Friday, June 27, 2008

Ethereal glory

I have a real weakness for all things soft and pretty and I am totally enamoured with this really lovely editorial called "Where the crickets sing" photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Lula Magazine #2.

I love everything about these shots...the soft glow of light, the curly hair, the flowers, the pearls, the little bunny (isn't it just adorable?). These elements combined make these shots so delicate, feminine and beautiful.

photos courtesy foto decadent
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I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to experiment with my camera and see if I could possibly get anything remotely decent out of it and I was pleasantly surprised.

It was raining yesterday so I took advantage of the beautiful window light in one of the rooms in my house and took some shots there. My sister was my camera slave for the day, and while it took quite some time to get it right, I think the end result is quite interesting.

I wore a pink embroidered top and this amazing, full, tiered skirt I got from a sale for BDS$5.

Also, if you're interested, below are some really pretty, feminine and affordable dresses that I found.

Peplum Chiffon A Line Dress
Price: US$35.00

Romantic Dots Lace Trim Chiffon Dress
Price: US$26.95


Sharon Rose said...

Hi Danz-wow, wow, wow!!! These pictures of you are truly stunning-my most favourite of you that I've seen!! You look totally gorgeous and the effects are amazing-your sister did a wonderful job for you and you're an excellent model!! These dress picks are soo lovely-my fave is the pintucked one!! Have a great weekend, Danz!!

English Rose said...

i'm just like youu.
everything in a soft pink colour that resembles the nude trend is sooo lovely.
i think your pictures look just as good as the magazine ones.


Sam said...

you look gorgeous!
i'm a sucker for pretty things too.

Danz said...

Wow, thanks so much for your comments Sharon :) You're making me blush haha! You have a great weekend too luv!

Thanks a lot rose :) As good as the magazine ones, wow!

Thanks very much sam :)

christina said...

The photos you took are awesome! The way the light hits you and the clothes is just perfect.

I've been obsessed with looking for frilly and layered dresses for a while now. Although it's much harder to spot them in thrift stores, I can't help but be hopeful. :)

yiqin; said...

I love the effects of the photos! They are so beautiful! & I really think that ruffles, tiers, flowers are so good in making us feel girly & really feminine!

AsianCajuns said...

What a fabulous blog post- you look beautiful! I had seen some of these ethereal pics earlier this week and was inspired- now I'm tempted to buy one of those dresses.

WendyB said...

You look divine!
And my word verification is "bark me." Just thought you'd want to know.

stilettostetico said...

Or the Timeless Charm of "Néo-Romantique Elegance" . . . As the quintessence of a dreamlike Femininity , full of exquisite Delicacy . . .
ps: Great Thanks for your comment !!!

A Bientôt, Antoine

Anonymous said...

god i love Ellen Von Unwerth, and your pictures came out great!

**Queen B** said...

Your pics are really creative, and the outfit is so cute..

saray said...

those shots are amazing!
you did a great job =]
and \i love the dresses that you posted - so pure..

CoutureCarrie said...

Great work with the ethereal self-portraits - loving!!

Danz said...

Thanks very much christina :) Keep on looking for the perfect dress, you'll find it sooner or later!

Thanks yiqin and I totally agree!

Thanks asiancajuns! Girly dresses like these are always calling my name! If you do get one, don't hesitate in posting pics :)

Thanks wendyb! That's funny about the word verification, I get some pretty interesting ones sometimes too haha!

Wow stilettostetico thanks! You certainly have a way with words...much better than what I wrote lol! I'll be calling on you for the title of my next post!

thanks emma! this is unlike most of her usual work but I love it!

thanks queen b!

thank you very much saray! I don't think you would be able to help feeling really pretty in these dresses!

thanks so much carrie darling! :)

J e s s i c a said...

i love those pictures. They are gorgeoous and feminine.
Would you like to exchange links ?



Hey Danz!

Loved your pics! Well done :-) I love the dresses you posted.

Acielle xx

Lil Midget said...

