Black is always flattering. Always goes well with everything. One can’t really do wrong with black. In fact probably up to 3 months ago my closet mainly contained clothing in various shades of black. Then I had a clarity of mind and decided to inject happy awesome brilliant colours. Here’s an easy way to add some fun into an outfit if you happen to fall into the ‘all black’ category, by throwing on something in colour. And not just any colour, but vivacious fuchsia that might possibly be classified as 3D technicolour.
Necklace from Laos, MODE nailpolish in Funkadelic, MAISON DE FAMILLE sweater blouse, BARKINS skirt (total steal), ASOS boots.
A fantastic accessory or nail colour would do just as well too
Photo by Anna Liu.
This Canadian super model started her career in 2004, reaching international acclaim across the covers of Vogue, Harpers’ Bazaar and Numero. She walks for major designers and her face is instantly recognizable. She is one of my ‘want to shoot’ models and one day I’ll get there.
I swear at every shoot, I ask models to ‘channel Coco’ and inevitably some will say ‘who’ and I’ll hit my head. Coco’s natural flair for posing means she can go from sweet to sultry in one second and if you don’t believe it, watch:
Walking into Portmans and spotting this gorgeous orange asymmetrical skirt I couldn’t bear to leave without it. The colour is fabulous for 2012 and don’t you immediately feel happy seeing it? I know I do
Swarovski necklace, PORTMANS skirt, ASOS belt, TONY BIANCO bag and wedge heels. The top lacked any discernible label.
Photo by Anna Liu.
There would be days when I would feel so down, so depressed and so unmotivated because all I could think about is the future and all the maybes I may be letting go. There would be days where I would be trying so hard and something comes along pushing me back 5 steps like a gale through a wind tunnel, forcing me to struggle and catch my breathe. I was raised not to depend on anyone because anything I could achieve I could do it by myself and there comes the realization that adulthood is a maze, a blockade of people and ambition and I could no longer do it all.
I could not have known two years ago that photography could be so heart breaking, it has become an obsession. I want to live my life creating beautiful images, showing there is something bright and lovely in all the darkness I see every day. There are the strings and the tangles, all the no, and no, and no and then I hesitate. I doubt. I am imperfect. Where is my future? I do not know.