2013 May

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• 8:38 PM •

Cobalt Blue Dreams

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Photos for Cobalt Blue Dreams by Yannick Khong

Blue cropped workout tank by Topshop | thrifted triangle broch | thrifted fringed back vest | high-waisted pale blue jean shorts by American Apparel | black patent leather belt by American Apparel | Melina Cutout Booties by Jeffrey Campbell exclusively at Nastygal | hand-me-down beaded chain clutch

These were taken a couple of weeks back in Old Montreal. My outfit was built around this blue cropped workout tank I picked up at Topshop. I worked around this piece to create something edgy yet relaxed (the aim was to look cool and easy-going). When I create an outfit, I look for a good balance of colors and form. I look for the same thing when I am working with colors and contrast in photos (I think that this is definitely a rule of thumb when it comes to aesthetics).

In this outfit I have balanced out the blacks with accents from my shoes, belt and vest. I let the blue dominate in the center and used the tank to accentuate the blue on my broch.  In terms of form, the high waist of my jean shorts lengthen the legs and make for nice proportions. As the tank and shorts are very tight, adding a loose vest evens out the form and bring balance back into the outfit.

Thanks for checking out this post! Hope you are inspired by this outfit and put my simple tips to use! Next on the agenda are photos from my amazing trip to Florida. Stay tuned.

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Friday, May 17, 2013
• 2:23 PM •

Anna

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Styling and photography of Anna by Daura Lee

Redheads clearly aren’t getting enough hype. I decided to dedicate this shot to them by accentuating the qualities that make them unique, such as the extreme highlights in their tousled hair and their fair yet oil-free skin which give off a soft and healthy glow.  I’ve always been jealous of redheads in the same way that I was jealous of left-handed people. You can call them witches and burn them at the stake, or simply favour the fact that they are a rare and therefore special kind!

Color and texture are two main criteria for a look when it comes to fashion. I was loving the texture of this linen blazer and sheer top, and decided to dominate the shot with amber orange and hints of aqua, some of my favourite tones at the moment.  In order to accentuate Anna’s hair, I attempted a seamless color transition from her hair to her eye makeup, all the way down to the detail on her sleeveless sheer top.

What interests me in fashion is the surrealism as opposed to the practical and mundane. I think this would be a great everyday look for Anna, but it’s not how Anna would feel comfortable dressing to work.  She just graduated from civil engineering. Match it up with a mustard hardhat and white stilettos on site, Anna? I think not.

It was so much fun styling and shooting Anna. I can’t wait to do more shoots with other friends. If you’ve enjoyed this entry, stay tuned for more of my photography by liking us on facebook or subscribing to the blog via bloglovin’.

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