Wednesday, 11 May 2011

striking a pose

Photobucket

Photobucket

So... I'm sure all my fellow personal style bloggers have had those days, and those photoshoots. Suddenly your location seems less magical, your outfit unremarkable, and there's a small cluster of Germans watching you curiously and intently from about 10 feet away. Well, maybe the last one has limited application. To cut a long story short, I was feeling shy.

So clearly the only solution was to take Albert's advice when he said "models don't look shy. They don't try and look pleasant for the camera. You should make some crazy model faces." Yesh. So all I'm saying is, don't judge me! On the plus side, I felt way better, and my uninvited audience eventually left, scratching their heads.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photos by Albert (who couldn't keep a straight face in his own "model poses"). Everything I'm wearing is second hand in one way or another

38 comments:

Florence said...

HAHA love your expressions, sultry...

www.fantailflo.com

Shybiker said...

I love the faces! I wish bloggers would play with more interesting poses and expressions. We tend to use a conventional default and it gets boring. Kudos for experimenting.

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha I love this :D
And yayyy, that's totally how I was planning to wear my sweater like that when I got it! :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

A said...

@Emily,

I am with Albert. Models are not shy. But honestly you don't appear to be a shy person...

Are these pictures with SLR camera on an overcast day?

There is book called 'How to pose'..I never read it but just saw the title...if you want to be a model...but I feel you will stick with academics

valerie enrĂ­quez said...

I completely understand the sentiment where locations seem less "magical". However, wherever you are looks very pretty! x

NRIGirl said...

Love that sweater! Yes, love the looks too :)

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh yes...gotta love the gawkers who get way to close. I'll need to try this tactic of making model faces next time...I always just give up and move somewhere else b/c I am so darn shy.
Both your outfit and pictures turned out lovely. I love the simplicity of your look. Very chic and summery. The faces are priceless:)

CAITLIN said...

HA love it. very fierce. these photos will make great hiphop album covers ;)

also, you're awesome.

Rebeccak said...

Awesome! Love it! Hehehe... sounds like I need an albert directing my shots now and then!

CessOviedo said...

oh yeah! I've had those shoots more than once minus the germans, anyways love that you posted them, they are cute!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

sojourned in style said...

the model poses are quite striking ;) I know a thing or two about camera shyness, never having gone out of my room, this is what I fear a crowd giving me so stares! pretty dress the sweater is lovely with it.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I get plenty shy taking my photos in secluded spots. Strange. On the occasions that I take my photos in public my nerves are basically through the roof!

I like how cohesive the small polka dots on your dress and the round open knit of your sweater look together. And that particular shade of blue is quite lovely with the varying degrees of brown.

29 Skirts said...

Hehehe...I love the model faces! The wind in your hair is also very "modelesque." Were you doing a hair toss in the third photo? Awesome.

I really like how the patterns of your dress and sweater work together and how you added the lighter blue (or possibly blueish gray?) belt.

Sewon said...

I'm loving the fierce pout, though! :) I get really self-conscious about being in front of the camera, too. I almost prefer self-portraits but my tripod got busted in my suitcase. Ohh your hair looks great!

islabell said...

awww dude. I totally totally get that feeling. and then your flicking through the photos and that gets you bummed out too and you know you will never see those 10 germans every again but its sooo embarrassing.

I think you look adorable in these shots and your model poses. That wee knit top is devine, i found a yellow one the other day and its a little to bright, that nude it perfect
x

Anthea said...

Hehe! I still haven't gotten used to be behind the camera! Love the model faces :)

Sophie said...

Haha love the poses! You gotta have some fun sometimes!
Sophie
x

Eleni said...

Excellent Bitchface! You're making me want to crochet a little top for myself...

Stef / Diversions said...

Your outfit is glorious and you got the model pout down to a t :)

Love your top, especially with this gorgeous dress.

Jenni Wells said...

I know the feeling! I like your sort of frowny face. It's very 'i don't give a shit'

jenniwells.blogspot.com

Tomz said...

lovely!!

Raquel said...

Finally I can see the photos! ;) stupid internet last night!
I think these are quite funny, I just wish I could e more like that in front of the camera. And you do look like an editorial model with your hair being blown by the wind ;)
I love that crochet/open knit top with the polkadot dress (it would also look great with your new espadrilles hehe).

Michal said...

hehe you're awesome! I love your model faces. Plus, I don't think this outfit is unremarkable.. it's awesome! :)

panna marta. said...

Your face is amazing. I like your pictures too.

Miranda said...

That top is lovely! And you have some great facial expesions!

Sara and Emma said...

Beautiful outfit, great photos!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I can claim a wee bit of native heritage. How much exactly I'm not sure. All I know is that the connection is on my paternal grandmother's side and supposedly it's to a tribe from New Hampshire (of which there were only two, it seems). I was just speaking with my dad the other day at how unfortunate it is that we don't know a lot about that side of the family. I suggested he track down some of his cousins and ASK, hehe.

Jo said...

Are those miniature pleats I spy on your dress? Whatever they are, the dress sure is pretty! P.s. I love your pout! Haha!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

gorgeous outfit, love the skirt especially.

Helen, X
http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com/

Monique said...

Are these photos with the new camera? I really love how they turned out. Well done with the model poses lady!

Kudos to Albert for taking these pics. Your outfit is sweet.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Those are good expressions and Albert is the best for telling you that! Also, and I couldn't make this up if I tried...I'm literally wearing the same outfit as you. Pics soon.

Georgia Rose said...

Oh dear, I know that feeling all too well! I get so self-conscious posing for pictures in public places, and I hate the funny looks people give me! rest assured you look lovely though.

After reading your post musing on the status of vintage in the blogging world, I thought you might be interested to read my second-most-recent post, called 'On Vintage'. ♥

dimi said...

Lovely model faces! You're a pro!! :)

Brittany Videll said...

Those days are the worst! It's so hard because nothing anyone says makes you feel like you look good, especially if you look through the pictures, hate them, then try to take more and they turn out worse! Better luck next time! xx. You still look gorgeous!

Diana Smith said...

great expressions and photos!!

Cup Of Kitten Tea said...

oh i always have the best ideas for blogging photography, it comes to it then i get shy and it crumbles apart!
I love your last post on Whitby btw, I used to study near there :) xxxx

Ashley said...

hahahaha! That's seriously great :)

monkey + pig said...

i know all about those days... practically every photo sesh i had since i started my blog..
but that's what i need to work on! my model face haha!
love the sweater btw, you have the best thrifted stuff!

talesofmonkeyandpig.blogspot.com