skirting the issue

i have a new skirt and i'm really into it. there's just something about beautiful shades of blue zig-zagged across a maxi. it automatically makes an outfit that much more fun, particularly for Spring. pairing this skirt with white felt like the natural thing to do. a draped shirt, spiked bracelet, black nailpolish, grecian sandals and faux lambskin vest are a good way to tone down the girly-ness of it all, as that's not very me.

i've been getting a lot of emails and comments asking about my photography and locations, which i will attempt to answer here. these photos were taken in my neighborhood here in brooklyn. typically, i use whatever location i have at my disposal. i don't typically go out of my way, but i do pay attention. whenever you're snapping a photo, aim to get the best shot you can. which means paying attention to lighting, background and composition - the building blocks of photography. your location/background doesn't have to be extravagant for your shot to be stunning. simple works really well. i read a lot of comments from people who say things like "you're so lucky to have such great locations, i wish i did." but i genuinely don't think there's any place on the planet that doesn't have something interesting to offer for a photograph. look for the possibility in locations instead of automatically dismissing them. sometimes, the most seemingly unattractive place can be the most interesting and photogenic. wherever you choose to do your photos, try to capture some of its character. it will help give your photographs some context and make for a more interesting shot overall.

anyway, i hope that's helpful and answers some of the questions i've received about photography and location. i love that you guys send me emails about things like this, so keep them coming. and as always, thanks for reading.

p.s. i may or may not be doing a giveaway of these stunning Tom Ford shades. stay tuned on twitter, facebook or instagram. 

baby phat skirt . olive olivia shirt . no name faux lambskin vest . foley + corinna muriella tote . no name grecian sandals . tom ford sunglasses . juicy couture necklace . spiked bracelet made by me

19 comments:

  1. These pictures are great....and thi outfit is amazing! Love your skirt so much!
    xoxo

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  2. Beautiful pics, wish I had these kind of places in my neighbourhood! Love the skirt! Great print!

    www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  3. Anonymous11.5.12

    AMAZING!!

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  4. You look beautiful babe!

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  5. so so beautiful!

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  6. Love the skirt! Great outfit too, love the handbag! :)

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  7. I love the skirts and the bag!!!Stunning!!!

    http://lovelittlelulu.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love this skirt too! Very missoni.

    ~Heather

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  9. Amazing outfit and beautiful photos!
    Kisses
    www.welovefur.com

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  10. Gorgeous way to style that bold skirt! You nailed it :) xoxo ♥

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  11. Beautiful skirt and gorgeous photos as usual. I've noticed that graffiti makes everything better!

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  12. lovely photos. Interesting background.

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  13. Anonymous15.5.12

    gorgeous skirt. love the pattern.

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  14. Your vest and skirt combo is right up my alley- very cozy chic.

    xo/Allison

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  15. That skirt has all the best shades of blue in it! Love it!

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  16. Love the color combo and bold zig zag print

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  17. I love your outfit baby superbly done your hair style your lips and your glasses are very beautiful your bag is also so now I must go to buy glasses from kerr drug optical online eyeglasses because they understand the value of life

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