Fab! They remind me of angels, pixies and Greecian maidens!

Always In Style said...

I love your shots - so angelic - just like the editorial!

lucy said...

The photos of you are so beautiful. I'm glad to have found your site. A student as well, I have given up shopping. Yet, I honestly could shop from your site! Great finds... I can't even believe how affordable.

savvymode said...

love the cami tier dress. it lookds really easy to wear but so romantic. hmm....

Nay'Chelle said...

Beautiful editorial! I really like you photos.

belle.chantelle said...

I love the lighting in your picture. you look fantastic!

MR style said...

that's so nice ! your should post more pics of u dude !!

Mer said...

wow, you look fantastic. I love the first editorial...

thetinylittlegirl said...

you look BEAUTIFUL! great job on the shots (i also love the shot of the bunny you posted, but who doesn't love bunnies!)

La Clocharde said...

Ohh, I love this post. Those dresses are so cute, and everything is so the style I like. Your pictures are great, I loved the illumination.
Thanks for passing by and commenting. Your blog is adorable, I'll keep coming.


Nemerae said...

Thanks for your comment =)
Such a nice dresses!! I do love the frist from Asos, the Peplum Chiffon A Line Dress and the Grateful Chiffon Bubble Dress w/ Rose Accents Beige, so cutee *.*
I've seen your blog and I've liked it a lot, so I'll add you to my fav blogs, ok? ^^
Have a nice day!

Cate said...

what a beautiful editorial! i love the light, the setting, everything!

and lol, i must check out human tetris ;-)

Dapper Kid said...

Love the photos and your outfit is suuuper cute!

.::JoSePhIne::. said...

cute the white dress!!!
how are you dear? :)

The Seeker said...

Danz I must be honest, I like the magazines pictures you posted, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR PICTURES!!!!
I think the result is more beautiful than the inspiration.
You look so beautiful!!!
So ethereal, like you named.
Congrats darling.

Also the finds are nice.


Auntie Tati said...

Wow, the pictures of you wearing the cute dress are wonderful!

Danz said...

thanks jessica! sure, I'd love to :)

hi acielle! thanks!:)

hey lil midget, thanks! great references...when I think fantasy, I definitely think of dresses like these.

thanks so much always in style! :D I had an idea of what I wanted before I took them but I never thought they would've come out like this!

thanks so so much for your comment lucy! It's great to know that someone is benefitting from my posts :) happy (budget) shopping!

hey savvymode, thanks for stopping by! I love the cami tiered dress as well, it's so lovely and it looks very comfortable as well! great combination!

thanks very much nay'chelle!

thanks for stopping by belle.chantelle and thanks a lot for your comment! :D

:D thanks mr style, glad you like!

thanks for the lovely compliment mer, and thanks for stopping by!

hey thetinylittlegirl, thanks for the sweet comment and I love that bunny too!! So adorable :D

thanks so much la clocharde! I'll add you to my links :)

hey nemerae, you're welcome and thanks very much! hope you enjoy your day as well!

hey cate, thanks for visiting! I know, the editorial is so gorgeous, it makes me wish I was there :) You really should check it out, it's so funny!

thanks so much dapper kid :D

thanks josephine! I'm great, thanks for asking, and you?

Wow, seeker, thank you, thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! I really appreciate it so much! You are amazing hun!

Thanks very much auntie tati! :)

elle said...

wow - your photos are gorgeous, and the lighting is great!! your tiered skirt looks fab!

Laurel said...

OMG! Danzy! You look so beautiful in those shots!! Let's get you a baby bunny, too and take lots of pretty sunny photos. :)

Thank you for the wishes, lovely. I feel alot better, I've been pretty overwhelmed by alot of stuff and it all seemed to collapse at once. But, I feel very relieved to have spent time with my parents. I hope you're doing well having a splendid weekend!


Victoria-H said...

I know it really is (a beautiful picture..) :P

enc said...

That's a beautiful look on you. I love the photos.

