You can't always get what you want.

Updated on Jun 20, 2011
black army vagabond boots - white Johanna Vikman dress - black faux leather H&M
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accordingtoannika 's Thoughts:

See all photos of this outfit on my blog!

Like I told you, I really, really loved the Gossip Girl inspired outfit I wore Saturday. Everything just worked. But this one… not so much. Or, that’s not entirely true: I did like it, a lot – but it just didn’t look good in any of the photos. The make up looks weird, the leather jacket feels completely out of place… Plus, I look tired and, I don’t know, lazy.

Actually, this happens to me quite often – that something looks fabulous in the mirror, but not through my camera lense. I guess that just proves what a challenging job stylists and make up artists truly have! It’s like they need the ability to turn their eyes into a camera lense, imagining the lighting and how it will hit the face or the clothes and body angles.

Anyone who thinks being a stylist is just about taking a bunch of trendy items and throwing them over a model – or, worse, who thinks being a make up artist is easy just because she can do her own make up – has clearly never tried, and failed, to take a great set of outfit photos!

Well well, noone’s on top of their game all of the time. Or maybe they are, what do I know. All I know is that I’m not. And that’s okay.

Comments (24)

Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on June 21
The quality of your photos is always so magical!
flexilexi
flexilexi on June 21
i want your dress!
Rock102
Rock102 on June 21
gorgeous!
opfiend
opfiend on June 21
Love your dress and jacket!
mis_grace
mis_grace on June 21
dont beat up on yourself, you cant ALWAYS have absolutely breaktaking outfits surely :P i really like how you've done your hair in this shoot, and the combination of the linen dress with the lace up boots, it gives it a country girl sort of look
deekaywang
deekaywang on June 20
love the dress:)
Mimi_Walker
Mimi_Walker on June 20
Love the leather jacket
anonymours
anonymours on June 20
cute dress
Virgit
Virgit on June 20
love it amazing look
CoutureCrush
CoutureCrush on June 20
cute white dress !!
xenii
xenii on June 20
I love your jacket :D xoxo
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on June 20
beautiful dress! absolutely stunning!
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on June 20
adorable dress and cute jacket
ladyalamode
ladyalamode on June 20
beautiful
goddesss
goddesss on June 20
stunning!
LeahLiddell
LeahLiddell on June 20
In love with that jacket!
tribalfoxvintage
tribalfoxvintage on June 20
it can also be the other way around! sometimes the camera catches moments where the clothing looks simply stunning, and its those special moments that a photographer wants to pick up. you do it all! the makeup is pretty, the modeling showcases the clothing and your photos come out very beautiful. Especially the lighting! if this your worst photo, you don't know how amazing you are! +1!
margiereyes
margiereyes on June 20
lovely dress!
creepy_stranger
creepy_stranger on June 20
oh dear, i can't stop looking at your photos! and i had to comment because you know i love you. I get that sometimes photos just don't do justice to the outfits, but you still look absolutely stunning!! And Annika, thanks so much for the lovely comments, they mean a lot to me :)
missnobody
missnobody on June 20
cute!!!
Lollypopz94
Lollypopz94 on June 20
gorgeus!
mochaccinoland
mochaccinoland on June 20
lovely!! i like how u toughen up a dainty white dress with a pair of fierce boots! :D
robina_ko
robina_ko on June 20
love your photo! (=
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on June 20
Very lovely look and dress :))
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