Jan 29, 2010

Mom & Babies

I've done some family photo shoots lately. I enjoy the experience a lot. Either its pregnancy shoot or family portrait , it gives me chance to learn more about LOVE. The love between the mother and her child is so precious . I, myself , always love children so this is a great opportunity for me to actually get to play with them or learn about raising a child.

Family portrait - the baby is 7 month old. It was hard to actually get her smile for the camera. She was just crying & wasnt in the mood to have her pix taken . Her mom kinda struggled to dress her up ... But in the end, we still got to have a few good shots of her with her parents. This is my first experience with baby shoot & it was very hard to take pix of the baby without her crying or screaming lol

Pregnancy shoot - 9 month pregnant. Minh supposed to give birth within that week or a week later . So she thought it was the perfect time to have the shoot. While we were taking photos, we were also scared that the baby might come anytime ...it was funny though. The mom did a great job posing for the pix while it was freezing & she hardly wore anything. At some point, the baby started kicking. I was even able to feel the kick from her mother's tummy. Let me tell you, it was an unbelievable feeling.

Makeup + Hair : Me
Stylist : Ng Bao Ngoc
Photographer : Hai tre

Jan 26, 2010


The latest fad...

As we make the transition from our Fall/Winter gear into the spring, our black clothes addiction is slowly set aside. Currently, baby blue is helping us ease into the floral and pastel prints that every sunny season brings us. W Magazine featured a beautiful spread this past month, with accented hints of the blue trend. Once a major magazine hosts a fad, its only a matter of time before the masses pick up and play up high fashion ideals into their regular wardrobe.

An "It trend" is not about convenience as much as it is about an innovative moment of splendor, grabbing the attention of the fashionista audience. I first recognized the "It" status of baby blue when I came upon Lime Crime's baby blue lipstick called "No She Didn't". Lime Crime, designed by Doe Deere, is promoted as a line of unwearable makeup colors high in pigment. If you ever assumed that there wouldn't be room for inconvenience during a recession, Lime Crime proves otherwise. When high fashion makeup artists such as Lottie Stannard take a liking to your maquillage, its only a matter of time before the rest of the respected editorial world will incorporate the product.

Candace Ang's Holiday Resort Collection 2010, includes "The Flight Necklace". Baby blue feathers bring an ethereal quality when wrapped up against a thick chain. Its elegance can spice up any jeans and white t-shirt combo, and it retails for $295.00 on www.candaceang.com.

The U.K. based brand "Strumpet and Pink" is an extravagant line full of fantasy like panties embellished with hand detailed design. Above is the "Midsummer Maiden" adorned with raw edged silk chiffon blossom's enhancing the backside. A true lingerie lover will surely wear any of the brand's luxuries beneath a sundress any day of the week this spring.

Topshop has hopped on the blue band wagon as well, stepping it up a darker notch. Their "Meadow" collection in their spring look book displays models in pastels and floral print dresses with a darker shade of blue painted on their lips.

Rock the blue trend, or simply admire it from a distance.

credit : tfs.com