Innocent catalogue pictures

This was one of the most interesting catalogue shoots I've been in. I thought that this kind of style wouldn't be me - but actually the clothes looked marvolous and so cute that I would seriously love to get some of these.

All the clothes are Innocent design and the catalogue photos were taken by Jenni Kaurila from Studio Nevian. 

Peacock feather texture. I just love peacocks! Okay, my friends would ask "What bird species you don't like?", but peacock is one of my favourites!

This shirt had back part from lace. Quite a personal solution and I love it!

(Sidenote: As a kid I hated jeans because I didn't think they fit my body at all. Nowadays... Well, I think I could wear them more often! The jeans in this picture are just some random jeans.)

Oh noes, a smiling cyber hippie! This dress felt groovy. Fabric was something very smooth, almost like satine but just a bit heavier - still very light and airy.

"Oo look at that, I'm wearing white!"


Design: Innocent
Photos: Jenni Kaurila

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Vixxsin 2013 spring catalogue

I was supposed to post these next wednesday but had the permission a bit earlier. So here you go: some material from the Vixxsin catalogue photoshoot!

The Vixxsin clothes are designed by Jenni Salmela. Clothes are clearly alternative spirited, I'd classify them to goth, rock and punkish style. They can be wickedly cute and at the same time ass-kicking cool. In Finland you can buy them from Back Street.
 
All the pictures of this entry are taken by Jenni Kaurila of Studio Nevian.

This costume was very comfortable! Fabric was very soft and flexible. A good example of how a garment can be at the same time cute and still kind of badass. "Yeah, I'm a pink Punisher! >:)"

I loved especially this mini skirt! Kinda butt flattering. "Dat a--!"

This dress can be tightened with lacings.



 


This one was very nice. I usually don't wear hoodies since they don't fit my figure that well, but this one had the nice detailstrap in the middle, making the waist look nice! So it won't make you loose your curves.

Later I'll post also some Innocent catalogue pictures. They are something a bit different!

Design: Vixxsin / Jenni Salmela
Photos: Jenni Kaurila

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Hairdo modelling

Tänään toimin kampausmallina Kirsi Lundénille Parturi-Kampaamo Titussa. Kampaajamestari ja hiusalan kouluttaja Marja Sillanpää oli pitämässä koulutusta kampauksista.

Today I was modelling for a hairdresser trainee, Kirsi Lundén, at Hairdressing salon Titu. A master hairdresser and hairdressing trainer Marja Sillanpää was giving a lecture and training of hairdos.


Värjäsin vastikään hiukseni ja lisäsin päälle erittäin jäisen vaalean osion. Ilokseni Kirsi osasi ottaa hiusteni värikirjon loistavasti huomioon ja hyödyntää sitä kampauksessa.

I  just recently dyed my hair and added an ice blue blond section. I was happy to see how Kirsi took the whole spectrum of my hair into account and made use of it in her hairdo.







Pidin paikasta todella paljon! Omistaja Titu oli todella lämmin ja ystävällinen ja niin olivat kaikki muutkin läsnäolijat. Olin myös imarreltu, kun minulta kyseltiin, kuka on värjännyt hiukseni. Tekeleeni sai osakseen paljon ylistystä! Voin ehdottomasti suositella paikkaa. Parturi-Kampaamo Titu käyttää muun muassa tarvittaessa Goldwellin Elumen-tuotteita, jotka ovat olleet ehdoton suosikkini kirkkaiden värien kanssa leikkiessä.

I enjoyed the place alot! The owner Titu was very warm and friendly and so was everybody there! I was also very flattered when I was asked who does my hair color. It received a lot of praise! I can absolutely recommend the place. The salon uses for example Goldwell's Elumen products which have been my absolute favourite when it comes to playing with bright hair colors.


Ja niin, feikkikorsettini saapui. Kyseessä on yksi Back Streetin kuvausten palkkioista. Muista tulla vilkaisemaan Vixxsin-katalogikuvia ensi keskiviikkona!

