professional studio/photographer for a mature 'model' book in London, any reccomendations?

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YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:18:00

Hi

I am thinking about having some professional photos taken, with a good photographer, and create a book (model style iykwim) I want to avoid big busy studios and lots of people.
However I have few problems

1 - I am shy in front of strangers and hate posing
2 - My wardrobe is shit and I can't put clothes never mind accessories together so I would need to borrow stuff from someone who can help me create a look
3 - I am rubbish at styling my hair and doing my own make up so I would need someone to do it for me

4 - I don't have much money but don't mind paying a reasonable price if good results are guaranteed.

Has anyone ever done it or know who to recommend?

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 21:26:52

You hate clothes photos and people. Why are you doing this?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:45

Thanks for your help

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:29

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sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:44

I'm not quite sure what exactly is your goal for this venture - presumably not aiming to be a 'working' model due to the issues you describe.

If what you're looking for are some nice professional photos of you, how about looking at one of those 'makeover' studios. I know some of them look cheesy but I've seen a few friends do it - they will do hair, make up and styling for you and some of the results have been lovely.

It's designed to be a very confidence building experience, which may be what you're looking for?

sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:47

<snigger at LadyM sorry op!>

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 21:53:34

Well, I have a very good figure, a beautiful face, interesting hair and nice angles...
What is wrong in wanting to have a few nice photos to keep and cherish?
What is wrong with wanting to have a nice experience out of my ordinary day to day?
I have lovely professional photos taken from my last term at UNI, mainly as a group and I was much younger so shyness wasn't a issue
I have 4 stunning professional photos taken on my last month of pregnancy, however, these were done in a big busy studio and it was very impersonal, the photographer was rude and didn't seem to have much experience, out of the loads of photos he took, I chose only 4 and I had a hard time choosing the 4th one tbh.

I have loads of beautiful photos of me taken by my sister and friends but I want to have a studio experience with different looks, style, make up, hair....

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 21:58:06

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YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:13:19

It is not ego. Why can't I say I am good looking? Is it a crime?

sugarandspite Mon 22-Apr-13 22:13:40

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LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:15:35

What do you do with the photos ?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:17:00

If I was so vain and egocentric than I wouldn't have a issue with shyness and posing to strangers
Jezzzzzz what is this site becoming?
Yes I have good looks but other areas in my life are shit
Do you feel better now?

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:19:05

There's this really amazing website that you can find stuff on: Google

Photographic studios are ten a penny!

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:21:18

Don't ! I just got shirty about someone saying on s and b
"I want a bikini. Any type" basically.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:22:15

ah I see now, the problem is also that I haven't said thank you to sugarandspite ....
Well i didn't realise the conversation was finished and the thread closed...

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 22:22:48

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LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:24:11

Don't forget the stunning photos.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:07

And loads of beautiful photos.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:17

I know google, I have heard of it before.
I thought I would get some recommendations here from people that used the service I am looking for
I didn't think for a minute this question would cause such reaction tbh
I thought Style&Beauty was different than AIBU

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:34

And loads of beautiful photos.

Go on, stick a pic up so we can witness the fitness.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:26:25

Lol at witness

BallerinaZeena Mon 22-Apr-13 22:27:31

I know some photographers but not studios.

Still wanna see a photo.

HorribleHaircut Mon 22-Apr-13 22:27:51

ROAR at this thread.

Just have someone whip out their instamatic. Make sure you bung a pot of vaseline over the lens.

PS are you samantha brick?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:29:38

But isn't about being good looking, really
It is about having a good figure, beautiful face, angles, unusual hair, really, I think it would be fun and a good photographer would be able to take interesting photos...the non professional ones are nice. Well at least in my opinion.
Whatever people, sorry for wasting your time, really, I didn't come here for this.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:30:23

Please one of those awful makeover ones with towel revealing bare ft shoulders. Pearls. And looking dolefully up

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 22:30:24

(((Imagines OP's house covered in bootyful pictures of her in various cringeworthy bootyful poses)))))

GreenShadow Mon 22-Apr-13 22:30:26

No idea where about in the country you are OP, but these people in Kent produce brilliant results - they do all the make up and hair and. I think, have stuff you can borrow. OhLaLaBoudoir

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:30:55

I want some angles. Where can I get some? Sho the photos OP

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 22:31:30

10/10

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:32:03

Christ. Those boudoir ones are tacky

Geordieminx Mon 22-Apr-13 22:32:38

Angles? Like as triangle?

