Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smile or Die X Asteroid Designs photo shoot !!!

Hey there friends!
I did this photo shoot with my raddest friend Ciaran for his vintage photography collection, channeling Audrey Hepburn/50's looks and also Suzy from Moonrise Kingdom (with the camera prop and the knee high socks). It turned out pretty amazing and ended up being quite the adventure, although more scenery and full-shot based than my normal pictures.
You can check out more of Ciaran's work here (facebook) and here (tumblr)! His fashion photography portfolio/graphic design collective is called Asteroid Designs.

Taken in the Mission District (San Francisco).

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Urban Outfitters dress, vintage belt and camera, ?? socks, Vince Camuto heels. 

Fashion tip: Semi-matching makes for a really cool look. For example, my dress has navy blue in the plaid, but the shoes I chose are a brighter and lighter shade of blue. Pick two things in an outfit that are characterized by the same color, but aren't the same shade. Green and forest green, tangerine and tiger orange, lavender and eggplant, etc.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

70's high fashion X rockabilly/punk

This is inspired by 70's classic fashion heavily crossed with KESH and modern punk type looks. Makeup and hair are inspired by American Hustle, but the overall look is definitely more current.

Side note, I'm also super into the foehawk-but-not-trying hairstyle right now. It ended up being easy peasy, so you can do it at home too! First, you tease the crown of your hair and pin it down with a bobby pin. If your hair isn't thick or curly, I recommend curling and teasing it before you pin it up. Just pull back the sides of your hair and pin them high up against your head. Do that until you reach the end of your hairline. Hairspray helps to hold it; however, remember that the look doesn't require perfect placing or anything. Second side note, the longer the coat, the better. You really want to get that 70's coat length. If you're on the smaller side and feel like it might overwhelm you, heels always help. It's the ultimate key to looking like a struttin' New York high fashion model, except for the fact that you might be freezing your butt off at this time of year.

I will definitely be posting again soon so stay tuned!

(P.S. Am I Teen Vogue editorial yet? I tried.)

ASOS coat, vintage coat pins, KESH for American Apparel dress, Zara shoes, H&M rings, Conroy & Wilcox safety pin earring from Metier.

Makeup: NARS Orgasm blush (which I find highly ironic, based on the movie), Buxom pinkish-nude tinted lip gloss, Tarte eyeshadow stick in Fig and amazon clay eyebrow pot, Givenchy pencil eyeliner, L'Oreal Telescopic liquid eyeliner.