top hat because the other one was a lot warmer under the stage lights! That's also the reason I'm wearing the lace tights - I think plain black might have looked better but I was already melting!

With teapot:
Olivia has the cutest teapot ever!


I found the whole experience to be pretty fun, strangely tiring (many failed attempts to get a picture that looked like I was flying Mary Poppins style probably didn't help there...) and more than a little embarrassing!

I think I thought that after all the work these pictures would be amazing, that I would look like a real model and feel really pretty, but instead a lot of them look a little awkward, because I'm quite a physically awkward person, the oddness of the situation doesn't help and I couldn't see myself and many of them have really goofy expressions! I hereby pass a decree that I'm never allowed to show my teeth when smiling again. It looks awful!


In fact there is something I absolutely hate about every picture I've posted. Maybe practice makes perfect? Maybe I'm too self-critical at the moment? Maybe I should just stick to the day job =P Still it was an amusing evening and if Olivia needs a guinea-pig again I'll be happy to oblige!

One thing I won't be forgetting though - MAC make really good ghost pale foundation so at least my skin looks alright here!


  1. I disagree, I like you better with the toothy smile!!

  2. You look great, and that teapot is amazeballs :D

  3. You look very lovely! It looks like you had a lot of fun. :)

  4. Cute photos, please be proud of yourself, you look adorable! ^^ Actually, the last photo is the best one, smiling suits you. You're not physically awkward at all, you just have to mind your posture and every time you strike s pose, you have to imagine how it will look in 2D. You want to avoid flat poses and create figures and curves. You also have to find the most flattering angles, so yes, practice on both your end and your photographer's will result in lovely shots one day! Besides I'd suggest to boost your hair a little and use less eye shadow because that dark make up doesn't really fit your features. :)

  5. I think you look fantastic and I especially love the closeup shot! You look like a totally different person with the "toothy" smile! Maybe after a few sessions, the posing will feel less awkward for you. Although I don't think the awkwardness comes through in the photos, at all!

    I can totally relate, though - I HATE having my picture taken and I can count on one hand the number of photos of myself that I like. And considering how old I am, that's about one picture every 9.6 years. LOL

  6. I think you look awesome as hell! You're very pretty. :3 I love the one with the teapot and the profile! Simple tip would be to try and keep your chin down. I have trouble with that myself.

  7. *I* think you look nice. It's often that people are their own harshest critics. A friend of mine is a photographer, and we did a photoshoot in a cemetery last fall. I also criticized every picture - my posture, the expression on my face, the way I was holding my hands, etc. No one else saw the perceived imperfections.

    Easier to say than to accept, I know. If she and I did another photoshoot today, I would be saying the same things about my pictures that you're saying about yours.

  8. I think these turned out awesome! I especially loved the teapot photo and your pin-up impersonation photo.

  9. You look absolutely lovely!~

  10. Aw, wow, what a great debut, you look fantastic in all outfits and poses. The toothy smile is adorable, I think it suits you! The close-up shot is my favourite, the way your hair falls in this one is really cool!!

    1. Also, I forgot that I tagged you in one of my last blogposts :)

  11. You look amazing! Especially in the pictures with the second outfit, in my opinion. You are very expressive, which is a wonderful thing for a model ;)!

  12. I think you look lovely :3 I especially like the photos with the parasol :)

  13. Hey there, you've been tagged!

  14. You look gorgeous! I love the parasol! I love having my parasols in pictures, they make great props!

    You look lovely, I think what you think looks awkward looks a little shy but in a cute way, so it comes off really honest and open. You don't look all in love with yourself like some people do (no one here of course) you are kind of refreshing!

    I hate to smile with my mouth open too. I glare at people who tell me to smile when they take pictures.