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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Just For Fun: 2013 Bloopers & Outtakes

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
Happy New Year my little lammies!

For my first post of 2014 I'm doing another bloopers and outtakes post like I did exactly a year ago - instead of a recap of 2013 sharing my best outfits, I'm sharing the caught off guard moments, some goofing around and a few photos which I simply cannot comprehend myself. Each deserved a title and a bit of an explanation - I'll apologise now for shattering the illusion I try to create that I'm stylish and elegant: reasonably stylish, maybe, but definitely not elegant...!


Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Ants In My Pants"
At least I think I was adjusting my jeans here... who really knows.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Attempt To Keep Warm"
Three rather funny outtakes from this shoot: firstly, jumping up and down on the spot to combat the cold (and blowing a raspberry?!).... 

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Over Friendly Neighbourhood Dog"
... and secondly the loveliest, happiest dog ever to steal the limelight - we regularly see her being walked past my parents' house (where these were taken) and she always goes nuts whenever she sees anyone. These were my attempts to get her to continue with her walk...!

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Belch"
Yes, this was my face after accidentally letting out the most enormous belch. Oops.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Weird Fish Hand"
What's going on with my left hand...?

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Ungainly Crouch"
Jumping photos will always provide a plethora of hilarious outtakes. But I didn't expect photos to be taken as I was crouching/preparing to jump.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Yakety-Yak"
I can't quite remember exactly what was said that I reacted to, but it was a bit of a "whatever" moment where I thought my husband /photographer was going on and on. If in doubt, turn to childishness.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Super Hero Stance"
Battling the wind is all in a day's work for this blogging super hero. 

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Wind Chill Factor"
This was the look on my face when we reached the top of the sand dune and I realised just how bitterly cold it was (it looks like such a gorgeous hot day - it really wasn't). And this was before I'd taken off the jacket and top layers - I had to wear just the (flimsy) maxi dress.


"The Unflattering Jump Series"
Too many jumping outtakes with crazed faces not to include them all in an animated gif. The jumping made me laugh at the time, the photos still make me laugh now.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Near Tumble"
I may be an expert walking in heels, but I'm still ungainly when trying to balance and change the shoes I wore to walk up the hill for the photo shoot.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Blinding Sun"
An over-dramatic reaction to a bit of sun. 

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Vacant Stare"
Something must have caught my attention... dopey, much?!

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Gigantic Spider Web Curiosity"
We were at the Herschel Museum in Bath where the garden is part of the attraction - and mid-shoot I realised that there were spiders' webs right across the garden, several feet wide that you could just walk straight into. Here I'm pointing at one of the spiders in it's web (those are gritted teeth you can see). =ewwww=

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Persistently Distracting Friend"
Photographing an outfit post at a friend's house comes with the added distraction of the friend wanting to see the shoot in action. It was only so long before he could no longer resist bombing the photos.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Ever-Tormenting Wind"
windy day: blogger's nightmare. I have endless outtakes of me with my hair going everywhere and me desperately trying to keep it out of my face.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Tangled Hair"
More hair malfunctions, this time trying to move stray bits out of my face and getting it caught up in my rings. 

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Broken Nail"
I remember breaking this nail... I was just checking my lipstick/hair/signs of smudged mascara before we started the shoot when I broke the nail on the compact. An impressively clean break.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Life-Of-Its-Own Exercise Hair"
This was one of the hardest shoots to get my hair looking normal: if you're running your hair will go all over the place. It looked mental in so many shots.

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"The Tights Straightening"
Take one cute sleeveless dress and one freezing cold Sunday morning and you've got yourself a frozen popsicle of a blogger. I kept the parka on till the last second and struggled to straighten the pattern on my tights wearing mittens, but they weren't coming off until we were absolutely ready...!

2013-12-07 What Catherine Wore
"The Playful Mood & The Neck Crick"
Oh, I don't know what I'm doing here - the test shot we do to make sure the exposure and lighting is okay at the beginning is usually a bit dull, so I thought I'd liven it up. Then it looks like I had a fit in the second outtake, or a cricked neck.

Bloopers & Outtakes 2013
"The Frustrated & Tired Beauty Shoot"
Saved the best till last I think...! Trying to get a beauty shot right, is, well, trying. My nerves were pretty shredded at our attempts to get my arm in the right position (see the original post to find out why), and the lighting right, and the hair looking good, and... I got cross and starting messing about. I think I had to include the final shot just to make myself feel better after all these unflattering photos. Goes to prove it's all smoke and mirrors, isn't it...?!!

Which outtakes did you like the most? Do let me know if any of them seem similar...!

Wishing you a all very Happy 2014, and a huge thanks to everyone for the amazing support you showed me in 2013 - I plan to make this year even bigger and better :)
Catherine x

45 comments:

  1. LoL .. really fabulous. I was going to do a similar post, but I'm in a different location than my computer with all the not so flattering photos :-)

    I really enjoy your blog and try to stop by often. Happy New Year to you!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Monica thank you - and HNY to you too! Your comments mean a lot x

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  2. Haha love these Catherine! Happy new year my dear!

