lace crop top, t-shirt and shoes from zara, jeans from abercrombie and fitch, necklace from orelia via topshop (also like), bag vintage, watch from abbott lyon (get 30% off with the code ‘Anoushka30’ till 6.4.16!)
A quick note on the outfit before I launch into a bit of a rant – this is another look shot during my trip to Berlin, and a formula I’m returning to time and time again at the moment. Jeans with monochrome just feels so chic right now whilst the weather is uncertain, and I’m loving 90s inspired accents like this t-shirt and delicate top combo.
I got an email the other day that made me pretty angry.
Usually me getting angry over emails is a pretty rare occurrence, as I’m literally just signed up to a zillion shopping newsletters, and I actually find the occasional spam quite amusing (and if I ever want a ‘Safe Date With Hot Russian Ladies’, I’m sorted thanks to RussianBeautyOnline!).
Being the insta-addict that I am, I’m a complete sucker for a flat lay. Whether you’re trying to create a great feed for fashion, food, or lifestyle, flat lays are a great way to incorporate items you may not necessarily want to wear/feature on your blog, or just to add a bit of white space to make your feed look cleaner.
A good flat lay is Instagram gold, but it takes a lot of practice. There’s an art to arranging random objects in a square without it just looking like a lot of mess, to the ability to get the background just the right shade of white. I’m by no means a brilliant flat layer, but I wanted to share my method as it’s a type of photo I regularly incorporate into my Instagram, and I’ve developed a bit of a process.
I recently created a facebook page for my blog, a year and a half after I started it. I’ve been pushing my blog on Instagram, Twitter and even Snapchat for a while now, but facebook was a big leap for me.
Why? I didn’t want the people I grew up with to know. Eventually most of them found out anyway so it made no sense to hide it anymore, but for a long time blogging was my little secret.
It’s no secret that photography can make or break a blog. Some of the most successful fashion blogs such as Kayture and Gary Pepper Girl rely just as much, if not more so, on beautiful photography as on the clothes they wear. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are so many blogs out there with beautifully styled and innovative looks that are let down by dodgy lighting or bad composition.
I had my trusty ‘ol Sony A200 DSLR camera for about 8 years before I finally invested in a decent Canon (the 6D with a 50mm lens, a blogger standard), and although it served me well over the years, it was far from perfect. The Sony was rubbish with dim lighting, and the standard lens it came with only goes down to F5.6. Out of necessity I’d picked up a few tricks to make my photographs passable which I thought I’d share for those of you starting out who may not want to invest in a professional camera just yet.