Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One thing I miss from my fashion blogging days


It's been quite a while since the last time I took and outfit shot. 
Actually, as you can see, my hair was pretty red at the time and now I'm back to my blonde roots again. But considering there's no photo to really prove it, I could be pink and no one would know. Or care, really.

And I like it that way.

My intention for today wasn't to talk about all the reasons why I stopped being a personal style blogger because most of you guys already know I spent a lot of time writing about it at the time when all those big decisions were happening. But there's one little thing that's kinda been bothering me lately and I simply had to share it.

You see, the fact is, ever since I stopped blogging about style, I stopped taking photos of myself. 
I am by no means an egomaniac but a few days ago, while I was taking pictures of Mario and Frida I realised I had no recent photos of myself. 
I have absolutely no idea what I looked like at New Year's Eve, while shooting portraits of other people in the studio, or on my bloody birthday. I have LOADS of photos of everything and everyone else, work and non-work related, but ZERO photos of myself. 

I must admit that's a pretty devastating fact.
A professional photographer who has no photos of herself.
And that's not all - I don't even have more than ten photos of me and Mario and we've been together for almost five years.

There are some theories that say that we love documenting our surroundings and our lives because we're trying to freeze in time a certain moment that's already past tense the second you press the shutter. That's where life meets art. We're aware of our mortality and time which flies by so quickly and it's only normal that we love to keep as much memories as we can - from what we looked like, who we hanged with and where we went. Or what we wore, obviously.


I have always been a bit obsessive about documenting things. 
For example, I've been keeping a diary pretty much since I learned how to write, which was a century ago, and I still haven't stopped. I don't write as much as I used to (to be honest, mostly I do it when I feel shitty) but I love my diaries so much, even though most of them are a pretty embarassing thing to read.

Blogging about style was in a way keeping a track of who I was, what I looked like at certain points in my life and I liked it because I love clothes and it was a fun way of documenting so many other things. Whether I like to admit it or not (obviously, NOT) I have to say that I enjoyed dressing up more when it was in a way part of this blog.


I'm not announcing the return of style posts but the sole purpose of this post was to tell you guys - don't forget to create memories
Don't forget to snap a photo or yourself with your loved ones. 
Don't become like me - too obsessed with lightning conditions, perfect backdrops, great hair and make up days...because one day you'll wake up and realise that even though all those things are extremely important for professional work, they mean pretty much nothing for your private lives. 

Not every photo needs to be magazine worthy because most of the time life goes by so fast that you don't get the chance to set up the entire studio for one lovely selfie of you, your boyfriend and your dog.

And above all, print photos, please.
Every now and then make a selection of some of your favourite photos and have them developed. It doesn't cost that much and it's such a beautiful thing to have. Let us not create only folders on our laptops, make real albums. Those things are priceless.

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  1. I can definitely relate to this, but the other way round, as I didn't have any pictures of myself until I started style blogging! I'm really intrigued to know why you stopped now so I'm going to be nosy and snoop back at your old posts!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. And this simply proves that blogging is the best thing ever! :) And one of the main reasons for giving up on outfit posts was because I wanted to focus more on my photography and those style parts of the blog were in a way causing a distraction from it even though that might only look that way in my head :)

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  2. I agree that we love to freeze in time different moments and the reason I love fashion blogs, besides my obsession with fashion, is that I can have a style evolution diary, which I think is a pretty cool thing to be able to have.

    I do hope you'll introduce some pictures of yourself from time to time. ❤︎

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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    1. Yes, one of the main reasons why I started posting style photos (years ago) was to keep track of the evolution of my personal style...it was just a fun thing to document, I completely agree with you! :)
      And I will step in front of the camera again pretty soon, I miss those little pictures and sharing them on the blog :)

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  3. jako si dobro ovo napisala...normalno je da želimo sačuvati određene trenutke i uspomene...Mene nekad baš raspoloži kada listam kroz te foldere na kompjuteru jer kada smo potišteni ili umorni lako zaboravimo te neke lijepe trenutke i onda je ugodno prisjetiti ih se.

