The Girl on the Balcony

A totally spontaneous shoot I did on the last working day of my internship at the British Council Vietnam last summer.

 

This shoot took place on the 23rd September 2017, on the balcony of the British Council Vietnam’s office in Hanoi, with a gorgeous view to West Lake.

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I literally just had my hair cut and re-highlighted right before coming to the office hence why it looked so fleek here 🙂

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Zero make-up on, only toner, moisturizer, some suncream and a little bit of lipstick. #blessthesunlight

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A very rare shoot where I did not do any sassy poses 🙂

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Many people loved this particular one. Yet it’s a “meh” one for me personally.  I think it was because of my hair that you liked it??

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Bonus: Some promo photos for the British Council’s Study UK Exhibition October 2017 media campaign, which includes guests’ lucky-draw prizes, such as Harry Potter books.  Fun fact: I’m not a huge fan of Harry Potter (I know I know sorry lol), yet I think I did a pretty good job here, don’t you think?

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  • Basic white tee – H&M
  • Study UK – Discover You merch tee – British Council (not available for sale)
  • Choker – Topshop
  • Lipstick – Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick/Rouge À Lèvres Liquide ‘Stepping Out’

 

Special thanks to my colleague/bubble tea buddy/gossip girl, Linh Trinh, for her spontaneous yet fab snaps xx

Fall in Love

A late update of my autumnal photoshoot in various locations in London.

I gotta say my choice of clothes that day was rather a smart one.

 

Notting Hill

The first spot was the road down Ladbroke Grove. I loved the trees along the way, which really reminded me of the famous Phan Đình Phùng St. in my home city, Hanoi.

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As we were wandering around Notting Hill, we bumped into a lovely spot with colorful autumnal vines on a white wall, which looked super picture-perfect.

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Holland Park

When we got to Holland Park, it felt like the bright colors of autumn were about to lose it all. Fortunately, the bike way that leads to the park’s entrance on the Kensington High Street side was extremely romantic and photogenic. Could never miss such a perfect chance like so!

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As you can probably tell, “modeling” for me equals having a good time. LOL.

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  • Shirt – Topshop
  • Denim shorts – H&M
  • Tights – H&M
  • Shoes – H&M
  • Multi-layered necklace – Lovisa
  • Purse – Topshop

 

Bonus: Anti-social chicka

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Photography by Astir Le

Post-production by ᴊᴜʟɪᴇʏᴛʜᴇ1sᴛ

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Keukenhof Photoshoot

The trip to Keukenhof won’t be complete if there’s not a flower-themed photoshoot.  There’re tons of photo ops as this amazing garden has many picturesque corners and will surely make you a-lot-more-photogenic-than-usual.

Top tip: Wear something in bright colors, better with floral patterns 😉

I’m not usually in front of the camera but rather the photographer on my solo trips, but this time I had a lot of fun being the model.  One of my travel companions, Linh, definitely knew how to rock that camera!

Enjoy!

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That huge tulip field is actually not inside Keukenhof but only a 10-minute walk from the garden.  You probably will notice it straight away on the bus from Amsterdam to Keukenhof, it’s a can’t-miss!  This field is also private property therefore it was impossible for us to actually get down there.  However, if you’re lucky enough to find out how to LEGALLY get closer to those beautiful tulips, bless you!

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BONUS!

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Photography by Khanh Linh and Dieu Anh

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Read my Amsterdam blog here: https://julieythe1st.com/2017/04/05/never-too-late-to-fall-for-amsterdam/.