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The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

The Black Uniform

This outfit post signs my 15th one on the blog. I am pretty happy I sticked with them as I’m enjoying the process of taking my own pictures and playing with the camera. Two years ago my family gifted me a 70mm lens, I let it in my photo bag until last Fashion Week. Since then I’ve been using it for my outfit posts too and I am having so much fun with it! I like playing with what I call the reverse bokeh effect. Instead of having the background blurred and me on focus I just do the contrary. Because the background I used is not that interesting, I thought using that technique would make the pictures more interesting.

I am wearing an all black outfit (again) and I thought this technique would help seeing the small details of my look. I wear black on my lazy days but, when I do I love playing with shapes hence the body and accessories hence the earrings and rings.

Black is a fascinating colour. It’s interesting  to see its association with mourning, religion and justice whatever the era or continent. Even in fashion it holds an amazing power, it is the colour of timelessness, style and elegance. This makes me think how formal and yet easy black is. To me wearing black simply means I don’t want to think about what I am wearing. Nonetheless, when I do, I always try to add something. For example here, I used the body and my haori (japanese jacket) because they are too clashing pieces. While the body is all about minimalism and geometry, my haori is all about comfort and understated sophistication with its silk jacquard. And it’s the perfect black uniform for me.

Last but not least, have you noticed? I’ve taken out my braids! I am so happy about it! They complete perfectly this black uniform. Now, they have the perfect length for me to experiment new hairstyles, so I might try some things here to show you.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    MimaMochi
    11th April 2017 at 11:01 am

    It’s definitely a lot of fun playing around with the camera and getting a bit creative! Glad to hear you are now getting good use out of that 70mm lens

    Adrianna | http://mimamochi.com/

    • Reply
      Emmanuelle
      11th April 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Hello Adrianna,

      I’m definitely having fun with that lens! Since I tried it I’m not touching my 50mm one…Hopefully I will get more creative thanks to it!

      Thanks for your comment!

  • Reply
    Steph
    19th April 2017 at 8:54 am

    Your pictures are very cool! I like wearing black because I like being intimidating lol.

    • Reply
      Emmanuelle
      19th April 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Hey Steph,

      Thanks for your comment!

      Interesting how you consider black an intimidating colour!

      Emmanuelle,
      Xx

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