Also, my fake corcet arrived! It was one of the fees from a Back Street's photoshoot. Remember to come to check out the Vixxsin catalogue pictures next wednesday!

Luvs,

Shadow Self

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The Body Shop: Pink Grapefruit

Yksi ainaisista suosikeistani, kun on valittava kosteusvoiteita tai tuoksuja, on the Body Shop. Eilen hain Eau de toiletten, tuoksuna Pink Grapefruit. Samalla otin testaukseen E-vitamoidun kasvosumutteen, jonka luvataan mm. kosteuttavan ja virkistävän kuivaa ihoa kesken päivän ja kiinnittävän meikin. Kanta-asiakaslahjaksi sain mukaan vielä Pink Grapefruit -suihkugeelin.

When it comes to moisturizers or scents, the Body Shop is one of my all time favourites. Yesterday I got my new Eau de toilette, Pink Grapefruit. I also decided to test Vitamin E Face Mist that is promised to give instantly refreshing moisture boost. It should also be great used as make up fix. As a loyalty gift, I also recieved Pink Grapefruit shower gel.



Sarjan tuoksu on todella voimakkaan greippimäinen ja raikas. Ei tunnu laisinkaan pahalta nenässä, vaan tuoksua tekee mieli suorastaan imeä itseensä. Ensisuihkaisu on toki kirpeä, mutta pehmenee nopeasti todella miellyttäväksi ja tunnistettavaksi.

The scent of the Pink Grapefruit series is very strongly "grapeish" and fresh. It doesn't seem to irritate my nose at all, more likely I just want to soak it. The first impression is of course quite sharp but it gets softer quite quickly and becomes pleasant and recognizable.

Huomenna luvassa pientä kirjoittelua kampausmallina olemisesta!

Tomorrow I'll be writing a bit about being a hairdo model.

Luvs,
Shadow Self

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Music video casting

Käväisin tänään castingissä erästä musiikkivideota varten. Tuttavani soitti eilen ja tiedusteli, olisinko innostunut tulemaan yhteen rooliin. Niinpä menin paikalle, ja teimme lyhyen haastattelun nauhalle. Jäi mukava fiilis, ja lisäksi sain hyvää kahvia! Jään odottelemaan tuloksia.

Today I went to a casting for a music video. My friend called me yesterday and asked if I'd be interested to do a role. So I went and we filmed a short interview. I felt good afterwards - plus, I was offered some great coffee! I'll stay waiting for the results.



Ensi keskiviikkona julkaisen kuvia Vixxsinin kevät 2013 -malliston kuvauksista! Lisäksi luvassa on ihastuttavia kuvia myös Innocentin kuvauksista.

Next wednesday I'll publish some photos of Vixxsin spring 2013 catalogue! I'll also show some lovely pictures from the Innocent catalogue photoshoot.

Luvs,
Shadow Self

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Field

After doing this photoshoot with some photography students, I continued a while with their teacher Arto Soini. We found a little field and decided to do dome photos there. (It was actually very hard since the ground was all wet and muddy. But, we survived!)

Click the pictures for full view! All the photos are © Arto Soini

 This first one is my favourite. I like it that the background is nothing but that field.


  

 



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Mentally empowering photographic project

Lupauduin mukaan voimauttavaan valokuvausprojektiin, jonka tarkoitus on erilaisten harjoitteiden kautta parantaa osallistujien itsetuntoa. Projektin tuloksena luodaan kalenteri, jossa kukin malli esitetään mahdollisimman luonnollisina. Projekti on suunnattu ensisijaisesti sellaisille, joilla on taustaa syömishäiriön kanssa, tai muille, jotka ovat joutuneet kamppailemaan itsensä hyväksymisen kanssa.

