Posts Tagged ‘fashion photography’

DSC_9904I always think it’s a little bit neat when people use one piece of clothing in several different ways.  I’ve worn this as a skirt a couple of times before transforming it into a dress, but I’m starting to think…. I kinda prefer it like this.  This isn’t really something that I do often, but when faced with brick walls and desperation, it’s nice to have a couple of pieces like this in your wardrobe.  It’s only elasticated along the top, so I chucked over a simple white tie-up blouse.  Surprised?  …hmmm, me neither.  I promise I’ll try and introduce some other styles in our next photo shoot 😉  This post is hopefully another bit of inspiration to those of you who are interested in utilising your wardrobe in the best way possible.

Before I skip away, I would like to address a point that I hope I’ve made clear on this blog before, but if not… here goes.  Watching a movie recenting – My Big Fat Greek Wedding – I was reminded of this.  Any girl can make herself look nice.  Any girl!  Not just the slim, or those with long, flowing hair, but every girl.  With a change in style, perhaps some skin care, a touch of mascara, new hair style, any girl can look good.  I’m not saying that we should be obsessed with the way we look, ’cause, let’s face it, nobody finds that attractive, but we should care.  By caring for your self-image and perhaps making a few necessary changes in your style, you can feel good about how you look and present.  The main girl in the movie above transformed from this, to this.  Perhaps this is slightly unrealstic, but what I’m trying to do, is encourage you.  We’re all on a journey in our style, but keep on going, take care of yourself and you’ll receive the confidence that you need.  This only addresses the outward confidence, inward confidence comes from something far deeper than outward beauty.  Lasting inward confidence and beauty comes from God.

Enjoy these photos, and note the last one especially.  Nissi has shot photos for us a couple of times and I was very pleased to be able to feature her on the blog.  She’s Rhesa’s sister and I’m just so grateful for their help from the beginning. 🙂

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Coming up on Creative Touch:  On Monday, Lydia (my older sister) asked Rhesa (my photographer) to do a photo shoot of her wearing several different outfits to send some to her boyfriend.  Kinda cute, aye?  Well, they turned out beautifully, so I’ll be putting them on the blog and talk a little bit about each outfit.  After all, I did put one of them together 😉  Hmm… my orginial fashion sense is really coming out!  Probably because Lydia’s too busy to help me these days…

Have a lovely rest of the week!  I’m quite liking this mid-way change of seasons where I can still wear shorts and t-shirts and throw a cardigan or scarf on top without getting too hot.

Esther

What I wore:

  • White blouse – K-mart, $15-10
  • Skirt/dress – Originally gifted from Karen – another amazing source of inspiration in my crafting ❤  (I’ll photograph some cards that she’s made for me and put them up here)
  • Black sandals – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $15
  • Black necklace – Diva, SALE $2

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The second of my favourite shops to shop is Glassons.  As one of the more popular clothing stores, Glassons is always up with the fashion trends and has frequent discounts.  The quality of their clothes is not as high as Ezibuy, but definitely satisfying.  They should last you for several years, depending on how well you keep your clothes.   I particularly like their selection of cardigans and blouses.  One of my favourite tie-up blouses has come from there.  In love!  They sport bright colours and their prices aren’t that unreasonable for the clothes that they sell.  The only two problems that I have with Glassons are these.  Firstly, every girl and her mother wears their clothes, so I wouldn’t advise buying a whole outfit from that shop.  Instead, just a few pieces that you can mix and match with other items of clothing from places like JeansWest or Jay Jays (two other shops that I quite like).  The second problem that I have with them is in regards to their dresses.  They always seem to be at an awkward in between length where you kinda have to wear leggings to keep them modest but know that they really weren’t made to wear with leggings (also applies to some of their skirts).  Just a tad too short for me I’m afraid, which is a real pity as I do like some of the dresses that they sell.  Apart from that, I do really like the clothes that they offer and would reccomend them to anybody.