((Goes to bed thinking about Mr Maker...."I am a shape"))))))

Sorry grin

OlyRoller Mon 22-Apr-13 22:34:41

I knew when I read the op, she'd get ripped to shreds. All she wanted to know is a good place for glamour shots.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:35:17

Olly. Angles

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:37:00

Thank you greenshadow.. have you used them?
I am looking for something high fashion, eccentric...not the conventional 'photo studio' kind of make over. Also just normal size photos to keep in a book.

MonkeyingAroundTown Mon 22-Apr-13 22:38:01

Living social and similar sites often have deals like this advertised at good prices which sometimes include make up using MAC products and a hair stylist too

GreenShadow Mon 22-Apr-13 22:38:57

No Yoni, I haven't but know someone who did and they had excellent results.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:39:17

oh sorry greenshadow, I am looking for something else, I don't think your recommendation is what I am looking for, thank you for the trouble anyway.

AvrilPoisson Mon 22-Apr-13 22:46:33

I thought this was an stealth-advertising thread at first, so didn't bother to open it...

These people are based in Wimbledon and they're really good at putting you at your ease, and making the best of people.

HTH smile

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:47:00

Thanks olyroller, the only reason why i explained further why i wanted my photos taken in a studio despite my shyness and bad fashion sense is because people already where asking why I wanted photos if I clearly didn't like clothes nor people (?)...I didn't know that you one thing necessarily exclude other (?)...
I didn't think that talking about myself the way I did would offend so many people.
But I am not looking for glamour photos, it is hard to explain, but would be the kind of photos they take at the America or Britain's Next Top Model for example...just to realise a teenage fantasy. Even though I am not a teenager
Anyway, guess this is too ridiculous and I have come to ask in the wrong place. Should have known better.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:47:58

Thanks Avril, Wimbledon will be perfect, I will have a look now...

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:48:33

sad

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 22:49:56

OK. If what you said about your personal styling is true, then I reckon you need a personal stylist more than a 'studio shoot'. This woman, Rosie Davis, has a style in between edgy and classic that I'm (somewhat randomly) guessing might be up your street.

Ask her about sorting out your shoot. The good news for you is that this irresponsible economic shutdown Austerity crap has affected the fashion industry quite badly. Many photographers & studios are now offering vanity portfolios, when a few years ago they wouldn't have entertained the thought. Even Elite seemed to be offering them (at a discount!) when I googled for you - but I didn't check, it seems a bit of a stretch. Anyway, ask Ms Davis or whomever you choose.

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 22:50:34

Btw, don't thank me for Googling that for you. I understand you know how to do it yourself.

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 22:52:35

Avril!

grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 22:54:08

Evening all
peace and love eh?

www.tonyrusecki.co.uk/vintagephotostudio.html

Quirky he does- but not necessarily the sort of thing you're looking for. You could also contact the LPA for recommendations- though without knowing your budget...

Last thing- you can be as good-looking as all get-out (have no reason to doubt you, and, well, good luck to you!), but that doesn't always equate to photographing well, especially if you are shy, awkward, or find it difficult to work with photographers. That's where a lot of the skill and experience of a professional portrait photographer comes in- particularly those who do non models/slebs/media types who are comfortable in front of the lens.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 22:54:30

Ok garlic thanks.

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 23:00:46

Ooh, that Rusecki guy's invented quite a nice little niche there, hasn't he!

YY to what you said about professionals who know how to work with amateurs, Ghastly. Honestly, OP, if you've set aside some money for this I'd recommend finding yourself a mentor for the project - a stylist.

Argh. That should read 'not comfortable in front of the lens'... gnnn.

