16 autumn/winter must-haves!

16 autumn/winter must-haves!

The colder days are unfortunately here and I want to share with you 16 autumn/winter must-haves for your wardrobe. When I was making the collage I focused on coats, snake prints, brown and rusty colors. Furthermore, most of the items are from my 3 favorite stores – Mango, H&M and & Other Stories. Lastly, I threw in two beauty products in dark red colors to complete the whole winter outfit.

Peeps, I put affiliate links to the products, so you can find your favorite clothing. ūüôā

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AUTUMN WINTER MUST-HAVES 2018

1. H&M – Faux Fur Coat

2. MANGO РSnake leather ankle boots

3. MANGO Oversize corduroy blazer

4. Jacquard Empire Midi Dress

5. MANGO – Heel leather ankle boot

6. MANGO Lapels faux fur coat brown

7. UO – Black Satin Bias-Cut Midi Skirt

8. MANGO Leopard faux-fur coat

9. Eyelet Knit Sweater

10. MANGO Lapels faux fur coat cream

11. High Waisted Leather Skirt

12. H&M РMohair-blend Sweater РBeige

13. Lavera – Red Secret 24

14. Essie Nail Lacquer РBerry Naughty

15. H&M РAnkle Boots РYellow

16. H&M РCashmere-blend Turtleneck

Summer in October

Summer in October

Hey peeps!

I hope y’all doing well and I know it’s been a while. But I was quite busy with a little project that I will share in an upcoming post, so please stay tuned.

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SHOP THE LOOK: knit // check dress (similar) // shoes // sunglasses // necklace

We shot this simple, transitional outfit a some days ago. And I am one of the few people who doesn’t get rid¬†of their summer clothes in the colder months. This time I was lucky because the weather has been so beautiful lately. It feels really¬†good to put on a cozy knit, a flowy dress and sandals to let the feet breath.

Normally, the autumn season isn’t my favorite time of the year because when I think of that season fashionwise,¬† I connect it with darker colors like brown, orange, and black. And let’s not forget those heavy and thick materials which I don’t like. Plus,¬†I have to admit that I am not so creative with my styling because I tend to wear a pair of jeans, a cardigan, sneakers and the same coat most of the time. Basic? Right… That’s why I am glad to combine heavy and light clothing for this warm October

Moving on to my outfit, we shot this look when it was quite sunny. Moreover, we went with a green and golden background to demonstrate the beauty of this season. The photos also show how green the leaves are. In addition, I wore a checked midi dress underneath a black light sweater knit. I focused on accessories and wore my statement coin necklace and finished the look off with my thin oval sunglasses for a vintage touch. Finally, I wore my favorite sandals by Dune which I can highly recommend!

See you in the next post!

Jey <3

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Rediscovering traditional art

Rediscovering traditional art

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Happy first day of October, peeps!

I’ve been spending less time on the internet. The reason for that is the rediscovery of traditional art. My interest in art, especially for watercolor (yes you read right – watercolor) was aroused. I spent the last weeks learning a lot about¬†the different types of watercolors, brushes, and papers. Plus, it was quite interesting to see how much you learn in such a short time if you are obsessed with a topic.¬† A fun fact – I used to hate using watercolor when I was younger. Now, I am appreciating the beautiful art you can create with the different pigments.

I also began to draw again, do you still remember when I talked about how I wanted to connect to my old self in a blog post? I wrote about being creative (not digital!) again. Moreover, I am happy to find a hobby which will bring the fun back to doing art.

Also, I can’t wait to start putting my theoretic knowledge onto paper. Because I ordered a few watercolor supplies that will arrive soon. Maybe, I’ll share the piece on Instagram if I feel confident enough or if it’s presentable.

Are you guys interested in digital or in traditional art?

See you in the next post!

Jey <3

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Shooting portraits with Jey

Shooting portraits with Jey

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Hey guys!

I’ve always loved well retouched high-quality portraits and I used to go to a photographer for getting those kind of shots. Since I own a camera and enjoy learning to become better¬†with my editing skills. I therefore wanted to share with you these beauty-portraits that I took and edited by myself. Moreover, I will talk briefly about the products I used on my face, my camera equipment and the software¬†I utilize for these pictures.

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MAKE-UP

I rarely wear makeup but when I do, I like to keep it simple and focus on the lips or on the eyes. For both looks I used:

CAMERA EQUIPMENT

For almost all my pictures I shot with my beloved Sony Alpha 6000. It is such a good and simple camera that offers great quality. The lens that was used for these pictures is the Sony 50mm 1.8 lens. I also like the buttery background and good bokeh that it gives you at an aperture of 1.8. What I don’t like is how the lens handles blacks when it is wide open (1.8). But I am happy with it overall.

By the way, I made use of ordinary lights. Nevertheless, I am planning to invest in some studio lights. And I was standing in front of a plain wall and the wall covered in a golden satin fabric.

EDITING SOFTWARE

Finally, when I do heavy editing, I always go for the good old Photoshop. I remove a few skin blemishes and highlight the parts of my face where the light naturally hits. And no, I don’t smooth¬†the skin out or use filters because that is the lazy way of editing skin. I’ve seen a couple of photographers do that and still have the energy to demand a lot of money for the work.

Aside from that, I created the beautiful brownish gold color tones with Lightroom.

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My thoughts on social media

My thoughts on social media

Jey in mini green dressJey in mini green dressWith Jean dressThis might be a different type of content but I want to talk about my thoughts on social media. Here are the following topics for today’s blog post:

  • Instagram algorithm
  • engagement on Instagram
  • slow growth
  • losing creativity

I’ve been posting on Instagram and on my blog regularly. Also, on other social media platforms like Twitter and Pinterest. Although I am constantly improving my photography skills and my writing. I still notice slow growth. And I am not the kind of person who follows and unfollows people, buy followers or participate in those engagement groups. I just want people to follow me because they are inspired or just interested in photography or my personal style. Plus, Instagram favors accounts that follow a specific niche.

I try to log off of social media whenever it feels toxic and steals my creativity. Because sometimes you see yourself absorbing too much content from others artists. That you might lose your own creativity which is bad for finding your own style.

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SHOP THE LOOK: DRESS // SUNGLASSES // SHOE // NECKLACE

My thoughts on social media: The old social media era

Furthermore,¬†I miss the 2014/15 social media era. Where blogging and sharing photos were carefree, unstaged and not full of competition. Don’t get me wrong I, myself shoot pictures that are well thought. But there was a time where I use to post random stuff that I like that don’t have any value to other people. Then I started posting about my everyday life, fashion and sometimes about food. After I noticed that people enjoy my content.¬†I put my interest in one¬†niche. Thus, I started focusing more on fashion content like pieces that I wore and lookbook shoots.

However, the new social media¬†era allows me to connect with like-minded people and be inspired by them. And you can share your work and get noticed by people. In my case, it’s shooting and editing fashion/product editorials. Lastly, I’ve¬†been enjoying the ‘in the moment shots’ that reminds me of the good old days.

Now, I am in a battle where I want to post also about other stuff like food and travels. Also if it means that I could lose followers but that is what makes accounts unique. Am I right?

And no, I don’t want to cry about the Instagram algorithm like everyone else. Because it’s just the way it is, either you go with the flow or you do your own things and live with the consequence.

Please feel free to tell me about your own social media experience.

See you in the next post!

Jey <3