Just as promise, here a collage of the pictures from the recent photo shoot. I’m terribly sorry for the hold up. Been extremely busy lately! So the location for this photo shoot was at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, both indoor and outdoor. For both shoot, the pictures were taken by the great photographer @_MONOSG!
I’m actually in love with this first photo shoot. The feeling of staying modern yet modest in style while shopping in the heart of the MBS. My extra big love goes to @LuvNaf_SG for the lovely pleated skirt and the stunning statement necklace.
For this last photo shoot, it’s more of the outdoor feel and I’ve decided to style something simple. This babydoll top is from Afrilia’s Closet. The beautiful details on the sleeves made it even more feminine like.
So what’s your thought on this pictures? Let me know in the comment section below!
Ready for your close up? Put your best face forward with these fool-proof selfie tricks.
Whether you’re showing off your hot new summer haircut, or pulling a friend into the frame to snap a memorable moment, we’ve been there, done that. And since the term “selfie” has been officially added to the dictionary, taking a selfie has never felt so liberating.
There’s no shame in wanting to look your best. From looking for the best lighting to finding your best angles, pay attention to these fool-proof tricks and capture your best selfie ever!
Look for the best lighting
Have you ever tried taking a selfie using a flash or in a dimly-lit room? One word: unflattering. Having a good light source is important in all sorts of photography, selfies included. Avoid light from the top of your head because it can cast harsh, unflattering shadows on your face. Dark under eye circles made even darker? Nope, no thank you. Make sure that the light source is in front of you and slightly above eye level so that it will accentuate your features with a soft glow.
*Quick tip: Natural light works the best for selfies. Try standing close to a window. It diffuses the natural light which will lighten up and soften your features at the same time.
Set the right scene
Stay away from backgrounds that will take the focus away from the main subject in your picture (which is you) Choose a clean, neat background free from clutter (or photo-bombers). Alternatively, opt for backgrounds that make for an interesting story. No one needs to see that pile of unwashed clothes in your bedroom, but someone might be intrigued by your summer holiday by the beach.
*Quick tip: When looking for a clean, neat background, try a solid colored wall, or place with a patterned or textured consistency.
Observe the rule of thirds
The most basic and well known composition principle in photography, applying the rule of thirds provides a visual balance to a photograph. It means that composing your face slightly towards the four corners of the frame could be more appealing than placing it right smack in the middle. In selfie school, this principle comes in especially handy when you have an interesting background.
*Quick tip: Ensure that your eye line is positioned slightly towards any one of the four corners of the frame for better aesthetic impact.
Find your best angle
Shooting at various angles can dramatically change the way you look in a photo. If you’ve tried taking a selfie from a downward angle, you’d know that finding the best angle is the key! Say goodbye to double chin. Try an eye-level angle for the most natural-looking selfie, or angle your smartphone slightly higher so that your face appears slimmer.
*Quick tip: Extend your neck forward slightly to emphasize your jaw line and eliminate the risk of sporting a double chin.
Use filters to set the mood
Granted, using filters can effectively improve your features and enhance your looks, but filters can also add an interesting element or “story” to your otherwise plain-looking selfie. Choosing the right filter will help us set the tone, mood and message you’d like to portray, and instantly turn us into an airbrush expert. I have no complaints there. Hint: use Vsco.co
*Quick tip: Warm filters are great to give off a sun-kissed summer vibe or for a sans-makeup look to give yourself a glow. Cool filters deliver a more washed-out appearance, and makes for an icy, sleek image.
Do you happened to have any personal tips for the best selfie? Share with me by commenting in the reply section below!
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OMG ANOTHER MAKEOVER??
GOSH I’M IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA OF GETTING MY FACE DOLLED UP!!
Yup, you heard it right! I was appoarched by sis Yati recently to be her face model. Okay a little fun fact: As you all know, majority of the makeup artists work on asignment basis. So what do they do when there’s no new assignments for them? Well,they keep on practicing! To avaoid having rusty, old skills! And here comes the face models! So yup, sis Yati contacted me if I’m alright with having my face dolled up! I mean I said yes of course!
Boy I’m so glad that we crossed path! I managd to learn a few tips from her and share different ides! And best of all the love of makeeup is what bond us together! It felt as though we’ve known each other for long ahaha!
