Photo Shoots

OUT TAKES: Reminiscing

September 5, 2016









This past week I added this Upcycled Button Dress to The Curvy Elle Shop. I originally did a photo shoot with this dress back in 2012, while I still lived in New York.  This was one of the very first items I made with the intention of maybe trying to sell, but for whatever reason, I never actually put it up for sale.


My mom took these photos while she was visiting me. I had just finished up a design job that I had not been very happy at, and I was at a cross roads — stay in New York and look for another job or come back home to California and try my hand at my own little business. It was a hard time, because I was feeling “done” with New York and the fashion industry there.


Obviously, you know what decision I made… Since leaving New York, I have not had one moment of regret. I love New York and fashion, but California is home for me and (long term) I could never work in the fashion industry traditionally.


Since I finally put this dress for sale, I thought it was fitting to do an “Out Takes” post of pictures from the photo shoot. (See the original post entitled, ‘Upcycled Dress.’)



I’m Wearing:   Upcycled Button Dress  –  The Curvy Elle   //   Black Tights – Spanx   //   Boots  –  Chelsea Crew (Similar) >


Third Times the Charm

August 29, 2016









It took me THREE times to get this photo shoot done. I had the intention on three different occasions and one thing after another happened that caused me NOT to be able to finish it. This is what happens when you have a baby and recently moved and can’t find things! So, the third time was the charm! I was able to do my make up, set up my camera, take this shoot, and take photos of new Shop items. All while the baby napped. Quite a productive day!


It felt really good to be back in the swing of things. I look forward (slowly, but surely) of getting things going again!



< I’m Wearing:   Handmade Striped Crop Top  –  The Curvy Elle   //   Vintage Navy Skirt  –  The Curvy Elle   //   Vintage Red Flats  –  The Curvy Elle >



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