Pink Skirt Essential
Updated: Jan 5
In the area I live in, Breast Cancer Awareness month is taken very seriously. There are so many events that are organized in order to increase awareness and motivate people that are fighting to continue to fight for a cure. I take this cause very dear to my heart because my mom had breast cancer when I was a very young. Because of this, I did not grow up being so close to her. She was in constant chemos and recovering, as I saw all the other girls being picked up by their moms and taken to different places. Thankfully, my mom was able to defeat breast cancer when I was around seven. From there my life took a 360 degree turn, but my mom from that young age taught me of the importance of knowing your body and what is wrong and right with it. This look was created for one of the events I attended, to raise awareness. We wear pink to spread the importance of young adults knowing the causes, symptoms, and what can be done to prevent it. The topic is not exactly the easiest topic to talk about and for that reason, I created a outfit that was rather out of my comfort zone yet elegant.
My goal for this outfit was for it to be very dream like. For that I know I wanted to use the fabric tul. Tul always makes me think of a very magical dream. For the colors, they had to be pink, but the pink I was aiming for were more of light pink tones. I found this top at Zara. I instantly fell in love with it because of the texture the sleeves had and the material of the base. The skirt is from a local shop in Brownsville, Texas called In Style Wear. It was one of products they sent me to use at my pop up shop, The Broadway Stop. This skirt has hidden pearls that almost look like hidden Mickeys, that made me fall in love with it even more. I knew that the shoes were not going to be a huge focus in the shoot and for that reason, I decided to add minimalistic black pointy heels.
I used to be extremely shy with my poses. For this shoot, I had a very flowy long skirt that I wanted to use to my advantage. I made sure to first play around with different positions of me moving the skirt around to see how it would look in the camera. For some poses it worked extremely well, while for others, it was a mess. I found that the trick was to lift the skirt up in a twirling position but keeping my body completely still. Instead of a smile, I knew that a serious face would have a grander effect, for this reason, the pictures in the Final cut were the ones that I decided to use on my final cut.
This shoot is under my Fall season posts. When I think of Fall, I instantly think of all things pumpkin, woods, and sweaters. For that reason I decided to do the shoot in a Woods like environment. The pictures came out exactly as planned, however, the shadows, and lighting that woods tend to create is not always the best, for this we had to go out to do the actual shoot right when the sun was at its brightest to try to capture the best possible lighting.
At last, not every picture is perfect. Most need editing. I always give a vibrant and colorful twist to my pictures. For that matter, I decided to focus on adding a lot of light, vibrance, and color. I focused first on the light. I did not want there to be too much but I also did not want the background to look to dark. After getting the light right, I shifted to focusing on the colors. The colors were simpler to make pop by adding a little bit of vibrance and color.
Collaboration and Media:
This project was made possible in collaboration with Jorge Martinez who was the photographer for this shoot. The media is found on @madeinwdw on Instagram, where the base for my Disney and lifestyle blog can be found. It is also found on reginadaniella.com which is home to my website that has direct access to all of the projects and collaborations that I am currently working on!