Itselläni ei ole koskaan todettu syömishäiriötä, joskin pari vuotta sitten minulla epäiltiin BDD:tä hankalassa elämäntilanteessa. Tunnistan BDD:n piirteitä itsessäni toki voimakkaasti, mutten ehkä ihan sillä tasolla kuin diagnoosi vaatisi. Siksi epäröin hiukan, uskaltaudunko lähtemään projektiin. Siihen liittyy moniakin pelkoja. Tuotanko itsestäni julkisuuteen materiaalia, joka olisikin epäedustavaa? Entä, jos olen vastenmielinen meikittä? Entä, jos huomaankin itsessäni uusia negatiivisia piirteitä, joita vahdin neuroottisesti? Olen pyrkinyt jättämään itsekriittisyyteni taka-alalle; entä, jos se herääkin uudelleen? Sitten ymmärsin jotakin. Jos joudun edes miettimään tuollaisia kysymyksiä, ei projekti ole välttämättä lainkaan huono ajatus. Lisäksi järjestävänä tahona toimiva Leena (ks bloginsa täältä!) on seurannut uraani ja oli hyvin innoissaan saamaan minut mukaan. :)

I promised to participate in to empowering photographic project. The purpose is to improve the self esteem of the participants through a variety of exercises. The project will result in creating a calendar in which each model is shown as natural as possible. The project is aimed to those who have got some kind of background with eating disorders or to those who have been forced to struggle to accept themselves.

I have not been diagnosed with any eating disorder, allthough I was suspected having BDD a couple years ago in a difficult life situation. I do recognize the characteristics of BDD in myself but these features aren't so strong that I would really have it. Thus, I hesitated a while if it was wise to join the group. It involves things that cause me to be a bit afraid. What if I give in to publicity some kind of material where I'm unrepresentative? What if I find myself repulsive without make up? What if I find some new parts in me that I don't like and will start to guard them neuroticly? I've tried hard to leave my self-criticism to background; what if it wakes up again?  ...Then I understood something. If I have to think about this kind of questions, joining the project just might not be a bad idea at all! In addition to that, one of the organizers, Leena (see her blog, in Finnish thoug), has followed my career and was very enthusiastic of getting me to join the group. :)

Projektiin liittyy tehtäviä. Ensimmäinen tehtävä oli näyttää kuusi kuvaa, joissa on jotakin omasta mielestäni  miellyttävää/kaunista/tms. Lisäksi olisi hieman kerrottava, mistä asioista kuvissa pitää. Tässä ovat nämä kuvat:

There are different tasks we will perform during this project. The first one was to post six images where I find myself some how pleasing/pretty/etc. I should also tell what is it that I like about in each picture. Here are my photos:

Photo: Jenni Salmela
This one was taken for Back Street catalog pictures. I was modelling that pocket watch and even though the camera focused on me and not the watch, this piece became one of my and Jenni's favourites. It wasn't maybe the best pic as a catalog picture - but it was still very pretty in our eyes.

This one I took myself. I don't remember much about those days. I was usually a bit gloomy. In this one I like my eyes. They look very deep and their color is bright. I like it how the sunlight makes my pupil go so narrow. My lips look also kinda soft.

This photo was also taken by Jenni Salmela. We had a Vixxsin catalog photoshoot and after that I found a Lipservice hoodie. I tried it and it looks surprisingly good on me and so I asked if Jenni could take a photo of me, even the shoot was over allready. And this was the result. Honestly I like it because it was the first picture ever that I looked at thinking "Damn, Ida. When will you realize that you are no longer 76 kg's? Not even close. You are very good just like this." 

This one I took once myself, too. I had a huge headache and I was tired and my sugar levels were low. But my tired eyes looked kinda pretty. 

 This one was taken at school when I was studying theater career. It was the second last year and the last moments when our class could be really together at same lessons. Me and some of my school friends were gonna go to a cruise and sine our school was near to Turku's harbor, I stayed to wait for the ship after our last lessons. I was alone and took pictures there. When we had lessons, I was usually taking pictures. I realized there was no pics of me at our school at all because it was always me who was behind the camera. So I used timer and started to dance in our dancing hall. This is what it captured. I like the position, I like my hair and I love my lower wrist. 

