Saturday, October 13, 2012

Reality Doesn't Have To Bite

Contrary to popular belief, I don't spend so much time editing my photos, trying to make my skin look flawless or trying to look prettier. I post process my photos using a special action, yes, but that's about it. Any regular photo blogger would do the same. 

But my innumerable flaws, scars, even moles are pretty much invisible under soft lighting. And I'm endlessly lucky to have a good camera with a good lens that takes in a lot of light. We normally take photos at noon under shaded areas for diffused lighting. Sometimes, we take photos at around 5 in the afternoon when the sun is about to set and it bathes my photos with warm lighting that makes my skin glow. 

It also helps that my boyfriend has the patience of a Vietnamese sniper. He listens to my instructions and doesn't mind if I say "one more" over and over again even though only a few of those photos will make it in this blog.

I'm not being pretentious by making myself appear prettier in photos. It's not like I elongate my legs or make my nose narrower or make my arms slimmer. I don't do that. It's just a matter of getting the right angle, taking tons of photos, filtering out the best ones and showcasing the ones that will show you in the best light. There's nothing wrong with that. Nothing. 

I even, occasionally, post outtakes like this! 

So if you're disappointed that I don't look as pretty or as flawless in real life, well, I'm not going to say sorry.  I don't go out of my way to hide my flaws, to cover them up in mounds of make-up. I'll keep on wearing skirts even with my heavily flawed and short legs. I'll keep on taking photos even if not all of them comes out pretty. Because it makes me happy and because I stopped listening to people whose only goal in this world is to find fault in other people.

PS: Got this Dolce and Gabbana button down fruit print shirt from the thrift store a few days ago. Score!

PPS: I recently got an instagram account. Follow me?


  1. *hugs* for the awesome little rant about photos and flaws. Love it.

  2. you look so cute and pretty as always
    i always love the way how you dress up <3

    1. thanks Claireta! Your comments always warm my heart. <3

  3. I LOVE that shirt you are wearing... and you got it at a thrift store? Super bonus :)
    I'm in the same boat in your ranting hehe. Though I'm soooo jealous that you have someone to take photos for you!! My tripod isn't always the best (I'm lazy and don't like adjusting it) and my cat isn't exactly proficient with a camera. Oh well :)


    1. Thanks Cassie! It's tiring using the tripod, isn't it? When the boyfie isn't around, i'd be sweating buckets running to and from the tripod.

  4. Hattitude Style Blog
    you got that top in a thrift store! ah i love it kathy! so nice to see your blog again and the warmer weather!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

    1. thanks Hattie! I know, right? Been waiting for the weather to clear up for months and now that it has, I'm making the most out of it. :)

  5. Love this look! Perfectly styled<3

    ox from NYC!


  6. omg.. i really like a girl wearing skirt like that!
    sooo cute <333

  7. loving the shirt!



  8. nice blog!maybe we can follow each other if you want?:)

  9. you always be the sweet girl as you are :)
    the outfit totally feel in love.

  10. Hi~ You are so adorable~




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