Monday, November 5

self portrait challenge :: what i wear

me & a few of my clients after a photo session, taken by susannah

Even though I am breaking the rules a bit by using a photo that wasn't taken by me...it's still a portrait of self, right? Right.

I make sure to remain true to who I am when on a photo shoot. Part of this is wearing whatever expresses my mood that particular day and asking my clients to wear whatever makes them feel beautiful. Not only does it put me at ease but my clients as well. As you can see, at the end of our photo shoot, shirts came untucked and some goofing around was had. Very telling that all went well in Boho Photo land.

I've been really into dresses over jeans lately. I can't get enough. Another thing I've been wearing a lot lately is tinted lip gloss. Does anyone know of some cool neutral colored ones? I am new to this lip gloss thang.

I know this is far from a deep post. Sometimes girls just wanna have fun.

Speaking of fun. I've been making a point to put on a song that gets my groove going and dancing in my studio every day. Got this tip from the crazy sexy book. I love it when I get into the zone and close my eyes and let go. I notice I move so much more freely that way. Boho dancing has helped to bring back my sexy. Something I've been tapping into a lot more lately.

I am loving the song "Let it Out" by Starrfadu. The lyrics, the beat...yes.

I'd love for you to list some songs to groove with as well. Okay, so that's tinted lip gloss and booty music. Go...

see other self portraits here.


Blogger Clifford said...

"Do Like You", by the great Stevie Wonder. It's on the "Hotter than July" record. Do you know that one? Like your blog.

November 5, 2007 at 9:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger enchantedartist said...

Hi Denise!
I've been reading your blog quite a bit lately, and I'm so happy to hear you're feeling so fine!

Okay....lipgloss...I love Burt's Bees Lipshimmers. Lots of soft colours...Rhubarb is my favorite.

Groovin'....we love 'Jungle Boogie'...and 'What A Feeling'(wearing legwarmers, of course!)


November 5, 2007 at 9:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger girl30 said...

grr wrote a whole big post and it disappeared!

Ok.. so repeating.. I'm a big fan of the skirts and dresses over jeans - and in Sydney there is a huge trend at the moment for dresses over leggings.. so flattering for all body types, hoorah!

lip gloss - I'm a huge fan of KIT cosmetics, an Aussie company but you can purchase on line. And PawPaw ointment is a godsend..


November 5, 2007 at 11:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Toni M Photography said...

Love this pic, and you.... This pic has made my day... Kisses to your glossed up lips,

Big hugs,
Love Toni

November 6, 2007 at 12:09:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love all the plumping lipglosses by Clinique. They have a hint of color and are perfect for day or night.

November 6, 2007 at 3:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this look on you - It's a fun look!
Ecco Bella is an all natural cosmetics line normally found in health food stores. They have a couple of cute lip gloss colors.
Personally, I like Chanel.. Colors like Twinkle that give off a hint of color and a hint of sparkle.

November 6, 2007 at 5:08:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

burt's bees is good, and i also like bath and body works lip glosses. they make them in a ton of colors, and they have a minty flavor (which supposedly helps keep your breath fresh)!

November 6, 2007 at 5:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger jessabean said...

I love your blog, and the photo!

One song I'm loving a lot right now is "Mushaboom" by Feist.

November 6, 2007 at 6:06:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lipgloss? Well, Aveda has a liptint in "spice". It's in a chapstick like tube, but it's glossy. Ummm..NuSkin (private distributors, but you can find them online) has a tub-gloss, and I love all the colors.
Personally, when I'm feeling really glossy, i put on a light shade of stick, then coat with good ole bonnie bell!

Music? Love grooving to anything Ben Harper or Bruce Hornsby.

You look beautiful btw...

November 6, 2007 at 6:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger maggiegracecreates said...

I second the Burts Bees lipshimmers. my faves.

And dance tunes - I personally like Bonnie Raitt right now.

You look beautiful.

November 6, 2007 at 7:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger finding flow said...

Ooohh, lip gloss.
My very favorite is dr hauschka lip care stick. it has no color though but it feels delicious on the lips...like i am nourishing them!

I also have a little tube in my bag from my neice, that i would not typically buy -- but everytime i put it on..yum....juicy tubes pop in toffee pop by lancome. probably filled with toxic ingredients but something about it - kind of pleasingly sticky!

Another new sassy indulgence --- I was nail polish free for years for (once more..toxins...) but recently picked up a some No Miss Nail Polish in black at Whole Foods! I highly recommend it.

November 6, 2007 at 7:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger jenica said...

i love mary kay lip-glosses, they have just the right amount of oomph. silly i know, but i love mary kay. i blame my mother, the consultant! ;-D

November 6, 2007 at 7:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger PaintingChef said...

I will second the Burt's Bees Lipshimmers suggestion, those are my absolute favorite!

Also the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shines are lovely AND they freshen your breath too. BONUS!!

And as far as dance tunes go... it's an oldie but goodie. Nothing gets me dancing like "Dizzy" by Green Apple Quickstep. Except maybe, ironically, "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" by the Scissor Sisters.

November 6, 2007 at 7:42:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely post.
sometimes it's nice not to go so deep!

try colorganics lip balm, they are in a tube, beautiful colors and they are organic. try whole foods.
they also have great lipsticks called hemporganincs!

the lip balms are called wine country naturals! you'll LOVE them!


