playing the model

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a few months ago, my hairdresser (and good friend!!), sharell
and i decided to collaborate on an editorial-inspired photo shoot.
our ideas were vast, but we knew we wanted things to be edgy 
(from my clothes to my hair and makeup), much different than my usual waves, 
ponytail or natural makeup look. 
bring on the false lashes, shimmer, and a dark lip –
think ‘warrior vibe.’ my hair was newly platinum blonde, and we opted
for loose curls with lots of braids! sharell is incredibly talented when it comes
to hair and makeup. we scoured pinterest prior to the shoot (a few of our
favorites are pictured above), and it was fun to see our ideas come to fruition 
on the day of the shoot. sharell is one talented lady! 
^^^ i wish i could braid my hair like this! ^^^
photos by jason deetz
what i’m wearing
leather vest: borrowed from sassafras, necklaces and bracelet: borrowed from moorea seal
black tank: h&m, lipstick: kat von d everlasting liquid lipstick in ‘echo’ (exact here),
ardell lashes: glamour lashes (exact here), 
maybelline color molten eyeshadow in ‘nude rush’ (exact here)
i have to admit, i was a bit nervous before we started shooting.
the photographer, jason deetz, is an editorial fashion photographer
and accustomed to working with models (real fashion models, too), not
aspiring fashion bloggers. i am a bit awkward in front of the camera 
but can easily distract myself with my clutch or accessories in order to obtain 
a blog-worthy outfit photo. this shoot, however, was very different! 
we had a great time taking the photos, and jason was very
kind and helpful – he guided me every step of the way! 
we took down my hair and changed my makeup partway through. 
be sure to check back for the second look later this week!
for all my seattle friends and followers, if you’re in need of a new hair stylist or 
makeup artist, i cannot say enough
good things about sharell. you can visit her website to see additional shoots
she has styled here (i especially love this look and this one!). 
**this is not a sponsored post, but a special thank you to local 
boutiques, sassafras and moorea seal for lending us
the clothing and jewelry pictured in these photos! and of course,
all opinions are my own.

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