Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Demure

not to brag or anything, but one of the best things I like about myself is that I can dress in different styles depending on my mood or the occasion. This time I decided to dress the way I used to dress the whole time (yup my style was very classic and elegant before I started exploring different styles via fashion blogging) before I started blogging. This would also be the type of outfit my mom would wear. Embellished A-line skirts, feminine blouses, and a great pair of dainty femme soles. I used to tell my mom how much I hated her pointed shoes (i called them "genie" shoes back then), and now I sorta "ate my own words" because I love pointed shoes thanks to Prada & Louis Vuitton.

This was also the first time I started experimenting with my new external flash. I would have never guessed that a tiny flash device could change my photos drastically. I'm currently saving up to get one of those wireless triggers so I can place the flash in a spot where my photos would be "creatively" lit up. Thinking of taking some photographer courses after I graduate to fiddle more on lighting. Up to this point, my lighting source has always been the sun or bulbs.

---IMAGE LOADED POST !---
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Laura Ashley top, See by Chloe gold skirt, mom's vintage Prada pointed shoes, mom's floppy hat.
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I'll start to write my camera settings and kit for every photo post now as I'm getting alot of questions about the camera. these were all shot using sigma 30mm at f/1.4, ISO 200, and I forgot to note the shutter speed (I think they were about 1/5sec)


I'm soooo glad that I've finished my midterm exams. They were totally dreadful and they were bad for my blog updates (..and my undereye circles). Good thing is that I think I did pretty okay in them. I don't care much about the grades, but it's the effort that counts for me. What matters is that I tried my very best. Good thing that all of my college nightmare will be over by December. I can't wait to put my graduation cap anytime soon ! I missed mine during high school because I didn't finish my IB programme and went ahead for college with my GCSE results. anyway, i got really personal today because I just feel like it. I feel like my blog has been missing alot of diary like entries these days. perhaps I should write more about my personal life ? yes no ? :)

you're still welcomed to ask questions for my q&a posts ! I've received great ones over the past week and im looking forward for more :)

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113 comments:

Rebecca Clairine said...

Super lovely :)
this outfit is totally romantic ,
Vintage <3
love love love ,
U look awesome as always ci :)

Xoxo,
Rebecca
http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

GILBERT/GANDA said...

you look great in the elegant look!
and my mum used to dress both my sis in those skirts and a big hat too when they still want to wear the same outfit!

Love your hat and skirt!
and this season prada pointed heels are awesome too!

xx

Sherlyn Lavenia said...

just so.. amazing.
I'm speechless. you're a very good photographer ci! adore your pics sooo muchh

janet said...

lovely pictures! you look so feminine :)
i want to ask: what will you do after you graduate? seems like you graduate so fast, though you were born in the same year as me. that's good! :D

have a great day!!

Veren Lee said...

I lovee your floppy hat with flower details on the top!
the skirt is also lovely :) :)

Turquoise and Lily said...

wow michelle i love your outfit and those photos.. really classy and elegant.. yeah maybe you can share us about your personal life

Maria Evans said...

Michelle, you are gorgeous in that production!!! You look amazing! I do like the skirt!! and not mention the heels. U are a princess!!!

Hope to see u in my blog!

ME,

dyni.felicia.one said...

nice pictures sis!
you look greattt :D

xoxo,
http://dynifeliciaone.blogspot.com

Tara said...

love ur hat and u look different with that shoes :)

cherie said...

amazing photos, you look so elegant and pretty here :)

Yessica said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage romantic touch in these photos. =)

Yessica said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage romantic touch in these photos. =)

michellehendra said...

DREAMY ! PRETTY! CLASSIC! ELEGANT! definitely one of my faves! :) pretty hat and lovely shoes.. :D prada.
xx

S.Elisabeth said...

You look gorgeous in this look! The skirt is beautiful.
And yes do update more with personal life stories, it's so fun to hear about other people's lives. I'm glad you did well on your midterms!

FASHION SNAG said...

Beautiful photos and an elegant outfit!



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jemina said...

LOVE how beautiful the pictures turn out, and I LOVE the hat, and the whole outfit, you look so ladylike in this post :)), keep in touch babe,
J
xoxo

S + Y said...