And then there's this one, taken by Lauri Kananoja. I kinda like the atmosphere here. And I like my wrists and fingers. And that distant, delicate look. Or something. But I like it alot.

So, that's about it. I'm looking forward to do more tasks! 

Luvs, 
Shadow Self

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My Inner Natasha

Last summer I did a photoshoot with three photographer students. Their teacher was Arto Soini, a photographer who was behind one of my earliest photoshoots. Arto asked me to do some modeling for the students, since they had a task to practise doing the lights and instructing the model.

That was one of the greatest shoots I've been and the results were awesome, too! The lights did so much and I was completely satisfied with the results. It was also interesting to see how different styles could three different people create in same surroundings. This one is my favourite, taken by Jere Satamo (Js Disain):


This photo was taken by Jere Satamo, too:

 And here's two photos taken by Johan Robertsson:



What was hard for me was to just be completely still and let the phogographers instruct me. They said I was a fairly easy model because even when I tried not to offer anything, I still did. Darn! Made it too easy for them. ;) I should try to learn to be more relaxed since it seems to give such nice results. Jere Satamo actually asked me to do another shoot that had very interesting theme! I'm waiting for it with enthusiasm!

After the photoshoot I stayed with Arto and took a couple shots at some kind of a field. I'll show those shots later.

The rest photos from the shoot can be seen in Shadow Self -facebook site.

Oh yeah, and here's the make up look of the day.




Luvs,
Shadow Self

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Born to raise Hell!

I asked suggestions for today's make up. Hedda was fast and asked for Satan! Hell yeah! :D I asked her to clarify a bit, since I had a couple options in my mind. Hedda wanted to see a traditional she-devil make up (though, she said it would be also interesting to see me as a masculine version!).

I was a bit in a hurry but still finished the make up and managed to take some shots. I had a bit of a problem, since I've had blue or green hair for almost a year, and I was lacking the best red colors I once had. Luckily I still have some Grimas eyeshadows!

I didn't want the look to remind too much of some kind of a halloween make up. More likely, I wanted there something mystical with some kind of referring to occultism. To get the right atmosphere, I also played a bit with my camera settings to get the blue look (though, I balanced it just a bit with orange filter). The lenses are Fire from Crazy lenses.

So, here's something for Hedda!



I used mineral foundation since it seems to reflect the flash, making the skin appear almost white. I also used Grimas eyeshadows and Max Factor's waterproof liner - that decided to peter out in the middle of the process. Damn. Gotta get a new one soon.

Red is an interesting color to try to shoot in winter time. Depending on the light, it might look completely different. Kind of like my skin. In certain light it's pale as ivory, almost grey. 


 Happy Satan is happy.


 Talk to the hand - 'cause Satan ain't listening?

 
...and so on.

I already have something in mind for the next weekend's make up but if you have any wishes, I'd be glad to hear! I'll try to post some photoshoot material during the week. Thank you all who have already joined Shadow Selves! And a special thanks to Jangsara, who linked this blog and made it possible for more of you to find me. :)

Luvs,

Shadow Self

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Mindfuck?

As I promised, I tried some new make up today. I got a bit excited and played a bit with my blond extensions. I usually wear them under my own hair so that I can create white endings. But today... I tried how I would look as platinum blond.

Then I played a bit more and changed the lip color. But since the lack of a good quality lip stick, I didn't end up with that good results. Anyways, it was fascinating to see myself with such platinum blond hair. I have pretty much always had dark colors or something bright.

Anyways, to the make up part.  I don't use yellow often. Trying the color to the inner corner of the eye was quite fun and didn't look as goofy as I thought it would. Reminds me kind of like some sort of lagoon.

 

Anyways, it was fun! And the new camera is awesome. I should still learn to do things more manually.

There you go: a little bit of smile, too! (Accidental smiles are the greatest!)

Oh yes!
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Luvs,
Shadow Self

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Princess wants her lipstick!

Miten vaikeaa voi olla uuden huulipunan metsästäminen suomalaisista liikkeistä? Okei, minun kohdallani ehkä hivenen vaikeaa.

