Tuesday, April 13, 2010

happy birthday blog


Guess who forgot her blog's anniversary? Okay, really, so what if I'm off by two days. Hard to believe it's only been a year since I started this little project but here we are. I didn't think it would take off this well and I'm really thankful for all of the opportunities that have sprung up because of it. These photos were actually taken a week before I started the blog for a Shipley & Halmos lookbook on the Tobi website. I suppose I just never got around to posting them because I was a bit embarrassed since I'm just not used to modeling or putting myself out there like that.


The best part about it? Meeting the designers! They were so personable and fun to hang out with although I did feel a little awkward about trying to pose in front of them wearing their creations. I even snapped these polaroids of them before I left! Other than that, my memory fails me since it has been over a year but you can see the behind the scenes blog here. I'm also kind of kicking myself for not picking up that first cocktail dress when I had the chance to find a birthday dress. Ahh well.


Anyway, again, thank you everyone for visiting, commenting, and coming back! I probably would have quit this a long time ago but am having too much fun to walk away! Here's to another year of sharing my life with you guys and seeing where this blog will take me.

109 comments:

Black Widow said...

That's great happy birthday to your blog!i like it so i follow you!

FlashFash said...

You look amazing! And happy birthday to your blog :D

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Ria said...

Happy Birthday blog! Very lovely photos no need to be embarrassed.

Jessica said...

happy birthday blog! yay! those photos of you are gorgeous- nothing to be embarrassed about! <3

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reckless daughter said...

I can't believe I'd never visited your blog before. you have amazing style. happy blogiversary!

Emmy said...

Happy B-day to your blog! You look amazing! I love the 2nd picture!

ACupOfJenn said...

Lovely photos!

Loren said...

Love it all (:

Happy birthday blog!

Morellocherry said...

AHH, HUSH! You look great!! Happy Blogaversary!

MiracleBox said...

Those pictures are amazing, you look really great! And happy birthday blog! I hope I can follow you for many more years!

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anabela / fieldguided said...

Happy blog-birthday, you beautiful thing you.

Sidney said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) lol well your sure do look amazing in those pictures xx

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Chau said...

wow the photos are amazing. and congratulation!

The Fashion Cloud said...

Happy blog birthday!!
love your blog and those pictures are really great!!

xx

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Amaaazing pics! You're so pretty! :D Happy Birthday Blushing Ambitions! xxx

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Veronique said...

Wow, those photos are amazing! I especially love the one with the black balloon :)

Emily Ann said...

Happy Birthday, I really enjoy reading your blog, you are fun, funny and I am so happy for you!

Ganymede Girl said...

Happy blog birthday! You look amazing, you should model more!

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http://thetruantstrunk.blogspot.com/ said...

The black coat in the second photo series is beautiful. Great pictures

Neekoh said...

You look gorgeous!! Congratulations on your first year :) I love coming here and reading/drooling. Here's to many more opportunities!

Live Love LA

Zoe_Flood said...

these pictures are stunning of you, congrats on staying strong for a year! you always have quality posts, every single time.

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

These are amazing photos of you!

Alice said...

ok, not gonna lie, i actually had to do a double take at the first picture. like i kept looking back and forth between the first and second pictures and i was like, "annabel? no...... wait. annabel? nahhhh" until you confirmed that it was you! jeez louise you look so good, and tanned man! such a healthy glow, aha.

bravegrrl said...

yay! i'm glad you stuck in there!

you are absolutely stunning!

xo

Serafin said...

i really enjoy reading your blog Annie




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the style crusader said...

these photos are gorgeous! i adore your blog. so glad you are still doing it - here's to seeing where it is this time next year! xx

LUU H. said...

omg you look amazing ! you shouldbe modelling,annabelle ! you look always gorgeous ;)

kelly ann said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!!

Leenda said...

Happy one year to your blog! I love the pictures! =]

AL said...

thank god that you didn't quit. happy blog bday.

