Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Golden Maharani


Saturday.
I wait and wait and wait.
I hope and hope and hope that maybe for just a minute the rain will stop. 
No such thing. 
What's there to do?
Nothing except shoot an outfit inside. 
Inside?????????? 
Yeah! 

Up to a month ago, I would have cringed at the idea of shooting an outfit against a white wall.
How boring one would have thought!
No no, Its all in the method you do it. 
And so I learned or I think I did from the master herself, Iulia from Dream Size Zero. Not only are her poses naturally wicked but she is probably the coolest person I have met( well we don't know each other personally yet) but just take a look and you will see for yourself. Although I do not embody her carefree naturalness ( I'm uptight by nature), I tried to embody a certain Iulia spirit in these photos. It sure made shooting these photos a lot easier having Iulia as my inspiration. 

Not only that but she has also become my shoe consultant. Together we have pledged to one another never again to let ourselves buy uncomfortable shoes. So we have found ourselves on a journey towards finding dreamy shoes one can seriously walk in!


So a lot of vintage and just a bit of attitude made this look happen!

P.S.  A friend has just translated for me the meaning of this post's title!
Maha - Supreme
Raja = King
Rani = Queen

50 comments:

Michelle Chic said...

love the blog title!

Dusk said...

Well you certainly do look rather maha and very much a modern day rani.

...and being an old fuddy-duddy (even using that tems outs me as one!)... I have to confess that the cited blog is not really for me but that's okay... each to their own...

I like edgy mixed with individuality and elegance. I appreciate many types of styles, not just those that are similar styles to mine... I like fearlessness and strength be the look 'Amazon' or 'Girlie'. A fierceness born from true individuality.

I am SO tired and bored of the same ol' same ol'... the same looks, the same labels, the same dirty slouch and blase attitude, the same Kate Moss clones... that's why I am a fan of your blog, of you. You are an individual. You are timeless, life is art and you are cool. You make me look twice. And keep looking. You stand out for all the right reasons.

I LOVE this photoshoot! You have done the White Wall proud. I too employ a white wall when I have no time nor wish to shoot 'on location'. You are gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

Perverse Beauty said...

Absolutely beautiful. Very 20's Hollywood Screen Siren! I think that the white wall is a great contrast against the outfit.

xx - Lera

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Gabriela Ciobanu said...

you look great! I like Iulia's blog too, she so original. Great vintage hat

Christina said...

I looooooooooooove it.
Amazing idea,the whole outfit.
Love your eye-make-up!

Alice in vintageland said...

So amazing! I didn't even notice you used a white wall, this is so cool, the outfit and the poses are just wonderful. Kisses:)

modniza said...

fabulous!tu stii asta.pupici

Lauren said...

gorgeous outfit! Had a look at your photography site as well, amazing! you have so many hidden talents. Thank you for your lovely comment. Following your blog and facebook :) Hope you visit back ♥

sacramento said...

Wowww, you are amazingggggggggggggg. Such an honour that you follow me. You are going straight to my blogroll and I am following you inmediately, gorgeous.
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Alice said...

I love your turban! And yes, i find Iulia`s blog very inspirational too :) I like her attitude...

Sere said...

those photos are so much fun to watch...I like when people look naturally rather than just posing..it's much more inspiring and real...btw the outfit embraces the photos, making them absolutely perfect:X...As soon as I find a white wall..I would love to try this

xoxo sere

Emma Jade said...

LOVE the cape! And that turban looks amazing on you too :)

Anaivilo said...

Love the look! The turban is so lovely, and sometimes when needed, a photoshoot indoors is okay:D The photos turned out very lovely!

I f you want, I can make you a pair of key-earings and give them to you when we meet (I can't afford to send them to Canada..) How about that?

Anna said...

Love! this pics are soo cool! Iulia is truly an inspiration! love the turban and the bolero!

lots of love
ANNA

mariannaxoxo said...

