Behind the Scenes, Outfits


May 6, 2012

Long time ago I went downtown to a small photostudio  get my grad picture taken. The old wooden house covered in religious decor left me somewhat curious, so I returned to find out more.


I lied and told the lady I needed pictures for a fashion school application. If I mentioned my blog, Andy Warhol or my love for old things, I would’ve looked like a complete moron. It was the only way I could convince her to photograph me wearing shades and a floral headband.

Vintage telephoneShe made me walk into a room covered in not-so-white bed sheets behind a not-so-white curtain. I sat in front of two bulbs ready for my Warhol-esque black & white face shot.

Photovenus-laceiba-honduras1As she tilted my face over and over, I asked her a million questions and quickly found out she’d taken pictures of my aunts when they were young. Don’t know why I squealed in excitement; It’s a really small town! Her hesitation turned into satisfaction: “you’ll look like an angel”. She pulled out her cute, vintage Pentax camera and pressed the shutter button once.

fotovenus la ceiba, hondurasHer mom opened the little studio in 1954 and it’s been up & running ever since. Unfortunately, the house now has a huge “FOR SALE” sign and the studio’s future uncertain.

fabi-pina-vintage-floral-dress I wore a vintage tent dress I fixed up long time ago. I can picture the lovely old lady wearing something like this a few decades back. 🙂


Floral headband from craft store, Sunglasses: H&M, Dress: vintage, Platform heels: Luichiny
Luichiny snake print platform lace-up heels
The imposed “angelic” posing, grey tones and black sunnies resulted in an unflattering shot Warhol would probably disapprove of (or love for its artificiality), but the experience was completely worth it.

‘Til next post!
The cute photobomber doggie and I hope you have an awesome week! ♥


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  • Natasha Fatah May 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Awesome dress!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Despina T. May 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    beautiful pics!
    such a great place.
    that dress is so fab!
    you look lovely 🙂


  • Jasmine Nicole May 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What a great story!! Sounds like a cool experience…love the headband 🙂

  • Belinda May 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    me encantan las fotos en blanco y negro! 🙂


  • ellaluvscookies May 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

    love your dress, those pictures are really cool!
    xo Ella

  • Midnight Star May 7, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Love it..! love your style!….Love the appreciation you have for old things! Love your posts! hahahhahah keep posting , iam totally reading more! xoxo

  • Patti Graveley May 7, 2012 at 4:44 am

    aaah me encantó el estampado del vestido, amé la historia y el post pasado me dejó sin palabraaas!!! un beso grande faby!

  • Natalie R. May 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I love how she used to take pictures of your aunts 🙂 It’s sad that the studio is closing down 🙁 Perhaps its a small town thing? I have relatives that live in this really small country town (one where everyone knows each other), and it’s so different now then what it was 10 years ago. Most of the shops have closed, and it’s a struggle for remaining stores.

    I love your dress, the print is so colourful 🙂

    Love from Down Under,

  • Victoria May 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I love your dress, and how you’ve matched it with your headband! 🙂

    – Victoria

  • fox hunter May 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    wow, what a great post:-) guess i’m ur newest follower cause i fell in love with ur style, these photos, the whole blog and the way u write. sounds like an interesting experience and this house looks lovely. too bad (or luck?) it’s for sale. x

  • AnnestGwynedd May 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Lovely blog and the hair!

    Take a look at mine and follow if you like?

    Annest X

  • Constance May 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I can’t tell you how much I love your dress and your bow in your hair!!


  • Samual James May 12, 2012 at 10:11 am

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  • Maha & Amal May 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

    in love with all your shoes!! .. LOL
    and the vintage feel, wish we had vintage shops in the Middle east!!!

    Best wishes from Bahrain,

    Maha & Amal

  • compradora anonima May 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    wow excelentes fotos!!! ame tu vestido vintage, esta increible y que linda historia de la señora, un saludo

  • Anonymous May 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Great post Fabi., Meli-Licona

  • Anais Marteau June 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    So wonderful 🙂
    love ur outfits ! see you xx
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  • Mayflower July 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    You look amazing, and big love on the dress! xoxo