Yup, garlic - a good stylist really can make all the difference. And by the sounds of it, the results might be disappointing without one. I know Tony does (or did) makeover photography with private clients in the past at Alfie's Market, and I'm pretty sure he used a stylist, too.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 23:06:17

theghastlywoman I know. That is why I came asking for personal recommendations.
I can google. I have been googling. But I don't want to invest in something I will not be comfortable with.
Vintage doesn't suit me at all.
And I am not looking for a personal shopper and least a personal wardrobe organizer or whatever (she will laugh at mine), there will be nothing for her to organise, I have very few clothes.
I don't want to change my style or be taught the best colour to match my skin tone.
I just want a photo shoot, with exotic clothing/hair/make up/poses that will seem natural and real even though is opposite my personality.
Thanks

ah I think some people are also taking the piss at my writing, guess what, English isn't my language either

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 23:09:59

Oh dear.
Oh well.
Good luck.

TheSecondComing Mon 22-Apr-13 23:14:54

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garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 23:14:59

(What's wrong with me, I don't know when to give up!)

How do you know the studio will have exotic clothes that fit you, suit you and convey the impression you wish? Especially given they'll never have met you before?

How can you trust them to get your hair & makeup right for you when they only have an hour or so to look at you?

Do you have the foggiest idea how unlikely it is that a non-model, who doesn't like having her photo taken, would be able to assume poses that look flatteringly natural during a two-hour shoot? (I was a model, way back, and I only have 3 reliable attitudes. I look shit in any other picture.)

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 23:16:07

TSC, I'm sure I've seen your outfit in the makeover shoot ads Wowcher keeps sending me ...

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 23:24:40

Ahem.

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 23:24:53

garlicyoni

I don't/didn't/wouldn't know any of this. I was never a model. I don't know nothing. And that is why I am asking.
Also
Why does it got to be 1 hour or 2? Why not more?
Well I don't know, do I?
But it doesn't seem an impossible idea to me.
If there isn't a place offering this service in London, so maybe someone should look into it.

I understand that a personal stylist would be helpful creating the whole concept of the photo shoot, I thought you were recommending a personal stylist instead of the photo shoot to sort me out.

Wow. Did you mean to come across as so rude and dismissive, Yoni? Because if you did, it's working. Aside from Toni (who does do other styles of photography btw, although vintage is his niche), I suggested you contact the LPA. Garlic is totally on the ball. Photographers generally don't achieve the sorts of results you are looking for without a stylist.

A stylist is not the same a personal shopper, or whatever. It is a skilled profession, and a different skillset to photography.

garlic. I'll tell you to stop if you tell me to stop. Deal?

YoniShapedLoveBox Mon 22-Apr-13 23:28:44

No I didn't.
And I will stop first.
Bye

garlicyoni Mon 22-Apr-13 23:52:44

Oooh! We're all stopped, then ... confused

Ujjayi Tue 23-Apr-13 01:26:31

Wow. Way to go on ripping the OP apart.

What a nasty bunch of responses.

BOF Tue 23-Apr-13 02:44:15

Honestly, what else would anyone expect after such a rude OP?

Chubfuddler Tue 23-Apr-13 03:13:56

The op is Samantha Brick or the bored panel of wannabe hacks who ghost write for her. Got to be.

MonkeyingAroundTown Tue 23-Apr-13 07:23:27

Maybe the op did come across as vain but she is asking for help.

I am sure there are photographers out there who will gladly do a portfolio for you which include make up and hair styling. However i am not sure they will have a wardrobe of clothing for you.

Perhaps try looking to see what kind of clothing you wish to wear and source them first. Then once you are happy with them book yourself in with a reputable photographer at a studio. Like i said in my other post there are deals out there with living social etc who do these kind of things so they do exist.

If you are in london then there surely will be thousands!!

I live up north and i know of a few photographer studios. In fact i had my very own portfolio done some years ago when i was 18 as i wanted to pursue modelling. I loved the experience and did some pics on location too. I had my make up and hair done by a professional but brought along all my own clothes.