Wow, you Style Chameleon!!!!! Love this feminine look on you, you should let this pre-blog Michelle out from time to time. The photos are gorgeous!!

xo
Sands

Keziiaiueo said...

Pretty. You look so pretty ☺
Love it.

http://www.keziiaiueo.blogspot.com/

em.me.ma said...

so so so soooo classy! <3

Miy said...

Beautiful photos! I love the color, the lighting, and I love your shoes. You look nice too, as you always do.

Love,
The Picnic Girl

stilettostetico said...

These stunning pictures achieve to prove us that THE Fashionista (instrinsically) is a "Trendy chameleon", AND that "Retro GLAM" (paradoxically) is Timeless !!!
ps: The way your belt (exquisitely) wraps your waist truly "epitomizes" your outfit's "high content of delicacy" Dear . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine

vdcouture said...

you look so elegant <3 really2 fabulous and i love your skirt the most, what a great outfit ci!

vdcouture

Rosa said...

I absolutely love your pics... they are so cool
xx
Rosa

mystylishlittlesecret.blogspot.com

Keith said...

These are such beautiful photos. You look amazing. So stunning.

Mesmerize said...

You look stunning:) You are so beautiful:) I love your style:)

Aki No Yuutsu said...

Elegant style!!!
Love da hat!!!
And the detail on those shoes!!!

Leia said...

You look so beautiful Michelle. I love this kind of vintage, elegant, ladylike look, and the lighting is just perfect as well.

I love reading about your personal life :) glad you did well on your exams!

Leia

P.S. Glad your mum wasn't angry at you. Mine reads my blog every day, haha

Tiffany said...

midterms done! yay! good for you! now you can rest!
amazing outfit and your skirt is beautiful! so romantic!

Kristie said...

whoaaa i loveee your style back then! it reminds me of... ummm Jane from Tarzan?

Nadia Kamballa said...

I really love this feminine look of yours. You looked very pretty here... The skirt is amazing, and the hat makes the whole outfit totally romantic.

Love it!

The November Girl

fashionismyh2o said...

Amazing look so uber feminine :) you're very pretttty x

toxic disco boy said...

very dainty! ^^ looking great. i like the bow detail. ^^

TheMadTwins said...

this look is so sweet, and soft ^__^ I adore colors like this ^_^ Amazing shoes, they are so lovely with all those details! =)
I adore you photography!
Can I ask you what kind of camera-lens you have ^__^


xxx

Karobaro said...

Beautiful!

Catherine Au Jong said...

I love this style of yours, Michelle <3

Alice said...

you look very beautiful :)

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

AMAZING shoots! :) i love this post ;)
Thank you for the comment

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chaos kontrolowany said...

Cute pics!

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Sweet said...

Your mom has elegant and classy taste in fashion...no wonder you got your talents from her...

I love how you got personal today maybe because I missed your emotional inputs in your blog...but nonetheless I understand.

I love how the camera captured your emotions, your face and your dress...this is my favorite so far...of course because you are wearing a skirt that makes it classy and talking about vintage clothing....

Love this one...I guess you did it by self-timer right? How can you get great photos like that...I should learning something hahahaha here!!!! and photo editing you are so good at it...(sigh***)

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Loving Chiaradeanna said...

Incredible shooting! Im in love ♥
New post: Aviator Jacket

Oslo by fashion said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Really means alot to me :)
You are so right about not being the grade, but the effort that counts! I hope you did well, and im so glad that you feel you did well!

Beautiful outfit :) Totaly hyped !

Kisses

Grace said...

The photos turned out amazing.

Love Grace.

Venus In Virgo said...

Gorgeous photos! They look like they came straight out of a country magazine :) Your mothers shoes are also very pretty XOXO

sharonlei said...

Michelle!! how are you? :) I Loooooooove that skirt! It's so gorgeous.

xx Love & Aloha
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Couture Carrie said...

Stunning, darling!
Loooooove your hat and shoes!

xoxox,
CC

mellisaphie said...

I love your skirt and hat! you look really beautiful!! I really love the photo where you sit on the chair, the one that you use for lookbook. it looks profesionally taken, with all the colors. you're very talented! :)

I also used to hate pointed shoes, until I saw Prada's. I hate the feeling of eat my own words. lol

ediot said...

amazing photos, you look so absolutely chic!
and congrats on finishing your midterms, what a wonderful relief that must be.
hope you're having a great week love
take care

xx

Ali said...

