Monday, 7 September 2015

Birthday Outfit and a Collaboration

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to do a photoshoot with the lovely Darek from WithU Photography. Darek specialises in wedding and sports photography and portraiture, so it was a real treat to be able to have some of his time. You might not know, but I do almost all of my own photography for the blog, using a tripod and a camera remote. I have no back ground in photography and I hardly know how to use my camera (which is pretty poor seeing as I’ve been blogging for over two years now!). So being able to work with a real photographer like Darek was awesome, he made me feel very comfortable and gave me lots of great tips about how to hold and move my body to capture the best shots. I’m no model and am not particularly graceful, so all of his direction was very helpful!


The outfit we shot is one I wore for my birthday on the weekend! It’s super bright and fun, and was really easy to jump around in while Darek tried to capture my silly face. I’ve had the lace skirt for ages, but I recently bought the pink Cameo bustier (brand new with tags on!) from an op shop, so I was desperate to wear it. I wore the same Moschino belt for my birthday last year (see the outfit here) so I thought I may as well make it a ‘thing’ and whacked it on again. Plus it’s just so cool! When I first bought the lace skirt it was fully lined, but I loved the pattern of the lace so much I decided to cut out half of the lining so you could see the detail better. It's one of my go-to pieces when I want to look a little fancy! 

Darek and I have plans to collaborate again in the future, so you may start to see some different types of photos on the blog (not just my colourful garage doors that I’m so obsessed with!). Thanks again Darek, you are a pleasure to work with!

Skirt: St Luke’s op shop Mosman Park $12
Top: St Luke’s op shop Mosman Park $7
Belt: Anglicare Bentley $5
Bracelet: Opportunity Knocks $4
Shoes: Gorman
Bag: Target

All photos by WithU Photography