Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Favorite jewel

This is my absolute favourite jewelry I have ever purchased. It is a necklace from Zara. 
Here are three ways to wear it: first two are traditional and the third look is more editorial. 
This bold necklace could not only be worn for evening occasions but also can be worn with casual jeans and t-shirt to dress up a day outfit.

1/60  5.6  ISO500

1/250    3.5  ISO800

1/60    5.6    ISO500

Monday, April 15, 2013

make your own blue jewellery!

This year I designed and created my own jewellery in Colleen's accessory design class and my colour scheme was blue. Although my pieces didn't turn out the greatest, i learned how to make my own jewellery! 

Sustainable water bottle cap bib necklace 
1/100 f5.3 iso 200 

E-bead cuff 
1/100 f5.3 iso 200

                                                               wire wrapped choker
1/100 f5.3 iso 200 

Levi Strauss & Co. Lookbook

Upon his arrival in sunny San Francisco in 1873, Levi Strauss fathered the brand Levi Strauss & Co. or as we now know, Levi's. The first pair of Levi's denim were created as men's workwear pants which have now evolved into 11 new fits for every day casual wear for men and now cater to women. With specialization in denim under their belt, Levi Strauss & Co. have broadened their expertise and now create jackets, button-ups, skirts, and t shirts alike. Here are a few photos from my brand lookbook featuring Levi's fit 501, 510, and 511.

All photos are ISO 100, shutter speed 1/50, f stop 4, custom white balance


Welcome Spring H&M Style

It is FINALLY getting warmer and with the good weather comes a new attitude at the time to pick outfits! 
H&M latest collection has a lot to offer; here I style lovely model Madeline for a Spring Summer Look book. Full of color and prints , we can finally welcome the fun spirits into our wardrobe.

iso:100 , 1/50 , F4

iso:100 , 1/40 , F4

iso:100 , 1/50 , F4

iso:100 , 1/50 , F4

Lookbook Shots

These are some shots from a lookbook I did using my friends garments with Cynthia Scaringi as my model. I was shooting indoors but wanted to use only natural lighting so I opened up all the windows in the house and used a lens that had a nice wide aperture of 1.8. The concept was very Spring-like, fresh and feminine. I was really happy with the way they turned out, especially the first one with the blurred out foreground.

ISO 200  |  f/1.8  |  1/125

ISO 100  |  f/1.8  |  1/100

ISO 200  |  f/1.8  |  1/400

Interview Season

As the summer comes around, so does the season for interviews. And we all know 
the most important part of the interview: the outfit.  Here are three different outfits that I have laid out for three different types of jobs. 

The first is the professional business outfit, consisting of the classic blazer, a chiffon peplum blouse, and statement necklace, pencil skirt, and patent leather pumps. 

1/50 F3.5, ISO 400

The second is the more casual fashion-forward retail outfit, consisting of a plum blazer, statement necklace, oversized knit sweater, high waisted shorts and sequin loafers. 

1/30 F3.5 ISO 400 

 The third is a more classic fashion retail outfit, but casual enough for distressed denim. This consists of a black blazer, chiffon peplum blouse, statement necklace, distressed jeans, and sequin loafers.
1/60 F4 ISO 400

1 shirt 4 ways!

Today, I'm going to show you how to wear a simple shirt in 4 different outfit.
This long shirt is one of my favourite shirt I got from H&M.

shutter speed:1/2  f-stop:4  ISO: 200

Look #1
shutter speed:1/3  f-stop:3.5  ISO: 200
black chic blazer on top of casual chirt with bootie, classic vintage clutch and blue scarf
shutter speed:1/2  f-stop:4  ISO:200
 grey cardigan on top of casual shirt matched with ripped higwaisted short, red flat and vintage clutch
shutter speed:1/2  f-stop:4  ISO:200
 casual shirt layered with leopard printed top with camel loafer and orange clutch
shutter speed:1/2  f-stop:4  ISO:200
casual shirt tucked in black cotton skirt with denim jacket, flower print scarf,
nike sneaker and orange clutch