Tag Archives: self styling

fairy queen

The sun is just setting…

I’m modelling two fairy crowns assembled spontaneously by me and my sister Dezzy B last week from materials I collected in preparation for that time I didn’t get married in 2019. Check out Dezzy’s other creations on Etsy

This grumpy fairy of the glade is working on her most unimpressed look for when she eventually becomes crowned king of the woods. The day she finds out that’s never actually going to happen, ‘unimpressed’ will seem like a picnic in the park…

She’s the sun’s captive. She captures the sun’s light in her robes by day, and so he keeps her warm by night. She is in his orbit and he is glowing under her skin.

Fairy queen’s bridesmaid…

How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?

One step closer…

Time stands still
I will be brave

Time has brought your heart to me, and time will take it away…


let’s bring summer with us

A simple, spontaneous street shoot…

woman in summer clothing glances over shoulder under dappled sunlight of a leafy canopy
(c) Gerard | September 2020

I said let’s go out and shoot some summer street fashion, so we did! I knew I needed to absorb some of September’s last rays to tide me over into the autumn. The dappled sunlight beneath the trees was dazzling and delightful.

woman in casual summer clothes laughing and carefree on leafy suburban street
(c) Gerard | September 2020

Images by Gerard, and more to come!

stern looking dark haired woman waiting at the bottom of the stairs
(c) Gerard | September 2020

As always, you can find a huge range of my most recent work on Patreon where I share things in greater quantities and more intimate glimpses into my creative life.


merprincess on land

I didn’t have a specific concept for this shoot, but I’ve been having mermaid fantasies swimming around in my head lately, and here felt delicately dressed up like the mermaid-turned-human who’s been brought to the palace to be a human princess. On the other hand I can see that I’m giving off maturer, witchier vibes than the ingénue and suspect I might really be the sea witch decoy…

From a recent photoshoot by Gerard, styled and edited by me.

I’m very happy with this green/aquamarine/cerulean/teal dress I bought just a few days before. The day after this garden shoot, I whisked us off to the seaside to see how the dress would fare with the billowing British winds of Broadstairs.

September 2020.

Follow my romantic mermaid adventures over the coming weeks on Patreon.


behind the scenes

Love me, hate me, say what u want about me

But all of the girls, and all of the boys, are begging to

S H O O T with me

(Um, I should explain right off the bat that that’s a play on some Britney lyrics. It’s funny if you know the contrast between the everyday me and the character in this picture.)

A selfie from behind the scenes at Maxoperandi’s studio. Rushden, September 2018. (at Rushden)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW8ko6HABx/


there’s a new sheriff in town

There’s a new sheriff in town y’all. 🌟🇺🇸 🤠

This is what you get when you let the model go to town on self-styling.

Behind-the-scenes at a shoot with Maxoperandi yesterday.

September 2018 at Rushden

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW667wHjzj/


oops…I reinvented myself

oops…I reinvented myself.

a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some freeform self-styling fun at Maxoperandi’s studio yesterday.

September 2018 at Rushden

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW31IkH_3n/


I’m still waiting…just take it.

I’m still waiting…just take it.

© Jake Istvan | May 2016
model and styling: Rebecca Tun
at Barone Studio – Wolverhampton, UK


curly girl

curly girl
photo by Rod MacDonald | May 2018
model Rebecca Tun
makeup, styling and editing by Rebecca Tun
at eveproductions – Cambridge, UK


self-styled character portraits

funny…just saw that in 2014, I’d said that the reason I didn’t attempt a lot of self-portraits was because I was the one person that I was least in a position to take a photo of. (in just a small note about a selfie.) now, the (improvement and fine-tuning of the) selfie camera on phones has not only made this no longer the case, but it’s almost made the opposite true – at least concerning head and shoulders portraits. we may now be our own most accessible subjects.

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