Today I did a photo shoot for two friends, Brittany and Jolene. It was for an assignment in Fashion Public Relations. Brittany did fantastic make-up/hair/styling. They were both great at giving direction, and Brittany is a wonderful photographer. Check out Brittany's blog, Leopard Print & Denim. I've never modeled before, so it was really new and REALLY fun! Comment below and tell me your favorite shot.
Here are my 9 favorite shots:
Hope you enjoyed these. It was such a good experience.
Don't forget to check out Brittany's blog: Leopard Print & Denim! And.. leave a COMMENT with your favorite pick!
1.They give men a pancake-butt that resembles the saggy bottom of a post-menopausal woman.Enough said. Stop reading if you are easily offended. 2.They do not flatter you OR your junk. I'm not even going to delve into this point, for the obvious reasons. All I'm saying is that the fluffy front of dad jeans makes your frontside look airy like a plastic grocery bag. 3.The high rise or long zipper creates a really unflattering midsection.The worst is when the rise hits at the smallest part of your waist. The best rise is below the waist, at the hip-bone. So much sexier. There is no debate. 4.Dad jeans NEVER appear long enough. It's because they are narrow at the ankle to the point where they sit on top of your shoes. Jeans should NEVER be more than 1" off the ground. 5.Consistency of color. The wash of "dad jeans" is usually a consistent, all-over, dye that fits the name "blue jeans" to a tee. The problem with this is that it's extremely outdated. Jeans are no longer called "blue jeans" for a reason- they come in multiple shades, colors, and tones! Unless you are 50+ you really need to jump on the bandwagon that we call "distressed denim." 6. The seams are lighter in color because the dye wears off. If you think this makes your jeans look "hip" and "distressed" you are mistaken. The unevenly faded seams simply create an ugly distraction from the rest of the jeans. 7."Dad jeans" are NOT cheaper. You might feel like all other styles and brands of jeans are going to be more expensive than your good ol' trusty "dad jeans." Well, you're wrong. Nowadays, you can get flattering denim at any price point (from $10 to $100). 8.Tucking a shirt into "dad jeans" is the ULTIMATE failure. I would rather see you forget to wear underwear than to make this mistake. If you are in your twenties, this will really age you. 9.There are only two directions for "dad jeans" to go-- either like a toddler with a stinky diaper, or a 40 year old virgin. Take your pick. 10.I will give you a wedgie. Seriously, when I see these jeans I want to take hold of his belt-loop and yank as hard as I can. The jeans already look like they're riding up WAY too much on their own, so someone either needs to pull them down or yank them up. A lesson needs teaching.
What a fabulous trip to Paris! I can safely say that I like itbetter than London.
There are several reasons for this...
1.People seem less likely to require anti-anxiety medication. Unlike London, people don't run down the streets as if they just robbed a store.... or killed somebody. Rather, they stroll with a lighter step, observing people around them and capturing beauty with eye contact. 2.The streets are walkable. In London, walking down Oxford Street is like swimming up a stream of spawning salmon. You have to be careful not to get swept away in the current, or hit on by a foreign man selling scarves.
3.More joy? Or more bread? Maybe it's all of the Parisians walking around happily knawing on 2 ft long baguettes... versus the Londoners who hastily chug Starbucks coffee as they push you aside on the sidewalk. Maybe it's just me. I sensed a difference.
4.It feels like a watercolor painting... everywhere you look. The accents of gold applique and black rod iron emphasize the opposing softness of the pastel colored buildings. Not to mention, the interiors of the beautiful mansions like this one -- the Carnavalet museum.
I've now been to two of the fashion capitals in the world: London and Paris.... next stop, Milan? Perhaps.
One thing I've learned about buying souvenirs- you will probably end up trashing about 90% of the crap you buy in souvenir shops. Therefore, it's best to buy things you actually like... or, alternatively, things that taste good :)
His musical talent isn't the only thing that Paul Michell is becoming known for. This dapper 21 year old is also a man of style. Michell spent a year in England and currently lives in the Twin Cities. Here are a few fashion TIPS for you fellas to take away from Paul:
1. Sweater vests will give you the pecks you've always wanted. Paul doesn't suffer from this problem, but some guys' chests actually cave inwards. If you are dealing with this issue, and try on a sweater vest. It will do wonders!
2.Lightly distressed, dark wash jeans that ride lower.Honestly, boys, if you're still wearing your old bleached jeans that rise up to your belly button, it's time to get with it. Paul says, "I love jeans from Express. They feel good, they fit right, and they look good!"
3. Fun sneakers say, "Hey baby, I'm easygoing." Check out Paul's Converse sneakers. Paired with jeans or trousers, these shoes are a GREAT go-to option for that man with a little edge. Whatever you do: Stay away from loafers with tassles. They say, "I'm 65 years old, still single, and I wear a diaper."
He's going to be playing a show on March 13th at Big V's in St. Paul, MN. This is his first gig where he'll be doing ALL ORIGINAL music along with the national touring band, Jettison Never (hailing from Tennessee!)
I love this guy, his music and his style. Check him out now. His music is addicting! :)