Comments on: Dressing For The Camera http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:53:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Your Face is Super Important | Rock-n-Roll Kids Photographer | Los Angeles | NYC | Artist Blog | Sarah Sloboda http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-836361 Your Face is Super Important | Rock-n-Roll Kids Photographer | Los Angeles | NYC | Artist Blog | Sarah Sloboda Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:42:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-836361 [...] of how people relate to your brand. On Design Mom this month, Gabrielle Blair did a story on “Dressing for the Camera.” A certain level of celebrity has come into our lives as artists, entrepreneurs, and [...]

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By: Sarah Sloboda http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445751 Sarah Sloboda Tue, 19 Mar 2013 02:10:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445751 Interesting post! I agree with you — it’s the culture of knowing that I might be photographed that keeps me wanting to look my best. Not that I necessarily drop everything and change because a camera might be there, but that I make wardrobe choices knowing in advance that a camera might be there, and that way I’m always prepared. It’s kind of trippy the way the possibility of showing up on Instagram has shaped the way I go about my days. But then again, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look one’s best!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445680 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:50:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445680 I hear you, Lindsay. And I certainly don’t claim to have the answers.

It’s so tricky. I certainly don’t want my little ones worried about “fashion”. At the same time, I also feel like it’s my responsibility to help them understand what’s appropriate clothing for church versus what’s appropriate for the playground.

And clothes are absolutely one of the ways we show respect to the people around us. So I can’t pretend clothes are completely unimportant or meaningless either.

As for shopping off the clearance racks or at thrift stores, I’m certainly a big fan! In fact, we were clearing out too small clothes from Olive’s closet this evening, and she noticed how many items were hand me downs from our neighbors in New York. Yay for recycling clothes!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445677 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:41:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445677 I think I’ve only read one flylady article and it was about putting on your shoes to demonstrate your intention of getting to work. One article, but I’ve always remembered it! And I think about it on the days where I want to get lots of stuff done.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445676 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:38:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445676 Lucky you that you live near Jim Blair!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445675 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:38:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445675 “if you are passionate about the way things look and feel, you don’t discriminate about what medium you are using and the world truly is your palette”

I feel like that. I think it really became ingrained in me in design school.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445673 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:36:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445673 As teenagers, we weren’t allowed to have unusual piercings or any tattoos. But we my parents allowed us to do anything we wanted with our hair. They figured hair grows out, or can be cut. So why not let us have some freedom?

Your comment reminded me of that.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445669 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:34:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445669 I preferred the before images, too. They just feel more wearable, and less costume-y.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445668 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:34:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445668 “I wish I had the motivation of being photographed every day”

I’ve totally felt the same way. When I do myself up, I feel so confident and am more cheerful to the people around me. Why in the world don’t I dress as if I’m going to be photographed every day?

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445665 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:32:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445665 I’ve been thinking about this and realizing how much moving to a different culture has changed my habits here.

I remember being at the grocery store with Oscar when he was about 3 years old. He was wearing Maude’s pink sequin leotard and not much else.

But here, I would never let my kids wear something like that (girl or boy) to run errands. It would be so inappropriate here. Different cultures. Different expectations.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445664 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:30:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445664 “For kids, it’s a live in the moment picture.”

I love that. I want to be better about doing that.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445662 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:27:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445662 I really love your thoughts on how blogs can make your life more “intentional”. I’ve found that to be true.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445661 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:25:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445661 I think women here in France seem to be so good about looking their best whenever they leave the house. I’ve honestly avoided errands on days that I haven’t made time to put on a properly ironed outfit + accessories. I feel like it would be so rude here to show up in town wearing sweats.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445660 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:21:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445660 So do you let your kids pick out the clothes at the store? Or just put on what they feel like in the morning?

Until they’re 7 or 8, I typically don’t let them have much say at the store. Mostly because I have strong opinions about avoiding things like cartoon character sneakers.

But in the mornings, that can pretty much pick out whatever they like as long as it’s weather appropriate. But like I said in the post, I confess that I might adjust someone shirt or tuck hair behind an ear to “improve” a shot.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445659 Design Mom Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:15:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445659 “virtual friendships are not the same as real ones, and I do not feel comfortable being more honest about the dark side of my life with the entire world via the internet”

I think there’s something very true about that.

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445558 mandi@herbanhomestead Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:41:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445558 I’m with Cheltz. My children have been dressing themselves since they were able to. It is more important to me that they are comfortable and feel like they can express themselves than that they look stylish. I also do not put thought into what I have on before snapping pics for instagram or the blog. I’m more into capturing the moment than styling the moment. Maybe that’s why my blog only has 100 followers. Haha!!!

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By: Janie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445402 Janie Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:05:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445402 I love this beautiful perspective. Real, genuine pictures of children are becoming increasingly rare in the blogging world and I fear that the huge rise in mom photographers (I’m one!:D) is making every photo a stylized one. I’m heartily sick of it.

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445400 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:54:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445400 Great conversation…again! I’ve embraced the FlyLady concept of “getting dressed to the shoes” every day so you’re ready for anything that might happen, and I’ve tried to pass that on to my kids.

But they don’t care about fashion at all. I’ll admit that sometimes I wish they did because I understand that clothes can be a type of armor to protect them. When my 12-year-old daughter goes off to school in her jeans and Dr. Who T-shirt, I have to tell myself to chill and trust that my brainy little artist will manage just fine. (And, anyway, I like the concept of “growing from the inside out.”)

As far as blogging goes, it’s been fascinating to watch this new genre develop. Do “mom blogs” need to be true? What IS true, anyway? Is the truth of our lives the beautiful parts or the messy parts? Do we go online looking for people with equally messy lives to commiserate with or do we want to be inspired to get our acts together so our lives look more like theirs?

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445248 Lindsay Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:50:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445248 I will preface this by saying that I love this blog and visit it often. I feel that it truly reflects how a lot of us moms feel everyday. Though the one subject I find myself wrinkling my nose at is kids “fashion”. Do we really want to teach them at such a young age that what they wear matters at all? In front of the camera or not? I know there are appropriate clothes for certain occasions, but beyond that, can’t they just be kids and get dirty. And can’t we as parents shop off the clearance rack or thrift store just to cloth their naked bodies and allow us to live within our means? Shouldn’t we teach them that beauty is in what we are and what we can create? I am not perfect in this area by any means, but these are questions that I find myself thinking about a lot lately, especially when I find myself comparing myself and my kids to others I see.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/dressing-for-the-camera/comment-page-1/#comment-445064 Sarah Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:24:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30978#comment-445064 I pop pictures on fb once in a while, but I haven’t been blogging regularly and have never used instagram (I don’t even have a smart phone) but this is my two cents. I find myself often looking at my kids and thinking of all the things I need to do. Today, for example, I stared at my boys and thought they’ve needed hair cuts for a while, it struck me that it was really beyond time for it! I find it a challenge to stay on top of everything, so while I love it when everyone looks nice in terms of hair, clothing, etc., I am just not too hung up on it. (I’ve probably kind of given up!) A fun aside, I was chatting with Jim Blair today when he stopped by, and I asked him if he was related to Ben Blair, so that was a fun connection to make. (We live on their street.)

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