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Stunning pics! I love sheer pretty dresses =)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Those pictures of you are awesome!

Secretista said...

Everything is so girly and pretty. I lvoe it.

Biianca said...

gorgeous gorgeous photos. you look great!
this post was awesome
I love everything

Pamcasso said...

your pics turned out gorgeous, and you found some lovely dresses too!


Hi from Paris stylish Danz

Hi from Paris my stylish friend

I am right now covering the Paris fashion week that began last week and still for few days,
I try to forget nobody interested in fashion and style like you because I know that it could help you to find some inspiration for your coming styles.
Dior, Hermès, Agnès B... I hope you'll like my photo coverage.

have a great evening and keep on being stylish


Debbie Shiamay said...

YOU LOOOK exquisite!!!!! I love love ur photos to bits,

pammish said...

this reminds me of the photoshoot in ANTM season 10 :)

and koreans so love this look!

LML said...

lula look slike they always have the prettiest pictorials - i really need to go buy an issue!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oh my...

The other pictures are nice but they clearly have nothing on you, my Lover-lee. You look amazing! U+your sister's expertise=a stunning finish!

As for the other dresses, I like the Tie-front dress the most. Simply elegant with a beautifully feminine line.

Pwease, I beg of you, have a wonderful day.

Ciao, Bella.

Danz said...

thanks very much elle! I appreciate you stopping by :)

thanks laurel luv!! I know right, I totally want one now! I'm glad you're in better spirits now, spending time with a loving family really helps to get through the stressful times :)

hey victoria-h, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comment!

thanks a lot for the compliment enc!:)

hey fashion dreamer, thanks so much! I love them too!

thank you freelancer! :D

hey secretista, thanks! girly and pretty is always a fantastic combination!

thank you so much biianca :D I'm really glad you do!

thanks very much pamcasso!

hey kamel, thanks for your comment and thanks for stopping by :)

thanks so much for your sweet compliment debbie!

hey pammish, do you mean the water nymph shoot? I loved that one! such gorgeous photos!

hey lml, I've only seen this editorial from lula but I'll definitely be checking out more!

thanks so much darling Cheryl, you are too kind! I also think the tie front dress is a very lovely, elegant and ladylike dress! You enjoy your day as well hun :)

coco said...

Those photos remind me of the film The Virgin Suicides. I love the light in them!

Ida said...

Danz, you look amazing! I love your outfit, and your hair looks lovely. I really like you with curls!

Thank you for such an inspirational post!

iñaki said...

I love how you can make such a post coming from only a few photos! great job! :)


Danz said...

Thanks coco, I loved that movie!

Thanks so much Ida darling! I don't usually wear my hair in curls but I really like it like this :)

Thanks very much inaki! These photos were a great inspiration indeed!


All so gorgeous!! :)
Great topic. And thanks for your lovely comment on my blog <3

Laurel said...

Hey babe, you are so very right about appreciating the life and time you have now, no matter how hard things get - you must be patient and strong. Time will bring you back to your center.

You're wonderful, Miss Danz!


fashion herald said...

Your second picture is great, impressive! love her photography, I feel like I haven't seen it in a while in the fashion mags.

Brandi Stone said...

these are all cute pics/looks.

Toni Alexis said...

I looved this post. you are so adorable in those pics! Oh and I am a fan of the Forver 21 and the Peplum Chiffon dress


Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

oh dear God, that bunny.
I also love all things ethereal and romantic, which is why I recently inexplicably spent an insane amount of money on the Prada fairy bag.
Also funny - I have the bubble dress with the rosettes, haha

MadameDior said...

woww you look amazing, those shots of you are heavenly!

Psyche said...

You are stunning!

Siljesfashion said...

Fabolous pictures!!Love your dress!

Paris said...

I too love ethereal, you have got the pics spot on and your outfit is stunning! You really know how to find a bargain - how do you do it?xx said...

Gorgeous photo!!! Danielle, your blog is awesome.