Kriteerini:
- Erittäin juiciliciouss, eli runsaspigmenttinen, mehukkaan kostea ja mieluummin juokseva kuin kakkumainen
- Ei kuivata - saisi peräti oikein hoitaakin pakkaselle herkkiä naamalärpäkkeitäni.
- Sävy on viileä punainen, ei liian tumma, mutta tummempi kuin keskivaalea. Viileällä punaisella en tarkoita viininpunaista, van siitä vielä aste lähemmäs fuchsiaa. ...Mutta ei kuitenkaan mikään täysin aniliininpunainen, sillä barbie-lookki ei vain ole minun juttuni.
- Hintataso saisi olla maksimissaan 15 e - ja jos se olisi tuon verran, saisi olla jo oikeasti aika perkeleellisen hyvä tuote.

How hard could it be hunting a new lipstick in Finnish shops? Okay, in my case, maybe a little bit difficult.
 

My criteria:

- Very juiciliciouss, with a lots of pigments and juicily moist, plus rather running than a cake-like
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Does not dry my lips - Oh, and it is not denied to actually care and moisture my frost sensitive lips (Too bad I have no idea how to translate "naamalärpäke" :D)
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Shade should be a cool red, not too dark, but darker than medium. With cool I don't mean wine red, more likely fuchsia. But ... it still shouldn't be aniline, because barbie-look just isn't my thing.
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The price level should be a maximum of 15 e - and if it would be that much, it should be pretty damn devilish good product.


Yksikään tuote, jonka löysin keskustasta, ei sopinut kriteereihini. Lopulta lähdin kotosalle tyhjin käsin. Nettikaupat ovat erittäin jees muoto shoppailla, mutta ne eivät mahdollista sisäisen "haluun-tän-just-nyt-heti-enkä-ensi-kuussa!" -prinsessani tyydyttymistä.

Not a single product (that I found in the central area) matched this criteria. So I went back home with empty hands. Web shoppinh is quite okay but it doesn't really satisfy my inner princess, screaming "I wanna haev thiz right away now and noth in the next month!"


Kun ajattelen asiaa, ei minulla ole tainnut oikein koskaan olla täydellistä huulipunaa. Lähimmäs on päässyt useiden eri tuotteiden käyttämisellä, kuten alla. (Rajauskynä, huulipuna, kahta erilaista kiiltoa jne). Kuva on muutaman vuoden vanha.

When I come to think about it, I don't think I have ever had the perfect lipstick. The closest results have been recieved with several products, like below. (Lip pencil, lipstic, two different glossess etc). This photo is probably a couple years old.

 Ehkäpä luovutan suosiolla ja tilaan jotakin vaikkapa Lime crimelta. Mutta nyt luomaan päivän lookkia. :)


Perhaps I'll just give up and order something from Lime crime. But no to create the look of the day. :)

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Meow Cosmetics: Snowflakes/Ice Storm

Kuten mainitsin aiemmin, kokeilin tänään Meow Cosmeticsin Snowflakes-sarjan Ice Storm -luomiväriä. Rakastan Meow Cosmeticsia eritoten siksi, että sen tuotteet ovat rikkaasti pigmentoituja ja niissä on erittäin laaja skaala erilaisia värejä ja efektejä (glitteri, hologrammi jne).

As I mentioned before, today I tried my Meow Cosmetics eyeshadow, Ice Storm from the Snowflakes-series. I just love Meow Cosmetics, since the products are rich pigmented and there's a great scale of different colors and effects (glitter, hologram-look etc). 

Ice Storm on eräänlainen puolitumma sininen, jossa on jäisen harmaa sävy - ja paljon hienojakoista glitteriä! Se näyttää toimivan parhaiten, jos alla on jokin hyvä, sopivan tahmea pohjustus. Omalle ihonvärilleni tämä ei ollut ehkä ihan niin hyvä vaihtoehto, mutta voin kuvitella sen pukevan jotakuta toista loistavasti.

