Picture perfect?

by byanika on 29/04/2012 · 23 comments

in By Anika,dresses,self worth,snake

Hi Sweethearts!

See me, all decked out in snake? Curly hair out of control, with that funny-looking smile showing teeth and double chin? Wrinkes from crying and laughing? Soft tummy, ass with angles from here to heaven and totally untoned thighs?

Yes, I am confident. Now. Yes, I work at it. Every day.

Looking at pictures of my self is a mixed experience for me. Sometimes I love what I see. Sometimes I don`t . But I always embrace what I see.

I could choose to only show you pictures that depict me from my best angle. That, however is not how I roll.

I don`t want to only show you pictures of me in my best profile. I prefer to laugh at my self, breathe trough some discomfort at seing what I actually look like mid-spontanious-having-fun-and-finding-my-self-very-funny-laughter. Dear me.

I want to let you see me. Look if you want to, don`t if you don`t want to. The most important thing is that I look. And love.

I don`t want controlled perfectionism. I want to be my own biggest fan. And I want to be your biggest fan. I want fun. I want the real thing. So I am staying real, and I am not apologizing for it. This is me.

In my own picture I am (imperfectly) perfect. It is more practical for me to think so. It means I get to relax.

You know?

The outfit: Snake dress by H&M that I made to fit by adding stripey fabric to the sides before shortening it to provide my self with ample opportunity to love my chubby knees. Statement neckless (that doubles as can opener) by Gina Tricot. Bling by Gina Tricot. Wegdes by Vagabond with laces added by moi.

I would love to connect with you!

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1 CharlieNo Gravatar
April 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Loving the dress, and YOU! Great post <3


2 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar April 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

You really love animal print, and wear it like no one. Your best accessorie is always your wonderful smile.


3 RocquelleNo Gravatar April 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

No picture is ever perfect (even in the mags), because we are imperfect beings. The key is owning and loving the imperfections in pictures and real life, which you do so very well my fabulous friend!!


4 BellaNo Gravatar
April 30, 2012 at 2:15 am

Anika darling, to me, now matter what you do, what your hair looks like, or what angle you shoot your photos at, you always, and I mean ALWAYS look beautiful. Do you know why? Cause you are beautiful! I’m loving the snake dress and the beautiful mass of wavy hair! Rock on, sister! :)


5 LaCaraNo Gravatar
April 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

You look as beautiful as ever Anika! You’re such a joy to be around, and I’m glad that you who you are for what you are! You’re amazing, and I’m in love with your gorgeous hair! <3


6 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
April 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Lookin’ good, lovely! Your positivity is always so uplifting!


7 For Those About To ShopNo Gravatar April 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I really need to take more pictures of myself, just to get more comfortable in front of the camera. What makes someone beautiful in a picture is their level of comfort with themselves and that comes across on film. It’s true the camera doesn’t lie!


May 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

You are so inspiring, and I wish you lived here so we could play all day. LOVE.


9 nikki hillNo Gravatar May 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

I love it. The poses are really good. It looks good on you. I also like your ring. so awesome.


May 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hey gorgeous! You’re always so inspiring. I’m so happy we are not so perfect, because that’s what makes one incredibly beautiful. “Real” is even better! :-)


11 AnitaNo Gravatar May 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

you look so gorgeous as always. I love that you are willing to show the real you and i love these photos because they really portray a sense of reality and that you are not afraid to show it all! i respect that so much! :) love it girl! you’re as gorgeous as ever



12 LuisNo Gravatar June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Crear o morir.
Aquí subiré 3 ó 4 canciones nuevas cada semana, suscríbete!!!:


Muchísimas gracias. En serio! :) Un besote!


13 Kirstin MarieNo Gravatar
June 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

You are beautiful, my sweet friend! I’m sorry I haven’t visited in a while. I’ve been missing your blog so much! I hope you are doing well. I always enjoy your pictures. You are lovely in any angle!


14 Arash MazinaniNo Gravatar
June 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

You always look so happy in your photos! I love the snakeskin print on your dress and your chunky rings Anika x


15 Berlin Hair BabyNo Gravatar
June 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

“there is a crack, a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in! ~ leonard cohen

keep being authentic, anika! love your snake print! xo BHB


16 JeremyHair LossNo Gravatar July 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Anika your attitude is really adorable. I think you should love what you are and you will find people start liking you for how you are.


17 audreyNo Gravatar August 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I’m in love with your outfit !

The dress is very beautiful, and it’s perfect with your shoes :)


18 raquelNo Gravatar
August 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

oh my lord i’m absolutely in love with those shoes !! and i adore the yellow ring c:


19 JennyNo Gravatar September 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

I love, love, love your boots.


PS.: Great blog. Maybe we could follow each other?


20 punkNo Gravatar September 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

Love your dress!You look great on that!
Your boots are amazing!


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22 James RobinsonNo Gravatar August 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I love how you’re comfortable in your own skin. Not all people feel that way. Yes, even men.


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