Feminine

I love being a girl :)

pretty colors.
shopping.
jewelry.
dresses.
chooocolaateee.
haaaiirr.
nails.
flowers.
girl talks.
lip gloss.
shoes galore.

Being a girl is great :)

**ahh. today has been a good day so far. not only did I laugh a lot, but there was a 2 hour delay this morning and I love this photo :) I ended up having extra time thanks to the fog and I went out this morning to take pictures :) I would have gone back to sleep for a while before school started but I was already up, shower taken, hair straightened...

so I went outside and took some shots of the fog, then I realized I just bought a new dress, so I slipped it on and took some self portraits! I figured out a few minutes into taking pictures that today was a bad day to straighten my hair.... it started frizzing up and taking its natural form within a few minutes lol so that's why my hair is straight/curly in this shot. I had to restraighten it when I went back inside...

so the reason I didnt write all of this WHEN I uploaded the picture was because I didnt have time... now I am filling in the caption :)

... I guess the only other thing I'd like to add is that this picture is MEANT to look grainy. I added grain. It looks muuch muuch better outside of 365, but it's not too bad here... it just makes it hard to tell if the editing was intentional... and it is :)
Sweet pic! I love being a girl too!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
love the processing and the composition is beautiful! love the flowers in the background!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Lauren, I love this picture!
It is so amazing and beautiful. It looks really neat in black and white too.
I love being a girl also!
:) :) :) :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
very pretty!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
That's a real girly photo Lauren and I do like the processing.
It makes me think of romantic times gone by.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
lovely picture1
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Beautiful portrait, Lauren!!!!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
You do it very well. Very nice self-portrait too.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I love this! So girly, so beautiful... :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Such a beautiful picture - Love the processing.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
This is a wonderful shot, Lauren. I like everything about it. Is this the dress you'll wear the first day of school? Be sure to show us your first day of school photo!!! Have the best year ever!!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I really love this picture, Lauren ....
posted August 23rd, 2010  
great shot Lauren, love the way you have processed this....
posted August 23rd, 2010  
pretty, pretty, pretty!! love the processing. and being a girl!! (:
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Gorgeous photo! And I agree 100% with your caption =)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Great shot.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Great shot! Funny, I hate being a girl! I start 6th form in a few weeks and it's so impossible to find 'business dress' for a girl!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Being a girl is super awesome! And so is your picture.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
very interesting composition and processing.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
love the vintage feel and the crop! Another great shot :-)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Awesome shot! & I agree with the caption!:D
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I love your processing. So beautiful.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
i LOVE this so much! its beautiful !!!! i think it is my favourite photo of yours so far :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
*fav*
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Lovely shot Lauren! I love being a girl too!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Cute shot :) go girl, i love being a girl too :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
This is so lovely! I love the way you processed this!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Nice pic Lauren, and I agree!!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
You and my Granddaughters , have a lot in common !beutiful dress
posted August 23rd, 2010  
This is so so amazing!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Thank you soo soo very much :)

Mary More- school already started for me!!! it started last Wednesday.... crazy right?? =T besides... I wouldbe be aloud to wear this... it is strapless lol

Naomi - I know what you mean... not the easiest task lol

Katie Rose Allan - aww!! really? :) I'm so happy :)

posted August 23rd, 2010  
**Mary More - wouldnt*
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I really like this photo's grainy appearance. Works so well with your composition! As for your hair, you should have just said the heck with it and left it curly as I am sure you would look cute no matter how you wore your hair :-)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
not with the big butt load of frizz no!! hahaha
thanks though Karen :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Beautiful picture! :) I can't believe we had a two hour delay....already! hehe!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I'm not a girl...
But, looking down that list, I do all that stuff! :/ haha!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
you wear dresses, jewelry, and lipgloss? hahaha

oh my gosh Mrs. Smith I KNOW!!! I was SOOOOO excited :)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
I like being a girl too! Love the vintage look to the photo
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Your take on life is so precious! so love being a girl too. Please, please share the tips on self portrait- any I've ever tried are so lame;-)
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Nice nice baby
posted August 23rd, 2010  
love this, such a great shot!!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Saw your post on Mrs. Smith's picture and wondered when you had the time to take this picture.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Noticed both you and Mrs Smith had a fog delay... Same school perhaps??? Lovely shot again btw...
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Sweet picture! I like the black and white - very nice!
posted August 23rd, 2010  
Glynnis - ahhaha tips? :) well honestly my self portraits are totally random. I just go out... walk around.. try different (odd) poses and some just randomly "work". like this pose... definitely different... but I like those kind of portraits... I like the portraits that are different... :) what I use is a self timer on my camera. it has a 10 second timer. I REALLY need a clicker though... that way I dont have to keep running back and forth to hit the button :) I'm sure you could get some amaaaazing selfies....

Joe - haah yep!! a 2 hour delay :)

andy - yea!! same school! She was my english teacher a couple years ago... I see her occasionally in the hallways but this site has really helped us keep in touch.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
yes! graininess works here. Good shot.
posted August 23rd, 2010  
this is so pretty, like a picture in a girl magazine!!!!
posted August 24th, 2010  
beautiful shot!
posted August 24th, 2010  
Gorgeous shot!
posted August 24th, 2010  
this is simply beautiful...great job Lauren! :)
posted August 24th, 2010  
without capturing the models face you still deliver emotion well done=]
posted August 24th, 2010  
aw me too. beautiful shot lauren.
posted August 24th, 2010  
Well.. It's a real pleasure for me to receive comments from such a creative photographer like you!
I saw all your photos and loved them immediatly!
I don't find strange that so many people are following you!
Your photos are wonderful!

