You know what’s way overdue on this blog?
Owning a mistake is greater than faking perfection.
In times of Instagram, as we are all used to celebrating a perfect life on the surface and showing only our best side, in a world in which all seems to revolve around #goals, a little imperfection and ‘realness’ is a breath of fresh air. My outtakes are real and, to say it diplomatically, they are less than flattering.
But you know what?
That’s also me.
I normally take the greatest care to get all my pictures perfect, to nail the composition and every other aspect. But you can imagine that in the process I amass quite a few pictures that I’m much less keen on showing.
We all have this side, don’t we? It makes us human. Everyone has photos of themselves that are plain funny, if not to say ugly – and I am no exception. Despite all the years of practice, I am not nailing every single pose and facial expression – that’s just not possible. The results are often hilarious. I decided to share a bunch of these outtakes with you again, to break up the slick surface of this Instagram world we inhabit, to make a bit of a statement. The reality is, everything is filtered and photoshopped on Instagram these days, not just bodies anymore, entire backgrounds.
How bout a dose of reality, for a change?
You know, I felt it’d be a real shame if I was the only one to laugh about these pics!
‘Let’s take a bunch of street-style pics’ they said.
‘It’s going to look awesome’ they said.
Max: Try to swim elegantly on the surface of the water, almost like you’re floating!
Masha: Like this? What do you think?!?!?!?
Max: Erm, yeah, kind of….
Taking a leap off the stairs while looking back with a joyful expression on my face?
Easier said than done!
Sometimes all you need is a change of perspective ^^
Man, with these high heels it’s surprisingly easy to wwaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
Ah, never mind.
Facing so much imperfection in one picture, I am stuck for a caption.
Wind – a fashion blogger’s enemy number one.
Wait – is that a spider?????
That moment when you go for sexy bedroom eyes, and what you show is a drowsy face…
Oh no – I feel it…. a gust of wind coming up!!!
‘How youuu doin’?’ – My sexy flirting expression is a real winner. (Not).
Hang on – this angle is an absolute disaster ^^
When you want to look strong, but exaggerate..
Things are way more complicated than they look like
Waaaaait! there is something…
‘Let’s take some pictures here’ they said.
‘It will be fun’ they said.
Brand: How bout we take a bunch of pics with you in the (freezing) pool.
It’s going to look awesome!
Me: three and a half wrinkles on my neck. How the heck is that even possible?
Your Instagram outfit vs your real life look.