    Anna Lou X x x
    http://annalouelliott.blogspot.com

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  3. You're hilarious my friend! I love this post! It's a great reminder of how real of a person you are!

    Wishing you the very best of a new year!!

    xo April

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  4. You really are stunning! Even in the 'less than flattering' shots.

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    1. Ohhh that's so nice of you to say, Eleanor - thank you!

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  5. I remember loving these last year too - I hope this becomes a tradition! If this is what you look like in the least flattering, you're doing okay for yourself ;)

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    1. I think I've tied myself to doing this every Jan 1st now, Franziska!! Thanks hun x

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  6. Haha this post makes me feel much better about all of the unflattering photos of me floating around out there. Sometimes Being elegant is just so difficult!

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  7. Funny and sooooooo lovely .
    happy 2014, my dear Catherine
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you Sacramento, and right back at you!! ;)

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  8. I love these. The doggie ones are my favorite, and maybe the nose pucker too. Thanks for sharing your style. It's nice to see more of the over 40 ladies doing it right.

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    1. And there should be more of us - let's hope more appear in 2014! Thanks for stopping by my dear :)

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  9. Love this post, Catherine! I could add endless photos like yours except mine are certainly less flattering and I am not brave enough to post them *g*

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Really, Annette...? I'm pretty sure those last ones and the jumping series are not flattering!! ;)) Thank you xx

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  10. Absolutely brilliant post........loved it, really made me chuckle.
    keep up the good work xx

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  11. Such a fun post!!! Looking forward wot what 2014 brings!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  12. These are so much fun, Catherine - and you *cannot* look bad, no matter your efforts! Happy New Year, xoxo

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  13. Best New Year's post I have seen yet! Thanks for the smiles :) :)
    I hope 2014 is full of all the best things!
    -Carley
    xx

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  14. Great way to start off the new year for your blog! If I took more pictures for my blog (and I need to), I bet mine would look pretty similar!

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  15. These are hilarious. Thanks for sharing your bloopers! Happy New Year.

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  16. Happy New Year, Catherine!! A really fun post...at least I now have proof that I'm not the only one who has "special" moments like that show up on my camera roll every so often!! ;)

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. And some of these are pretty 'special', Monika...! HNY to you too x

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  17. These are great, nice that you don't take everything too seriously
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. I usually find it's when I'm getting tired and cold that the pulling of faces starts, Lauren!! Thank you x

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  18. Wonderful photos, I like them. They are fun, beautiful and charming.

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  19. I love this post ... Your photos are always stunning so it's fun to see the others ... which is what most of mine are like ... Happy 2014.

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  20. Haha, I love these! Thanks for sharing, it's nice to know that even bloggers aren't always perfect.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. That I'm definitely not, Corinne!! Thank you hun :)

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  21. Vacant stare, tangled hair, (sounds like the start of a poem!) and the tight straightening are among my favourites - and credit to your obliging husband/photographer!

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  22. I love this post! How many best of posts have you seen in the last week - we get it, everyone wore awesome outfits last year. Bravo to you for showing the out takes! Awesome!

    PS - work that dog into the shot next time! I always do! : )

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    1. Haha yes it would be great to have the lovely dog in the pictures - but she's so boisterous I could never get her to "pose"!!! Thanks Tori for your sweet comment x

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  23. So glad you did the bloopers again! Thank you. :o)

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi!
    Found your blog a couple a months ago and it has become one of my 'must read regularly' blogs. I've recently started my own blog and I find Not dressed as lamb a real inspiration - the colourful outfits, the beautiful photography and the all over great content make me look forward to visit.
    This post is lovely, I think many fashion bloggers take themselves too seriously and it is refreshing to see what goes on behind the pictures, it makes the blogger seem a bit more 'normal' :) I also like it because I'm actually doing a similar post myself ;)

    Keep up the good work,
    best wishes from Iceland!

    http://glimmerkisa.blogspot.com/

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  25. All these pictures seem very familiar to me. I can totally relate! LOL! Just because I didn't post it up on my blog doesn't mean I don't go through similar issues like you =D
    I'm really glad to know a blogger friend like you who doesn't take yourself too seriously. Sometimes we all need to learn to let loose of ourselves.
    Happy New Year darling =)

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  26. Love all of them. And yes I have many too. But you still seem to manage to look good although you look funny in those pictures. When mine are off.... they are really off. No fun at all.
    Greetje

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  27. Oh man, I can relate to almost all of these as a blogger myself. Nice to know someone else is suffering for their art just as much as me!

    Sound of Chic
    http://soundofchic.com
    Classic style set to an indie soundtrack

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  28. found this post through sarah @ yesandyes.org - love your sense of humor just as much as your sense of style! also love those red trousers...

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