Okay so that’s how I looked like with totally no makeup at all! My bare face me! ahahaha
It felt good actually. It’s a therapeutic feeling to have someone dolling my face up. Ouh and boy I knew I wasn’t alone when it comes to drawing the eyebrows! Okay except to those with special skills that can be done within a few minutes! Alright anyway take a look at the few pictures below!
So apparently, I’m so used to using liquid based foundation that I’m surprised with how the powder and cream based foundations work! Gosh I’ve learned something new! And unbelievable, the makeup lasts long! Heheheh I just love how pigmented the products that she used!
Anyways, if you alls have the need for a makeover or just in need of someone to doll you up for any occasions, just hit her up!
I’m extremely sorry for the holding you alls on the part 2 of #MadeInSG! Having an extra hard time to balance between blogging and family ahhah. My lil girl’s now at her milestone of 6 months and a week old so yup, you know… Okay anyway lets get back to the main point.
So just a little background information, the whole photo shoot session is expected to be from 11 am to 5 pm and I had to be there by 9.30 am for my makeup and fittings. But guess what? Me and hubby reached there at almost 8.30 am! An hour early from my expected timing. so as usual we headed down for just a breakfast for two! Okay anyway lets skip to the make up time!
“Did you alls see my transformations?? I mean OMG I can’t believe that that’s me right there before and after!”
But this is all thanks to sis Yumi for her magic hands! And I must say that she’s the best local makeup artist hands down! Her works, there are all talented and amazing! You can take a look at her Instagram page @yumiayummi ! Trust me when I say that she’s very talented!
And yes! I did manage to snap a picture with her! The makeup artist behind my face! A wife and mummy of 3 boys (and psst she’s expecting a 4th child too!) Gosh, she’s the best! Hehehhe I wish the best for you and your family! and please please ignore my messy hijab!
Okay back to the blog post please ..
“So what’s it like to be the model?”
So as you all know, this photo shoot is actually my first photo soot ever! And I’m so proud of myself that I managed to make it to this far! I admit I’m really a newbie in this photo shoot thingy but I’m super grateful to have a lovely team that supports and motivates me all the way! That including the 2 other gorgeous ladies that I’ve gained experiences and exposures from! From posing to standing posture, I’ve watched and learned from the experienced ones! It’s all about stepping out of my comfort zone and just have fun with the camera! Doesn’t matter who’s watching! And most importantly I’ve learnt that in modelling, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the better at right side or left. You have to showcase both sides of you if you want to be the IT!
Okay so anyway let’s start at the top; At first I was feeling extra nervous as I keep having this thought that I’ll screwed something up ahahah or I wouldn’t be able to do a good job. But yet I keep my smile on and with my positive attitude of course!
Since I arrived a bit earlier than expected, I immediately felt welcome! The first model sis Mahirah and the others greeted and welcomed me inside! I must tell you boy I’m so happy that I’ve forgotten about my fear! Even more happy after I had my makeup done by sis Yumi! Boy you alls should have seen me that moment! I kept on fangirling about my makeup throughout the photo shoot! And even afterwards! But anyway my fear came back the minute the photo shoot starts!
You know, I was the first one to model for the piece that I’m wearing. And I thought that I did a good job but gosh I was proved wrong! The other 2 models are actually more experienced than me! From the way the posed to the way they stand or the camera, I was at lost. But I’m so thankful that they didn’t make me feel bad, they taught me and guided me through! Even the photographer let me modeled for the second time hahahah. And you can tell that I enjoyed myself throughout! While modeling, I get to learned new tips and tricks with models Mahirah and Aysha!
Okay so personally, I’ve never had so much clothes lined up for me for fittings! It felt totally like OMG I’m a model and this is an official job for all models to do and boy it was so fun! I made new friends, experienced new things and of course try on poses that I didn’t know that it would look better on me!
Overall, from having my own personal makeup artist to having someone to ‘betulkan’ my shawls, it totally just make me feel really loved. But I wouldn’t be able to have done all this without the great team! The rest were so friendly and constantly making the atmosphere lively and totally not awkward at all even tho it’s my first time there, thank you so much you alls! Insha Allah till we meet again!