:)
posted August 24th, 2010  
I agree with all things girl being wonderful! Lovely dress, lovely toning, lovely photo for a lovely girl!
posted August 24th, 2010  
While you surround yourself with beautiful friends (whose photos you've shared with us), you're definitely your own best model! This is gorgeous (of course!) and such a different mood from this one that I loved http://365project.org/lauren211/365/2010-05-19 The grain that you added quite suits the mood of your stance in this photo, though the daisies dancing through are quite jaunty! More wonderful art for the eye, Lauren...just fabulous! And you, my sweet little friend, thank you for the birthday message you left me! Even at "the Grandma stage", birthdays are a delight to celebrate and I welcome every one! You always make me smile...**thanks**!
posted August 24th, 2010  
Cute dress. I like the added grain. Not revealing the entire face adds mystery to the photo.
posted August 24th, 2010  
Wow, I do like the photo, and the grain editing for this one fits nicely. Nice job.
posted August 24th, 2010  
cute!
posted August 24th, 2010  
beautiful :)
posted August 24th, 2010  
THANK YOU
ALL SOOOO
MUUUCCH :)

Diana - I'm glad you think so... my dad doesnt think I should have cropped it there... but he doesnt understand "photography+art" ;)

Fiamma - honestly I dont know how I have so many followers. but I am thankful for each and every single one of them....when I started this project I liked photography but wasnt INTO it.... now it is my passion and these people, my 365 friends, have been SO supportive and have a lot to do with my rising confidence in my work. but you are more than welcome for all of those comments... meant every single one of them :)

Louise - you just make my heart smile :) did you know that picture you gave a link to was my first time using a tripod and my first time REALLY taking self portraits?? :) man this project has really changed me and I love it... everything about this site is just.... great. you are more than welcome for those birthday wishes,... wish I could give you a big hug... well... here's an internet hug *** huuuugggggg ***** :) :)

Paul - I'm glad you think so... I liked the crop for that reason too :) ((see Dad, people like the crop ;D))
posted August 24th, 2010  
lovely muted processing and crop
posted August 24th, 2010  
I just wanted to tell you that I've been looking through your pictures and reading your captions for at least an hour now, and you're amazing at photography, and I look up to you. :)
posted August 24th, 2010  
Beautiful, Lauren!! ;-)
posted August 24th, 2010  
Mrs. Smith mentioned a Fog Delay ... I've never heard of such a thing, but looks like you made good use of your time! Love this shot (and your new dress)!
posted August 24th, 2010  
beautiful picture =] =] i love your selfies!!
posted August 24th, 2010  
+ Fav I love being a girl :)

pretty colors.
shopping.
jewelry.
dresses.
chooocolaateee.
haaaiirr.
nails.
flowers.
girl talks.
lip gloss.
shoes galore.

Being a girl is great :)
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ok i 2nd that! hahaha

nice photo lauren ... =)
posted August 24th, 2010  
Read the caption of "tomorrow's" picture to get a feel for how these comments made me tip over the edge with "ooey-gooey-ness" ;)
Thank you SO much you guys!!! !!! !!!
posted August 24th, 2010  
What a lovely shot Lauren,your work is VERY inspiring :-)
posted August 24th, 2010  
Oh my, this is lovely! I haven't gotten many good fog shots. It seems by the time I'm up and out, the fog is gone. You are a wonderful photographer!
posted August 24th, 2010  
Great feel to this shot Lauren. love the grainy effect also.
posted August 24th, 2010  
awesome, we have never had a school delay for FOG. usually its just because of too much snow or ice. Wow, a few days into school and already a delay, those are my fondest memories of school, waiting and listening to the radio for a delay or closure. What fun.
posted August 24th, 2010  
Love this shot!
posted August 24th, 2010  
Moray - that means SO much.... I have the biggest smile on my face.

Karen - I have only been upu 2 mornings in my lifetime where the fog was really dense... I just got lucky I guess :) but thanks Karen!!!

Carlos - :)

Warren - haha oh my gosh... delays and closings are the best.... yea I'm surprised youve never had a fog delay!! here we have at least one or two a year.... maybe where I live it just tends to be foggier? lol
posted August 24th, 2010  
i love the grain! if you look in Vogue or any other fashion mag, there are some very cool ads that utilize that technique. i think it's very obvious you intended it to be there, obviously was not a mistake. great job!
posted August 24th, 2010  
I see a whole different side of you here. love it..very feminine and sweet.like the olden days when girls looked like girls in dresses and what have you. you know what I mean.
posted August 24th, 2010  
love the crop, and yes, i am discovering that i enjoy being a girl as well :)
one of these days i will be brave enough to post a selfie :)
posted August 25th, 2010  
beautiful!
posted August 25th, 2010  
love it!
posted August 25th, 2010  
I love the feel of this photo, Lauren!!! So pretty!
posted August 25th, 2010  
This is such a great shot! You're so opposite me... I'm a total tomboy. I hate dresses, I hate makeup, I hate shopping... I always feel like I look awkward when I try to pull off the girlie look, so I generally stick to my jeans and tees. ;-)
posted August 25th, 2010  
Bia
Being a girl really is fun.
posted August 28th, 2010  
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