I’ve been considering a photography project with mainly just portrait shots. Mostly shoulders up and more “high fashion” than what you would normally see— high fashion meaning not so southern typical. I only have a lowly canon slr with an ish lens, but I plan on buying a decent lens that is preferable for portraits. I’ll take suggestions on that. Anyways. First session I had was with Catherine. Here are my favorites:
In celebration of a new year, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on all the great things I got in 2011 from thrift stores while pretending I can model them well. The following are all under $4. (the exception is the last coat. 20 whole bucks! pft.)
coat, top, pants.
hat, top, skirt
(I look pleased) skirt, top, necklace
awesome fur coat
There you are! Of course, this doesn’t include maxi skirt from several weeks ago and a few pairs of shoes and belts (which are also in a previous post) but awesome right?
Ever so often does a model come around who I notice that really makes me want to cry. Mostly out of sadness that I will never be as lovely. Bambi N.B. is one of these. Is it fair that women like this exist? So beautiful and different that I could cry and put my hot fudge sundae pop tarts down. I love those things. So tasty. Bottom line, she is gorgeous and good for her! I love the unique look. Please do more Free People stuff. She blows everyone out of the water.
So the man took me to Atlanta and we did a whole bunch of things! Apart from being disappointed in the fabric stores, the trip was a blast! We went to the ATL zoo and saw a whole bunch of awesome animals. He and I bonded with a little birdie!
apparently kissing isn’t “for the birds.” HEH.
also saw this big lady:
all the stores we went to made me appreciate the cheap cost of living in my southern town. Gently used clothing is like 50% cheaper! Maybe the one good thing about it, really..and the nature, sometimes. When it isn’t littered with beer cans.
You know, I love belts. I used to not have too many. A basic brown belt for the sole purpose of keeping my pants up. Functional- possibly stylish- but boring. Oh, how things have changed! I decided to take a cute little picture to show my favorite belts I have collected over the past year.
and little (HUGE) Marvolo. Pardon the picture’s unstraightness..
It’s funny that not one of these belts came from a high end boutique or anything of the sort. In fact, it’s funny that not one of these belts cost more than $5, and with the exception of the concho belt, none of them came from an antique place! The ship buckle belt, geometric black leather belt, the hand tooled leather belt, and the (hardly seen) Guatemalan woven belt all came from thrift stores! ranging from 50 cents to 3 bucks.
Little kitty was curious. Or perhaps jealous that I was giving accessories a big photoshoot.
This is my man’s new kitten, Mrs./Ms. Miyagi. She JUST got fixed, so she is a little tired and not super playful quite yet. She is 3 months old (yes, 3 months) and weighs 1.6 pounds. We rescued her from a shelter! Smallest kitten of that age I have ever seen which means I am so deeply in love. Meanwhile, my new kitten is driving me nuts and considers me his scratching post.