Ouh and yes not forgetting the one who first noticed me! Say hello to sis Fathanah! The lovely lady behind Tashkila.sg!
So this blog post is dedicated to you sis! For giving me the opportunity to model the collections and as well as to work closely with the team! It’s really a great experience for me as I gained new knowledge and exposures from this #MadeInSG photo shoot! Insha Allah this will open more doors and new opportunities for me in the near future!
So tadaaa this concludes the end of my blog and to all those out there reading this blog and is wondering how it feels like to model and is totally shy, just don’t be okay! Go on! Just do whatever makes you happy and if there’s rezeki insha Allah you alls will get one! Don’t worry, the world has plenty for you all to discover. You just have to go and search for it!
Hello hello, okay wait. OMG!!
Did you know that I was actually selected as a model? Like twice? But I had to reject one as both photo shoot happens to be on the same date. Okay so anyway I’ll be sharing with you guys my modelling experience at my FIRST EVER photo shoot with Tashkila SG!
#MadeInSG Model Search
So apparently I came across this above picture on Instagram a few many times as my followers reposted it. And that got me curious, so I decided to check it out.
BE THE NEW FACES FOR#MADEINSG!
Ever wondered what models have to go through for a photoshoot? How it feels like to have your make up done professionally? The experience of being a model itself?
Ladies here’s your only chance to get as close to be one! Our #MADEINSG are finding new faces to wear proudly our local labels collection from
Don’t worry ladies it’s gonna be fun and you need no experience to be part of this! Try your luck who knows you’ll be the one. Simply repost this and tagged us and you will get our attention!
Hijabi and non-hijabis are welcomed! Allowance and lunch are provided and sweet desserts by @rosette_artistry also hehe! Free gifts from the local label as well! Indoor photoshoot on the 22 October 2016 (east location). 3 winners will be announced on the 20th October! GOOD LUCK GIRLS!
Andddd yup as usual I joined in the search. To be honest I was actually hoping so much that they’ll actually like finally notice me and pick me even though I know there’s more other prettier ladies participated too. Yet I still try my luck!
🔸 #MADEINSG MODEL SEARCH has ended! We are in the midst of shortlisting 10 participants to come for a casting on the 21st October, Friday 6-8PM. We will DM you ladies by tomorrow morning insyAllah
🔸#MADEINSG Official Launch on the 2nd November, 3 local designers will be pioneering in this adventure! If you are a local designer or have your own label, do email to us firstname.lastname@example.org
So this post came in and OMG I was so nervous to whether I’m in the Top 10 or otherwise not. And I was secretly wishing that they’ll pick me and I still keep on hoping. Well they mentioned by morning right? Well morning past by and I still received no news from them. And I nearly give up as you know, probably I didn’t make it but boy was I wrong!
I mean I was more than happy to read this, like OMG FINALLY!! Someone actually notice me heheheh. And of course I said YES!
Okay that’s my outfit for the casting. And though I came a lil late for the casting (thanks uh to hubby for his meeting), I was still nervous ahaha. I don’t even know what I’m supposed to do again. But I do remembered there’s another 2 ladies before me and they somehow gave me an idea on what I’m supposed to do. Well, that is to pose for the camera!
Boy, it’s my turn! Okay I was actually lost and deep down I feel like ‘can I just go home and not do this?’ ahahaha. But my heart just want to go for it! I mean it’s my first time and I still want to give my best to them! I still want to try my luck for the Top 3 actually!
It took us quite some time to decide and finally here are the new faces for #MADEINSG 🎊🎉 Congratulations to the 3 ladies, we will contact you shortly!
Thank you to those who have participated in our Model Search! We are truly humbled by the overwhelming response, and surely we’re gonna do it again insyAllah! Keep yourself updated okay!
I actually made it to the Top 3! Okay I was actually shopping at the supermarket when this news came in, boy I screamed of joy! But too bad I didn’t have a slight hint of embarrassment cause I’m just too happy at the news! I finally made it through to be their #MadeInSG Model! It’s to be honest, it’s my first ever successful model search and photo shoot! Boy I’m too proud of myself!
Ahahahaha okay so that’s all for now! Stay tune for the Part II of #MadeInSG!!