Ice Storm is kind of medium dark blue with icy grey tone - and a lot's of fine glitter! It seems to work the best if there's a good sticky base. For my skin color this wasn't so good choise but I can imagine that it would suit well someone.


Käytin mustaa kajaalia silmän ulkokulmassa luodakseni pohjustuksen. Sitten häivytin väriä vaaleammalla luomivärillä kirkastaakseni ulkoasua hieman.

I used black kohl at the outer corner to create a base. Then I blended the color with lighter eyeshadow to brighten the look a bit.

Tänään räpsin pari testikuvaa uudella kamerallani! Kyseessä on ensimmäinen digitaalinen järjestelmäkamerani (Canon EOS 600D), joten opeteltavaa on hiukan. Mitään ihmeellistä objektiivia minulla ei vielä ole, peruskitti vain, mutta lähden ensin opettelemaan sillä.

Today I took some test photos with my new camera! It's my first digital system camera (Canon EOS 600D) so I still have some things to learn. I don't have any special objective yet, just the basic kit. But that should do for practise.



Oh yes, I should also probably mention that I breed parrots. :)

More camera testing tomorrow!

Luvs,
Shadow Self

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Ice Storm and Winter Madness

Meowcosmeticsin tilaukseni saapui hiljattain, tuoden mukanaan mineraalimeikin ohessa pari uutta luomiväriä. Ajattelin testata niistä toista huomenissa. Kyseessä on Snowflake-sarjan Ice Storm.

My order from Meowcosmetics arrived some while ago. Along with my mineral foundation, I recieved a couple eyeshadows. I'll probably test the other one tomorrow. This eyeshadow is from the Snowflake-series and called Ice Storm.



Kun skrollaan ajassa taaksepäin muistoja joistain vanhemmista kuvauksistani, eräs tietty tuli mieleeni. Todennäköisesti siksi, että kyseinen kuvaus järjestettiin juuri tähän aikaan vuodesta. Ulkona. Erittäin vähäisissä vaatteissa. Ja kyllä, Suomessa.

When scrolling back my memories of some earlier photoshoots, one specific came to my mind. Perhaps because it was organized about this time of year. Outside. With minor clothing. Yes, in Finland.

(All the photos below: Lauri Kananoja)


Tämä shootti oli Lauri Kananojan kuvaama sarja, jossa etsimme jonkinlaista talvijumalatarta tai muuta vastaavaa maagista olentoa. Tuolloin minulla oli vielä kirkuvanpunaiset hiukset tulisella sävyllä.

These photos were shot by Lauri Kananoja. We were planning to create a series of photos, presenting some kind of a winter goddess or other magical creature. Back in the days my hair was still screaming red with fiery tone.


Kiehtova huomata, miten rennolta sitä osaakaan näyttää yli -20 asteen pakkasessa...
 Fascinating to notice how relaxed one can loon when it's about -22 in Celcius... (-8 in Fahrenheit?)


Poseerausten välillä juoksin aina välillä suojautumaan pörröisen turkiksen alle. Jossakin vaiheessa sormet alkoivat sinertää ja jalat muuttuivat jo tunnottomiksi. Mutta innostus oli niin suuri, että ei tullut mieleenkään lopettaa!

Between different poses, I ran to warm up under a fluffy furcoat. At some stage the coldness caused my fingers turning blue and my feet were numb. But I was so exited that I couldn't even think about quitting!

Tästä itkuisesta kuvasta tavallaan pidän. Kuva kertoo jonkinlaisen tarinan, joskaan en ole ihan varma, minkälaisen... Ehdotuksia?
This one, where I'm almost crying, I kinda like. The picture tells a story. I'm not sure what kind of, though... Any suggestions?



Btw, olin kipeänä kaksi viikkoa kuvausten jälkeen.

Btw, I was ill for two weeks after this photoshoot. ;)

(Oh yeah! I finally got my new camera, Canon EOS 600D ! I'll be testing it this weekend. )
 

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