Category: Interviews

FashionNail the Shot – Tips and Tricks to Nail Your Instagram Poses

So you want to be an Instagram star? Well, so do we, so we talked with one of our very lovely models, Simone, to get some tips and tricks on posing for the perfect Insta-shot! Read on to learn how to nail your Instagram poses.

The Leg-Pop

Instagram poses

This is a pose we see over and over on the ‘gram. It’s the classic Insta-pose, probably because it’s cute and easy to pull off. It works so well because by popping one leg out, you slim and lengthen your body. It also gives you angles to show off your cute shoes! Simone recommends keeping your lips and face soft and to elongate your neck. She also told us that having your photographer–aka Insta-husband or willing friend–at a lower angle, which will help make your legs look longer and slimmer. You also want to pay attention to your hands; you want them to hang loose and natural, not stiff and awkwardly posed.

Look Back at It

Instagram poses - look back at it

We love how sassy this pose is! For this pose, Simone told us that it is important to arch your back and pull your shoulder back. This all helps to keep you looking elongated. Finding the lighting that works best for your features is an important step in nailing the shot too. She recommends playing with taking photos in different lighting to find the light that works best for you. And don’t forget about the golden hour! This is the time right before sunset when the light is softer and redder than when the sun is high in the sky. This is said to be the prettiest time to take pictures.

Find Some Movement

Instagram poses - movement

To keep your feed from looking too mundane, it’s important to find some movement in your pictures, ya know, spice it up a bit! For this pose Simone recommends walking forward on your tippy-toes–this will give you movement and elongate your legs. Don’t forget to keep your face soft! Simone also told us with movement, it’s important to just go for it! What may feel awkward in person while you’re posing might actually translate really well in the shot.

Have Fun!

Instagram poses - have fun!

The most important piece of advice we have is to have fun! Simone said it best, “Don’t be discouraged while looking at other people’s feeds! Yeah, they may have some really good shots, but it may have taken them 300 takes before they got the perfect one to post.”

So get out there and get posing! Don’t forget to tag us @lulus with #lovelulus for your chance to be featured on our feed, showing off your cute new poses!

Get the look! Simone is wearing our: Levi’s 501 Skinny Light Blue Distressed JeansZ Supply The Micro White Ribbed Tank Top, and Sole Society Matty Cream and Black Striped Slide Sandals. Shop the look and check out some of Simone’s expert poses from our site below!

GeneralModel Moment: Anna Herrin

Model Moment: Anna Herrin needs a vacation

If you’ve ever shopped at Lulus, it’s impossible not to have seen the gorgeous Anna Herrin modeling everything from dresses to denim, sweaters to swimwear. Based on how often this babe is on the website, it’s fairly obvious how much we love Anna; she’s practically family. Not only is she the walking definition of #goals, she is one of the most down to earth people we have ever met. Spend a day with her in the studio and she will have you cracking up and slightly jealous of just how cool she is. For you to get to know (and love) her like we do, we sat down to sushi for a quick little Q&A:

Model Moment: Anna Herrin eats sushi

Use 3 emoji’s to describe yourself:

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If you could trade closets with any musician, who would it be?

2002 Britney Spears, mixed with Jimi Hendrix. I am not cool enough to go full Jimi, so I had to add in a dash of Britney to keep it realistic.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin lays on the beach

What was the last thing you binge watched?

The OA, I basically just wanted to watch it long enough to learn the dance they do in it. I was actually in New York and saw the main doctor in the series on the corner, and was like, “This is my moment, this is my time to break out into The OA dance!” But I didn’t know it.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin is born with it

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?

Can I bring a person to talk to? I would go insane. Okay, I would bring an ear, just someone who would listen. Like a Wilson with ears. I feel like on Survivor they always want a lighter, so the survivalist in me would bring that. And sunscreen. I want to make sure I don’t get sun damage on my island, haha.

What’s the coolest experience you’ve had modeling?

I recently got to go to Tahiti, where I got to stay in these awesome bungalows on the ocean. So I basically had my own private ocean overlooking these mountains, which was incredible. It was basically like going on a honeymoon by myself for work. And I got to swim with both sharks and stingrays, which was so amazing.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin swims with sharks

Which Spice Girl are you?

I have to be honest, I wasn’t even cool enough to like the Spice Girls as a kid, it’s more of a recent thing. But one time at camp, I pretended to know about them, and I was picked to be Scary Spice. But deep down I wanted to be Posh Spice.

Thanks, Anna, for sharing a little bit about yourself! You’ll always be our Posh.

