Rarely do I step out, head to toe, in front of the camera. Yeah okay, I do my beauty shots for my make-up posts, but these are just of my head and shoulders, areas I can happily control without having to think too much. When you ask me to think about what my arms, legs, hands and feet are doing, it all becomes too much, and quite frankly, I feel rather stupid in front of the camera. I have been known to throw a tantrum, and storm off from my boyfriend when attempting to do more of a fashion shoot. I get all nervous and sweaty and turn into a quivering wreck.
I keep telling myself to step out of my comfort zone, to grow my confidence and to not be so shy.
Last Saturday, I had spent the entire day with the beautiful bareMinerals team, as part of a very exciting press trip, and before going out to dinner together, we all got the chance to get glam’d up by Blow Out Ibiza. The super talented Ionnis, one of bareMineral’s International Make-up Artists did my make-up for the evening, using an exciting new foundation which I cannot share with you just yet. He said he wanted to give me a J-Lo glow, and he sure did. My skin was super bronzed and I felt very glam. One of the guys from Blow Out Ibiza did my hair, and I have never had someone do my hair so quickly, so effortlessly and yet make it look so gorgeous. He had serious hair skills and I will definitely be visiting the salon again this Summer for multiple make-overs. I am going to try and recreate this look and put together a tutorial so you guys can do it at home too.
I have quite a few Summer dresses hiding away here in my Ibiza wardrobe, and as I work so much at the moment, it really is a special occasion when I get to choose one to dress up in. If you know me, on a day to day basis, I don’t really bother making an effort with my appearance. I live in jeans and tee shirts, and own more trainers than heels. I love the fact when I do decide to make an effort, I look completely different, it gives me that extra boost of confidence I really need. To prove the point of me looking so different, one person on the dinner table, having met me before, did not even recognise me. Hair and make-up really does work wonders, as does a nice, fun dress. Stepping away from my plain monochrome day time wardrobe, it is nice to wear a bold print. This graphic print dress is just stunning and I got so many girls asking me where I bought it from. I actually just picked it up from ASOS, it stood out as the colours were bold, but not too dramatic, and I knew with a tan it would look fab. Another cheeky bonus – and the reason why I chose to wear it out for dinner – it is so loose and floaty, you can easily hide those food babies 😉
If I ever decide to wear jewellery, again I keep things really simple and I go for more unusual pieces rather than what everyone else can be seen wearing. I was very kindly gifted this beautiful bracelet, by Dana Levy, from the Evil Eye collection. I absolutely love it, and it will forever remind me of my time here in Ibiza. How cute is the little pom pom?
Dress – Bag – Shoes – Bracelet
Okay so I am actually pretty nervous about hitting publish, this really does feel like my first ever fashion post. I won’t be making a habit of this style of post, but I thought it would make a nice change – plus I have not posted in a while, so why not bounce back with something completely different for me?
What’s your Summer style?
Photography by Scott Ninness www.scottninness.com