Friday, 10 April 2015

Channeling my Inner Ronette with Chiara Aprea

I have always loved the 60's especially girl groups, Twiggy, Mod and beatniks, so when I saw Chiara Aprea was doing a shoot inspired by the 60's I was in there like a shot.  As I don't just want to be the fat girl doing the 40's or 50's thing, even though there is nowt wrong with that what so ever and I will always worship the goddesses that were Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly.  It is just I don't always want to be that sometimes I want to be 80's punk, riot grrl or space age pretty.  I am a magpie taking and  indulging in whatever influences me.

If you haven't ever had a shoot consider it, as I believe it is a fabulous confidence boost and if you get nothing else from it you get a stunning profile pic.  Chiara's shoots are really reasonable, others charge much more for the same service and my personal opinion is she is a bloody genius with make up and a camera, as well as being really friendly, providing tea and biscuits and coaxing brilliant shots out of even me who has a habit of pulling a strange Cherie Blair grimace whilst trying to get rid of my double chin and can definitely do some very strange starey eyes.

From Chiara's selfies.
First Chiara does the make up and the photo above is after she had done the eyes and the base, then we focused on the hair which for this shoot was a fabulous beehive.  After we did this it was time for some cheeky selfies on Chiara's I phone which I think are almost as good as the finished article.  I have put them up, so you can judge how much is photoshop and how much is Chiara's genius with make up.


Then we shot the final images which I have to say I am bloody thrilled with and I feel like a fat white Ronnette or the homecoming queen who dreams of escaping to San Fransisco to become a Beatnik.





So remember fellow fats don't feel limited you can be whatever your little peacock heart desires and eff what people think is flattering to the bigger girl.  Now I am off to channel my inner Ronette for a while more so I will leave you with this tune.



10 comments:

  1. You look amazing. I adore the sixties eyes. I am loving the sentiment of this post too. I love not being tied to one look. I think the magpie approach is definitely the way forward.

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    1. Thank you, to be honest most of it is make up and I wish I was clever enough and had the patience to do this myself. However, I love to change it up with my fashion choices although I am a sucker for a quirky print and a logo T shirt x

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  2. YOUR EYE MAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  3. You look amazing- I want to cut off your eyes and stick them into my own!! I think the black and white photo is my favourite :)
    I love the 60s I wish I embraced them more but I'm more of a 40/50s girl with a soft spot for 70s punk. Which are practically the same right?

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    1. Love a bit of punk too! I wish I could cut that make up off and stick it on every day as unfortunately mine looks nothing like this. Thanks for your lovely comment x

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  4. As a lifetime Ronetees fan you have done them justice and then some-love this so much

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    1. Thanks I was absolutely thrilled with the results, the only problem is I now wanna look like this every day x

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  5. You look fab Vicky! Your eyes look enormous. xx

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    1. Thanks Leah! I scrub ok with a wig and a shit load of make up, don't I? Lol x

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