Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am the after party! :) - [NEW VIDEO]

Winter is almost coming.. and that means the time for short dresses with bare legs is almost over! Not the end of short dresses though.. because that would just not fly with me! :P

So here's me in another cheap dress ... with some teenage girly text on it.. waaaaay inappropriate for someone my age!

Natassia Crystal natcrys, after party LBD black dress, 5 inch high-heeled boots, water side

I paired this dress with my ever faithful black 5 inch (12 cm) high heeled boots by Forever 21. This way, I'm sure I wasn't showing too much legs, which should compensate a bit for the immature inappropriate text, right?

Natassia Crystal natcrys, after party LBD black dress, 5 inch high-heeled boots, on the swings

There was a small playground nearby, so I figured.. why not go on the swing? Looking at the rest of the photos, I realised that crossing my legs the other way around resulted in some unpublishable material! :-P

Natassia Crystal natcrys, after party LBD black dress, 5 inch high-heeled boots, in front of van

This van is not mine, but I thought it would make for a nice shot or two.. I almost felt like I was the 5th member of the A-Team!

Natassia Crystal natcrys, after party LBD black dress, 5 inch high-heeled boots, posing on table

And who knew an outside concrete ping-pong table would make an excellent prop for posing? Both sitting and standing. I'm just glad no kids were around... they might have been staring at this strange person doing everything with a ping-pong table except actually playing ping-pong!

Before it got dark, my photographer also managed to get a few short clips of me near the water, swinging on the swings and going up and down the stairs. Nothing special again, but I hope you still enjoy it! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Groovy dress - I hope it doesn't hurt the eyes!

Casual outfits are nice and practical and all, but these days.. I just find I have a lot of fun just trying lots of colourful things. :)

This dress will probably evoke mixed reactions.. varying from "WOW.. that dress and you belong on a tropical beach while sipping on a mojito".. all the way to.. "MY EYES.. it burns! Where's the bleach?!" :-P

Natassia Crystal natcrys in groovy dress, red Steve Madden pumps

I'm sure that wherever these pics are posted, I will get your honest and truthful opinions! ;-)

Tried to mix it up a little bit with different coloured heels (not that there really was shortage of colour)... so here's the dress with my red Steve Madden heels.

Natassia Crystal natcrys groovy dress, blue Dorothy Perkins peep-toes

Or how about a pop of blue with the Dorothy Perkins peep-toes?

Natassia Crystal natcrys groovy dress, red high heeled sandals

And here's me with red high-heeled sandals.. and wine... and grapes! :)

Editing the next bunch of videos.. so stay tuned for those in the next few days/weeks. Enjoy the last two videos in the mean time! :-)

Monday, September 15, 2014

5 inch heels are not for the forest! :P

Hi everyone! In case you didn't notice, the last few posts were more on the sexy or glamorous side and I admit.. that's my favourite way of dressing. :)

Of course, as any sensible person knows, one cannot always be dressed like this.. places like the shopping mall, supermarket or the cinema require other outfits. And when I say other outfits.. I mean outfits that aren't too revealing or too formal. So sometimes, it's wiser to just wear a pair of jeans, a top and some sensible shoes.
Natassia balancing on a rock in high heels
Balancing on a rock in high heels,.. not as easy as it looks! :P

But yeah, you know me.. and I just don't seem to fully grasp the concept of sensible shoes, like when I was in walking around in a forest in Belgium. Or even more foolishly, trying to balance on a rock! :P

Julie, Iris and Tassia - Reservoir Dog walk

Even though photos and videos were made of this lovely afternoon in the forest, the main purpose of this was to chill, relax and unwind. And I like to relax with friends, so I did this this with my friends Julie and Iris. There is nothing better than a leisurely walk in nature to shed the stresses and craziness of a 40+ hours work week!

Natassia posing on a bridge and in front of flowers.

Obviously, posing still had to be done, though I did do my part by bringing (and using) my own camera, so that I could also take photos of a) my friends and b) the lovely surroundings. :)

Natassia and her camera

Of course, with all that walking, sometimes.. a little rest was sometimes needed, especially when walking in 5 inch heels. Did I mention that I'm not always the most sensible girl?

Natassia taking a break from walking in heels

We took a million photos and a couple of videos, but you'll just have to trust me.. it was a beautiful day with beautiful scenery and beautiful and lovely friends! We concluded the day by spending the evening in a restaurant at the edge of the forest.