Keep searching and i am sure you will find something.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 09:34:59

Thank you monkey for taking the time to write such a helpful reply. I now see that I definitely should source the clothes first and have a more concrete idea of what/how I want to look.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 09:43:51

Also I'm not vain. I just wanted to make a point that despite my shyness and being awkard in front of the camera, bad photographers or amateurs can get good results with little production. I truly didn't know that being happy with the way you look and verbally it would come across as rude. But what would I expect, it is Mumsnet isn't it?

Geordieminx Tue 23-Apr-13 09:53:35

Are you Amanda Holden?

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 10:06:10

No. I'm not Amanda or Samantha or any other journo. I'm just a woman who doesn't need to diet and doesn't need to be high maintenance to look good. I'm just happy with the way I look. And I made a mistake by saying this out loud on a anonymous forum full of women. But I understand. I have suffered the same problem in RL. Only that I don't need to say anything because people can look at me. And they bitch behind my back, but here you are protected by your nickname.

Chubfuddler Tue 23-Apr-13 10:11:49

Priceless. The daily mail would give you at least 200 smackers for your "persecuted for my beauty hell" story. They'd even take some photos.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 10:17:23

If you want to be funny, you need to try a bit harder.

Chubfuddler Tue 23-Apr-13 10:36:08

Well I've had my fun, and that's all that matters.

twirlyagogo Tue 23-Apr-13 12:02:04

Leather flying jacket grin

Angles grin grin

Witness the fitness grin grin grin grin grin

Although you're wrong Chubfuddler - Daily Mail would go to £2k for this!

.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 12:52:59

You can carry on bullying making fun if you want but I don't think I have done nothing wrong. Just said I think look beautiful and I'm happy with it. Yes, made English mistakes and so what? I haven't being rude and didn't offend anyone. But if you think you are having an ok behaviour go on...you won't make me feel bad but will certainly have a kick at kicking someone else. It's a virtual forum, who cares?

ellangirl Tue 23-Apr-13 13:39:05

The OP didn't start but being rude at all, and given how many women are unhappy with the way they look, I think it's great that the OP
Is genuinely happy with her looks. Wish more women were, myself included.
Sort I know nothing about photographers etc, but good luck with your search...

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 13:41:08

"I don't think I've done anything wrong."
Let me disabuse you. It might help you in the future.
Your second post was hostile.
Your third post was unusually detailed in aspects of your beauty, where most people would say "I look OK" or "I'm photogenic." This made you seem either vain or defensive.
Your fifth post attacked everybody on Mumsnet.
Your sixth post was passive-aggressive.
Your seventh was, too.
Your eighth started off reasonable, but by line four you were angry again.
Nine to thirteen were discursive, well done.
You put down my reply and Ghastlywoman's in ways that showed you hadn't bothered to read what we were saying. I certainly felt you sneered at my efforts.

It took around 50 posts for you to respond to what others had actually said, instead of leaping instantly to attack. I think it was pretty damn heroic of people to persist in trying to help you find the answer to your question.

As you were so eager to find offence in whatever people said, it's hardly surprising others resorted to humour. A better OP would have known how to defuse that, or even join in. You are extraordinarily prickly.

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 13:43:16

Ellangirl, did you even look at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd posts?

Don't you think "Why are you doing this?" was a sensible question in reply to the OP?

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 13:59:36

Whatever.
You can read it the way it suits you better.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 14:01:00

Even HQ stepped in, but they must be wrong too, hey.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 14:06:30

ellangirl thanks for being nice. I was an ugly child and pre-teen. My looks came together somehow when I hit the teenage years. But I wasn't tall enough to try modelling and had no confidence. I always dismissed compliments and never treated myself, specially with good clothing. Now I'm mature enough to embrace it.

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 14:12:51

If you are mature enough to embrace it ... go and buy some clothes, fgs!

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 15:17:36

I'm happy with the ones I got.

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 16:52:52

You said they were shit

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 17:21:50

They are. But I don't mind. If I want new ones I don't need to open a thread here to get them.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 17:22:50

And I never said I wanted a new wardrobe or fashion tips. I wanted clothing for a exotic photo shoot.

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 17:32:59

Like a Bounty advert type of thing?
Fringed beaches?