I know what you mean! It's fun to know your own style but then be able to wear other things while still being yourself. :) Such a cute hat and the pointy shoes are very pretty!~

paperheart said...

so stunning :) the outfit is GORGEOUS and you look beautiful!

i just found your blog btw... its so lovely :) you have a new follower! <33

Lucy said...

adoro tus fotos!!

being miss east said...

awww! i love love your style!

love all the way from the philippines ^^

vanessa

WendyB said...

Stunning photos! I wish you could give me photography lessons.

Ayanna Michelle said...

So in love with that skirt. You look so pretty!

Quench Fab

StyleItInHeels said...

Love this outfit! and your pictures just keep on getting better and better!! :D

XOXO
LiZZ
Styleitinheels.blogspot.com :)

丹晨 said...

Great composition :D

Yes it would be great to hear more about your personal life too! :)

Also a question about your photos, is it your camera that blurs and sharpens everything?

Sanny said...

Even this look suits you really good! You look extraordinary elegant with the vintage vibe (: (I'm obsessed). I love your hat and those pointed shoes the most!

Ps. YES! I'd love to read more about your personal life, I always enjoy a little story of my favorite blogger!

Have a wonderful one, darl (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

mirramie said...

love the photos, and how u pose mich...
heart the belt and hat

xoxo

Angie said...

these are beautiful pictures! i love the lighting and your vintage classic look!

<3 angie
Pandaphilia

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

love your photos dear!!!

Janelle
http://barestudy.blogspot.com

DEEvona's diary said...

woouw! u look....different! but i like it soo much! or..should i say tht honestly i love this kind of style of yours more than ur 'usual' style? idk...
anw, thx for leaving comment on my post.. :)

stay gorgeous!
love,
dear-dee-diary.blogspot.com

*ps : ur advice is needed (refers to my new post *wink)

Carrie said...

These pictures are truly gorgeous, Michelle. And I love the lightening as well. You're a very talented photographer. And I can see in these pictures the many different styles you can pull off. I love the more traditional pieces, like the a-line skirt and the pointy-toe shoes. Great outfit.

P.S. Thank you for your most recent comment. It's always good to know my readers can relate to me :) Hope you're having a wonderful week.

FashionJazz said...

Love the way you did your pics hun and I am really glad you like the feature I did on you on stylescoop! : ) xxx

Diva Putri said...

you always have a lovely style dear! me likey :)

-diva-

kot-itsa said...

once again you look like a doll!
<3

Trie Diksi said...

as always, your photos are beautiful!

The Spoof.

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

the theme of your outfit so calm and gorgeous..nice....

John B. Marine said...

You are a fashionable flower that blooms as beautifully as a rose. The floppy hat is cute, your top and skirt are equally lovely, and the mules are simply beautiful. If this was Facebook, I'd "Like" this in a heartbeat. You look beautiful and heavenly!

johnbmarine.blogspot.com (John's Blog Space)

Marcella Cornelia said...

aww so cute :)

Story Of Che

Michelle Cecilia said...

gorgeous... u should dress like this more... im a bit bored with shorts-tights/skinny jeans...fierce/rock/studded look these days...nice to see some classic femme look!
wow...ci mic kuliah jurusan apa..? Dikirain photography, bagus2 sih fotonya.. hehehe

Imogen said...

I love that about you too Michelle. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful photo shoots and most perfect outfits that you have posted. Its so classy and elegantt. I love everything especially the skirt and hat and all the elements of your outfit go so well together.

Anna Katrina said...

you look adorable - love the hat, sunlight & Pradas !


stop by sometime<3
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Valencia Lia said...

Hey hey I'm really loving how your photos are turning out girl! Your photography skills have really grown :) :)

And that skirt is such a beauty!!

Yesssss, I'm super happy to be back. Wow, this job I'm in now is killing me and bringing me out of my comfort zone daily. I mean of course it's a good thing but stressful at times.

Anyhow, we have got to hang out soon again! Yup,we will surely have Nandos when you are here again.

Miss you lots too <3 <3

antonia said...

beautiful styling!
love your skirt!!!!

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Amalia Hani said...

it's soooo lovely..............
i really do love those photos...

The Stylish Nomad said...