Iris, Julie and Natassia enjoying their drinks

Thanks for a great day, girls! :)

Natassia and her glass of wine

Yes, there is actually some video footage from this day. Again, not as spectacular as the the short dress or the pink dress video, but I think the video still gives a great impression of how wonderful that day was!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tassia in the UK - Bath.. back after 5 years!

Alright, alright.. I know what you're all thinking.. enough with the UK holiday posts, already! It's almost autumn (or fall) and I'm still posting stuff from my holiday in May. This will be the last one.. I swear, but this is also the one UK holiday post that has a special place in my heart. :-)

You see.. back in May 2009, more than 5 years ago,.. I started going out into the public. Not just standing outside nervously for a quick pic after which I dove inside the house! Proper going to other cities by public transport.. shopping in stores.. going to bars. And by August 2009, I went on a small holiday to.. yes.. the UK. And during my time there.. I did dress.

So, being back in Bath after 5 years.. dressed up again, with more confidence,.. it was quite a memorable moment. And I did insist on getting a photo of me in front of Abbey Church,.. just like I did back in 2009. :-D

Standing in front of Abbey Church in a black dress, red leather jacket and black high heels
Me at Abbey Church, Bath, 2014

Of course, I did most of the things tourists would do. Sight-seeing, shopping.. and when I saw one of those typical red phone boxes.. I just had get a photo of myself in it. I think it matches well with my red leather jacket. :-P

red phone box
As you can see in the photos, the weather that day was perfect and when it's sunny,.. I think Bath is at its most beautiful!

Natassia Bath river Avon

Even when the wind was blowing because of all the high buildings and churches.. it was possible to get some nice pictures. Of course, I once again was lucky that I was accompanied by a friend who was willing to take multiple shots of me. If it weren't for her.. or my other friends, making these blogposts (or stuff on Flickr, Facebook or YouTube).

Natassia Abbey Church other side

Anyway, just wanted to make this a short and sweet little post about how after I revisited Bath all dressed up after 5 years. It's moments like these that make me pause and look at the journey I've taken. :)

Just like the previous UK posts, no videos.. so enjoy the videos with the short dress and pink dress. See ya next time! :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pink dress.. I think.. blue heels.. I know!

So, we've had a few posts with black and white dresses. Simple, effective.. and if you're standing indecisively in front of your closet.. you can just take an LBD or LWD.. combine it with a leather jacket and some heels. Et voila, you're done!

Now, if you've seen my pics in the recent years, you must have noticed that I have been wearing more and more different coloured outfits. Some colours work, some don't.. and you can actually have someone do a proper analysis. They will look at your skin colour, skin tone, hair and eye colour and they will give you a list of colours and shades. Buy clothes in these colours and it should all match perfectly!

Of course, me being me.. I take the more straightforward (okay okay.. lazy) approach and I just experiment and try out a lot of things. :-P

Natassia pink dress blue heels fueling car

I will admit,.. I am not good at recognising and naming colours and it's probably a good thing I'm not a painter! So, this dress by Steps.. I think it says "pink" on the label, but a few months ago I had a different dress and that one was in the colour "fuchsia". And in sunlight, I would guess those two dresses have just about the same colour.

Any opinions here? I'm sure there must be a few among you who are able to tell the difference between 30 shades of pink!

Natassia pink dress blue heels posing parking lot

The easy part.. those are the cute and sexy peep-toe pumps with a 5 inch heel from Dorothy Perkins. I know that colour and that colour is blue! :-P

Natassia pink dress blue heels white gate

Of course, I could've gone for the safe option and worn black heels with this dress. I think it would've worked and perhaps I would've done that for an occasion like brunch or just shopping with the girls. But, for a party or a bit more formal (yet festive) event, I'd like to go full blast rainbow colour mode! :-P

Natassia pink dress blue heels stairs one leg stand

One other thing I've discovered while being out and about getting my pictures and videos taken, is that stairs are awesome props! Walking up and down.. placing each foot on a different step.. it all introduces a bit of variety and dynamic. And it's just a great way to show off heels! :-P

Natassia pink dress blue heels posing grass field

Another important thing when driving around looking for nice photo locations? Making sure the car is all filled up so you don't get stranded somewhere in the middle of nowhere in a farmers' town, where they just look at you funny because you're all dressed up like that getting photographed! ;-)

Natassia pink dress blue heels fueling car other side

And yes, I acutally got some video footage of me in this dress. This dress is a bit longer than the previous white dress.. so for some that's a good thing. I do suspect that for most.. it's rather a bad thing though! :P

So, the second video down below is a convenient link to the white short dress. I still hope you like the first video as well!

See ya next time! :)