Sunday, 29 July 2012

New look

I swear I will never mock fashion models ever again... I had some new profile photographs taken and it's frickin' hard to pose seriously without looking like a complete dill. Who'd have thought it was hard work?

From about 100 head shots, the number was whittled down to about half a dozen usable shots. There was a severe edit.

The reason for the shots was to update my social media profile as it has been almost three years since Fun and VJs began. I posed the question back in April about whether to replace my avatar and most of you said that I should have a better profile photograph. So I did what I was told and organised some retro-inspired shots.


I enlisted the help of Yvette to act as my stylist. She weaved her magic, giving me big teased hair and over the top makeup. She also selected a Blue Hawaii vintage outfit to complete the look. Hilarious but very fun!

Chris from Australian Modern was the photographer. He does a lot of studio photography using old-fashioned film. He's old school but on this occasion he did some digital shots just for me.

This was the selection of flowers and rhinestones for that added bling
My friend Susan catered. She baked little tarts and served espresso coffee in her Martin Boyd cups. Classy! 
Sadly, I am not all comfortable in front of a camera and the full frontal head shots were shockers.  Models must practise their camera face all the time. It is a skill which I don't think I will ever be able to master but by the end of the session I was getting the hang of it. Looking away from the camera worked best for me. 





It was such fun and now you can put a face to the name. Mod. Brismod.

34 comments:

  1. You look fabulous!

    I'm completely hopeless in front of the camera and find looking away works for me too. :)

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  2. You have a gift for making potential trauma into fun (both photos and renovations), and they both seem to turn out well! Have a cocktail next photo session though - you look beautiful but we can't see your wickedness.

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  3. You look gorgeous! I love the styling and don't you have beautiful hair! X

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  4. Gorgeous! I do like your new avatar. The vintage hawaiian dress is a nice nod to the original, T x

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  5. You look so decidingly sub-tropical, it's perfect!

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  6. you look Fabulous, love the high hair and retro makeup x

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  7. Oh.Get.Out. These pics are fantastic and you are a photographic stunner.
    Love them and I fully expect the whole kit and caboodle ie. hair, makeup etc when next we meet!
    I now know after accompanying my daughter to a couple of fashion shoots that it is incredibly time consuming and hard yakka.
    xx

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  8. Hey Mod, Bris Mod - so gorgeous! Love it. xx

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  9. Gorgeous pics & I love your style, perhaps a little champagne would have brought out your inner poser, LOL.
    Have an awesome week!!!

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  10. I think it is a gorgeous photo....you are not how I pictured you....I pictured short blond hair...I don;t know why. It is interesting to ponder what we think a blogger looks like.

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  11. Hello:
    A fabulous 'new' look indeed. All very sultry and smouldering with a hint of outrageous fun, exactly what is required we should think!

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  12. Gorgeous Anita - you look super glam. Can you send Yvette around to my place? xx

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  13. Very swanky, and what a magnificent hairstyle!

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  14. You are such an exotic glamour puss! I love your first photo. Your hair looks fab and the clothes perfect! Excellent choice. I also love the palm background.

    I love how your friends adore you and help you out where ever they can. Beautiful!

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  15. Ditto what everyone else has said - you look fabulous! I'm sure it was heaps of fun. Makes me think I should give myself a little reno, instead of investing so much into the house!

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  16. Aargh I so wish I could have been there to tease you...I mean offer moral support of course ha. You look stunning!!! Love the eyes and the hair... and the coat. Well done you!! xxx

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  17. I hate photos too, but yours look great. Well done. Nice to see you.

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  18. you look so glamorous darl - absolutely stunning. i'd love a bit of that treatment myself, looks like fun! xx

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  19. Nice inspiration from your Barsony.

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  20. The pics are fantastic! and it looks like you had such a fun time!

    x

    www.lifestylen.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow is all that hair yours? You look brilliant and it really is nice to see you, even if it's not the mental picture I had either. I hate the camera too so good on you for facing up, literally. xx

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  22. You look gorgeous! Well done you for having some lovely photos taken, I have been putting it off too because I just hate it.
    xx

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  23. You look gorgeous!! Stunning shots and so nice to be able to put a proper face to your blog now :) I pictured you blonde too :)

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  24. I wish I were blonde!! So funny.
    And yes Amanda (small acorns)it is all my own hair...it thrives on neglect and actually needs a good cut.
    Thanks everyone for all your nice comments. It is such a big step for me as I've always enjoyed the anonymity...but it's time to get brave. xx

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  25. Très mod! You're just gorgeous :) Will be back to blogging myself soon. Just a little more work to do on my project. But still keeping an eye on you from time to time. Pleased I am :)
    xxx

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  26. You look great!! I was just thinking today that I need a nice head shot for Skype and Linked In, both of which I use for professional contacts and I can't seem to find a photo anywhere that I don't have sunnies on or a baby or doing something inappropriate! Maybe I need to borrow Yvette...

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  27. Wonderful pics,glad you had fun!

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  28. Oh Anita! How fantastic, Lovely. I've been waiting for the big reveal since that post but had no idea you'd go to so much effort ☺. I hope you're changing your avatar everywhere so we'll see more of your pretty face popping up in Blogland! J x

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  29. I just read this, I'm debilitated with fear about getting our new profile photos done, I can't fake it to save my life either. I really do like your profile photo though, it came out well. I'll show you my blooper shots as there will be many, I pull the weirdest faces!

    Sar x

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  30. hi Anita, another step to a finished home! Congratulations.
    Sar x

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