So you’ve been reading Fashiontoast, Late Afternoon and Nana in Wonderland for some time now. You have put together a great blog layout, come up with a clever name and built the perfect wardrobe—but there is one thing missing. Well allow me to divulge the final ingredient in becoming the creme de la creme of style bloggers, it’s all about the pose!
Maybe If I Twirl Like This
If you aren’t used to being in front of the lens, things can get a bit awkward. That’s where this little pose comes in handy. Step one, put on your most flouncy skirt. Step two, spin in circles like you are seven years old again. Smile optional. Its easy to forget the camera is there when you are acting like you are so carefree and relaxed! The only downside to this being your signature pose is that twirling in your skinnies just won’t produce the same result. In fact, it will end up looking quite silly.
I’m Just So Shy
If twirling just isn’t your thing, you may want to just embrace the shy thing. Of course, this also works if you’d just like to appear modest and coy to your audience. The easiest way to do this is to stare at the ground like you couldn’t bear to make eye contact. If staring at the ground is a bit hard to handle, just admire your oh-so-fabulous shoes! Bonus, this pose also works for your skinny jeans and slouched trousers!
Have You Seen My Shoe
If you consider yourself a bit more quirky, you will definitely want to master this pose. It’s as easy as making yourself forget the camera is there and then turn towards it and break out into a great big ‘oh I totally didn’t know you were there’ laugh. The lifted shoe will add to the nonchalant candid moment. Bonus: this pose is still appropriate if you are limited to 3/4 frame.
My Hands in My Hair
Everyone knows that all the top models live by this pose. Don’t ever be at a loss as to what to do with your hands! Just push them into your head like you can’t get over how sexy your hair is (your whole self for that matter). People will scroll through your blog and think you too are a top model! Miss Jay only talks down about it because he’s jealous he doesn’t have the necessary prerequisite.
Too Busy to Stop
Maybe you aren’t terribly comfortable posing at all? Or maybe you really are just that important that you can’t stop for photos for your own blog. Regardless of the reason, this pose will leave people feeling like you are a somebody. And just like the twirling pose we previously dissected, this [anti] pose is so advantageous when it comes to showing off how beautifully your clothes move.
Nothing says attractive like this pose. And again, you have the same advantage as the ‘have you seen my shoe pose’. Limited frame, no problem. Bonus, your quads and thighs are working overtime to keep you in this stance, so they will look instantly toned. It’s as easy as finding a place where you normally would just casually chill in a squat, ignoring the confused glances of passer-byers, and looking pretty!
And there you have it! You have now been supplied with the know-how. You can now pose like the best of those daring, creative bloggers and see your own stats increase. I am sure there are more ways to pose in the fashion world, but why try anything else when this six seem to do the trick. Happy blogging lovelies!
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be either (a) hurtful or malicious to any of the gorgeous ladies used in the samples or (b) factual.
by Grace Gulley
Image via Tush Summer 2011