The life, style, and derp of a small-town girl. Dress-up misadventures, crafting frustrations, and little obsessions can be found here.

This blog is full of my face. You have been warned.

 

Off to work!
I work as an executive assistant at a real estate brokerage, so I’m not always stuck in the office anymore! Gonna look at a couple of properties today.
P.S. Snobby dog is snobby! She’s such a princess.
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Off to work!

I work as an executive assistant at a real estate brokerage, so I’m not always stuck in the office anymore! Gonna look at a couple of properties today.

P.S. Snobby dog is snobby! She’s such a princess.

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The Importance of Angles
A couple of months ago, I received this gem in my Facebook inbox. She was pretty much accusing me of Photoshopping myself to look skinny in my pictures, which I don’t do. I tried to explain that it was all about angles and lighting, and that I’ve studied how to make myself look better in pictures, but she wasn’t buying it. She also blocked me, because I was totally the one at fault here. HAHAHAHAHA
The picture on the left was taken because my friend Bryan insisted that I show him a picture to prove that I’ve gained weight. He no longer wants to be friends with me because I’m apparently scary that way. XD Picture on the right for reference, taken a few minutes after my “fat” photo just to make sure he doesn’t really believe I’ve gained that much weight. :P
I think I should take a couple of ugly shots during every photoshoot. Whaddya think? 
~ Vanessa
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The Importance of Angles

A couple of months ago, I received this gem in my Facebook inbox. She was pretty much accusing me of Photoshopping myself to look skinny in my pictures, which I don’t do. I tried to explain that it was all about angles and lighting, and that I’ve studied how to make myself look better in pictures, but she wasn’t buying it. She also blocked me, because I was totally the one at fault here. HAHAHAHAHA

The picture on the left was taken because my friend Bryan insisted that I show him a picture to prove that I’ve gained weight. He no longer wants to be friends with me because I’m apparently scary that way. XD Picture on the right for reference, taken a few minutes after my “fat” photo just to make sure he doesn’t really believe I’ve gained that much weight. :P

I think I should take a couple of ugly shots during every photoshoot. Whaddya think? 

~ Vanessa

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I have… “cat moments”
I am easily distracted, usually by shiny things. Or cake. Yep.
This is another shot from the Colors shoot I had with David a couple of months ago. There are several more “cat moment” shots - and plenty of ugly faces I made - from this set, but I’ll stop at one. I don’t think the world is ready to see a full compilation of all my awkweird faces yet. XD
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Photography by David Sison
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I have… “cat moments”

I am easily distracted, usually by shiny things. Or cake. Yep.

This is another shot from the Colors shoot I had with David a couple of months ago. There are several more “cat moment” shots - and plenty of ugly faces I made - from this set, but I’ll stop at one. I don’t think the world is ready to see a full compilation of all my awkweird faces yet. XD

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Photography by David Sison

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Transformation is my hobby.

The make-up, the wigs, the clothes, and the faces I make are all part of it. I like looking really different every now and then. Something I’ve learned along the way? DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF. Be creative, be resourceful. Get feedback from people, ask questions if you must (but be respectful about it!). 

The photo set is somewhat related. Around this time last year, I was completely convinced that I look absolutely cruddy with burgundy/wine red hair. Decided to give it another shot, because the style of this wig is absolutely gorgeous. I’m also not the biggest fan of fake lower lashes, but here they are! These were limits I’d set previously, and they may sound like mundane things, but these little steps mean the world to me! It opens up a whole bunch of styling possibilities, which means more room for creativity. I’m definitely not turning that down.

Also, that slightly hipster-Ariel vibe I’m giving off in the top left photo. XD

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Cotton Candy Vanessa is back! (I think)
I haven’t worn anything super-sweet in a long time, and this was a request by my friend Rubi for our Skype date. I’m trying to figure out how to coordinate sweet lolita again, everything feels so off at the moment, I’m scared to mess up. XD
Also, can I just point out the fabulous pink unicorn sticker on my laptop? It’s covering the laptop’s logo, but I have no qualms with that. I nearly flipped the display rack when I saw these glitter decals, I want to stick them on everything I own! My laptop is just my first victim. :D
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Photo credits: Billy Anonuevo of The Bonus Stage(he put up with me looking like the Tooth Ache Fairy while he was working)
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Cotton Candy Vanessa is back! (I think)

I haven’t worn anything super-sweet in a long time, and this was a request by my friend Rubi for our Skype date. I’m trying to figure out how to coordinate sweet lolita again, everything feels so off at the moment, I’m scared to mess up. XD

Also, can I just point out the fabulous pink unicorn sticker on my laptop? It’s covering the laptop’s logo, but I have no qualms with that. I nearly flipped the display rack when I saw these glitter decals, I want to stick them on everything I own! My laptop is just my first victim. :D

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Photo credits: Billy Anonuevo of The Bonus Stage
(he put up with me looking like the Tooth Ache Fairy while he was working)

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On the way to a wedding! Today was not good for my left eye; got thwacked by a mascara spoolie and facial wash got in and made it sting like crazy. D:

On the way to a wedding! Today was not good for my left eye; got thwacked by a mascara spoolie and facial wash got in and made it sting like crazy. D:

I rarely like wearing pants.
Yeah, sure, they’re good for certain situations/places. I prefer skirts/dresses for “dressing up,” though. 
I’m trying to see where my style will go this year, and I’m considering wearing pants for more looks. That’s a big maybe, because I like frills and flowy things. Maybe I’ll figure out how to make pants work for me, beyond basic practicality?————————————-Photos by: Betsy Nacionales————————————-Facebook || YouTube || LOOKBOOK.nu || Instagram 

I rarely like wearing pants.

Yeah, sure, they’re good for certain situations/places. I prefer skirts/dresses for “dressing up,” though. 

I’m trying to see where my style will go this year, and I’m considering wearing pants for more looks. That’s a big maybe, because I like frills and flowy things. Maybe I’ll figure out how to make pants work for me, beyond basic practicality?

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Photos by: Betsy Nacionales

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