Should I talk about the photos? I think I should.
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.
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 early on 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.
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?