I have never bought online from Glassons, as we have a store just fifteen minutes away from us.  They have shops in just about, if not all, the malls across the country and are generally very well stocked in sizes and colours.

Below are just a few of their clothes that I wouldn’t mind acquiring 🙂

lace singlet

floral dress

(Still not quite sure of the short at the front long at the back thing… what do you think?)

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I’m still keeping my eyes out for a soft denim blouse and a nice white one.  Anyway, go check out Glasson’s website.  I reccomend their clothes and love how they add a pop of bright colour to any outfit. 🙂

I hope you’ve been enjoying these reviews on my favourite clothing stores and as always I’d love to hear your comments 🙂

Bless you over these Christmas and summer holidays!

Esther

P.S.  Another fashion photo shoot coming your way very soon!

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Chiffon, navy, polka dots… need I say more?  Pure gorgeous right there (don’t get confused peeps, I’m talking about the clothes).

In my mind, this outfit is slightly nautical.  Although it doesn’t feature stripes, it certainly does use the navy, black and white present in most nautically themed outfits.  The blue and polka dots in the scarf bring a pop of colour and variety to this otherwise rather plain outfit.  It’s classy, with a bit of casual thrown in.  This top is rather simple, but divine.  The flowy chiffon sleeves add the dreaminess to this outfit… I’d really better stop, otherwise you could get me talking about chiffon for hours…

Moving on to accessories.  The necklace: bought from David Tasker Designer Jewellery.  You’ve probably seen that store name many times on this blog, well, it’s pretty much where I get all of my jewellery from as I know two people who work there.  It will probably be included in my favourite stores post (which will be coming up very soon…).  The belt: well I just like adding belts, they bring an outfit together and accentuate the waist.  That’s what flatters my figure, but if it’s not what flatters yours, then find something else.  Flowy scarves, large sleeves to add breadth to your shoulders, long tops and necklaces to lengthen the body, or perhaps heels.  Know what suits you, colours and style, and then you will feel confident in what you wear and how you present yourself.

While looking good on the outside is certainly not the most important thing in life, it does do wonders for your self-worth and increase your confidence in YOU!

I hope that you have an awesome week!  Happy Tuesday from down under under (after all, NZ is below Aussie right?) and we’ll talk soon.

I love statement necklaces, and this bird necklace is certainly one.  I really am not one to wear a load of them as I own very dainty silver necklaces as you can imagine, but when given the chance, I take it!

My goodness Christmas is coming up fast!  My awesome Grandma has already finished her Christmas shopping, while I haven’t even started yet!  How bout you guys?  Ready for this wonderful holiday season?

Esther

Photography & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist & Model & Blogger – Esther

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I was so, so excited to shoot the photos for this outfit, and also to see how they turned out.  I am in LOVE with them!  And I know that could sound terribly vain, girly, conceited and all of that other stuff… however, I am particularly in love with the location.  I look forward to the blossoming of these cascading purple flowers each year with great anticipation and hope to catch some lovely pics of them.  This year, we managed to take many photos, and I even did a bit of nature photography myself, which I might include in a separate post if you are interested.

Ok, enough drooling over those amazing, lovely, beautiful, gorgeous… um, yes right, ok.  This outfit is based around a chiffon, floral dress that I bought from a thrift store a while ago – $7!  For a while I was rather uninspired about styling this outfit, but with the help of Lydia, we managed to yet agian use our layering technique along with my awesome navy blazer to create this stylish and rather formal outfit.  We styled it long ago here… yes, I think it looks much better like this 😉

We have talked about that base black dress many times.  It truly is an LBD, and we have used it often to add a bit of length to an otherwise short tunic or dress.  Perfect, and I highly recommend the purchase of one of these.  An LBD can be anything from a navy, black or brown colour with sleeves or no sleeves.  It basically equals a dress with great versatility and value that can work as a staple piece of clothing to be used over and over again.

