My Saturdays were meant to be spent frolicking on the beach and just enjoy the refreshing breeze that blows from the ocean, not to mention to train for kitesurfing – all these after getting all my household chores done. But this morning I woke up to a cruel bout of headache and have only started recovering from it.
Needless to say, I was stuck at home, in my bed with my head buried under my pillow hoping and praying for healing.
After feeling a bit better, I spent a good two hours with my big baby brother catching up on movies and what-not, until boredom descended upon me. I thought I’d do something productive by editing the photos I had taken of myself in my – oooh can’t wait to type it down – Little Black Dress which I bought way back in April this year! I’ve worn it only once – to my friend’s debut party – and it’s been hanging in my closet since then. I’ve been wanting to feature this dress for a very long time, but I was reliant on my photographer boyfriend to snap me. With his tight schedule, squeezing in a photoshoot was out of the question, but desperate times call for desperate measures. It was time to put my multi-tasking skills to the test: be the photographer of myself! Yesterday I dusted off my trusty Olympus OMD EM-5 and borrowed my dad’s tripod and headed up to our rooftop before the “Golden Hour” just so I could have ample time to set-up my stuff and test some shots. Please know that I am not very technical, neither am I a photographer (I’m still learning the ropes of photography) so I had to squeeze out every information I know about taking “professional” photos. After seeing the outcome, I’m very well pleased with it (sorry, I appear to be lifting my own bench here, but no, it’s the sound of elation :P).
Having said the story behind the shoot, let us now move on to where it all stemmed from: the LBD! I love everything about this dress: the design and the quality of the fabric of which it is made of makes me want to keep it until I could pass it on to my future daughter! For someone with a small frame, the dress was of perfect length and gave an illusion of me having wider shoulders, and the ruffles that flow way down to expose my back made me look a bit taller. It looks pretty if worn alone, but it looked perfect when I cinched it with a Grecian-style belt! Slip into your favourite stiletto shoes and match it with a clutch and voila!
I hope you enjoyed reading my lengthy blogpost, and if not, still, thank you for reading! 🙂
My First Selfie Shoot
Surrounded by rusting satellite dishes and random intertwining wires, yay!
Dress Miss Selfridge | Belt Mango | Shoes Zara | Clutch Mom’s | Photographer Me