Did I ever confess to being a former fashion blogger? It’s true. Back in 2008, I used to take pictures of my outfits on the walk home from organic chemistry class with a tripod in the park.
This past weekend, on a drive to Palm Springs, I tried to remember how to fashion blogger. Out came my old DSLR, tripod, and wireless remote. Here’s what I’ve got:
Tip 1: find meaningless instagram-worthy background (aka pull off the road into a patch of sand behind a random housing development at golden hour)
Tip 2: Look wistfully away from the camera, like you’re hoping someone will come and save you from the humiliation of taking your own picture with a $1200 camera kit on a tripod.
Tip 3: Don’t forget a close up shot of the details, so you can make a weird face without stressing.
Tip 4: Wear a hat! Preferably a vintage hat of the “I brunch in Echo Park wearing scuffed clogs and handcrafted Japanese eyeglasses” variety.
Bonus tip: Try not to obsess over the wind blowing your dress up your butt to the point where it can be mistaken for a diaper.