    Život tako brzo proleti da je to slikanje i kada nam se neda u neku ruku nužno..I ja sam uvijek pisala dnevnike, želeći zabilježiti neki trenutak, neku lijepu uspomenu, a one se često najbolje zabilježe neplanski...to su često i nekakve spontane fotografije s mobitela, ne planirane i s lošom rasvjetom, ali koje nam nešto znače i predstavljaju.

    Posve se slažem s time da moramo češće razvijati fotografije...većina ljudi ih danas nikako ne razvija, što je stvarno šteta....nema potrebe da fotografija ostane samo u virtualnom svijetu, danas su i cijene razvijanja povoljnije....stvarno treba razvijati fotografije, posebno te neke prijateljske i obiteljske.

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    1. Hvala ti! Baš to, ja sam nekidan prolazila kroz arhivu bloga jer sam nešto sređivala i naletjela sam na neke drage trenutke koje sam u međuvremenu zaboravila i tu negdje sam počela shvaćati da mi te sitnice zapravo fale jer mi je takav, osobni tip arhive zapravo i najdraži. A blesavo je kako ponekad upravo takve stvari padnu u drugi plan.

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    2. pa možda nije loša ideja da ponovo ubaciš malo i modne fotografije na blog, povremeno slikaš neku svoju odjevnu kombinaciju....sjećam se one tvoje serije autoportreta koja mi je bila vrhunska...možeš i nešto takvo opet započeti, bez nekog opterećenja.

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  4. This post has such an important message! I honestly have no photographs of myself - hence my lack of options for my profile pics. I'll snap a quick #ootd shot as I'm running out the door, or try and take an arty pic of my hairstyle, or whatever, but no actual photos of me in my arsenal. The realization really makes you want to reevaluate things and get back in touch with yourself.

    xx

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    1. Thank you, Erika! I hear you, it's so easy to forget about yourself especially when our days fly by super fast and we always have so many other things on our mind. But it's never too late to change some things :)

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  5. Oh da! Super da si pisala na ovu temu i potpisujem svaku tvoju rijec. Da nije bloga i Instagrama i da mi to nije posao, bila bih bas kao i ti, kompleteno zakinuta za bilo koju fotku same sebe. Cak i ovako nemam niti prblizno fotki sebe koliko bi se "ocekivalo" da ih imam. Istina je da volim "zamrznuti" vrijeme i fotkati sve i svasta oko sebe ali rijetko kad se sjetim nekog zamoliti da me fotka a da to nije jednom tjedno za blog.

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    1. Hvala ti! :) Ja baš imam kronično malo svojih privatnih fotki, definitivno je vrijeme da poradim malo na popravljanju tog prosjeka :D

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  6. I loved this post, I was thinking earlier about how much I miss fashion blogging, I've not taken an outfit of the day in ages!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks, Corinne! I kinda miss it as well, maybe every once in a while we should snap an ootd photo, it's so much fun :)

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  7. You should definitly start fashion blogging again! Your style is amazing!

    SASKIA CILIBERTO
    SASKIA CILIBERTO

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  8. opet divan post <3

    treba spontano kreirati uspomene, a ne da sve bude savšeno kao na Instagram feed-u :)

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  9. I see your points. There is always a chance to get back to what you like. ;)

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  10. Some of my favourite photos are blurry ones, ones where we have been laughing so hard we aren't smiling, or my son is running around and only stops for a second to say cheese. These are my favourites. I highly recommend to you checking out Project Life, I really think it would be something you would love, and it does make you stop and photograph memories for yourself to look back on. Focus on you :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Yes to those imperfect photos taken during perfect little moments! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm definitely gonna check out Project Life right now! :)