Damsels said...

awesome! i thought youd been blogging for much longer .congrats

Aney said...

You look amazing here annabel. I love the glow and the poses. And happy birthday to your blog! Just made me realize that I'm 3 days late for my blog's anniversary ha.

lumikha said...

was your photography shauna regan? because if so, she RAWKS! :)

lumikha said...

i meant "photographer"

Yary and Sary said...

amazing photos!
i really love it! Happy birthday for your blog(:

Yaryy<3

Kizzy and Sizzy said...

You look very beautiful!
Congratulations!

Loin de la civilisation said...

Happy birthaday the blog! congratulations for you. the pictures are really fantastic!!!

Mona N. said...

Can't believe you waited this long to blog these pictures! You look great.

rinacatastrophe said...

Happy Birthday Blog!
I think I started following this blog right when you stopped writing for CoEd Ugly, and I've definitely gotten alot of inspiration. I don't think I've ever commented before, but I enjoy how simple your style is and since we have (had!) almost the same hair/cut, I like to see how you style it.
I absolutely love the first 2 pictures from the lookbook. Normally I would pass that first dress on a rack without looking twice, but from your picture I think it looks great!
I wish you another year of good luck,
rina
www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

Violet said...

happy birthday to your blog! i enjoy reading it. you look great my fave are the first two shirt and the cocktail dress in the first pic is perfect on you

XX
Vi from Cali

elspeth angharad said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUSHING AMBITION
:) keep up the good work, xxx




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Melanie said...

Happy birthday to your blog! Those pictures are great! You look truly stunning.

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Jada C. said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I love reading ever little post. All your pictures are so beautiful.

J.
www.teenvegetariansoul.blogspot.com

Mani said...

happy birthday annabel's blog xD you look really good in the photos!

gennie said...

happy blog birthday!! you look gorgeous in those photos lady :)

p.s. i met the shipley & halmos boys at a market appointment - they are so sweet! we swapped doggie photos haha.

jessica said...
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jessica said...

those pictures are lovely! and congratulations on your blog's anniversary!

The Style Monster said...

Congrats on the blog birthday !
We're proud followers.
- The Style Monster

chloe said...

happy birthday to blog,
happy birthday to blog,
happy birthday dear bloggy,
happy birthday to blog!

love your site. you look stunning in these photos!!!
xox
naughty mess vintage
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Anonymous said...

You know you're basically
GORGEOUS
right?

The Fancier said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful! Cumpleanos Feliz!

Closet Cupcake said...

I have such a crush on Jeff Halmos! You look like Vanessa Hudgens in these photos.

alyssa said...

you look like a natural!! =D
happy birthday blog!

sophie said...

Happy blog birthday!!
I love your blog and have passed something onto you on my blog :)

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Iva said...

YAY!! Happy Birthday to your blog!! My blog turned one yesterday lol ;)

Michelle Elaine said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

& in my best venom-ese accent, "hun-e you a maw-dowl" (no disrespect! i'm half myself)

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Gela said...

happy birthday, blushing ambition!

shit, girl, you are gorgeous!!! i think you mentioned before that you feel awkward when other people take your picture? but dang, you look amazing in these. effortless & natural.


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Rosanna said...

you look gorgeous in these photos!! :D

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Tabitha said...

Haha, well happy belated birthday to your blog. And, you look amazing in those shoots.

rita teo said...

happy birthday blushing ambition :)
and you look GORGEOUS!
love the one with the black balloon.
keep blogging, we love it.

Jessica Mac said...

Happy Belated BDAY blog!
Keep it up :)

Jess Lee said...

That's amazing! Congratulations on your success. You look beautiful in the photos too. And I love Tobi, just bought a bunch of stuff from them that arrived yesterday.

Belle said...

Happy blog birthday!! Such fabulous photos! xx

avalonne said...

