Wednesday, November 11, 2015

And So It's Here

Coat - Forever 21, Shirt - Forever 21, Jeans - Urban Outfitters BDG Super High Rise,  Sneakers - Adidas Superstars 

Snow.  It's here.  Yesterday it snowed about four inches, which really isn't too bad, but I am always disappointed when the snow starts (I really don't care for snow until December).  However this is not the case for most people in my town; I live in a huge ski town (huge in the sense that over 90% of my town skis).  So when the first snow falls everyone is getting out their skis, even if only a couple inches fell.  I, for one, have never skied in my life and don't intend to start.  So while everyone else is racing off to the slopes, I'm mourning the fact that I can't wear a majority of my shoes anymore.
I based this outfit around the shirt (which, because of the coat, you actually can't see it too well).  I bought it from Forever 21 a while ago, but I had trouble styling it because it's so long and voluminous.  After trying combination after combination, I finally realized that I needed to stop over thinking it; so I eventually decided to just pair it with some simple blue, skinny jeans.  For shoes I decided on my Adidas, but looking back, they ended up getting pretty dirty because of all the puddles of snow and ice right now.  Finally I threw on my grey coat and some gold eye shadow.

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts recently; it seems like midterms just ended and now I'm busy again with final projects!  But the end of the semester is just around the corner!  Winter break here I come!

Elizabeth xx

Sunday, November 8, 2015

1930s Glamour

Lately I've been rather silent on my social media platforms, especially my blog.  Right now I'm in the middle of working on my final projects for many of my classes for university.  I'm actually pretty lucky in the sense that I only have one final exam, and it's not even cumulative.  However, I have a ton of projects instead.  The project I'm most excited for is my photography class.  The idea for my project is the evolution of the dress from 1920 - 1970.  I adore fashion history and I have way too many vintage clothes, so it seemed like an obvious choice for me.  The project I will be turning in will actually be film from my 35mm camera, but these are extra stills I took on my DSLR after I finished taking the film pictures.  And to make these digital photos look more "antique" and "old" I made the photos black and white.
This is my friend Veronika, who's modeled for me before, here.  The dress she is modeling belonged to my Great Grandmother and is from the 1930s.  It's a gorgeous blue velvet, bias cut dress.  It also has a matching jacket with glass beads for buttons.  The shoes she's wearing are modern, but I thought they worked well with the dress.  To take it a step further, I did Veronika's hair and makeup in traditional 1930s style by doing an over exaggerated lip, long, thin eyebrows, and marcel waves.  
I hope you like these photos; I plan on sharing more photos as I continue shooting.

If you're curious to see the photos in color, here are some below to showcase the beauty in the blue velvet.

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