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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Model Pose: High Fashion

The last in the Model Pose series is a doozy! I thought I'd wrap up the 4-part series with a post dedicated to High Fashion modeling.

You always see these poses in haute couture editorials and even in episodes of ANTM. Here are my tips on how to make your OOTD posts full of high fashion flair.

Modeling High Fashion

Opposites Attract
You've probably seen this many times--models in couture gowns posing at garbage dumps and other not so pretty places.

Pose Pro: For some reason, posing next to trash, abandoned lots, or in bars elicits high-end elegance and makes you look even prettier
Pose Con: May be tough seeking out these obscure places

Let Your Body Talk
Keep your background solid and let your pose do the talking. Strike an awkward pose because sometimes high fashion means awkward posing.
Pose Pro: It's simple and doesn't take a lot of added accessories, just the right backdrop, an awkward arch, and a stunning shot of your face
Pose Con: Sometimes poses are actually more difficult when it's just you and the camera

Add Some Scenery
Wear a color that stands out with a beautiful scenic view behind you. Scenery adds texture to a beautiful shot.
Pose Pro: Pose for whatever you're wearing or want to accentuate (shoes, jewelry, your skirt). All you have to do is stay focused in the front
Pose Con: You don't want the wonderful scenic background to overtake your pose--you should still be the center of attraction
Images from Flickr

Have tips on high-fashion modeling? Leave comments and let me know.

I hope you've enjoyed the Model Pose series!

Happy posing muses!


ammwiich said...

I likke your advices ^^ very helpfull thank you :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post and tips!
Makes me want to model!


Joeanna Portia Arthur said...

When I did my sunshade-pictures on monday, I tried to lean against the rod and - you can't see it in the picture, of course - I fell into the bushes behind me.

Yes. poses are very difficult when it's just you, a sunshade, a camera and the remote release.

Taj Acosta said...

that last pic is very pretty! Love the red on her it's a great contrast. xoxo

Naka said...

very cool ^^

La Jodi3 & La Couture said...

i really like these pics and i find it great that u gave tips as well.... Nice post!!!

libys11 said...

awesome tips as always!! :D

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Kristin said...

How about tips for the non-models trying to do lookbooks?

Tangerine Fairy said...

great collection..I love the first gown; so couture!

Fenny said...

thanks for great tips! anyway, it's very fab photos! I love the first picture!

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Great post!! Thank you so much for the tips. I was just thinking today that I need some new poses when I take pictures :) Can't wait to try some of these.


♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

its so cool ^-^

knk said...

lovely outfits dear that red one is awesome looks really cool

wonderful post have a great day

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great pics, love all your tips.:)SarahD

Southerners from the North said...

cool and very helpful tips :)
scenery is always key, thats very important. makes me look at places in a different light, and gets me thinking about how shots would look. thanks for dropping by :)

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous images and wonderful tips!

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Keith said...

I enjoyed the post. Great tips. Love the photos. The first pic is my favorite.

ilsteviewonder said...

I always love your tips!! :D

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

I love those tips of yours!

Isquisofrenia said...

i love vintage ,what can i say!

Elaine said...

this was a great post! I think we all need a little help with posing!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Ariel said...

I love the second picture :) x

Vivian said...

i love the third and the fouth picture!

The Wardrobe Stylist said...

Lovely absolutely the black dress.

book fotografico said...

I enjoyed the post. Great tips. Love the photos. The first pic is my favorite.I always love your tips!this was a great post! I think we all need a little help with posingLovely absolutely the black dress. Thanks to you very much for this great post........

TriniDollDija said...

Great tips

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