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 17:37:14

Oh, you're incorrigible!

You seemed to have finally accepted the extreme unlikelihood that a studio of your choosing will happen to own a ready supply of 'exotic' clothing in your size and to your taste.

Yet you're annoyed at the suggestion you might need to buy some.

You state that you're not skilled in dressing yourself, your hair or doing your makeup.

Yet you dismiss suggestions of getting professional assistance with same.

You want the moon on a stick, don't you?!

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 17:58:14

FFS. Get it: I wanted a fricking photo shoot. Not fashion tips. I'm HAPPY with the way I look. Shit wardrobe or not. I have money to buy clothes but I don't want to. I don't want to spending time styling my hair, I like it wild. I don't wear make up and I don't want to. If there isn't a studio or service like I'm imagining than tough. It is a shame. I think it would be a good business.

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 17:59:45

So its a fringed bikini look

Or Cheongsam?

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 18:46:48

YY, LadyM, 'exotic' has remained mysteriously undefined apart from "something high fashion, eccentric". But, we now see, not actually fashion at all, let alone high fashion ... An enigmatic challenge indeed. Cheongsam might do it! Not high fashion or eccentric. But enigmatic: yes, could be smile

MonkeyingAroundTown Tue 23-Apr-13 18:46:59

Just interested, you dont need to answer, but as you have previously mentioned your english language i was just interested in your nationality.

I think your english is fine by the way.

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 18:48:45

I got my post "6. Snotty "deleted !
Am stunned.

Obviously it was wrong.

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 19:17:43

I somehow doubt that a photo studio, warehousing a sizeable current high-fashion stock, employing talented stylists, hair & makeup personnel and providing quality photography at everyday prices, would make a good business at all.

A person could get somebody to pull all that together for them ... but that person would have to embrace the idea of using a stylist.

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 19:18:11

You must have been wrong, LadyM. Tsk.

Chubfuddler Tue 23-Apr-13 19:37:51

Honestly you just don't seem to get that it's a little bit bewildering that someone who is happy with shit clothes wants a high fashion style photo shoot. It is odd. Not wrong, just....odd.

Fuckitthatlldo Tue 23-Apr-13 19:41:35

This thread is weird.

littlepeas Tue 23-Apr-13 19:46:05

Very weird.

YoniShapedLoveBox Tue 23-Apr-13 19:51:40

So maybe I am weird than.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 23-Apr-13 20:13:20

There was a thing on woman's hour a few weeks back about women wanting 'boudoir shots' taken - its very popular.

I'm guessing you're after something a bit different though yoni.

Am intrigued as to why you don't want to buy nice clothes though? Perhaps you could break up exactly what you do want as not sure anyone is going to offer the full package unless you're Jennifer Aniston doing the cover of vogue.

So get a personal shopper to select you a few nice outfits. Go and get your hair sorted on the day, and make up if you want and then book a photographer separately.

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 20:24:57

I too agree. The hate clothes thing is odd

LadyMountbatten Tue 23-Apr-13 20:26:36

I don't see the point of the photos.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 23-Apr-13 20:41:50

I think nowadays we're so used to seeing celebs looking incredibly photo-shopped/styled that our own amateur shots look really dreadful in comparison.

I guess if I were beautiful (which I'm not) I may want a permanent record of how I looked in my prime wink

But I'd just get DH to take lots of photos and then delete all the ones where I look crap.

^ Everything garlicyoni said. Although, I do see how you got your back up, and I do see that perhaps there has been some miscommunication going on, perhaps to do with language/cultural differences (although your English does seem extremely good).

MrsCampbell has made some excellent suggestions.

Can I suggest that perhaps you look for a portrait photographer who might be looking to add some new material to their portfolio, maybe send them some headshots and include some pictures of the sort of thing you are like/are looking for? Do let them know that you are willing to experiment and have some fun, and also to pay (within your budget).

Again, perhaps having a look at the website I linked to, or even contacting the Association direct. Also, there's the RPS, who may be able to steer you to a good amateur or semi-pro near you.