Wow this is such a beautiful shoot! You always have such great pics! Love your hat!

xx
K

Lia Waroka Putri said...

those pics are filled with classic and vintage feelings =D so ladylike! barbiejunk

Tanvi said...

You look lovely my lady! Absolutely gorgeous! :) The whole look is right out of the movies... great shots too!

ailovesamore said...

faboluous pics :))
gorgeous :))

ailovesclothes.blogspot.com

~ailovesamore

Ashley said...

Gorgeous, of course! I'm looking into getting an external flash so I can shoot better indoors. I prefer natural lighting, but it's going to be getting very cold here soon, so I'm worried I'm not going to be able to take many pictures outside anymore!

I haven't heard of the sigma 30mm lens...might have to look into it. I have a sigma 17-70mm and it's love!

janettaylor said...

Wonderful hat!

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Erika said...

Ah Michelle, you look so ethereal and charming in these photographs. LOVE the elegance!! :)

Juliet said...

I love this look on you just as much as any other. And those shoes are mad = love.

juliet xxx

Isabel said...

you look so lady like..i love it :)

bravegrrl said...

what fun photos... so romantic! love the floppy hat.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Your skirt is so gorgeous! Those prada pumps are stunning, also! :)SarahD

Violet said...

i love that about you too! you stlye based on you mood and you do it well.

hope you aced the midterm btw

XX
Vi from Cali

Dressing Up For Me said...

Oh my, your skirt and pointy shoes are fabulous! The external flash really does wonders, yours photos look like they´re taken by a professional.:)

Xena Sumayku said...

romantic vintage.....
i love it :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous!! Love that oversized hat.

TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

Such classy photos and I love the colours. Looking beautiful!

Melanie said...

Love your skirt and pumps!

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Gina said...

wow, EVERYTHING about this outfit is beautiful... the shirt!!

and that SKIRT!!!! oh my :)

i can't wait till i can afford clothes like that!

glad you got through your midterms, i just finished mine too!

MissNeira said...

That is the cutest hat! those pictures are fabulous!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Wow Michelle these photos are beautiful! You look so lady like and elegant, so chic. very English Country Rose actually!

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Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

OMG Michelle. Those photos are fantastic! I love your photography, particularly the photos in this post. You really have talent as a photographer (as well as of course being beautiful and creating such great coordinates to wear). Congrats!

Zarna said...

wow these photos are stunning! i really like the hat & shoes as well!

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

herwaisechoice said...

Wow, LOVE this! The skirt is gorgeous and so elegant. I want it! And if that is your home, the person who decorated it did a splendid job.

I'm following your blog now and looking forward to seeing many more posts!

Have a lovely day!
Jen

u-ung said...

you looks classic with ladylike look chelle!!!so sweet and feminine..

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

you look gorgeous as always michelle!
and yes, you can rock any outfit..whether classic or a bit crazier...

i too have found myself to be experimenting with different looks since i started my blog. it's a challenge everyday..and i'm loving it.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Babe Jane said...

lovely skirt! xx

Rand T said...

this is sooooooo nice!!!!!!!!!:) love it
xx

liyana said...

i love your skirt :)adorable! :)

Laura Tenshi said...

I wish I could find these type of clothes in my mother's closet too. You are lucky to have such a stylish mom. I know what you mean about versatility, I think it's a lot to fun to see a blogger exploring different styles and trends. You can rock every style so whatever you decide to wear, it's great.

Miss Lolypop said...

hmmmmm .... its cool.....
speechless...
ilove your photowork on your post michelle...
u are very talented....!!
keep a gud work ^^

thingsIlove said...

Great pictures, I like the 2nd picture the most.

xs said...

it's so vintage chic! i love how the photos look with the external flash. i've been thinking of getting one and you've really convinced me it's worth it!

btd. said...

I want that skirt! :)

CINTANTYA said...

love the outfit!
check mine

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

Wow!!! you look beyond gorgeous! So lady like, love it :)


-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Ari Suci Rahayu said...

Lovely
Nice photos
and I love your outfits


xoxo
chia

Marla Singer said...

super love the ladylike look and the adorable hat, chelle <3

Rory said...

beautiful photos, you look great :) love the hat it's sooo cute :)))

Marina said...

amazing shoot!!!
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