Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tunnel Vision

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kersh camel cowl neck cropped sweater (S/M) // Pitaya sexy banded back detail bodycon dress (S) //
Fioni for Payless caged heel pumps (5) // Merona dotted sheer tights (S) //  
Claires and Kohls jewelry //

Photography: JJ (aka my boyfriend, aka Mrow Mii), Thomas Roach for the amazing faceshots
Cameras: Nikon D70, Nikon D90, Canon Powershot SX120IS

When the assistant at the Styleta Fashion Show last Friday night told me to trust her as she pushed my head into the bunched up fabric, I thought, no way. When she finally pulled it down over its full length, a bland super long camel sweater dress turned into a ridiculously adorable cropped cowl neck camel sweater. HOLY CRAP I WAS WEARING THIS UPSIDE DOWN. The $30 I paid goes to charities to help women organizations, so it was money well spent for entertainment, fashion, and altruism. That was also definitely the night of playing with cameras because my boyfriend broke out his dad's old SLR and we tried to take some indoor shots to prevent my little behind from freezing solid. Luckily our SLR afficionado friend came to the rescue and taught us about how to make "the blur" and suggested a prime lens for up-close shooting. A-mazing. We're still learning, so take pity :P

If my photos seem grainy now, it's all Blogger's fault because now I discovered something totally awesome: Adobe Lightroom. Not only can I edit things super fast with a few clicks and get through editing in half the time it usually takes. I usually autocorrect for tone and white balance, but there's also cool filters that make your photos instantly awesome (see second photo's grungey effect with Color Creative CP3 or something like that). The hallway in our dorm has fluorescent lights but the photos come out dim. Three clicks and it's instantly brightened :D I will probably be shooting more in the hallway since Weather.com tells me that "it feel like: 10 degrees Fahrenheit" outside, which is in the negatives in Celsius. My finger sausage gloves are about the only article of clothing thick enough to keep my body warm. Meanwhile, I'm becoming very addicted to chunky knits and PONCHOS. They are quite warm and I've hung up my thin trench albeit fashionable coat for a more favourable white puffy one that my Grandma bought me in China. Warmth is more important than looking like a freezing chicster at this point haha.

I'm going to aim to post more often and write briefly or simply take less photos of daily outfits. I'm sure 30 minutes every day is okay if I have the proper drive and motivation, even encroaching finals week. I will also blog more about makeup yay! There are so many goodies I've accumulated throughout the year that I haven't reviewed or even properly used yet. Lots of things to look forward to and in two weeks, I'm outta here. I'm leaving on a jet plane .. [music]

Click below to see full screen what Lightroom can do for you : ) [Photo credit]


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28 comments:

herwaisechoice December 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM   said...

I've heard that Lightroom does amazing things but I've never been able to figure it out... so computer challenged haha.

Anyway, the photos are gorgeous Angie, especially the first one! You look beautiful :)

Have a great day!
Jen

The Little Dust Princess December 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM   said...

You're so cute! Loving the outfit and the poses! I have those polka-dotted tights, but they're from H&M.

Lightroom is amazing! I just need to figure it out. LOL

xx The Little Dust Princess

Karen December 7, 2010 at 11:28 PM   said...

Angie, you look stunning! Perfect hair and makeup to go with your outfit. I don't think I would have thought to pair that sweater with those pumps and a dress.. love it. Nice change of imagery btw, it would be terrible to have to freeze outside right now!!

Anonymous December 7, 2010 at 11:31 PM   said...

i'm glad these turned out so well! i also appreciate the facebook shoutout :]

the second and third photos are my favorite - what settings did you use for the second shot?

- wild spaghetti man

snow0016 December 7, 2010 at 11:40 PM   said...

i love how your hair matches your blouse! or your blouse matches your hair? haha.. great pictures!

Jenny December 8, 2010 at 12:04 AM   said...

hey beautiful!! omgosh i want an SLR! lol i'm planning to get one on boxing day!! i love the sweater :D especially on you darling! :D and wow this lightroom program is totally awesome!! is it free?

