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OOTD : Elegance (Tips on Changing Poses)

I just made an OOTD post in reference to my memorable experience in Nobu Hotel (see here). Now here are more photos pertaining to not just our suite in Nobu Hotel but also some photos in our Crown Towers’ suite. I’m naming it “elegance”to define the classiness of my dress and our suites. Let’s start with Nobu’s finest suite.

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Plains & Prints Pherb from Holiday Collection 2015

One of my favorite photos on this look. Why? Because of the combination of the chic drapes and stunning carpet plus the silhouetteΒ and hues captured in this photo. That’s one tip. Thanks hubby for taking this shot! πŸ˜™

Now many of you ask me how I looked “slimmer” everytime I pose for my OOTD posts. I’m no expert and honestly, I’m not into “following rules.” I’m a stubborn when it comes to fashion and beauty “rules.” Since most of you say it works, I’ll give you tips on how to pose for the camera. πŸ˜‰

1. Be silly. On these pictures, I pretend to dance like a princess (more so I think I am a princess). πŸ˜…

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I’m trying to dance and pose like a princess. Hey! At least I tried. 😭

2. I am never good in smiling so if you have a resting “bitch” face (like me) and feel sexy about it — just go with it! No need to smile like the “others.” πŸ˜‰

3. If you have broad shoulders like me, hide it from the camera. AVOID selfies taken from the top to avoid showing TOO MUCH shoulders.

4. Smile and internalize before taking pictures. Laugh if you must. Dance and sing. Just internalize and imagine your viewers while having the “pictorial.” Feel free. Play with the camera. Show your emotions.

People will stare. Make them waste more time for you. πŸ˜…

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5. On this look, I wanna emphasize on the importance of where your feet, hands and hair should be. Looking at all my photos here show a little difference whenever I change my posture, position of hand/feet/hair. The look changes whenever something is changed.. even if it means just tucking your hair back. πŸ˜‰

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6. Cross your legs if you are comfortable doing so but please stand straight to look taller. Practice making poses in the mirror. Find your perfect pose and angle. ThatΒ pose shouldn’t be something that others dictate you to do. It should be what your heart, body and soul tell you to do.

7. Tell your hands to behave. πŸ˜… I tell my hands to behave, stop shaking, etc. If they can’t stay put, I understand. It’s hard. πŸ˜‚ Consider your accessories. Make sure it can be seen. Remember! It’s still a part of the whole look.

Eeek!!! Now let’s go to our Premier Suite in Crown Towers. Let’s!

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This is the dining area of our suite. I love taking photos here because of the lighting, chandelier and the classic set-up of the lounge.

8. Sit if you must; but be mindful of your body’s assets that need to be highlighted and cover flaws confidently — use your hair, shadow, accessories – just don’t be too obvious. The next photo is my best example of “hiding.” πŸ˜…

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Divider of our Bedroom and huge Living Room.

9. We are all beautiful in a place with yellow lighting on; but eyeshadows usually can’t be seen in yellow lighting. If you have a beautiful eyeshadow, go to a place with white lights on where it can be seen most; but if you have highlighter and bronzer on, those are also great features to be emphasized in a photo — do it in a yellow lighting. With proper contouring and highlighting, the model will definitely look chiseled and perfect.

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Divider of our Bedroom and Bathroom

10. Forget everything I wrote here. Why? Because you make your own style. You make your own rules in beauty, fashion and photography. The uniqueness of each person is what amazes me. Each model/subject has its own character and beauty within.. the viewer may or may not see it, but the subject should always know its value and beauty even when the world dictates otherwise. It is usually not about the pose. It’s about the soul that reflects within. 😊

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.Β Proverbs 27 :19

Elegance is gracefulness. Gracefulness is being kind. Elegance starts by having the heart and soul to do what is right then your body will automatically show confidence because you know that deep inside you, your conscience is clean, your heart is pure and as elegant as your outward appearance.

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