February 13, 2012

Valentine's Pictures

I was called in by my photographer friend, Zsófi Raffay to style a Valentine’s day shoot…

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Featuring the Red Fish.

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No, not really. :)
We just couldn’t resist playing with him, though apparently he’s a male fish, so this attire might as well have been a Mardi Gras outfit for him.

In truth, I helped Zsófi with a special shoot Edina requested. She’s a mum of two, and was keen to create some beautiful and sexy photographs for Valentine’s day. (She said they’re 80% for her and 20% for her husband – we agreed that was a completely rational ratio. :)

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It was a first for me as I’ve never styled a barely-dressed shoot before, so I was pretty nervous beforehand! However, once I met Edina and we had some giggles and pooled all the pretty props we’d brought, we had great fun! There were lovely lingerie, thigh-high stockings, colourful gowns and feathered boas, headpieces, pearls, a mask and some more traditional pieces of clothing too, so she can show off some pictures to all of her friends.

Here she is in the famous headpiece, isn't she simply gorgeous?

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I’m not gonna share all the pictures with you, sorry, but let me tell you, Edina is absolutely wonderful on them! It turned out that she’s a natural talent for coy poses. :) It’s great to see a lady relax before the camera and start to shine! It’s all worth it when you see the pictures and read what others comment on them – we all deserve to see ourselves as beautiful as we really are!

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Enjoy Valentine's day lovelies, make yourself shine, let's say 80% for yourself, 20% for others! :)


Pictures by Zsófi Raffay
Make-up by Ági Pacsuta
Styling by Me :)

31 comments:

Annie said...

LOVING that black & white pic of Edina- she looks gorgeous! This is such a fun idea for a V Day gift :)

Annie
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GlamKitten88 said...

This is so great! I love the black and white picture the most -- so pretty.

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TheGingerDiaries said...

She looks amaaaaazing! It feels SO good to give ypurself a (mini) make-over and be glamourous and sexy for once :)

ShyScout said...

She looks stunning!! It is good to put yourself first sometimes or else how can you shine for others :] The part about it being 80% for her 20% for her husband made me smile. The red fish is also very cute haha.

laura.moses said...

that headpiece is gorgeous. and lovely photo :) xo
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Sunjo said...

Love the b&w glamorshot with the headpiece!

Madeline Quaint said...

I think she's beautiful too, that's my favourite pic of the shoot! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

I'll make sure she sees all your comments so she can be even happier with the results! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

:) Glad you like the pictures!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you - the picture credits go to Zsófi Raffay!

Madeline Quaint said...

I think those came out the best! :)

Julie Lan said...

oh you did a great job styling the shoot, the headpiece is fun!

Kira said...

Oh fun, she looks great!

Loren Cline said...

You fish in the hat is hilarious. And you're friend is gorgeous. She looks beautiful in the first photo but with the lighting and styling I almost didn't recognize her.

Feathers & Freckles said...

Your friend is so lovely and photographs so well!! Very fun :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! I love the headpiece. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Hehe, first I thought you mean the Red Fish. :) Actually it was the first time I met Edina, she got in contact with Zsófi, the photographer and requested styling for her photoshoot, which I was very happy about. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you from all of us! :) It was actually the first time I met Edina, she got in contact with Zsófi to request a photoshoot, and asked for styling as well. It's such a fun thing to do, so rewarding! Wish I could do it all day every day. :)

Gabaldrina1685 said...

beautiful pics... happy sn valentine´s day!

Bad Taste Toast said...

Haha the fish looks so chic with the headpiece, really cracked me up :D
What a cool photo project, I think the results are great!

Marisa Violeta said...

I just loved the results! She looks perfect, you really did an amazing job Madeline!

Oh, and your red fish is the cutest :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Gabi! :) To you too!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Oh, thank you! :) Yes the Red Fish is quite the charmer! :)

Sarah said...

This looks like it must have been so fun! You did a great job and she looks absolutely stunning and coy in the photo you shared. (:

wardrobe experience said...

you did a great job. she looks amazing on these shots...
... and i love the fishy!

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Lasalleariane said...

Beautiful pictures
Amazing isn't the before and after!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Sarah! It's a dream job, really!

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, this fish is always in the center of attention! :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)