Thursday

Leap Frog






Theres certain knack to getting good jumping shots. Its all about timing and focus. Firstly, you must keep focus on your expression, I always tend to open my mouth and end up looking surprised or clenching my fists and look like I'm springing for attack. There's so many variables when you leap that most of the shots don't turn out - for example with these shots I can see dozens of flaws, hands out of focus, hair not flowing quite right etc etc etc. These shots are just for my blog though, not for V mag, so I'm not exactly going to be spending hours getting that perfect image. In the last pic my face looks really weird, my neck too elongated... but I love the leap - I'm really going for it! I don't really use alot of energy in each jump, its got to be short and sharp and usually needs to be snapped around the zenith of the leap. Its alot of fun - one of my favourite moods to shoot at a job. Energy!!!

This outfit is playing it safe with monotones. When in doubt - go back to basics! The circle scarf is my latest treasure from American Apparel. I thought I wouldn't get a chance to wear it in the warmer weather but it was fairly cool this morning and it makes for a great cardigan.

Thanks so very much to Chicisimo for naming my outfit Best of the Week. Chicisimo is an excellent repository for all things street style and style diary blogging - check it out!


My recent interview with Tangent Mag blog is now up - you can view it here
Issue 2 will be available online on the 9th December. If you're around in Sydney here's the invite to the launch party - available to my readers only!!!



Finally - I'm sure you might have noticed by the pink little box on the left that I've been nominated for a 2threads award, I'd love it if you could take the time to give me a vote or two - if you dub me worthy!


skirt, Stylestalker sample
heels, ASOS




50 comments:

Tayler said...

you are so good at jumping shots, is like your signature pose on this blog, i love it!

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Wikifashion said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the monochrome look :)

goldmorning said...

Something about your self images look very 80's. I don't know if it's the editing, because your catalog photos are a completely different feel, almost a different person. Interesting!

Hannah said...

Great shots. I love the "flawed" aspect of them - it makes them more feel more personal. Something very romantic about these...

Dylana said...

That tie-dyed circle scarf is to die for!

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The Lady Nerd said...

Ah finally, a write-up of your jumping secrets! I'm still working on keeping things elongated. I tend to get a little TOO into the movements and the photographers yell at me to do less "kung-fu-hooey and more modeling!"

Mm, that circle scarf looks comfy. I have an old scarf that my mom made (looks lovely, but itches like dickens). I've got my eye currently on the Hobbit scarf over at the Weta Limited store....(movie costumes are just a valid as fashion, especially for us nerds! :P)

Heather said...

These photos are awesome. Simple yet brilliant.

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Candy Kawaii Lover said...

Love the jump shots!

Isabel said...

I´ll definetly vote for you:) Your pictures are so beautifull!

lovelylissy said...

YOUR SHOES <3

Martina said...

your face may look weird, but I like the last picture because it's a real jump! I've got your heels!

ediot said...

love the photos. you look amazing jumping. and im really loving the outfit too. esp. the skirt. have a great week.xx ediot

Juliet said...

The last jumping photo is great!

juliet xxx

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

voted for you! love these shots too. id love to go to the event next week to meet you, its just around the corner from my house but i think i'm too intimidated by how awesome you are! how embarrassing

mom & son said...

i agree, jumping shots are hard to capture
but still two thumbs up to you for doing such
great job in your own efforts.
i don't think i can do a jumping shot all by my self.
you are indeed a effortless chic.
your outfit is simple but you pulled it off so well!

Tough Cookie said...

Beautiful!

Nana said...

it's so funny to take pics when you are jumping
you're right
Energy!

i really love the shoes and the skirt
gorgeous^^

Karoline said...

I love your sporty shoes:)These photos are great.

Sarah said...

More beautiful photos- I'm loving the circle scarf! It looks so sunny there! xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Zanita- gorgeous as always!

hannah said...

you're making me miss summer so much!

Luna Supernova said...

lovely shots, those shoes are amazing! i really like the new header of your blog too, really nice and simple. Good luck with the 2threads nomination, I'll vote.

Pauli said...

your outfit it's so cute. i love your boots

Friend in Fashion said...

great shots Zanita - you are incredible! :)

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xx

June Paski said...

great outfits, love ur AA scarf :)

xxx

Fashion Tidbits said...

gosh it looks so much fun!!! speaking of jumping...trampoline pics would be so much fun! whatta you think?

Chloe said...

i love the photos!

Zoey said...

youre so perfect!
your budy position in the air, the clothing.. i love it all

georgina said...

that first photo is fierce!!

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Vinda Sonata said...

great shots. great outfit. the tie-dyed scarf and the skirt are my favorites. thank you for sharing! :)



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Michelle Moore said...

Always love the American Apparel Circle Scarf, the one you have is a cool pattern! Love the jumping shots, fun blog!! xoxo

Sandra said...

great pictures! so...lively!

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Lula said...

beautiful :)

Catherine Viriya said...

youre flawless!! and those shoes are too cute

Suzanne said...

amazing photos! simple, but beautiful look. i wish the weather was like your place overhere at the moment..

freyja said...

amazing shooes ! :) love them and
love your blog, just saw it for the first time today

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Veronicahhh said...

these photos are your best ever.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I love the jumping shots!! The first one is my favorite! xoxoxo

Helen said...

i think your jumping shots look great hun! i hope to see you around sydney sometime!

helen x

Friend in Fashion said...

I've sent you the Awesome Blogger award! :)

Check it out: www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

Diane said...

love this outfit and love the photos!

MidnightsSun said...

beauuuutiful shots!

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Formal shirts said...

I love this outfit! Those white shoes are stunning!

Barbora said...

I love those shots! They are incredibly energetic!!!!
xoxo

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helen said...

i love the first jumping shot! definitely the most effortless.

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Anonymous said...

I don't know if you read the entertainment news blog "ohnotheydidnt" but someone posted a little article in reaction to your cover shot.


http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/42017941.html#cutid1

Anonymous said...

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/42017941.html#cutid1

Maria Tasula said...

Love your outfit photos!

Anonymous said...

hey, what colour did you get for the aa scarf? was it black and white? or navy and white?

alannah. said...

oh i know all about needing to get the timing right for a pic we're your jumping!
question, how do you always manage to look oh so chic?x

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