merry belated christmas to all. (from my parent’s bathroom.)
maddy and i did a quick little shoot the other day, just to show off a couple of my christmas presents. must say, i’m pretty darn pleased with the little array of gifts i received this year. jordan did well with this amazing chocker that i’m obsessed with. maddy read my mind and got me a flouncy little off the shoulder number, and mum literally gave all four of her daughters this byredo sent. (which is delicious)
necklace: Assad Mounser
top: Seed Heritage
perfume: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique
lipstick: NARS Damned
there are very few times you will see me with my natural untamed mane, but it’s just felt right these last couple of weeks. i feel like i’ve had a lot of people comment on it, things like, ‘oh WOW dan look at your hair’ or ‘it looks so different’, and there comes a point where you hear so many comments you’re not sure if it’s genuine. you know when you’re natural response is to compliment something that you hate just to make it clear to that person that you have no ill feeling towards that particular thing. well, that’s how i’m feeling about my hair. then at the same time, i actually like it. don’t know. (curly hair girls will understand.)
i also wanted to comment on this necklace. it’s literally the coolest thing i own right now. they make such cool designs and really nice statement jewellery. they have actually invented the best idea for a necklace-doer-uper ever (don’t know the technical term.) but instead of a clip or a link, it’s a super strong magnet! it’s genius! easiest way to wear a necklace ever, and you don’t have to worry about it unclipping at some horrible point throughout the night! did i already say i am obsessed??
so, my last little banter before i let your brain rest from my word-vom. is that maddy and i are working on a new site right now, to create a much more beautiful blog and display our portfolio for our work. also easier for ya’ll to navigate and read the content. pretty excited. we have plans to work much more on our photography and makeup services next year. so i’m excited for 2015! watch this space for millions of photo shoots and fun fashiony things. woohoo. hope you all have an amazing new years and start the year with your friends and family around you with joy and love!!
Shorts: RES Denim
so boyfriend shorts. a new concept for me. it took me long enough to find a pair of boyfriend jeans that didn’t make me look like an actual male, but once i found one pair it all seemed to get easier from there. however shorts i feel are a little less mainstream when it comes to the ‘boyfriend’ category. they’re the kind of thing that i always saw on models (or people who looked like models) and thought i could never wear. so i was thrilled when i tried on a pair and through that i actually looked semi-cool. the shorts actually look cool just with converses (classic) or ankle boots, but i tried to experiment a little with my footwear.
now, we need to discuss these shoes. i am not entirely sure if they’re cool, or make me look like i have animal feet? i feel slightly like i have hooves for feet. but then when i turn on the side i like their profile. this is one of my better shoe-outfit combos though. ah, we try and at times we fail, and other times we have no idea if we’ve passed or failed. but we must at least try!
Jumper: from Pigeon Hole (can’t remember the brand and it’s in the wash. TBC hehe)
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Senso – Rhiannon
today I am talking about my current work staples of the non-stationery kind. i’ve recently started a new job at scene model management. essentially just helping on the desk with booking models to jobs. but also updating social media and other general help stuff. soooo, i work in an office for the first time in my life. i’d say it’s considerably more relaxed than other offices, as i wear jeans nearly every day. apparently there’s no dress code. this can be seen either as complete and utter freedom, or as not enough direction. for me, i’ve never had my entire wardrobe to choose from when going to work. in fact, in most of my dressing occasions i feel i have some sort of limitation / expectation as to what i should wear. at scene i’ve been given free reign. so in order to keep it cool and casual yet like i care about my job, i’ve been wearing completely casual outfits while adding one of the following:
a) HEELS. nothing crazy, just something to give me a little more spring in my step
b) JEWELLERY. a statement necklace in most cases, as a garnish to my t-shirt
c) LIPSTICK. the absolute easiest way to appear as though you’ve put in more effort than you have.
i must say, the other day i wore heels and lipstick. the people of the perth CBD couldn’t quite handle how much effort i had put in to my outfit. i could feel it in their eyes as they looked me up and down. that, or they liked my shoes. (hoping for option two.) still haven’t been street style snapped, so i must be missing something. joking. i take enough photos of myself. speaking of which, these images were captured with my friend’s cannon 5d mark ii and i am loving the full frame. it’s opening maddy and i’s eyes up to a whole new world of possibilities. you wouldn’t believe how dark it was when we took these. so, we are investing in a new cam. yay! we’ll keep ya posted. and if you haven’t, follow us on the gram. we tend to update that a little more than here!
yep. you got it – skin season is upon us.
with this current weather, we need to be prepared. one day i will be wearing jeans and a jumper, and the next day i’m practically forced to show my skin in some way on some limb, and i freak out! i feel like this happens every year. it’s always a terrible push in the deep end. no learning to swim and wading in shallow waters – straight in! so, what i have been trying to do is show one main area of skin at a time. the whole singlet and shorts thing just isn’t going to work for me right now. in order for me to leave my house i need to be at least 60% comfortable with showing my skin. so i’m doing it in sections. today i opted for the legs as i thought they were a little lower than the average persons eye line. so, you know, less attention? not sure if the theory works at all, but it does in my mind. i must say however, my skin looks rather smooth with this little edit that i did on these pics. but don’t be fooled, a little fake tan and some nifty photoshop can make any pale, blotchy girl look ready for summer. but unfortunately we don’t all see through photoshopped glasses, we see reality. so, it’s official time to get this skin prep happening so we are all free to wear whatever we want! woohoo!