How to look better in photos

Tips & How tos

First of all let me just start by saying that I find it strangely ironic to be giving tips on how to look good in photos. Those who know me they would say that’s kind of like Mr. Bean giving advice on how to apply winged eyeliner. More than anything I can relate to the feeling when you log on to Facebook on a Sunday only to find that there are pictures of you looking like Donald Trumps less fortunate twin next to your gorgeous friends all over your timeline. It’s not fun. However, this is actually possible to fix with a little practice. I’ve always been more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it, but the fact that after some practice, I’m now able to take pictures of myself where I don’t look like a crazy, drunken monkey, should give hope to everyone out there struggling with the same issue (white girl problems I know).
First of all, the single most important thing when you are being photographed is feeling comfortable. We often tend to look more natural when we don’t know we’re being photographed, than when we try to pose. The problem is of course whether you’re taking pictures for a personal blog or having your portrait taken by a professional, you do know you’re being photographed. For people who hate having their photo taken it’s not easy to “just be comfortable”. The only way to beat this is to practice. It may sound stupid and not to mention, vain to practice this. I still recommend to give it a go as these tips I will give you will not only help you be more photogenic, but also give you more presence, not to mention more charisma. So here we go.


My top 10 wardrobe essentials

Outfit, Personal, Tips & How tos

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1.The blazer.
In my opinion a wardrobe is not complete if it doesn’t include a blazer. These days it can be worn with anything from a simple white tee, to a dressier silk blouse or a crisp white shirt for work. I prefer to have at least two different blazers. One simple black that can be worn with anything and one tuxedo version for a sexy night time look.

2.The white shirt.
My number two essential is a white shirt. Again I like to have at least two. One slightly over-sized mens shirt and one more feminine and fitted version, which looks super chic paired with high-waist skinnies or a pencil skirt.

How to be to be really attractive

Beauty, Tips & How tos

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What is is that makes certain people so attractive? The majority would probably say appearance. We are very externally focused in today’s society, and many of us go to extremes in search of the “perfect” look. We want bigger lips, smaller waists, rounder butt-cheeks, longer lashes, higher cheek-bones, and the list goes on. We never seem to be satisfied, and are always in search of the next miracle product. I used to think like this when I was younger. When people talked about “inner beauty” I genuinely thought that what a lie told to people who were less fortunate in the looks departement. However as I’ve grown older I’ve noticed that there is definitely more to really attractive people than just appearances. I promise there is, I see it all the time. We don’t always realize it because we are so outwardly focused, but it really is all in the mind. How we feel about ourselves reflects on the outside. As a girl/woman in today’s society I know what it feels like to be under the constant pressure to be and look a certain way, believe me I have felt it (and still feel it) too. The thing is that no matter how much you fix the outside, as long as the inside remains the same you will never be happy. It’s the truth and sadly there are too many examples of this out there.

Creativity (how to be more creative)

Tips & How tos

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“You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
-Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Like I said last week I think that creativity is one of the most valuable skills you can have. Especially in this day and age as we face a new digital revolution in the working community. Anything you can do, that a machine can’t, is of immense value today.

My favorite VSCO filters

Tips & How tos

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As I mentioned in my post how I edit my Instagram pictures one of the main apps I use for editing is VSCO. This is the app I use to apply filters to all my photos, also the ones here on my blog. The reason I love VSCO is because their filters are so pretty and at the same time very natural looking.

How to be stylish

Fashion, Tips & How tos

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“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe

I’m not a fan of rules. Especially not when it comes to fashion. Fashion should be fun. It should show your personality and your uniqueness. The most stylish people, are usually the ones who are rocking their own unique look. To find this look may involve some trials and errors, but in my experience, the more you know yourself, the more you’ll know your style. However learning a few basic rules on dressing will make it easier to get creative with your look whilst still looking chic. Below I will share some of my personal tips with you.

How I edit my Instagram pictures

Instagram, Tips & How tos