November 6, 2007 at 8:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

such a fun post sweets, this photo made me laugh.

i dance everyday too since being inspired by kris. so many songs get my booty shaking but the ones playing frequently on my playlist lately that literally have me get up and dance when i hear them are:

'enchant me' by the amalgamation of sound
'look up' by zero 7 ~ a live version i have
'devil with the green eyes' by matthew sweet
'manana' by aterciopelados (the song is in spanish but is about doing things tomorrow so you can dance today.

these are really old, i need some new music!

lip glossies ~ i like natural ones:
CO Bigelow Lip Shines
Aveda Lip tints
I just found one in a nature store that is made of hemp, I will find out what it's called for you, it's my new fave.


November 6, 2007 at 9:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

oh, also wanted to say, love the starrfadu song! adding it my playlist now... xoxo

November 6, 2007 at 9:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger boho girl said...

thanks lovelies!!

i am going to create an iTunes playlist of the songs each of you leave here.

so fun...keep 'em coming!

(am dancing as i write this)

November 6, 2007 at 11:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger Shel said...

anything by the gipsy kings gets me moving. then, there is the fun and funky "groove is in the heart" by deelite. i can NOT sit still if that comes on!

lipgloss? hmmmmm, i love clinique's "almost lipstick". they are sheer and juicy and give just a hint of delicious color.

November 6, 2007 at 1:25:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love my Terra Gloss in Garnet by Alba - very sheer. And it smells like vanilla!

November 6, 2007 at 1:58:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love shiny lipgloss, and i totally love wearing dresses over jeans. always have.

and i'm totally hooked on bruce springsteen's "pay me my money down" from his Seeger Sessions album.

November 6, 2007 at 2:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite lipgloss is a combination of two. I love girly stuff.

Hey, my SPC is about the necklace I bought from you. You should check it out. I absolutely love it - have I ever told you? It's my fav.


November 6, 2007 at 2:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am shamlessly addicted to Maybelline's shiny*licious chocolate cherry (85).

If you want some fun booty shaking inspiration check out www.siamusic.net. She is such a hoot. You'll need Adobe Flash to view. She is all about shaking...well everything and she has the most soul FULL voice. She reminded me to be playful.

November 6, 2007 at 4:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger *the mama said...

okay, i too just left you a long one, and it didn't go through,,,eeek...

anyhow, i check in often, and i seriously heart all origins products ESPECIALLY their glosses...

as for groovin' i love gettin' down to the getaway people, but am also a big fan of the deads' reckoning cd, and probably dance around in the kitchen to that cd once a day!

sooo glad you are feeling good!
you deserve the best,

hugs, shimmery lips and groovy hips your way!


November 6, 2007 at 6:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have a hard time walking past lip gloss and not buying it. I have about a million in as many shades. My advice would be to start a collection so you can keep one in your make up bag, several in your purse, one in the pocket of each jacket, one in your car....They all look great, in every color tint i've tried!

Some songs that make me start to wiggle and sing out loud:

-Soul Meets Body by Deathcab for Cutie
-Starlight by Muse
-Sleeps with Butterflies by Tori Amos
-The Story by Brandi Carlile
-Moment of Forgiveness by the Indigo Girls

I could go on and on...

I will tell you that I have found great music from reading your blog. Thank you!!


November 6, 2007 at 6:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mindy said...

my favorite gloss is definately neutrogena's line...it's a splash of color, not too thick and goopy, a hint of tingly minty-ness on the lips, and a zing of flavor that is nott too candy-babyish but just enough girlyish-fun. try it. my fav (and i am very choosey :)

November 6, 2007 at 7:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Georgia said...

I am going to second Candice and say Starlight by Muse is FANTASTIC :) Lots of Muse is good for getting your groove on really... I have been rockin' out to Pink lately too... Her stuff has catchy beats :)


November 6, 2007 at 7:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

you are shimmering in the sun with cuteness

November 6, 2007 at 9:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger all over the map said...

Go ahead, break the rules! :)
The dress over the denims works for you and you look darling.
Dancing and letting yourself go is so freeing and therapeutic. I'm a big fan of dancing, jivin', groovin, twirlin' and even playing air guitar. Whatever feels good!
Oh so many songs get me pumped.

A few I like: (ok more than a few)
Not up to you - Stereophonics
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold
My Friend - Groove Armada
Take My Hand - Dido
The Light - David Gray (The EP's 92-94)

Ok I obviously got really carried away there. Sheesh! I had fun digging through the music though. Thanks for that.


November 6, 2007 at 9:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vedrana M. said...

great photo, you look lovely :)
maybe you can check revlon lip products!

November 7, 2007 at 4:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh you sexy thang. I just love seeing pics of you.

I like aveda lip gloss.

Going to check out this song-as I could use some dancing baby:)

Love you

November 7, 2007 at 4:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how I love to put on one of my "happy songs" or Ayden's "happy songs" and boogie down...it is indeed so uplifting.

I love this photo..not only is it beautiful...it's just plain fun! :-)


November 7, 2007 at 11:19:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly but true. Every morning I bop around the kitchen to the theme music for Curious George on PBS. They haven't released it on the internet though.

November 7, 2007 at 3:57:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAC and Bobbie Brown have some great neutrals

November 7, 2007 at 5:35:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wear dresses over jeans all the time too...love to do that :) i'm off to check out that song you posted, i've always loved your taste in music :) xoxo

November 8, 2007 at 8:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kristen said...

LOVE TODAY by mika gets me moovin.

November 8, 2007 at 3:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

oh you are too cute!

November 12, 2007 at 11:26:00 AM PST  

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