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...!
"The Ants In My Pants"
At least I think I was adjusting my jeans here... who really knows.
"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?!)....
"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...!
Yes, this was my face after accidentally letting out the most enormous belch. Oops.
"The Weird Fish Hand"
What's going on with my left hand...?
"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.
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.
"The Super Hero Stance"
Battling the wind is all in a day's work for this blogging super hero.
"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.
"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.
"The Blinding Sun"
An over-dramatic reaction to a bit of sun.
"The Vacant Stare"
Something must have caught my attention... dopey, much?!
"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=
"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.
"The Ever-Tormenting Wind"
A 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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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...!
"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.
"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 all A 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 :)
Linking up to: Funday Monday,Style Sessions, What I Wore Wednesday, All Things Thursday, Fashion Informant, Three-Fer Thursday