This was without a doubt my favorite outfit I wore during NYFW. The ruffles were a great added detail to the sleeves. The ruffles made the dress fun, playful and chic. I know these photos may look familiar, you may have seen them in my “Shopstyle Social House Post.” I couldn’t help but share the look again in it’s own post. Because it was that good, at least in my opinion. 🙂
The off the shoulder look was one style that I rocked all summer long. It’s such a flattering style that suits everyone. What’s great about this dress, I can wear this look again this Fall. The dark denim color is perfect for the season. Great for the day time seen here or even for a night on the town. No matter what time of day you wear this number, you’ll be turning heads all over. Everyone will want to know where to buy this dress. One dress you’ll want to own. Shop my look by clicking the links below.
Shop my Look:
Dress: Tularosa (You can find the dress on this website as well)
Oxford Lace up Brogues: Kurt Geiger
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
Velvet Choker Necklace: Chloe and Isabel
A special thanks to Shopstyle and @altamiranyc for the mini photoshoot. It was such a pleasure shooting with him. Thankful to have been photographed by someone so talented and amazing. Check him out on Instagram: @altamiranyc.
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I hope everyone is having a great week so far. It’s almost over, but in the meantime enjoy my new Wedding Wednesday Series post. So, as many of you know I’ve shared photos from my wedding on my various social media accounts, advice, wedding decor ideas, and other details leading up to your special day. But what I haven’t shared is our Engagement Photo shoot session and how we chose our photographer + videographer.
Well, ask and you shall receive….
It been 3 years since our engagement shoot. And come to think of it, it was this same weekend and time when we had our shoot, can’t believe it’s been 3 years, feels like yesterday. The weather on that day was so beautiful. Thankfully, mother nature blessed us with good weather for our day shoot.
To start, let me tell you how we choose our photographer and how we got to our engagement shoot session.
First off, finding a photographer isn’t easy, especially one that you’ll like and get along with. After much research and many phone calls, we finally narrowed down a company to work with. And even to this day, we are so happy we chose them and continue to rave and recommend them to anyone and everyone.
After meeting with a representative from their company in our local area, hearing about their work, packages and their reviews we went home to discuss. After many phone calls, meetings, and reading reviews of various companies/photographers/videographers we narrowed down our search. We chose to work with George Street Photo + Video, and we couldn’t be more happier and grateful to them.
George Street Photo + Video specialize in Photojournalistic style of photography. They strive for excellence in executing all of their clienteles needs. They also cater and make make their clients feel as comfortable as possible and are willing to work with you and your needs and wants for your special day. I’m sure other companies do the same, but we felt most comfortable with them after our first initial meeting and going forward. So it just make it that much easier for us to decide to work with them . After you sign the contract and decide to work with them, you select a package, and then they send over their Style Quiz. The style quiz is designed to help best decide and choose the best and right photographer + videographer that best suits your needs and what you’re looking for, for the your special day. After that is determined they will then give you your results and a list of photographers+ videographers are sent to you, you can then view there work and decide from there. Our results for our quiz were : Romantic, Classic, Elegant and Modern. So we then chose our photographer and videographer and they sent us their contact information. From start to finish George Street Photo + Video were very accommodating and they were great to work with. Which is why there aren’t enough words to describe how thankful and blessed we were to find them and work with them. So if you haven’t checked them out I’ll be sure to leave their information below.
Engagement Shoot Advice
What I loved about George Street Photo+ Video is that they work with your needs and wants. So that the vision you have for your photos can be met and executed. What my husband and I also appreciated was that they gave us the contact information for our photographer + videographer. If you can, I’d suggest you contacting them and reach out prior to having your engagement shoot. I know you’ll initially reach out to them to plan out your engagement shoot day, but if you can meet with them beforehand, in my opinion it would make the shoot run even more smoothly. It was such a relief and great to meet out photographer prior to our Engagement shoot. We were able to tell him about us, as he did the same. And he told us about his work and the way he shoots, and we were able to give him our input and what we were look for, for our engagement shoot and our wedding photos. Our initial meeting went off with flying colors, we connected and jived so well. And come engagement shoot day, we were laughing, smiling, and just having a grand ol’ time.
Do your research…. If you have certain photo details or visions in mind tell your photographer beforehand Also, if you want to use props, bring them along. A huge resource and tool that I used throughout my wedding planning is Pinterest. It’s a great website that has an abundance of ideas, details, and decor references that can be useful for you for any occasion. If you haven’t checked it out you should. Check out my personal page and you can see all my vision boards : https://www.pinterest.com/SocFashBeaut17/
Lighting is very important when trying to get the perfect shot. Naturally lighting to be exact. So try and schedule your shoot for the early morning hours or early to mid afternoon hours if your shooting outside.
