Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photo Shoot- Concept 2

EL Vintage Photo Shoot- second concept
Photography: Patrick Kim
Model: Emily Hannah
Makeup: Ani
Hair: Marissa Cydyn
Merchandise: EL Vintage
Stylist, directing wardrobe, hair and makeup: Me, Emily Liebl

Monday, February 27, 2012

Photo Shoot- Concept 1

EL Vintage Photo Shoot- first concept
Photography: Patrick Kim
Model: Emily Hannah
Makeup: Ani
Hair: Marissa Cydyn
Merchandise: EL Vintage
Stylist, directing wardrobe, hair and makeup: Me, Emily Liebl

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Style 101

I helped on a fun photo shoot today.
All merchandise: EL Vintage
All styling: me

sneak peek...pro photos coming soon.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Matthew Williamson

Lets say I was having a wedding, well, if I was
this dress would be my bridesmaids.  LOVE.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


i dont know about you
but i love worldly ethnic
feeling jewelry and accessories.
here is a photo of some
of my stuff.

Monday, February 20, 2012

EL Vintage Photo Shoot- Splash of Color

thats me, hi!
i will be featuring one styled
look a week, enjoy!
this look is in celebration with color blocking.
(dress here, clutch here, belt here, shoes Calvin Klein- old, 
70s long necklace here,  60s DVF sunglasses) 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Glimpse into My Life

this is the scene right now.
in the bedroom listing vintage scarves
while my doggies are all laying around.
heaven but I do need to get a date soon!
Must go out, ha.
Happy Weekend All.
Whats your plans?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo Shoot- part 2

we had such fun using 
the ladder in the shoot.
model: Trista Tripp
merchandise: ELVintage
styling and photos: Emily of ELVintage

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Weekend!

EL Vintage will be at Rose Bowl Flea Market
tomorrow, Sunday from 9am to 3pm.
Come see us- white area space #3385

Monday, February 6, 2012

EL Vintage Photo Shoot

fun shoot yesterday
model: trista tripp
merchandise: el vintage
styling and photography: emily of el vintage

onsie on sale here.
more to come later this week.
what do you think?

Guest Feature: DMV Passport Photo

A good friend of mine Amy is so hilarious.  I just love her.
Here is a guest post from her.  Enjoy!

Many can not think of an afternoon as lovely as waiting in a large, crowded room with florescent lighting and sometimes strange body odors wafting your way. The silver lining to my looming day of waiting and paperwork was that I could do away with my HORRIBLE, AWFUL, DREADFUL "just turned 18, super awkward, went for blonde but it really looked more orange..." drivers license photo. The kind of picture that you cover the actual image with your thumb when handing it to cash registers or kind of just flash it and hope that they actually, really don't care that much anyway. The amount of times I've heard "Oh... wow... you look... better now" is pretty sad.  

So I decided to have some fun with this. It is surprising how a bit of extra blush and a strategic top can make a world of difference. 

There are a few things to know specifically about the passport photo requirements: No hats or hair pieces, no necklaces (visible), no jackets, top must have sleeves and NO smiling. It's pretty much a mugshot. Pretty much everything from the DMV information below applies except for the information on poses. At least I look pretty cute in mine, I would have "smiled more with my eyes" if I had of been a bit more on the ball. 

For the DMV there are no listed requirements but it is safe to say that hats are out and that you should be prepared to take off a jacket if you are wearing one. 

Photo tips: 
- Apply make-up a bit heavier than usual. Think with the lighting, so go for warmer tones. Use cream based make-up to avoid looking dry. 
 (Examples of warm tones: http://www.aromaleigh.com/whatcolarewa.html)

- Note that the background is a actually a pretty light blue color. Consider creating a fun contrast by wearing a top on the opposite side of the color wheel.

- Choose a top that flatters your skin tone and hopefully brings out your eyes. ((http://www.ehow.com/how_3249_choose-colors-flatter.html )

- Don't do anything too crazy or too dated, remember you will have this picture for at least 5 years. 

Here is a pretty in depth "How To" that covers make-up, poses and everything you will need to rock this DMV "photo-shoot" and come out with a winning photo!  See below. :-)

When it comes to the pesky situation of the "not so enthusiastic" photographer, a lot can be said for giving them a genuine "hello, how are you?". Make an appointment in advance and avoid going near the start of the month (avoid the 1st of any month like the plague, that is when most thing expire and people flood in like they actually want to be there). The more relaxed you are and the more relaxed and comfortable you can make them, the better. I asked the lady who was helping me with my paperwork if she could be the one to take my picture, she was flattered and even let me give it a few tries until I was happy with with.  

Good luck! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Oh, Shot By a Stranger!

ladies and gents, i am doing a new series called shot by a stranger (yay!!)
this is the deal  i go out in the world and
find a stranger to take a photo of me (Em, take note- stand up and model pose :-))
and then I take their photo and we take one together.
Fun, right?
i will be doing this weekly
 so bear with me as this adventure unfolds.  
Enjoy! x

Two strangers are: Aileen in a vintage yellow dress from her moms closet
and Tyler in a tribal print dress from Volcom
darling ladies!

My outfit is completely vintage.  70s beige striped shirt, 80s blue gingham gauze
maxi skirt, my go to black satin flats and Forever 21 black straw hat.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Green and Turquoise

quick post of my outfit.
love mixing green with turquoise.

Looking to partner with a Pasadena, CA blogger to
shoot photos together weekly. Anyone? x

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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