Thursday, July 17, 2014

An Absolute Sweetheart

Bernie Dexter The Absolute Sweetheart Swing Dress Doily Print

I've been dying to announce this on the blog (I semi-announced it on Instagram) and today is the big day to do it: I've been chosen by Bernie Dexter to model some dresses for her website!  She so graciously sent me four gorgeous dresses and I've been around town taking pictures for her.  As I'm sure you already know, Bernie is such an inspiration for me.  She's beautiful on the inside and out and she designs my dream dresses.  I've had so much fun playing dress up and I get completely giddy when I see my images on her site.  I've already photographed two of her dresses which you can see on her website now.  I'll also be using them for outfit posts too.  This is the first of many Bernie themed posts :)

Bernie Dexter The Absolute Sweetheart Swing Dress Doily Print

Bernie Dexter The Absolute Sweetheart Swing Dress Doily Print

Bernie Dexter The Absolute Sweetheart Swing Dress Doily Print

Bernie Dexter The Absolute Sweetheart Swing Dress Doily Print

Petticoat- Sidecca
Shoes- c/o Deb Shops
Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (similar)
Headband- Forever 21

I think this dress is my favorite.  The print is so original, the cut is flattering yet perfect for my conservative taste, and the heart cutout in the back gives it extra flair.  I decided to wear a petticoat underneath but it looks wonderful without one as well.  My husband, who isn't really into swing dresses,  actually loved this dress.  I can't wait to wear it out again, I got so many compliments when I took these pictures.

Since I've made an effort to go out to scout new photo locations I've noticed taking pictures in public is getting a lot easier.  I still get an audience, some people even come up to talk, but everyone has been incredibly nice.  I tend to go out early in the morning so it's mostly other morning people.  I just make sure to keep some business cards in hand in case someone has a lot of questions.  I think it's a polite way to end a conversation, right?

xoxo

Ashley

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations! How fun. She chose well because you really are perfect for this.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. Ahh! Congratulations! I definitely think she chose the right gal. These photos turned out sooo beautifully. And this dress is so flattering! I cannot wait to see the other Bernie dresses you will be modeling (:

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  3. you're looking so great! your waist is so teensy in this dress! :)
    ladies in navy

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  4. I'm so excited for you Ashley!!! What a perfect opportunity for you, you look beautiful :)

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  5. Girl these dresses look like they were made for you! This one is gorgeous, the cutout back is super pretty. Congratulations on the modeling for the site too, its amazing how many cool connections blogging can bring!!! I've been trying to scout new sites too, but always wilderness-y ones so I can avoid people - still not getting any braver on that front!
    xoxo

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  6. Lucky lucky girl! That is fantastic, and so is that dress on you. That print is really lovely, and the cut out in back is a nice touch.
    I'm looking forward to seeing more shots of these dresses from you. She picked a great model, because you make me want to buy things. All the things.

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  7. Aw congrats! What an awesome opportunity, she definitely chose correctly. You look stunning <3

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  8. Congratulations! You look amazing.

    -Bunny

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  9. You look so stunning! Congratulations! What a fun, fun opportunity, and these dresses suit you SO well. I adore the yellow shoes, too!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  10. :) What a cool opportunity! And I think you make a perfect model for these particular dresses, they're gorgeous on you!

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  11. That's amazing!! Congrats!! You deserve it :)
    You look stunning in this dress!


    ~Bristol

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  12. this dress is beautiful! love the shoes as well :)

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  13. congratulations! that's such a huge honor, you're the perfect model for her dresses, too! it is really, kinda scary to take pictures in public but you look super natural and calm about it. I still get weird! lol.

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  14. Beautiful dress for a beautiful lady! Such a great cut - I love the back and the neckline. Congrats on the great gig :) I've never had people come up and talk to me when I've taken photos in public and I've done a fair few shoots out and about now - that's bizarre! Business cards is a good way to shut them up though, like it.

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  15. Eeeep!! What a well-deserved honour! I'm utterly delighted for you! Yay! You look lovely, as always :)

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  16. That's so cool girl! You deserve it... you are just swell!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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