I was about to point you to some other outfits which used either the black dress or navy blazer, but I think it’ll make good material for a remix post, so… nevermind 😉

I like the look of the small print with the solid navy colour in this outfit.  And of course the buttons on the blazer really make it 😉

Righty ho, now, GO!  …to have a look at the photos of course 😀

Beautiful location, beautiful clothes…. aaah, yes, summer do come soon please!

Bless you all over the weekend, may you all enjoy revelling in God’s awesome creation!

Esther

Photography & editing – Rhesa!

Stylist – Lydia… and slightly Esther…

Model & Blogger – Esther

What I wore:

  • Floral tunic – Savemart, $7 THRIFTING (I thought that deserved caps lock)
  • Navy blazer – Ezibuy, $53.99 SALE
  • Black base dress – Cotton On, $10 SALE
  • Black belt – Pagani, $15.99
  • Black pumps – Ezibuy (same trip) – $35

 

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Ooh yeah, this has gotta be my fav outfit out of them all I reckon.  I am definitely a skirt and dresses kind of gal, whenever I have an excuse really, but this combo just hits the mark for casual cuteness.  I love t-shirts that have pictues on them, however I’m picky and obviously dislike weird pictures or random captions.  But this tee has a series of vintage phot0s of olden days.  It really is gorgeous, and with that beautiful pastel pink/apricot cardigan, it fits into spring nicely.  The scarf is textured and has a nice neutral, floral pattern on it – perfect!  I rediscovered these jeans just recently, which is awesome, as buying jeans really is just the most horrible shopping nightmare ever!  Am I the only one who finds that?  They used to be too loose, but fit nicely now… what does this say about me???  Well actually, the last time I wore them was probably 6 months to a year ago, so, yeah…  I never used to know how I felt about wearing high-heels with trouses, but I have now decided that I love the look!  It adds a bit of style and class to the outfit while still keeping it casual.  Just what you need when going out shopping or visiting friends.

These daisies really are so lovely!  They go with this outfit so well and I’m glad we photographed with them as they all got mown yesterday afternoon 😦  But not to worry, they’ll be springing up again in the next few days.  Love that about those cute flowers.

Ok, so, I reckon an update on me is now in order.  At the moment I’m having a break over the weekend and psyching myself up for intense accounting study next week for my approaching exam.  First exam I’ve ever done (apart from music theory and ballet) as I’ve been home schooled all my life!  So, so looking forward to the summer as I’m sure all you southern hemisphere peeps are also.
Yesterday I went to the mall with my friend Ambley, who has featured on this blog once – here.  I bought the prettiest blue and cream tie-up blouse.  Chiffon + blouse (tie-ups esp.) = one very, very happy Esther!  You’ll be seeing it here soon no doubt.  I wore it to church today actually 🙂  I’m looking forward to posting some daily summer outfits in the coming months.  That’ll be fun I reckon.

So, please do enjoy these spring photos!  The weather’s looking up here at the moment, I was wearing a t-shirt when I wrote this!  Surely heralding in some beautiful weather.


Yeah!  There’s my other bro.  🙂  Havin’ fun crashin’ my photo shoot!  Actually, he and my other brother, Matthew (the one who designed my header) own an online toy shop and sell pretty awesome toys!  You’d all love them I’m absolutely sure of it – puzzles, outside toys, a whole range of putty and RC helicopters.  Here’s the link – www.simplyclevertoys.com

I’m loving the beautiful combination of colours and textures in this outfit while still remaining relatively simple.  When stying your outfits, it’s a good idea to use different colours that complement each other, different textures and an obvious theme.  I love seeing people dress in a way that reflects who they are and displays their unique and personal style.  That’s another aim of ours here on Creative Touch – helping young woman create your own unique style of dressing.  Self-confidence and self-worth is important, and I believe that by wearing something that fills you with confidence you’ll feel more secure in who you are – something we all need from time to time.  Well, let’s hope that this blog is doing just that 🙂

God bless you all over this lovely weekend!

Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

Stylist & Model – Esther (ok, admittedly Lydia wears this outfit often, so I was inspired by her)

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Yes I am. Cause I know they’ll come, and soon. The day that we did this fashion photo shoot was beautifully sunny and I didn’t feel cold standing in this when being photographed, as opposed to most days in the winter when I stand freezing, trying to look relaxed and unconcerned.  However, the truth is that I soon rush back into the house or chuck my dressing gown over me, thus effectively ruining my previously stylish look 😉

Ok, about this outfit.  This beautiful, floral, halter-neck dress is from the Philippines, and when paired with a nice white or coloured shrug to hide the lack of sleeves, it looks fabulous! I love it, the epitomy of summer for me. Oh yes, and this cool floppy, beach hat!  Makes me think of those sunny days goin’ to the beach.  Yeah!  The sun, the waves, the seagulls souring overhead, picnic basket in hand, swimming, good friends with good conversation.  God’s creation never ceases to amaze me, and in all seasons I see something which makes me marvel afresh at God’s creativity.  It inspires me!

I’m also wearing some awesome silver sandals to go with this summery look!  Enjoy, and please do let me know what your favourite part of summer is.  I’m really looking forward to painting my nails with bright colours!  Let’s get into the mood early peeps. 🙂

I’m really excited to reveal these next outfits to you over the course of a few weeks.  They are so cute and summery.  Rhesa’s new camera is a dream, let me tell you!  And our outdoor settings are beautiful.  Pink and purple, what can go wrong?!

Blessings on you all today!

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa (Girl, you’ve done an awesome job here!)

Stylist – Oh my, I get to write my name here!!!  – Esther!

Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Blue floral dress – Philippines, GIFTED
  • White shrug – Valley Girl, $15
  • White hat – from long ago…
  • Necklace – from here and there… the pendant was from Spotlight
  • Silver sandals – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $19.99 SALE

Do you see this people??!  This whole outfit was practically only $15 if you substitute the shoes for a pair of jandals or just go barefoot on the beach.  Give or take a few dollars…   See what you can do with clothes cheaply?  I hope this inspires you 🙂

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This outfit, in my mind, is amazing!!! Just cause it combines three of my favourite things – lace, floral patterns, and pastel colours!  Very feminine, and lovely.  Bad news though… everything, and I mean, abosolutely every item of clothing in this outfit, is Lydia’s… 😦  So, she now has an aboslutely awesome outfit, while I have to be content to look at it.  No, I’m not jealous at all… jokes, I was happy to at least wear it for this photo shoot.

In this outfit, we’ve layered two dresses on top of one another.  Both are sleeve-less, so that’s why I’m wearing a long-sleeve underneath, which happens to be a very similar colour to the bottom dress.  By layering two dresses, we’ve added a bit of length so that I don’t have to wear leggings with this oufit.  I also love the look it creates.  And that scarf… well, my goodness, it’s so beautiful!  Lydia has been wearing this over a cream top with a lovely light pink/apricot coloured cardigan with jeans.  It looks very nice.  I also think that long necklaces go very nicely with dresses, especially ones with minimal detail on the front.

These nude pumps are also very useful.  I reccomend getting a pair, because they go with almost everything, and it’s very useful to have a pair of these kinds of versatile shoes.

Alright, enjoy looking at the following photos of this dreamy outfit!

I apologize for being away for a long while, we’ve been super busy with so much, but now that the hols are coming up, I should have some more time to blog and take some more photos.  Our purple flowers are out again, so I anticipate some lovely photos – look here to see what I’m talking about.

Have a lovely rest oof your week!  I’ll be back soon 🙂

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model & Blogger – Esther

What I wore:

  • Light pink dress – Glasson, $30 (see this dress here)
  • Lace dress – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Peach/pink long-sleeve – Dotti, $20?
  • Floral Scarf – David Tasker Designer Jewellery, $19
  • Heart necklace – David Tasker Designer Jewellery
  • Nude pumps – Rubi Shoes, $30 (which in my mind is a pretty good price!)

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Part 2!