Try not to wear bold graphics. They tend to distract and lose focus from the photos aesthetics and main focus which is you the couple. Photographers notes: Everyone wearing the same clothing, tend to blend in together and leaving little to not much pop and life to the images. Coordinate VS. Matching…. let’s not get cheesy! Avoid large logo’s, emblems and graphics like “GAP” and “Old Navy” because again, these will typically distract attention away from the subject. We want your faces and emotion to show, not promote the clothing company you purchased from! Be timeless. If your planning on making outfit changes bring it all with your along with your props if you will be having any. You’ll be able to change but on the go, you’re models for the day go with it and work it!!
Remember photos tell stories.. Create a love story/story you and your partner want to display and tell. Show off your personalities and have fun with it. These are your photos for the world to see and to cherish for years to come. So, laugh, smile, make jokes, kiss, and have SO MUCH FUN! That’s the whole point of the session. Enjoy it all!
Please enjoy photos from our Engagement shoot. I hope they inspire and give you ideas for your upcoming engagement shoot. I’ll be sure to list the information below for George Street Photo + Video and our photographer. Congrats, Enjoy + Best Wishes!!
Robert Carlo Photography
19 Thames Street Suite #101
Brooklyn, New York City 11206
For all general questions and inquiries about purchasing prints please contact Robert Carlo’s Studio.
For all appointments and booking please contact Robert Carlo’s Studio.
Custom Packages Available.
Available For Worldwide Booking.
GEORGESTREET PHOTO + VIDEO
Where is your dream Engagement Shoot location or where did you have yours?
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So here’s my recap of Day 2 & 3 of Fashion week so far. Fashion week so far has been so much FUN and AMAZING. I know you’ll be hearing those two words FUN and AMAZING a lot in my blogs and snapchats. But thats just what NYFW has been for me. And I can’t tell you the Fashion, Oh my Goodness– BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, EQUISITE, just a few adjectiveS to describe the show’s I’ve been to thus far. honestly and truly, as I stated in my last blog, i’ve grown a true appreciation for the designers and their work. what goes into it, their vision and influencers to create such beautiful pieces of art. its just extraodinary and inspiring.
On Day 2 of Fashion Week I went to the Nicole Miller show and Refinery 29’s: 29 Rooms.
LEt’s begin with Nicole Miller’s show: she’s an Iconic designer whose known for her signature graphic prints and innovative sillouhette,. she holds a special place in my heart for she graduated from RISD located in my home state of rhode island. Since an early age, I’ve been such a BIG fan of ALL of her designs. Her unique style and vision, is captivating, and eye-catching. the ss16 collection shown at ny Fashion Week–we saw lot of colors and Patterns, she stayed true to her signature style while incorporating more vibrant hues and patterns. As I stated in my last blog, this seems to be the trend to hit the runways, “vibrant hues and bold patterns.” Nicole Miller’s Designs and show is exactly what you would expect for New York City. From the bright electric neon eyeshadow worn on the models, to the bold and graphic prints and graffiti patterns– it just brings us back to the gritty streets of 90’s NYC. i mean i don’t know about you but who didn’t love the 90s, and nyc in the 90s… I mean am I right?! Her show was FABULOUS and we have so much to look forward come this Spring/Summer 2016 and I know I can’t wait to rock the collection!!
Taking a break from the runway shows,, my Husband and I ventured to Brooklyn to check out Refinery 29’s : 29 Rooms. And might I say, we thorougHly enjoyed ourselves. Celebrating 10 years, Refinery 29 rented a warehouse IN BROOKLYN, hosting their very own 29 Rooms. 29 rooms that illustrated a wild, interactive fun-house highlighting various aspects of style and culture through installations, one-of-a-kind performance, virtually reality experiences, music and more. And might I say, it was quite innovative, fun and quite the experience. each room was curated by an artist of their choosing where they gave tribute to minnie mouse, “an ode to literary heroines created with Nordstrom Rack, an Old Navy DIY denim workshop, a PUMA and SIX:02 stop-motion projection project, and a mysterious “cabinet of curiosities” made with Fossil” (http://www.refinery29.com/refinery29-29rooms-fashion-week-event) thank you refinery 29 for a fun-filled evening, both my husband and I enjoyed the exhibits.
