Like yesterday.... but super-creatively (hehe) substituting white accessories for black.
I wore this to the Alumni High Tea up at the college today. A lovely afternoon of tea, tiny sandwiches and miniature cakes and lots of catching up with friends, some of whom I hadn't seen in a while.
The only just slightly funny thing was the flute of champagne on entry. You always get presented with one upon entry at things now. What's with that?! There's something incredibly decadent and naughty about a glass of champagne in the afternoon, no? When I attend a tea I really expect tea, not booze. Nonetheless everyone at our table enjoyed the champagne too.... ;)
Now, tell me what you think... taking photos in Perth can be really challenging at times because the sunlight is soooo bright here. Forcing the amateur DIY photographer like me to seek out shady spots as much as possible... Apart from cropping which I always do I don't normally alter my photos a lot. I once blurred out a person in the background, and once a stray bra-strap, but usually the photo is as is. Sometimes I reduce the exposure, because of the aforementioned brightness factor. Today I tried experimenting with the contrast to get a sort of washed out antique-y look. My children like the original (above), I thought the altered one below looked more interesting as well as showed off the outfit better which I think should be the point... which photo do you prefer? I would love to have photoshop to play with, but I don't want to present a false picture of my work or myself... Opinions?
Do you prefer arty, or true-to-life?
Dress; adapted from Vogue 8555, printed cotton, bodice of my own design details here, and a review of the pattern here
Sandals; Franco Burrone, from David Jones