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  11. Potpuno si u pravu. Na stranu blogovi i ostalo, treba zabeležeti trenutke i sebe, kakvi god bili jer vreme leeeetiiii!
    Ja sam nekako oduvek navikla da imam bezbroj fotki, čak i u periodu kad sam bila dete i kad je fotografija bila komplikovana. Kao što se kaže da svaka šerpa nađe poklopac :D to što sam u vezi sa nekim kome je fotografija jedna od najvažnijih stvari na svetu, kao da je prirodan nastavak cele te priče u mom slučaju. Blog je valjda samo posledica. Bilo bi mi jako čudno da ostanem bez tolikih fotografija, ali sa druge strane, čuvam veeeeeliki deo sebe i svog života koji je tu samo za mene i koliko god delovalo da delim svašta, to je samo delić. Mislim da je bitna ta neka ravnoteža, a često su najbolji trenuci upravo oni koji ostaju nezabeleženi.
    Isto tako, volim da uradim slike, a ih stavljam u ramove i da ih menjam. Nije nešto što radim tako često, ali ne želim da izgubim tu tradiciju, kao što se nikada neću odreći knjiga zarad elektronskih verzija.
    I da, htela sam da ti kažem da bez obzira što je tvoj blog promenio pravac, to ne znači da možeš nikada više da postaviš svoje slike.
    Baš se pitam kako li ti stoji plava kosa :)
    Udavih te, sorry :D

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    1. Hvala ti i super si ovo rekla, vrijeme baš prebrzo leti i stvarno je šteta pustiti da nam uspomene ostanu nezabilježene. Ja se isto trudim što više printati fotke, ali također mi se često zna dogoditi da prođu mjeseci između dva printanja, upravo zbog toga što dani prebrzo prolaze i ne stigne se sve. Potpisujem klasičnu formu knjige, ja se nikada neću naviknuti da elektronske verzije, naprosto u njima ne pronalazim onaj užitak kojeg mi pruža dobri stari papir. A i nakon čitavog dana pred monitorom stvarno za opuštanje ne želim odabrati još jedan monitor, ne ne :)

      I nisi udavila, nikad :D

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  12. I completely agree. I love taking photos of everything, documenting everything and I would love to get a few of my favorite printed out but it's so hard to choose! xx

    www.itsbethansblog.com

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    1. Thanks! :) And I know, it's always so hard to choose only a few ones to have them printed.

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  13. Prvo ti moram reći da si prava inspiracija i da sam baš oduševljena pravcem kojim si krenula... redoviti čitam i pratim, ali sam malo u stisci s vremenom pa kasnim s komentarima, oprosti na tome!
    Baš mi je bilo toplo oko srca, vidjeti te opet iako je riječ o starim fotkicama i outfitima... podsjetila sam se koliko sam voljela tvoje kombinacije, uvijek originalne i tako tebi svojstvene... Također, stvarno sam uživala u onoj kratkoj ali i više nego slatkoj seriji autoportreta koje bih definitivno trebala vratiti ukloliko možda želiš izbjeći klasičnu formu "modnog" posta/bloga a opet da te svijet (i ti sama) vidi! :)
    Ja se stvarno nikada nisam voljela fotkati i dokaz tome su da sa svih nekih srednjoškolskih izleta i fešti, ja imam 100 fotki od kojih sam ja na maksimalno dvije. Upravo zbog toga, svi koji me znaju, nisu mogli doći k sebi kada sam se odlučila za modni blog... ipak, zahvaljujući njemu, prestala sam se toliko bojati fotoaparata i drago mi je što zahvaljujući blogu imam puno fotkica koz cijelu trudnoću s drugim malim što npr. nemam s prvim (svega 3 :()...
    Stogaaaa, plavojko, daj da te vidimo koji puta! :****

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    1. Ajme puno ti hvala, ovo mi baš puno znači! :) Sve nešto vidim da se ponovno spominju ti autoportreti, budem razmislila malo pa možda tu i tamo ponovno napravim kojeg, pogotovo kad budem imala malo više slobodnog vremena! I da, dokumentiranje odjevnih kombinacija na kraju često ispadne i puno više od samo toga jer odjednom nakon nekog vremena shvatiš da si sačuvala hrpetinu svojih uspomena, kao što je slučaj s tvojom drugom trudnoćom (neke od lookova iz tog vremena neću tako lako zaboraviti jer su bili savršeni).

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  14. Yes, the fun of it really is that it is a diary of sorts! You should snap your style again ;) I am totally inspired by your art :)

    Aly In Wanderland | ^_^ | alyinwanderland.com

    xx Alyssa

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  15. I totally agree with you, it makes me so happy to scroll down my Instagram feed and remember the moments when we took this shot or the other... I couldn't live without it now!

    Kisses,
    Marta
    www.martamademoiselle.com

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