(QUYNH, ESOSA, AND SANTA CLARA GRACE)
MY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO THE LA NUIT ROSE EVENT AT THE BEAUTIFUL GOTHAM HALL. WE WATCHED THE SHOWS OF TOP DESIGNERS: QUYNH PARIS, ESOSA AND SANTA CLARA GRACE WHILE ENJOYING PREMIUM SELECTION OF ROSÉ WINES FROM BRANDS SUCH AS VIE VITÉ, AIX, TRIENNES, GÉRARD BERTRAND, BARTON & GUESTIER AND FERRARI. OVERALL, IT WAS A FUN- FILLED FASHION EVENT. THE DESIGNERS CREATIONS WERE FLOWY, STYLISH, AND FEMININE.
WE SAW A LOT OF COLOR BLOCKING AS WELL AS TEXTURE AND BOLD PATTERNS. A FUN EVENT TO EXPERIENCE FASHION WITH MY HUSBAND, I LOVE HOW HE SHOWS ME HE LOVES AND SUPPORTS MY CAREER WHEN HE COMES TO EVENTS LIKE THESE WITH ME. AND I MEAN FASHION, ROSÉ, AND GOURMENT FOOD, YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG. I MEAN THEY ALL GO SO WELL WITH EACH OTHER, AM I RIGHT…!!!
I’M A BIG FAN OF THIS DESIGNER/WOMEN, HER DESIGNER ARE SO CHIC AND BEAUTIFUL AND NOT TO MENTION WE SHARE THE SAME FILIPINO HERITAGE. AFTER SEEING HER SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME, MIGHT I SAY THIS FILIPINA REPRESENTED. MONIQUE LHUILLIER’S COLLECTION HAD THE ESSENCE OF LUXURY WHILE ILLUSTRATING MODERN GLAMOUR AND FEMININITY. I PARTICULARLY LOVED THE HINT OF VIBRANT HUES IN HER DRESSES. THE ENTIRE COLLECTION EXUDED STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION WHICH IS WHAT BEST DESCRIBES THE DESIGER HERSELF. THE COLLECTION ILLUSTRATED A LOT OF BOLD GEOMETRIC PATTERNS, AS WELL AS VIBRANT HUES, THAT WERE ALL DEFINITELY CLASSY AND FEMININE. MY FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION WERE THE FLORAL AND CUTOUT PATTERN DRESSES WHERE WE SAW HOW SHE PLAYED WITH TEXTURES IN THOSE DESIGNS. I FOUND THOSE PIECES TO BE VERY ELEGANT LOOKING WHICH I LOVED AND ADMIRED. STAYING TRUE TO HER AESTHETIC, SHE CREATED A COLLECTION FILLED WITH COLORS, SHAPES, AND DETAIL THAT WAS QUITE MEMORABLE. IT WOULD BE A DREAM OF MINE TO OWN AND WEAR ONE OF THESE DESIGN– JUST BEAUTIFUL!
BANANA REPUBLIC COLLECTION SHOWED US READY TO WEAR FASHION THAT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANTED TO DRESS UP FOR WORK. LOOKING CLASSY AND STYLISH ALL AT THE SAME TIME. CREATIVE DESIGNER FOR THE BRAND: MARISSA WEBB INTRODUCED US TO A NEW STYLE AND WAY TO DRESS FOR THE OFFICE. IN AN INTERVIEW SHE STATED, “It’s about having fun and taking suiting out of that serious box,” Webb tells InStyle. “(The collection) isn’t completely different from the past because there’s still the tailored element, but it’s about styling and mixing and matching elements.” (http://www.instyle.com/news/banana-republic-spring-2016-nyfw) SHE TWO PLAYED WITH BRIGHT COLORS- ALONG WITH BOLD PATTERN STATEMENTS, STEPPING AWAY FROM THE STANDARD COLORS OF NAVY AND BLACK. WEBB TELL’S INSTYLE MAGAZINE,” “The collection is a spin-off of the heritage of Banana Republic,” Webb explains. “It’s making it relevant and modern, taking hints from travel—Morocco and Marrakesh—with colors, patterns and textures.” ( “http://www.instyle.com/news/banana-republic-spring-2016-nyfw) FROM START TO FINISH, THE COLLECTION WAS CREATED IN NYC AND HOLDS TO TRUE TO THE NYC VIBE DESPITE THE GLOBAL INFLUENCE. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME THESE PIECES, AND ROCK THEM AT THE OFFICE!!
SO THAT’S MY RECAP FROM NYFW DAY 2 & 3 FOR MORE AT NYFW, FASHION, TRENDS, STYLE, AND MORE STAY TUNED!