Nic Nic December 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM   said...

your poses are awesome! the one with bended knees and one leg up is striking - love the effect you added!

i can't pull off these cow neck sweaters at all - it looks great on you! so flattering :)

Stylepint December 8, 2010 at 1:57 AM   said...

Great photos. I've always wanted to try Lightroom, I guess I should give it a try since it seems to work well for you! Love the cowl neck btw! =)

Sakie and Thomas Gantz December 8, 2010 at 2:18 AM   said...

Wow, sexy outfit and great poses as usual,butI loved the close ups the best they are nice as portrait shots and let's your

gyc December 8, 2010 at 12:06 PM   said...

i LOVE your outfit!

Kristy December 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM   said...

I was just gonna ask if you got a new camera because the lighting in every picture is amazing (1st and 3rd photos are my favs!) I need the Lightroom application pronto!My point-and-shoot camera doesn't capture light as well as a DSLR, so this adobe app. would do wonders to my photos :D

Thanks for sharing <3

www.monochromachic.com

TralalaHana December 8, 2010 at 4:28 PM   said...

DAMN ANGIE!!! :D :D you are reading my soul...my adobe lightroom 3.2 trial just expired! :D i´m going to have a macbook pro and i´m going to order it and pay the fully version because i satrted to be obsessed on that thing!!! :D lol and you could made the new upside-down-sweater trend :D
xxx
hanka

Ping December 8, 2010 at 4:37 PM   said...

beaatiful pictures angie! ur eyes look so pretty in the first pic.

PinkOrchids December 8, 2010 at 4:49 PM   said...

O my gosh! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! The pictures are so lovelyyy!!! And i love your eyes, you're wearing contacts right? xX

Jessica December 8, 2010 at 5:13 PM   said...

I love the first pic Angie.. you look so so pretty ^__^

PinkOrchids December 8, 2010 at 6:46 PM   said...

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Anonymous December 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM   said...

you operate in celsius too!?!?! high fives!!! >:D (sorry that's random) love your poses so fierce your outfit and you so pretty (esp. props to photog for faceshots!) -grace x

yifan December 8, 2010 at 9:04 PM   said...

Look it's that sweater! <3333

MINAKICHU December 8, 2010 at 10:26 PM   said...

Awesome shots Angie and your poses are fierce! Plus your top is to die for!:-)

{ I V Y } December 8, 2010 at 11:11 PM   said...

pretty! the tights are so cute!

kileen December 9, 2010 at 1:52 AM   said...

your pictures are gorgeous and how creative to turn the dress upside down to wear it as a sweater! i'll have to try that out sometime. :)

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Really Petite December 9, 2010 at 2:22 AM   said...

You definitely are so creative and that's what I love about ya!

Your poses are awesome- wish I had poses like yours. Mine are so boring..LOL

Krystal Pearl December 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM   said...

I totally love your entire outfit plus the ring is so amazing..Followed you already.. :) and I love your blog, so cute.. I love the entire layout..

http://krystalpearl.blogspot.com

IchigoBunnie December 10, 2010 at 4:41 AM   said...

omg i ABSOLUTELY love your outfit!!!! this totally inspires me to go make poses and stuff with my outfits. i just dunno where to take the pics! lol im scared people in public will stare at me weird xD

n thanks for mentioning lightroom! it looks uber helpful!

Becky December 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM   said...

Great pics!
You look gorgeous (^_^)

Rinny December 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM   said...

I think you might have found your calling Angie! Maybe you should have gone into professional modeling instead - you always have such beautiful poses in your photos! I love the first photo of you btw - gorgeous :3

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PetiteXXS December 16, 2010 at 12:41 AM   said...

You look stunning in all those pics! I currently use iPhoto for cropping and brightening purposes, and it's quick but I wonder if there are better ways to edit pics. Will have to look into Lightroom... is there a free version? LOL.

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