Happy New Year my little lammies!
For my first post of 2015 I’m once again sharing my bloopers and outtakes from the last year as I did on the last two New Year’s Days – this is definitely an annual thing for this blog now.
Instead of a recap of my best outfits from 2014 (like most bloggers), I share the worst of the outtakes from my outfit photo shoots for your amusement. It means everyone can take heart in the fact that I’m really not as poised as I seem in the photos I publish – I’m just as clumsy and awkward as the next person (if not more so)!
Let me know which outtakes you liked the most! Wishing you all a very happy 2015 🙂
1. The one where my thumb looked like a dodgy appendage
This is a subtle one…. Always check what you’re doing with both your hands. A stray thumb can end up looking more than a bit dodgy. Original post >>
2. The one where I looked like a crap matador
Stiletto heels and a floaty scarf being twirled about is just asking for trouble. Health and Safety, anyone? Original post >>
3. The one where my mouth gaped open and I looked dopey
Something was happening off to my right, I forgot to shut my mouth. Original post >>
4. The one where it was all about the glamour
The irony of having to take cover from the rain (under the photographic reflector) whilst wearing an outfit meant for a luxury cruise wasn’t lost on me. Original post >>
5. The one where I did the Blogger’s Jig
Caught off-guard whilst amusing myself – not sure there’s more to it than that. Original post >>
6. The one where my itch wouldn’t wait
Some itches just have to be scratched right on the spot. Original post >>
7. The one where someone came around the corner
I’m swaying! I’m swaying![someone comes around the corner]
=Stops swaying and tries to look normal= Original post >>
8. The one where I was snapped whilst talking and gesticulating
Nothing new here: Just talking and flapping my arms about. As usual. Original post >>
9. The one where I walked off, drunk again
I spun around just a few too many times in this shoot – and got so dizzy I started teetering off towards the grass verge. Elegance personified. Original post >>
10. The one where I did my best just-got-off-my-horse stance
Demonstrating how not to walk in chunky heels. Original post >>
11. The one where it all kicked off
I think something was stuck to my boot and I was trying to kick it off… Original post >>
12. The one where I was the mouthy blogger with attitude
My favourite pastime: Giving the photographer some lip. Otherwise known as being a Cheeky Monkey (so my husband says). Original post >>
13. The one where my face looked seriously puzzled
Studio-style shots indoors can sometimes get a little… perplexing. Original post >>
14. The one where I needed an outfit adjustment
Does anyone else check their reflection in the lens of the camera, or is it just me? Original post >>
15. The one where I had a photobombing friend
Never, ever, ever try and take photos when you’re out and about with friends. Especially not ones who love to try and make you laugh the whole time and then simply photobomb the picture. Original post >>
16. The one where my fashion blogger nemesis reared its ugly head
Evil, evil wind! Begone, arch-enemy of bloggers…! Original post >>
17. The one where I had a perturbed face
I was either puzzled by something or concentrating really, really hard. Original post >>
18. The one where I had an itchy face
Last week the wind was so strong it kept blowing my hair into my face and itching the hell out of it. Original post >>
19. The one where I cocked up big time
I think I’ve saved the best till last – but it needs an explanation. So why on earth am I wearing two completely different shoes? Original post >>
You know when you try on two different shoes in the mirror, and you hold up one leg, then the other, to see which you like best? Well, that’s what I did when I was at home sorting out what to wear. Except I couldn’t decide which to wear so I thought I’d take both with me for the photo shoot – for a post about accessorising a plain work outfit (which was also an entry in a competition I really wanted to win).
Except when we got there I realised I’d literally only put the two individual shoes I’d tried on in my bag – yes, I’d packed just one pair of mismatching shoes. This was my only chance to take these photos (we were too far from home to drive back) and I had to get my entry for the La Redoute brand ambassadorship competition in as soon as possible.
The solution? We took the photos with me standing as symmetrically as possible, then in Photoshop I cloned the pink shoe and reversed it before “adding it” to my right leg. So the right shoe you see in the original post is not real!
This has to be my most successful cock-up of all time: I went on to win the competition which included a trip to Paris with La Redoute in May. Never give up, I say…!