What I Learned From My First Editorial Fashion Shoot

Hey everyone, and happy (official) summer! I am so excited to be returning for my FOURTH semester as a Style Guru and to celebrate one year of interning with this incredible company. As we usher in June, spring colors start to fade along with the blooming flowers and the April showers (thank goodness!). I believe that summer can be a time for reinvention, for a fresh start. A time to try something new, to create an entire new look. So for my June article, I have chosen to do just that!

Inspired by a modern fashion mood board that I’ve been working on, I decided to ditch the pastel sundresses that I usually choose for summer and bought a bright red jumpsuit instead. My goal was to attempt to bring my modern fashion magazine pictures to life. It was a little bit of a challenge, but it was so much fun! While I learned how extremely difficult it is to pose for editorial fashion, and how much work goes into it all, I had a complete blast! I felt confident, which is a rare feeling for me when it comes to being in front of a camera.

I have never tried anything like this before, but I am so unbelievably happy that I did. For the first time, I felt like I actually knew what I was doing, and that I would be able to continue working on my dream of someday having a career in the fashion world. My friend who was my photographer started scrolling through our photos and I was absolutely speechless! I couldn’t believe it was me in the photos.

As I said earlier, summer is time for a new look, and I think I definitely accomplished that this month. For this shoot, I chose to buy some bright blue, modern looking tassel earrings and a large pink ribbon choker. Both of these items have since become staple items in my wardrobe. I wear them so often and have had so much fun finding ways to incorporate them into my outfits. I feel so comfortable with this new sense of style, and I am excited to continue trying new looks.

I hope this post has inspired you to take a chance on a different look or style that you’ve always wanted to try. As our girl Hilary Duff once said, “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” If you had told me last year when I started this internship that one day I’d be taking photos wearing a bright red jumpsuit with my hair in a half top-knot, I would have laughed in your face, but yet here we are. Fashion is constantly growing and evolving, and so are we! Take a chance on your dreams and your style goals, and see where it takes you!

What new look have you tried recently? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.