Archive for July, 2012

I  know what you’re thinking… but I can explain myself!  Before I do however, I would like to say sorry.  Sorry for being slack… but here is the fashion photo shoot you’ve all been waiting for!

Ok, the explanation.  I’ve been sick, yep, down with the flu.  Also I’ve been procrastinating.  I was prepared to write a fill in post until the photos were ready, but that’s when I got a fever.  Anyhoo, I’m on the way to recovery, and will make up for my lack of writing and presence on this blog.

Alrighty, I’m sorry peeps, here it is again, but I just love this skirt SO. MUCH. that I had to share it with you again.  If anything, that’s a good thing, because it will show you how to style a basic staple piece in many different ways.  If you’ve been following Creative Touch long enough, you will have noticed that the last time we styled this skirt, it was summer.  This time, it’s winter.  Very versatile don’t you think?  In summer, I wore a sleeve-less top, bare legs, and a light cardigan.  In winter, tights, a coat, and a slightly warmer top.  If you do this, it will mean that you get much more wear out of your clothes without having to repeat your looks.  This advice goes for any of your plain skirts, trousers or tops.  Be creative, it’ll pay off.  You won’t have to buy as many items either, which will in the end save money.  I’m not saying don’t buy a piece of clothing here and there, because let’s face it, I’m a normal female too, but I am saying that you now have another option.  Besides, rare splurges are much more fun than frequent impulsive buying which you you always regret later on anyway.

Ok, enough advice… bring on the photos!

Thank you very much everyone!  By the way don’t be afraid to comment.  We love comments!  If you have any ideas for another hair tutorial, just let me know, as I haven’t got any ideas put into place at the moment.

We are working on an accessories post as well.  We have a couple more photos to do, but it should provide some variety to our usual fashion shots 🙂  I find them interesting too, and you’ll be able to see what shoes we have and our massive, and I mean MASSIVE, collection of scarves.

Enjoy the coming weekend!

Esther

What I wore:

  • Pleated Skirt – Valley Girl, $10
  • Floral Top – Op-shop, $7 I believe (it’s worth it to op-shop or thrift!)
  • Navy Blazer – Ezibuy, $50 – 53 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, $can’t remember…
  • Black Shoes – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $30

Stylist – Lydia

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Model and Blogger – Esther

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Hey there folks!

Alrighty ho, so this is the last outfit, OH NO!  But not to worry people, on Sunday, Rhesa is going to photograph another six outfits, and personally, I reckon that these outfits are some of my favourite so far.  I’m just terribly disappointed, because two of my favourite outfits consist of Lydia’s clothes.  She has awesome clothes.

Ok, so you folks may be very happy that this time, Lydia (the mysterious stylist behind these posts) is back to styling for us.  She once did make an appearance here in summer.

Alrighty, back to this outfit.  That vintage camera sure does make me feel like a business gal going off to do some photography for the afternoon.  When I picture a business outfit, sometimes the rather boring combination of black and white comes to mind.  But it doesn’t have to be like that!  It would be awesome if the image of a trendy chick wearing a plain blouse tucked into a simple smart skirt covered with a very business-like yet fashionable blazer came to mind instead.  You don’t have to wear black and white to give off the proffessional business look, in fact colour, even if neutral, looks a whole lot better!  Unfortunately, where I live, everyone wears black in winter, no wonder winter can be so depressing.  Wear a bit of colour and brighten up your cold winters afternoon!

The use of some vintage accessories adds a more old-fashioned feel to this otherwise modern outfit.

Enjoy these photos, and the use of that awesome vintage camera.

Oh, and did you notice my retro striped nail polish!  Just havin’ a bit o’ fun. 😉

Enjoy your weekend!

Esther

P.S.  Awesome upcoming alert people!  We’ll be bringing you a couple of male fashion posts.  That’s right, my brother Matthew (who I have mentioned a few times) will be modeling some trendy and up-to-date fashion for guys.  The aim, to give you some ideas in order to encourage your brothers and/0r boyfriends or even husbands to dress up a bit more and look classy.  You’ll thank me, trust me 🙂

Photography – Rhesa

Stylist(s) – Rhesa & Esther

Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Beige striped skirt – Glassons, $40-50
  • White blouse – Shanton, $25
  • Smart blazer – Trademe, $15

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Ok, so I am pretty excited about this tutorial, mainly cause I love working with hair, and I was so surprised and excited with how this style turned out.

This hair style will involve two people, unless you are amazingly talented and can do this on yourself; however the best way, is to go grab a friend and then do this on each other.

My model today is Isabelle.  I absolutely loved doing this style on her hair, as she is a blonde gone brown, meaning, she has lovely, natural, blonde highlights.  The same goes for my previous model for the hair tutorial, Ambley.  She had some lovely copper highlights (natural) and another friend of mine, whose hair I styled in this way, has beautiful blonde streaks also.  You are incredibly blessed ladies I assure you!

My inspiration came from that place where all good ideas come from, the internet, and more specifically, Youtube!  I’m joking about the good ideas peeps.  Really, the best way is to come up with your own ideas, but this hair tutorial is better than any I’ve come up with so far, therefore it is here, and hopefully none of you have seen it before. 🙂

Perfect for going out and about, church, dates with your husband, or even just pottering around the house, this hair-style will make you feel beautiful and feminine, which incidentally is the aim of this blog.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this hair tutorial on how to do a French flower braid.

1.  Side-part the hair and then spritz all the hair with water until damp.

2.  Take a portion of hair from the front, divide into three sections and start French braiding along the front of the head, picking up more hair from both sides as you go along.  If you want a more defined braid, just pick up hair from the back.

3.  Continue to French braid downwards towards the ear.

4.  Then French braid straight across the head until you reach just before the left ear.  Note: as you braid straight across the head, only pick up little bits of hair from the bottom, so that when you turn your braid down and around, you’ll still have some hair falling down to add into that braid.

5.  Start turing your braid downwards for a short time.  When you do this, take hair from left side (looking towards the back of the head) and bring into the French braid as you normally would.

6.  Continue to braid straight across the bottom, picking up all the hair you left hanging.  The trickiest part is now over.

7.  Once there is no more hair to add, just finish off with a normal braid.  As you do this braid, tug the edges of the left side a little.  These will create the petals for your flower.  Tie off the end.

8.  Twist upwards and anti-clockwise on the right and bottom side of the head.

9.  Tuck the tied off end of the hair somewhere beneath the braid where it won’t be seen.

10.  Stick bobby pins into the hair to secure, and then place your choice of a centre-piece in the middle of the flower.  This will hide any of the ends, and create a nice look.

You are now complete!  Here are a few shots from different angles to show the finished look.

Isn’t it an elegant hairstyle?  I know that it looks complicated, but I assure you that it’s not.  Have a go yourself, but always remember that success comes through trial and error.  I have to continually remind myself that I can learn from mistakes instead of beating myself up about them.

Have an awesome weekend people, and leave a comment to request another hair tutorial!

Esther

Stylist – Esther

Photographer – Matthew

Model – Isabelle

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