I hope you find what you are looking for, though honestly, it is a little hard to fathom what exactly that is! Good luck, and I for one am glad for a woman to be happy with her looks. More women should be- as well as with themselves in general.

<stepping away from the thread now>

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 20:51:12

It's the high fashion thing, mainly, MrsCB. The OP seems to want pictures looking very different from her everyday presentation, without having to do anything to achieve the different look.

It's absurd to expect a studio to stock clothing for every possible customer requirement. Such a stock already exists - in shops. She could go to Harvey Nicks and get a flunkey to provide everything she says she wants - or, depending on budget, rope in various helpers to put her desired look together from economical sources. But she gets terribly cross at these suggestions.

Another idea might be to send a photo-manipulation service some photos of yourself, taken at home, with pictures of the look you want. If you were to provide the right sources, they might be able to do what you want.

It seems, though, OP, you want the 'photo manipulation' to happen in real life and don't like the fact it will take some effort on your part. Moon. Stick. Weird.

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 20:53:43

What a lovely reply, Ghastly smile
I hope it helps OP achieve her moon-shaped lollipop!

Geordieminx Tue 23-Apr-13 23:17:21

Oh FFS I got deleted too.

"An ego the size of Japan" is hardly a personal attack now really is it???

Jeez

noddyholder Tue 23-Apr-13 23:28:06

grin

garlicyoni Tue 23-Apr-13 23:58:56

Geordie, I did wonder why you'd picked a smallish island nation. Perhaps that was the offending error?

Geordieminx Wed 24-Apr-13 06:27:42

I apologise profusely and unreservedly to the people of Japan.

Fairyloo Wed 24-Apr-13 06:50:36

Totally unneeded responses

Total vipers I will be given exactly the same response to your next posts

Bunch of cunts

Fairyloo Wed 24-Apr-13 06:52:50

Geordieminx go back to AIBU

Geordieminx Wed 24-Apr-13 07:25:06

Oh the irony....

PMSL

YoniShapedLoveBox Wed 24-Apr-13 07:41:16

ok so just to settle the argument. One look that I really like for example is Moroccan. Why would I buy good quality moroccan style clothes to wear only once for a photo shoot? than there is the decor and background issues too. There are so many other looks I have in mind and I wanted to experiment with but I guess it is impossible then, unless I get into Britain's Next Top Model (hollow laugh).
The point of having the photos is just to have an album with me experimenting whith those looks, that is it. Maybe it's pointless for some, but I like the idea.
To answer other questions, I don't hate clothes, I just hate shopping and I have a very basic style which I'm happy with . I don't wear accessories. So maybe that's why I wanted some photos of me looking tottaly different and also the experience to have to pose and be confident in front of a professional photographer.

I'm from somewhere in South America, my English is ok, still working on it every day.

BinksToEnlightenment Wed 24-Apr-13 07:44:19

Yeahhh, I think you guys were needlessly mean. This isn't AIBU.

We don't give each other shit here for asking for advice. The title of the damn thing is style and BEAUTY. Guess what that means? Guess what nearly all the posts are about?

LadyMountbatten Wed 24-Apr-13 16:36:20

Moroccan?
Right..

Fillyjonk75 Wed 24-Apr-13 16:56:41

Sounds like you might want a personal shopper/makeover then a photoshoot. I'm sure somewhere like Harvey Nichols could help with the first bit and may have recommendations for the rest.

garlicyoni Wed 24-Apr-13 19:02:05

This is becoming a groundhog thread, isn't it grin

OP, why not go to Morocco for your hols? Stay in a designer rhiad for a couple of nights and have lots of photos taken there smile

YoniShapedLoveBox Wed 24-Apr-13 21:28:45

Great idea!

ExRatty Wed 24-Apr-13 22:41:44
garlicyoni Wed 24-Apr-13 22:50:08

YoniShapedLoveBox Wed 24-Apr-13 21:28:45
Great idea!

Bloody hell shock You mean we've got somewhere??!!
Hurray!

YoniShapedLoveBox Thu 25-Apr-13 08:23:40

ExRatty, thank you for the link. I was a bit nervous before clicking...but it is genuine help. Xx

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