By Elma B.
Location of the Mini-Shoot:
This was not a typical October weekend in Washington, D.C., the breezy and chilly fall days were absent; instead, it felt like summer except the yellow and red fall leaves are scattered all over the grass and roads. Indeed, it was a gorgeous October day, perhaps a bit too warm (80F/26C) but I can never refuse the sun's rays after living in the rainy London. The photos were taken in front of the Washington Monument.
Always pick a shooting location that inspires you. Moreover, make sure that the location has some charm, e.g., an old abandoned factory or a beautiful park filled with greenery and colors. Finally, lighting is everything; best photos are captured during daytime when there is a lot of lighting or during sunsets/sunrises.
My Outfit Dissected:
Below, I am wearing crochet shorts and necklaces from Forever XXI, Theory shirt, Zara sandals, Intermix bracelet, Dolce & Gabbana watch, Burberry tote, and Giorgio Armani sunglasses. My makeup: Lancome and Makeup Forever.
For luxury goods, 1. vintage, i.e., consignment shops are always a good idea because of the price and the uniqueness of the item. In another words, you will not spot another fashionista with the same bag or shoes. 2. outlet malls are amazing places to spot bargains. You can find shoes, bags, watches, etc. for third the price!
1. Wear colors that flatter your hair and skin complexion, e.g., for brunettes yellows and oranges will do the trick.
2. Wear clothing that flatters you, e.g, if you have long legs show them off or if you have amazing cleavage bring it to attention. Remember, dress in moderation and leave at least a tad bit to imagination.
3. Finally, relax; beauty radiates from the inside!
Hope you found my guide on photography and styling beneficial, until next time...xoxo!