Thursday, June 2, 2011

behind the scenes: modcloth photo shoot


Sometimes people ask me to model for them and I gladly accept. Aside from being tall (5'9) I do not have the body of a typical model, nor could I ever possibly give up cheeseburgers in order to possess one. But I'll gladly mince around for a camera, womanly hips and all, especially if it means getting to dress up in lovely things! These photos (taken by the lovely Erin of Calivintage with both her fancy new camera and my crappy film one) are from behind the scenes at a 50's-themed photo shoot for Modcloth. It was an all-lady crew and I enjoyed every second of it, especially the glamorous hair and makeup. I was quite skeptical of the concept of "side bangs" at first, but I'm a believer now. It's funny how many Dita Von Teese comparisons I've had since showing these... quite the compliment, although I'm sure it had more to do with the hair than anything!

You can see the feature and shop all the looks here.

The adorable shoes I got to wear... my favorites are the mint green heels (so comfortable).



This little dude crawled into my cat bag and made my day.

Erin, looking delightfully adorable as always. (You can't tell in this photo but her mug has her name on it... cuuute.)


HAM ALERT.




I call this my Smug Asshole pose.





Oh yeah, there was some dancing.

29 comments:

anja louise verdugo said...

Ahh soooo cute, dude. You're a great lil' model. Come to Portland and dress up with me!!

amanda said...

You look gorgeous! And the shoot looks like so much fun! The hair is perfect! Jealous of those long locks.

amanda
http://youre-so-sweet.blogspot.com/

Emily Rose said...

love it! and yes, so to portland and dress up with anja! she needs lovely model ladies and your hundreds of miles closer than i am! i really love that hair on you, how did they get that perfect veronica lake wave? looks like a fun day, i love all lady crews!

marissa (stylebook) said...

dita, it's true!

Q's Daydream said...

Adorable! I LOVE the floral dress!!!!

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

Oh my goodness I am soooo envious of having access to a wardrobe full of modcloth goodies, this looks like an absolute blast! You look so stunning + sweet. Wonderful photos <3

Aryn said...

Wow, you kinda look like Dita Von Teese!

Sammi said...

Good for you! This looks so amazing.

Kate said...

Ah, these are adorable! It looks like such a fun day! You are so pretty & animated, I love it!

Amelia said...

so pretty! love all your goof off shots, i think half of mine would be like that. and you do look alot like dita here! going burlesque anytime soon?

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh Ashley, it's true, the side swept bang look incredible on you! Love all your faces and dancing pose. Let's make sure to have an Encore date when I get back to the city.
XOXO

Jo said...

Oh my gosh, it looks amazing! I love the shoes with the bows!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

The Little Deer said...

I saw these on modcloth and got so excited! Whadda cutie. Ooo we have similar body types, being 5'9 as well. Yay for being tall... it balances out all the in n out ;)
hehe

Hannah said...

i saw these popup on the Modcloth Facebook page -You look stunning! I would have happily said yes to a day of dressing up in modcloth clothes too!

Grace said...

aw, looks like you had a splendid time at the shoot! You make a fab model and I almost didn't recognize you with those bangs! You seriously look like a vintage school girl and you are GORGEOUS. LOVE the goofy pictures hahaha ;)

ps- agreed! love the mint green shoes!

http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg you look stunning!!! i bet this was so much fun!
<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Meghan said...

looks like a fun time, so pretty you are!

Goesting said...

Looks like a very fun shoot! You look very cute too :).

naomemandeflores said...

Ohhh...the shoes! So pretty and feminine, love them!


Camila F.

Casie Jean said...

these are so lovely, I can't wait to see the photos from the shoot xxx

Caitie said...

Ashley, you look absolutely stunning, seriously! I LOVE your hair like that and red lips :) so so cute!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

sayra said...

so pretty!! and I love your comments :)

vintagereflection said...

What lovely outfits you got to wear! Your hair and make up looks delightful! x

Kelly said...

Ha, ha ... thought it was you. Seeing you wear those clothes makes me want to but every outfit :)

Kel xoxo

Shelby said...

i totally thought that girl was you! but i wasn't 100% positive - now that i have seen these i know that i was right all along. lol what a great opportunity!

Lydia said...

I totally thought this shoot was you! I didn't see your name, so I thought I was just a crazy person who spent too much time on the internet and thought that everyone looks like a blogger they know. You looked AMAZING. Hearts, foreva.

Ameline said...

You look so gorgeous! And you make quite a model! Super darling outfits you have on, it's every girl's dream! :)

Punky said...

I have the same cat bag!!
Did you get the invite to our SF Lulus.com clothing swap? I emailed it to you last week.
I have a code for your readers! Hope you can make it.
Punky
http://swaplulus.eventbrite.com/

LynellMarie said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful!

LynellMarie
http://sunglasseseffect.blogspot.com