modelling – styling

An italian inspired fashionshoot in winter

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I shot this story in january and the results have been in several weeks, but with all the changes on the blog, I’m terribly behind on showing you guys what I’ve been up to! I’m getting there though, thanks for being so patient with me ;).Today I want to show you the results of a shoot I did with photographer Felicia Van Ham and makeupartist Peggy Timmermans.

We want to do something a bit italian inspired, but with a raw edge. I did the styling myself, including a white vintage lace bodysuit, sparkly underpants and a lace see-through dress I made myself (if you follow me on instagram, you probably saw the work in progress haha).

It was SO freezing cold that day, I can’t even tell you. At one point, it started snowing. We also shot near the water so the wind just went right through you. All in all, the perfect circumstances to shoot airy dresses in (yes, we’re crazy that way). The only way to cope with the cold during a shoot that lasts several hours is by staying warm inbetween. I kept my coat on until the very last second, resulting in charming backstage shots like this one:

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I know, so fancy right??

It’s super important to me that the people I work with believe in the idea that there should be no division between a “plussize” shoot and a regular one. I want to shoot the same stuff a straightsize model does, and show that it’s about what you bring to the table, not about what size you wear. Felicia understands this perfectly, and I’m so grateful that I got to work with such a fun team. Thanks so much girls!

Anyway, here are the results, I really hope you like them :)

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Modeling – analogue in the city

A couple of weeks ago I shot with photographer Frank Brouwer. His suggestion was to do a shoot completely analogue. For those nillies out there: that means zero digital images, but everything on film ;). As a model, I found that a bit scary because it also means that – other than a couple of polaroids we took – I have no clue what the images look like during the shoot, and I just have to wait and pray and hope they turn out good.

But hey, this is how all models used to work in the industry for decades, and if it’s good enough for those awesome retro vamps I admire oh so much, it’s good enough for me! I have also worked with Frank before, and I trust his skills, so I just went for it. As it turns out, not only was it a fun day, the results are also really cool!

It’s just a very relaxed shoot, hanging out in the beautiful raw city of Rotterdam. Check out the results below. Some are regular film, some are polaroids and others are polaroid shot with double exposure (basically combining 2 shots in one picture, so the poses and backgrounds blur together. All technical stuff I know nothing about haha, but it was very fun to shoot!)

 

 

Thanks so much Frank, can’t wait to shoot again!