Tuesday, September 18, 2012

playful glamour



Photography & Styling: me!
Model: Carmela Fernandez
Make-up: Ana Tabligan
Location: Pioneer Studios

Here are some shots I took for my Digital Photography and Fashion Advertising final project. We were asked to come up with our own fashion campaign for a product/brand of our choice. I opted for bags and accessories, and ended up going for Aldo (check out the final versions here: 1, 2, 3). None of the items I used are actually from Aldo, but whatever, haha. I also didn't really have an exact theme in mind throughout the whole thing, but I guess "playful glamour" best describes it.

My gorgeous friend Carmela modeled for me. She's an aspiring model, which, I suppose, was a bit more of a challenge to work with than a professional one. It was kind of confusing on my part to stay conscious of the technical stuff while at the same time directing her poses, especially since we both aren't experts in the fields yet. But it was fun and a great learning experience all the same! Carz was such a trooper, and registered beautifully on camera, which really made the whole process easier than I thought it would be.

Lastly, a bonus photo: my teacher doing a Terry Richardson!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

getting my groove back


Topshop tank top, What A Girl Wants faux leather shorts, H&M coat, Ichigo flats, beanie from 50th Avenue, Forever 21 hoop earrings, thrifted leather tote bag


I'm trying to get the hang of this again. I lost interest in (fashion) blogging for some time -- it got too tedious and messy for me -- but I think I'm ready to ease my way back in.

I've always kind of liked being relatively detached and elusive when it comes to this blogging business. It takes off the pressure and avoids the controversy that usually goes hand-in-hand with it. I can hardly keep up anymore, which I really don't mind. I've never been one to deeply immerse myself in this world in the first place. I don't think I can ever fully commit to it anyway, but it's a hobby and a time-waster that I enjoy doing, so here I am, still at it and marching to the beat of my own drum as always.

Anybody still there? How are you? I hope life has been treating you well. I guess I just wanted to drop by to say hey.

Monday, September 3, 2012

the sun will always come again


Much like the transition of seasons, my past couple of weeks have been dedicated to adjusting to change. I usually don't handle change very well. Those who really know me understand that I easily freak out and visibly shake when I'm pushed out of my orbit. When it comes to newness, it takes a lot out of me to mentally and emotionally prepare.

In a way, I've been going through my own autumn -- trying to make way for rebirth and growth. I've been building a fresh set of attitudes and allowing myself to look at things from different perspectives, and it seems to be helping me grasp which direction this journey is leading me. I don't know if it's the right one, but at least I'm going somewhere and learning along the way. I'm scared out of my wits, strangely excited, and inspired all at once.

Here's to never giving up on yourself and to more chances of being a better you.