By the amazing Cristy Garcia
That day I went out shopping and then to the therapist, wearing this outfit.
Which photo do you like better and why? Dos and don’ts 🙂
I choose these two photos that I have posted before to start a series with annotations explaining things I find interesting about them. In this case it is mostly about 80’s fashion but I plan on annotating previously posted photos pointing out things I like or don’t about them.
Both photos here show me walking candidly away from the camera but I like that fact that even then, I was conscious of keeping my body straight and pulling my shoulders back, as I walked. I recall that it was rare to find heels that were higher than 3″ and walking in them while keeping a good posture, was a piece of cake.
Matching the purse with the shoes and belt, if wearing one, was also fashionable; unlike today when mix and match is ok as long as there is a noticeable expensive brand or a fake, on display 😛
Taken in August 2002 (before the internet)
Digital cameras were finally becoming available to the public at high but still fairly affordable prices. A whole new world opened up for those of us who had a secret side to document! I borrowed a camera from a friend and convinced my wife to let me shave all my body and spend a weekend taking the first ever digital photos of Cristy. At the time, I did not have any intentions of sharing them with the world.
This was the first time I shaved my legs and chest since 1988 and my first attempt at producing a taped cleavage. It really worked but, big mistake, I used duct tape!!!!! You can imagine the consequences!
I was yet to discover the big difference that a nice smile can do to your feminine appearance; something I still recommend to every girl that does not show teeth in her photos. Being young-er, I was able to get away with it and still look ok, unlike today 🙂
Another factor that I realized I had to take care of was avoiding the farmer’s tan. I wore short-sleeved shirts to work every day and still did for some time but started putting sunblock on my arms to reduce the effect. I then went for long-sleeved shirts for work and on weekends I would put sunblock to prevent the tan lines from being too noticeable. Another thing I do today, whenever i go to the beach, is put sunblock from the elbow down and tanning lotion from the elbow up to compensate when there is a noticeable line.
TGirls today do not realize how hard it was for those of us, back then, to break ground and even harder for those before us. Thank God for digital cameras and the Internet!