Happy Birthday to your blog. You look amazing in those photos. I love the black balloon and the cameras! I am obsessed with vintage cameras! I'm glad you stuck by your blog, I can't wait to celebrate my blog's 1 year birthday, but that's not for a while. Enjoy the journey! Happy Blogging!

deep_in_vogue said...

You're so beautiful! Fabulous, fabulous photos!

mimi said...

FABULOUS !!!

what dia like said...

just beautiful!!

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Marguerite said...

Wow tu es magnifique ! & Happy B.Day Blog !!! =)

Shini said...

Happy blog anniversary!!! :D:D You look beaaaautiful, Shipley & Halmos picked the perfect model for their image ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being the simplest yet greatest blogger !! hope you would continue to bring more happiness to this site !! heeheheh

E. said...

OMG !!! You're gorgeous. Happy birthday from Paris. I just can't stop staring at your picture. Wow.
*_*

Alecto said...

Such sweet sentiments. I would be sad if you ever stopped blogging. Happy birthday to your blog!

Raclure said...

Long live to your blog - it's a good one, and i can't even explain why. :)

catty said...

happy bloggy birthday!! I love reading your blog, checking out the photos, the fashion and mostly the food. Keep up the great work! xx

the gorgeous said...

you look hilarious! happy birthday! :)

Michelle said...

Yayy! Congrats on the blog birthday. I look forward to every post from you - love you commentary as well as fashion!

Pennerad said...

wow. you look fantastic here. thx for sharing. and happy blog birthday!

Fashion By He said...

happy birthday, your blog is awesome, love your style...beautiful

want to link exchange??

come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

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Taylor Sterling said...

well you look amazing!! Happy Blog Bday! I love visiting your site!

k said...

you look hot in those lookbook photos!

happy anniversary and more power to your blog!
xoxo

amber grayson said...

happy birthday blog- i very much enjoy reading you and looking at the great photos :)

lion heart vintage said...

oh WOWWEE you look amazing here! congrats on the anny, you have a fantastic blog.

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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your blog ! ;)
You're amazing!
Your blog is ... simple. It's not "nasty", on the contrary !
Il love it.
I hope you will continue to enchant us even for a long time !
PS : Excuse my english, I'm french.
:)

Milly. said...

Wow these photos are so so great. You look stunning and I really like the clothes! You shouldn't be embarrassed AT ALL.

Happy Birthday blog! I hope you get used for ASOS blogs, I recommended you :) x

Alicia said...

aww you look so pretty in these photos! happy birthday to your blog! and i love your new marc jacobs clutch, below!!! :)

jas said...

You look incredible in all of these photos! Never stop, this blog is just too legit to quit!

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holierthannow said...

well it took at least a year for me to find this blog!! happy bday

xo holier

Holier than Now

an aspiring everything said...

These are so pretty and don't worry you're a great model! Happy Birthday :)

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Catherine said...

Glad you didn't walk away, and wow, you are such a gorgeous lady!

Sweet_Escape said...

wow, you look AMAZING in these pics. i really like those outfits!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous amazing

cellulite cream said...

Happy birthday to your blog! A gorgeous model with great fashion taste. Kudos to you! :)

sha said...

aaww annabel you look so cute in these shots. so lucky that you got to meet the designers! congrats on your blog anniversary!

Kathy said...

happy bday to your blog and your blogging!!

I love your blog! I try to check almost everyday to see if you update and i read it all. Love these modeling shots. You should definitely do more modeling~ bc you look great :D and definitely not awkward at all~

<3

Margrethe FL said...

amazing pics.

FILIPA said...

congratulations. you're blog is great :)

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Koda said...

Happy-B to this blog ;]

You're look amazing :D

gih said...

Good luck in this another year of blogging. And you are look so gorgeous.

endimion said...

i can't believe it's only been one year! you're so inspiring :)

LHFC said...

i forgot mine aswell haha. happy blog birthday. love everything you post!

meghan said...

what the heck are you embarrassed about crazy?! these photos are gorgeous

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