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Cherry Blossom photo shoot with Ruby Bloom Photography

I love cherry blossom season! One of the bonuses of making friends with local photographers is they want to use you to test out new cameras and locations. A couple of weeks ago I snuck off with Michelle from Ruby Bloom Photography to the cherry blossoms on a private driveway in Clive. Good thing we went that week as 2 weeks later, all the cherry blossoms were gone. The wind blew them all off the trees. I think you will agree, Michelle has managed to capture the dusk light and cherry blossoms so well. The benefit of working with someone you trust is they can give you instructions, tweak your poses, make you laugh and giggle your way through the...

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How to "Dress Pinup" for beginners

So you’ve seen a few good looking girls in full circle skirts, gorgeous wiggle dresses or skinny jeans and heels. And now you have decided that the retro look is for you. But you don’t have a lot of cash to get started. The good news is, you don’t need it! Op shops will be your best friend! It's taken me years to get my wardrobe together and I'm still adding to my collection. Taking the time to find tops, cardys, jumpers, hair scarves, bags, shoes and accessories in op shops will help you save money. Trademe can be good but watch for retailers from overseas selling ripoffs and poor quality. There are also loads of buy sell pages, join them...

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