It’s been a while, but don’t worry, I’m on a role again.  This dress is definitely a summer dress as you can see from the bright colours and print, however, by layering over a bright long sleeve and long leggings, I’ve again transformed this summer dress into a winter dress.  One awesome plus about transforming your summer dress into winter wear, is the bright colour that you’ll be sporting all day long.  Instead of black, grey, or beige, you’ll be a pop of colour on a dismal day.  And believe me, that’s a pretty sight!  It’ll brighten and lighten your mood too.

Oh yes, in this outfit, I used a scarf to add a bit of warmth and style.  I’ve been living in scarves all throughout winter – not quite literally, but just about every outfit I wear sports a scarf.  A guy I know was trying to sum up my style and said, “Oh yeah, you always wear scarves.”  Which is true of the winter but not of summer.  But that revelation is rather sad, as I don’t own a great variety of scarves… Lydia does, but not me.

Of course, where would I be without my old faithful – my awesome navy blazer from Ezibuy!  Seriously girls, I’ve been wearing this a lot, and it’s been perfect for many of outfits.  Navy was a great colour to choose, as it’s not the usual black that I often wear… yet it’s still a rather neutral/universal colour and matches with many of my clothes.  If you can find a great staple piece of clothing like this, you’ll be right. 🙂

Enjoy and I hope that these last two post have been helpful and given you some new ideas for economic and stylish dressing.

Thanks Rhesa for taking and editing these photos!  The day that we took these was dismal and grey, so our previous ideas of outside photography went out the window.  Rhesa proved to be the creative one in finding inside locations.  There was a short dry spot in which we took these photos (above)… but it started spitting, so I ended that outside shoot by throwing the petals of my poor rose into the air.  (Just cause I thought you’d all want to know that) 😉

Blessings, have an awesome week!

Esther

Photography & editing – Rhesa

Stylist – Esther (Lydia helped choose the outfits)

Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Patterned dress – Farmers, GIFT
  • Teal long-sleeve – Valley Girl, $10
  • Black tights – Postie Plus, $20?
  • Navy blazer – Ezibuy, $53.99
  • White lace scarf – David Tasker Designer Jewellery, $15.99 GIFT
  • Black shoes – Hannah’s, $24.99 SALE

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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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Hi Everyone,

Yes, I’m very sorry I haven’t been around for a while.  What with school, work, and a multitude of other things going on, I haven’t checked in here for a while.  Finally I am here however, and I hope you enjoy this next outfit.

Before you comment on the title, let me form my defense.  Yet again this happened – read to find out the complete evolution of my blog title conundrum…  This time, the predicament was the same, however I ended up writing the title.  I won’t bore you with an explanation, however give me some grace, as… well, nevermind.

The look sports a very interesting t-shirt with a print of a face.  Most of the time, I would really dislike wearing a shirt that has someone else’s face on it, however, I reckon that this has an arty feel about it, as it’s not actually a picture but more of a painting.  It goes very nicely with the corderoy pants which, unsurprisingly, are my sister’s – though she doesn’t wear them that often sooooo…  Also, the cardigan ties in quite nicely and by combining all that with the new (actually it’s been around for a bit) trend of tucking in the front to show off your fancy belt buckle, you’ll feel, well, trendy!

Wearing high-heeled shoes with pants is also a very smart look I think.  It’s not a new trend, as often the business women of the world sport this look, however you can do this just as well with casual looks.

Again in this post, we are showing you how to style pants as well as skirts and dresses.  Although they are very feminine and pretty, there is a place in this pracitcal world for pants, and hopefully, over these last two post, we have helped you just a little bit in regards to sucessfully styling pants.

Enjoy the photos and we look forward to showing you the next and last post in this fashion photo shoot.

I hope you appreciated all of the new locations, especially the fourth in the burnt kitchen.  I’ve often been told that there are lessons to be learned all around, and it just stood out to me that something can even be learnt from something as horrible as a devastating fire.  Something good can come of something terrible, even if it’s something small, it’s a spark of hope and I do hope that we’ll all remember that.

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Makeup & Stylist – Lydia

Model – Esther

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