Oh how I love sequins! As a kid I grew up having colorful fabrics, sequins and rhinestone all around me, these would all end up being costumes who would make the collection we already had even bigger. It was like one big dress up game, "oh quelle vie!"
Last Saturday Le boyfriend, bff & I went out for a coffee and stroll in town, horrible weather btw, when at BikBok I found this stunning sequined top for only 49nok! Sure thing this one will end up in photoshoot!
Then last but not least, Lauren Conrad's "Beauty". I already owned "Style" and although there is nothing new to these books, plus it is written in quite simple and easy language, there is something very attractive to it. Maybe because it is written so 'effortless', or because of the colorful pictures, I'm not sure. But honey: J'adore!
A few Sundays ago my bff asked me to join her on a photoshoot. I'm like; Duh, hello camera!
Somehow lately I've been in a downward emotional rollercoaster, and even though I try to be positive in everyday life, sometimes it's hard to shut up that nasty thing called ego. I don't necessarily see my egoas something that only wants to be the center of the attention or makes you want to act like a diva, I see it also as that annoying family member that always makes stupid comments on unappropriated moments. Not that I have such a family member, in my case it's my ego.
lately it's been telling me stupid things, like, "You've gained so much weight, why would you go to a photoshoot and make a fool out of yourself" or "You're skin is horrible and you look like you haven't slept in 10 years" or "You're too tired and don't have time for your friends and you're not that fun anymore anyways" Now how mean is that?!
So what I did? I told my black swan twin: Screw you, ego, go and take your insecurities somewhere else! You don't need to be mean and condescending to me just because you don't feel inner peace.
So I went to that shoot and I had FUN, yes there I said it. I was with my friends whom I love dearly, I had a great evening, and on top of that I LOVE the pictures!
And that's why I call these pictures SHOW ON, not show off.
We drive through the village and I see everyone looking at us, I see the children in their classrooms infront of the windows, waving at us, I smile and I wave back. It looks like they have stardust in their eyes, what do people really think when we invade their villages with our big colorful trucks and caravans? Our life looks like a fairytale to them and on some kind of scale it actually does. But does anyone ever think how we feel? Do they ever realize that behind the smiles and the make-up there is more. Sometimes we cry, our hearts hurt or feel lonely, but show must go on, all for them, for that stardust in their eyes. To make the children dream and the grown ups remember the zest of their childhood.
We're just like a summer night, like warm skin and fresh breeze through their hair. We snook away in the dark, watching the glistering lights of their houses, their lanterns, and when they'll wake up it all just seemed a dream.