A Fabulous Fall Skirt

Here I am by my parent’s pool, modeling a fabulous fall skirt from Anthropology. It’s make of some kind of tapestry material, and is rather unusual I think. But maybe I should I talk about the photos too?  I think I should.

My Modeling Career

I started modeling when I was young.  My grandfather was a semi-professional photographer and I loved pretending I was a model. I was always happy to pose for the camera.  In my teens I started modeling professionally, but at some point I became not thin enough, and stopped. When my husband and I first met in our early 20’s, he had a Pentax that used FILM (remember that stuff?) and took lots of wonderful, romantic photos of me. As the years went by we started our family, and all the photos had new stars: the kids! Cameras too were changing.  The first digital cameras were clunky and didn’t have much memory.  I think the experience of owning one, and dealing with its deficincies, left my husband a bit jaded, and we graduated to a little point-and-shoot that seemed to be fine for the birthday parties and outings that we recorded.

About Outfit Posts

When I started this blog I knew I wanted it to be mostly outfit posts.  In order to do this I asked my husband, Hugo, to take the photos of me in my ensembles. At first he just used our little point-and-shoot but it became clear that if he wanted the photos to look the way he wanted them to look he would need a better camera.  He invested in a wonderful new DSLR camera, and has spent the last few months watching tutorials on lighting and reading countless lens reviews. So if the photos are suddenly looking amazing it’s all because of him! I think if anything great has come out of this blog, it’s my husband’s newfound interest in an art form he loved in high-school and dabbled with in college.

These photos were taken around Labor Day overlooking my parent’s back yard in the Hollywood Hills.  The evening sky was filled with dramatic clouds which my husband captured in these photos.  Later on there was a double rainbow, a lightning storm, and rain. He was able to capture both the color of the skies and my outfit with the use of small, radio operated, flashes.

The Outfit

Now about the outfit – this skirt is one of my favorite early fall pieces.  It’s made of a rather heavy weight cotton blend Jacquard. The greens, reds and blues in the textile feel very much at home in this transitional time of year and it looks wonderful with a denim jacket, which is just the right weight for that too-warm-for-a-sweater-not-cold-enough-for-a-coat kind of weather. Personally I think we should all have an unusual skirt for those occasions that require something a little interesting.

  • Jacket – Tommy Hillfiger
  • T-shirt – Target
  • Necklace – Forever 21
  • Belt – Target
  • Skirt – Anthropologie
  • Clutch – Hobo
  • Shoes – Nine West
  • Drink – Skinny Girl Margarita!
  • All photos taken by my husband, Hugo Fonseca

What’s your favorite late Summer/early Fall piece?

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15 Responses to A Fabulous Fall Skirt

  1. SACRAMENTO September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    You are a true beauty and Hugo a real artis. What a lovely pair.
    I adore your skirt and the contrast with the water in the pool is fascinatin, Heather.
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  2. Alexis of NorthOnHarper September 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    The photos are amazing (Lukus needs to take notes from your husband)…. and you are working that skirt!
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  3. Dress Code: High Fashion
    September 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Good outfit. You really pull it off!
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    September 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    You could still model! Seriously amazing shoot!
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  5. Leia September 21, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    The photos DO look amazing! So well done to Hugo! (Can he come take my outfit shots sometimes too, please? 🙂 ) And that skirt is awesome, too.

  6. Heather Fonseca September 21, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Thank you everyone! So glad you like the shots. I was really impressed myself when I saw how they turned out.


  7. Maria September 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    This is a great outfit. I am glad both you and your husband are doing something that you love. I like the poses and you look really fabulous and the pictures your husband had taken are amazing.

    • Heather Fonseca September 22, 2011 at 10:37 am #

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

  8. Sarah Harradine
    September 22, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    Wow, gorgeous photos! And is that your back yard?! I love your look, so chic.
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    • Heather Fonseca September 22, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. That’s actually my parent’s back yard. Wish it was mine!

  9. Anna
    September 24, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    when I saw the first photo I thought WOW that’s a great night shot!
    I like the sky+clouds and all! very nicely done!
    The skirt also is very very nice! It reminds me of a suit my mum has with similar patterns and colors!
    I have a spring/fall skirt with very nice embroidery but I have hard time styling it (the skirt is blue and the embroidery has teal, pink and turquoise colors so it’s dificult to match with other tops than white)
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    • Heather Fonseca September 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

      Have you tried mixing it with denim? I love colorful things but sometimes they are really hard to mix with other pieces.

      Glad you liked the outfit!

  10. Stacey - Total City Girl
    September 24, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    You always do look very comfortable in front of the camera – now I know why!! I’m completely opposite – never like my picture taken and ALWAYS prefer to be behind the camera! 🙂 So glad your husband reignite his photography interest – it becomes addicting!
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    • Heather Fonseca September 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

      I’m so glad he’s gotten back into photography too. The biggest hurdle we face is time. You know how it is with kids…


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