We’ll be sharing more Model Moments in the future, giving you behind-the-scenes access to the glam (and sometimes not-so-glam) model life. If you have any questions you’d like us to ask, tell us in the comments!

xo

FashionModel Moment with Anna

Anna Herrin is back in our studio this week, and we could not be more happy. Not only is she the ultimate bronzed beauty, but her spunky personality and infectious smile makes us never want to leave her side. We sat down and got the scoop on everything from her childhood crush to her favorite fashion trend!

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Where are you from?

Philadelphia

What’s your sign?

A crazy Pisces.

I never leave home without …

my pants!

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Who was your childhood crush?

Who wasn’t my childhood crush? I had a huge, huge crush on Ryan Phillipe and then this kid in my class named Jake Smith, who was so hot when I was in 7th grade.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?

Anything over-sized and baggy. I am all about comfort with fashion.

What is you current favorite album?

I have been listening to a lot of Pop2K, so like millennial hits. I guess you would say NOW!  27-34.

If you weren’t modeling, where would you be?

Bathing in warm water, in some fabulous ocean with a cocktail in my hand #donttalktome.

Name your dream vacation.

I was just in Greece which was my first dream vacation! After that I would say, Portugal,  Bali, Thailand… basically anywhere is a dream vacation to me!

When I’m not working, I’m…

chilling very hard, with Grace – my dog, my best friend, my sweet baby angel.

What has been your coolest modeling experience?

Getting to go to Austria and ski in the Alps for a ski job. I just got to hangout and ski and get paid for it. It was amazing!

Words to live by…

You are your own best friend, so start being nice to yourself.

 

Anna loves Lulus! Check out her picks below!

InterviewsAn Interview With Lilliana Vazquez, The Cheap Chica!

Lilliana Vazquez
This week we launched an exciting mini -shop curated by Lilliana Vazquez, style expert extraordinaire! As the founder of Cheapchicas.com, Lilliana has been providing fabulous, money saving fashion advice through her site as well as the many segments and interviews that she contributes to! We partnered up to give you Lilliana’s picks of summer’s hottest pieces under $100. With gorgeous maxis, pretty prints, and bright accessories, this curated collection is a one-stop-shop for savings on summer’s key pieces!

I caught up with Lilliana to chat about how she got started, why she loves Lulus, and what trends she is excited for this summer!

Tell us about how you got started in the fashion world. I started my career at W Magazine and quickly discovered it was not the right place for me, but my time there was the inspiration for The CheapChica’s Guide to Style. After working on a magazine where I could barely afford one thing in any given issue, I wanted to curate a space where women could find the latest trends, fashion advice and lust-worthy goods that they could actually buy!

How did you get your start as a style expert on TV? When I started, style experts on TV were either editors or celebrity stylists and while I admired their expertise, I felt that the voice of real women with real budgets and real bodies was being left out of that conversation. Luckily, the amazing team at The Nate Berkus Show agreed with me and they gave me a chance to spread the CheapChica gospel on national TV! It really struck a chord with viewers and since then I’ve been on TODAY, E! News, Access Hollywood, Katie and just finished shooting a segment with Khloe Kardashian for The Kris Jenner Show!

What is your favorite site or TV show for fashion related info? I love WhoWhatWear.com. They do an amazing job of covering industry trends along with celebrity fashion…and I’m a huge Joan Rivers fan so I don’t miss an episode of Fashion Police on E!

Are you an avid blog reader? If so, what are some of your favorite bloggers? I spend way too much time online, but it’s part of my job description so I look at it as “research”! Some of my favorite sites are fashion news blogs like Fashionista, The Cut and Refinery 29; personal style blogs like Atlantic-Pacific, Sincerely Jules and Late Afternoon; and I’m a closeted beauty junkie so Into The Gloss is a daily read!

What do you love about Lulus? What don’t I love?! I love the selection, the lookbooks that make me want to buy everything in them and most of all that Lulus makes fashion accessible to everyone, no matter what their style or budget!

What are your 3 must have trends for this Summer? Crop TopsPower Prints and Trumpet skirts!

What is your number one tip for saving money and looking great? Shop smart! That means shop for great pieces that you can remix a million different ways so that your clothes can go the distance. And if you love what you buy, you’ll love to wear it even on the 10th time!

If you could travel back to a past fashion era, which decade would you chose and why? The 70’s without question. I’d get to indulge my inner hippie at the start of the decade and then go all out glam for the Studio 54 days that followed!

For more great tips and finds from Lilliana Vazquez, be sure to check out her new book The CheapChicas’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic, available now!

InterviewsModel On Duty: Lera

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