Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What to Wear in Your Photos

Hi, I’m Shelley Goodstein, author and Ford model. There are some secrets to choosing your most flattering clothing in photos and I want to share a few of them with you. These work regardless of your size so take some notes! 

Pick a neckline that is the opposite of your face shape.  If your face is round, wear a v-neck or plunging neckline to make it look longer.  If you repeat the roundness with a crew neck, your face will look fat and wider and give you a double chin.

The “Opposite Rule” is also important for faces with angles. If you have a pointy chin or a square face, wear a softer curved neckline like a U shape to balance out your sharp features.

There are 3 colors to stay away from in photographs.

  • Black has its place in high fashion, but most of the time in regular photos it sucks the life right out of you making you look older.
  • True white can make you look sallow. Instead choose a tinted white or creamy color. White picks up the color of the light around you so if you are under tungsten lights it can look yellow while fluorescent lighting can make the white look muddy grey.
  • Nude speaks for itself.  The naked look is never a good one for a photograph.

The best choice for photographs is to pick a color that is flattering to you in bright daylight.

Keep the background simple, and the focus on beautiful YOU! Remember that the camera sees all variations of light – from very bright white to the darkest black so if everything is dark--your background, your hair and your clothes--you will look all muddied together in your photo. If you choose something too light to wear, your clothing will take center stage and your face will become less significant.

Wear the right size.  Wearing something skin tight, no matter how skinny you are, will make you look fat. Clothes that are too baggy will also make you look bigger.

Pay attention to your undergarments. Bra straps that are digging into your skin will show thru your tops giving you imaginary back fat.

Your pictures should be about you, not your clothing, so you’ll want to avoid distracting patterns or garish accessories. Ruffles and pleats add volume. Sequins and wooly sweaters add bulk. So look for fabrics with lycra, silk or cotton that skim the body. Trendy clothing dates your photos so keep it classic and simple. And nude colored shoes that match your skin tone or wearing hosiery or pants that match your shoes will make your legs appear longer.

And those are just a few tips on selecting the right clothing options to look great in your photos! If you'd like to learn more you can purchase my book on Amazon or download it on your computer, Kindle, Nook or iTunes for only $7.99 {HERE}!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Candy Cane modelTini™ - Skinny Peppermint Holiday Martini Recipe

Did you know that peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant? It is! So treat yourself to a candy cane ModelTini™at your next holiday party. And, using mint can help curb cravings plus give you pretty pouty lips! Read how.

Candy Cane ModelTini™ recipe 
*90 calories

1 oz low calorie flavored vodka
1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz sparkling seltzer water or club soda*
(or you can substitute *fat free half and half or *fat free sweetened condensed milk for the filler to make it milky)

Drop in a mini candy cane (less than 20 calories) and it will turn your drink a pretty pink and look festive! And crush some up to rim your glass. 

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Peppermint oil is one of the plant oils that is the magic ingredient in those expensive lip plumpers you can buy. It works by irritating the lips, causing temporary swelling which gives you a fuller looking lip. You can find this oil in your local health food store for about $5! Use it to make your own sexy pucker by adding it to your lip balm or by rubbing a sprinkle on your lip.

ALSO, dab a drop on your tongue, it is very potent, and not only will you have fresh breath in case that cute guy from the office is at the party, but you won't feel like eating because of the minty fresh taste in your mouth ... mint and food just don't mix. Think about OJ  after brushing your teeth. UGH. Same principle and it really works!

Watch this video to learn about more skinny holiday secrets and how to rim your candy cane modelTini glass.

Buy my new book Face THIS: Real Advice from Real Models on Amazon, Kindle, Nook or iTunes and Learn all the secrets models use to look their best in real life and in front of the camera!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Enter to Win More's Box of Beauty: $250 American Express gift card, my New Book Face This: Real Advice From Real Models plus COVERGIRL/Olay/Pantene!

CLICK {Here} to submit your entry for this fabulous BOX of Beauty and Receive my New Book, Face This : Real Advice from Real Models, for free along with products from COVERGIRL, Olay and Pantene, a Soho makeup case and a $250 American Express gift card!
Winner will be notified December 3rd.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Crystal diamond feather pierced earring.

Feather earrings are a huge fashion trend, but the elegance of a jeweled metal fringe cannot be matched. I had such a hard time finding a dupe for the sold old SKYE CC (retail $185) earring that I designed these and am offering them for sale for only $19.99 

A substantial pierced earring made of rhinestone crystals and measuring 2 inches long, these come in silver or gold tone. I actually like this length better than some of the others I've seen that border on just "too much" in my opinion.  To order these, message me under the Contact form {HERE} and I will send you an invoice for the order and you can pay through Paypal.

To order click {HERE}. Only $19.99 plus shipping.

This is the Sold out CC Skye earring $185. 3 inches long


DIY Sexy Pumpkin Body Scrub

Pumpkin pie is always a fave at Thanksgiving, but did you know that this is also a scent that can trigger a sexual response in your man?  It's true according to a study conducted by Dr Alan Hirsch at The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago. 

So now that Thanksgiving is over instead of feeling guilty by eating all of the leftover pie, use it for a holiday to remember and whip up some old fashioned “desire” with this DIY beauty treatment that will leave you smelling a bit like pumpkin spice to drive "him" crazy all weekend long!

Sexy pumpkin All Over Body Scrub

Combine pumpkin puree (or use leftover pie filler) and brown sugar to get a consistency you like – for a stronger exfoliation add some white granulated sugar

1-2 tsp honey

Add in whatever else sounds delicious like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or all spice.

Let this sit on your skin 10 minutes before rubbing gently in small circles to exfoliate dead skin away. Wash off with warm water.

P.S. Lock the door, because this recipe is sweet enough to eat.