November 6, 2014

A Little Technology Makes for a Great Accessory - 6 Tips for Posing With Yours and A Day with Fashion Tech Store Betabrand: Part 1

Wow lucky me! Not only do I get an exclusive interview with the founder and CEO of San Francisco based Betabrand, but I get my own guest photo-shoot with their amazing photographer, Ryan Chua


I loved trying out the trendy blush pink that is everywhere this fall (shown here and here), and as Winter and Spring approach, I really want to experiment with pinks that are a little more bold. 

Inspired by the Spring 2014 Barbie collection by Moschino, I'm so excited to explore a variety of shades, especially while channeling a little of the Computer Engineer barbie I still have in the box (hey, she's a collectors item)!

Barbie knows her accessories. Cute frames, laptop, (is that binary code you're working on Barbie?) smart-watch, bluetooth headset, and a professional blazer complete the look. 
Here are some shots from Ryan, who left me with a few tips on "how to pose" as a blogger that I can't wait to share with you! 
1. First tip, pay attention to what your feet are doing. Never point them outwards like a penguin. Point a little bit in and perhaps one foot in front of the other. Here I am demonstrating one of the many toe-pointing positions:

2. Try to keep your hands busy! Play with an accessory or your hair:
3. Don't forget about profile shots, these are a great way to show off your favorite accessory or handbag. Right now, my favorite accessory is the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR camera with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II Lens:
(It goes with everything.)
 4. 3-2-1...action! Try out some action shots before people get you confused with a cardboard cut-out. Here I am lining up a straight horizon through the LCD touchscreen: 
Lining up flat horizon line is a great photography tip I learned from Yuri Ono,
Art Director and photographer extraordinaire. More tips to come later!
5. Pouty lips and a condescending frown are so out of fashion. Always wear a smile instead.


6. No matter how much fun a photo-shoot is, it's always important to be on time for an appointment! 

Hurry Ryan, it's a hair past a freckle and we have to go meet with Chris!

Another big thanks to Ryan Chua, whom I would highly recommend for any and all of your photography needs. Next we'll take you inside Betabrand for an exclusive interview with Chris Lindland: CEO, entrepreneur, and...comedian.


-XO Julia