Style Studio: Blues and Florals


Style Studio: Blues and Florals

Well, I've promised another Style Studio installment, so here we go.

It feels like ages ago since I last did a self portrait. I haven't really had much chance to do much photography lately. In any case, here are my style and photography notes:

Style Notes:

  • Navy Blue Halter Dress - This one's an oldie but goodie. It's a custom-made dress that I asked a seamstress in the Philippines to make for me some 10+ years ago. I chose the fabric and I sort of designed the dress (based on another dress I saw in a magazine), if I remember correctly. It was actually a maxi dress (ankle length) --- when I first had it made. I even wore it on my hen's night! But, I sort of got tired with the long dress. I didn't want to throw it away, though. Since the cut was still right for me, I decided just to make it in to a mini dress. So, I took it to another seamstress (in Singapore, I believe) and had it cut and hemmed. Even though it's soooo old, it's still one of my favourite dresses. Yeah, this dress really makes me miss getting custom-made dresses (it's too expensive here in Oz).
  • 3-strand Blue Elastic Hairband - Brand new from the cheap shop. Only $2 - and I love it. 🙂
  • Silver Hoop Earrings - A staple for me. I wear these earrings. A LOT.
  • Black Sandals with Heels - A hand-me-down from my mom.

Where To: Off to my son's school for drop-off (and supposedly, volunteering at his school) + Uni seminar

Photography Notes:

  • Camera: Nikon D40x
  • Lens: Sigma 30mm f.14
  • Self-Portrait Technique: Remote Control + Tripod
  • Lighting: Natural light --- almost mid-day sun. When it comes to photography, I really love making the most out of natural light - and the outdoors.
  • Additional Note: I like playing with angles in photography. This session is an example of how using different angles can make different pictures.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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