Hey! i don't know how to start telling you all the things i wanna tell you so i am gonna start by thanking you for commenting on my blog redpurplefashionista.blogspot.com
you are seriously one of my fave bloggers (you and jane aldridge of sea of shoes) and i can't believe that you actually commented on a post of my blog! i never thought that this would happen! i am a huge fan of yours i seriously checked out all of your posts and saw your style evolution! i wanted to post a comment and tell you how much i admire you but since you are not a comments fan as you already stated i wasn't sure if i should post a comment or send you an email telling you how much admire you!
i am looking forward for you next posts!
again thank you so much for you comment i fell so excited right now that my fave blogger actually talked to me!
lol do i sound like those crazed-fans that start screaming when the person they admire talks to them? lol
hope i don't bother you with my long comment!
kisses,
marianna of redpurplefashionista.blogspot.com
ohhh by the way i found you by 'her waise choice' blog,i saw your pics and loved them you girls are so stylish.hope you snap pics together again
bye

Special K said...

You are a-mazing!!! :x Trebuie sa-mi fac un top de ala cu paiete :D

Anca Buzea said...

I can see make-up becomes more and more sensual in your photo shoots :) love that! Your outfit is great, as usual :), and that blue nail polish is dreamy!! xox

HauteWaRdRobe said...

the outfit *haute*,the nailpolish *haute*,the girl *haute haute* xoxo

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

I'm absolutely in love with this look!! Now I'm lost thinking how to steal it.... ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

Miranda said...

Those are awesome photos!!

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Melissa said...

you look so amazing! really pretty, i love your nail polish colour too, im definately following you! x

Vanessa said...

The lighting makes me think of a movie from the 50's, you look mysterious (I think a martini would have been a great prop too :-))! The cape is fun over all black and wearable. I especially love the pop of color on your nails, it ads a touch of oomph that pulls the whole look together.

Marella said...

Lovely outfit, so cute! <3

Bonnie said...

This is amazing. White walls are not boring. It is all in how you utilize them. They have the power to make someone blend into the wall or to make an outfit pop, and this wall definitely made your outfit pop. You look great!! I am so in love with your nail polish, by the way.

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Michaela said...

I love this outfit, so individual and stylish! You look great!
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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

love this photo series! what a pretty cape.

in Aie's shoes said...

stunning! =)

Irina said...

this is really stunning!

Kimberlee said...

You did a great job posing in front of the white wall! Great outfit as always ;) P.S. You must tell me where you got your turban!

Moniek said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, everything!

Lucie S said...

Gorgeous...
p.s. I could imagine you in a french themed outfit, or at least I'd love to see it!
What made me think of that was that on my blogger RSS feed I though you were wearing a beret as it was a small thumbnail piccy :)

TheArtOf-Ana said...

i love your blog!!!!!
thanks for your post!
i followed you ;)


kss!

Forever Boho said...

What a lovely look! your turban is gorgeous. I like the lighting.. even thought its inside..it looks amazing!
Have a good weekend.

Peace & Love
www.foreverboho.com

PSbyDila said...

Great outfit!

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Andreea said...

Looking great, my dear Mina! The wall or the street, or whatever it is, it can't hold you back from beeing awesome! Your turban is amazing, i love to see people wearing them although here in Romania you don't get to see them that much:(
I also love that blouse, the pattern is incredible!<3

Kisses

The Odd and Chic said...

Wow this is so original!!! Loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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xxx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i really, really want that top! and your nail color is great too.

Ellinor Forje said...

You are having too much fun! Love the outfit. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too when you have time.

Cheers.

Elisse said...

Your white wall photos are adorable! I love the sass!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

killer sparkles. x hivennn

Love Bonche said...

I never see yout blog but it is increible love your looks and ofcourse i will follow you!

Léti Yéti said...

real gorgeous pictures & look

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Carina Adam said...

o tinuta foarte frumoasa, ca de obicei ! devii una din blogaritele mele preferate romance :)


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Amy said...

GORGEOUS look! You look like you had a really good time shooting it too! Those nails are my favorite part (well and the turban too... and the sequins... well, okay EVERYTHING).

Eszter said...

The rain forced you to be creative, and boy did it pay off, great shoot, and lovely top.

Insomnia said...

Pictures against white background aren't boring, but just different and give a different energy.
This turban was made for u to wear!

Kenza said...

love the hat!! you've go so much style!

MizzJ said...

People underestimate the white wall. I think if someone can look good against a plain wall without using the crutch of a killer background, then they must look really good! Also, it's just more practical with our rainy Vancity weather!

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