Today I wanted to upload some photos which are not about outfits and clothes but only about me: these are some of my favourite shots, and most of them are taken by myself with the use of the tripod. Lots of them express an idea, some are only funny and some others are stronger (I’m a Barbie Girl will always be my favourite one). Photography is the art I love the most and the one that gives me the best feelings. I love looking at photos, I love taking them, I love posing and I love editing. Hope you’ll enjoy these shots too.
Anyway, can you tell me good places to go and to shop in Los Angeles and Las Vegas?I’ve already been in these places but only with my parents and I was 10, so I need better advice 😀
There also is my interview for the blog Styleforstyle here: http://www.styleforstyle.it/intervista-a-chiara-ferragni/2989/
Sorry but it’s only in italian, if you need me to translate it i’ll do it!

Oggi ho voluto uploadare delle foto in cui l’elemento predominante non siano gli outfits e i vestiti, parlando di me: questi sono tra i miei scatti preferiti, e la maggior parte di essi sono stati scattati da me con l’uso del cavalletto. Molte di queste foto esprimono un’idea, alcune sono solo divertenti ed altre invece hanno un messaggio piu’ forte (I’m a Barbie Girl rimarra’ sempre la mia preferita). La fotografia e’ l’arte che amo di piu’ e quella che mi da’ le sensazioni piu’ forti e migliori. Adoro guardare le foto, scattare foto, posare per le foto e modificare le foto. Spero piacciano anche a voi.
In ogni caso qualcuno di voi sa dirmi dei bei posti da vedere ed in cui fare shopping a Los Angeles e Las Vegas? Sono gia’ stata in entrambi i posti ma solo con i miei genitori ed avevo 10 anni, quindi ho bisogno di consigli freschi 😀
C’e’ anche la mia piccola intervista per il blog StyleforStyle qui: http://www.styleforstyle.it/intervista-a-chiara-ferragni/2989/

















134 Responses to “These photos were needed”

    the black and white photo with the kate moss tshirt is just AWESOME.

    Reply to martis
  • Oddio quella tua con la barbie, è la tua preferita, ma fa tantissima impressione O-O comunque tesoro non so che posti consigliarti, anche perchè io sogno quelle città, ma non ci sono mai stata ç_ç (TRISTEZZA AL MASSIMO!) però secondo me a Los Angeles l'osservatorio del Monte Palomar è fantastico, oltre anche alle meravigliose spiagge di Malibu e Santa Monica 🙂 per Las Vegas, ti potrei dare dei consigli perchè il mio fratellone (ha 38 anni <3) c'è andato per il viaggio di nozze, quindi ti faccio sapere magari su twitter. xoxo Jade

    Reply to uuhmassing?
  • si è vero..barbie in confronto no è niente! cmq tutte bellissime..mi piace soprattutto quella che hai come profilo su twitter!! bacio desi

    Reply to Desirée
  • Wooow the "Sin city-esque" parallelism with Marilyn Monroe exudes GLAM "à fleur de peau" . . . just like the "BOMBnextDoor-esque" One with the Milo Manara's luscious creature !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

    Reply to stilettostetico
  • Mi piacciono soprattutto la prima dove hai degli occhi fantastici, quella con la barbie anche se è un pochino impressionante, e quella di M. Monroe è la mia preferita!! bacio

    Reply to Camelia
  • Tesoro…WOW WOW WOW…Sei un vero talento a fare le foto…Sono uno spettacolo…anche perchè tu sei uno spettacolo!!!Sei di una bellezza assurda :-)E sei super fotogenica!!!Non finirò mai di guardare e ammirare i tuoi scatti!!! Un bacio tatina!!!

    Reply to Annachiara
  • When you come out to LA, you must go to South Coast Plaza. HUGE mall, and it doesn't contain your typical mall stores. I think you would love it. Other than that, I don't really know because I love shopping at thrift stores. There is Buffalo Exchange down the street from South Coast. It's in a plaza type thing with other "artsy" stores around it. I hope this helps some.

    Reply to Toni
  • Chiara, besides beautiful you are also so funny. I enjoyed this post a lot, I am also a big fan of photograph.
    Regarding shopping, if you want to shop the latest pieces from classic brands you can't leave LA without going to The Grove. It has amazing shops and it is also a beautiful place. If I recall it right, it is in Beverly Hills, near Fairfax Ave.
    Good luck!

    Reply to Camila
  • Belli gli scatti!!!Ma tu…bé, il soggetto fa davvero tutto!!!
    Io adoro quella del sushi. E quella surfing way…
    Sempre tanti, tanti, tanti complimenti
    Bjs!

    Reply to blogomachia
  • Sono tutte molto belle, la più genuina e fresca secondo me è quella in cui sorridi e hai i capelli mossi. E' proprio carina 🙂

    Reply to Demetra
  • ciao chiara bellissime le foto con il lipstick pralinato!
    quella in te versione barbie è da muese di arte contemporanea…fa un pò impressione ma l'idea è più che trasgressiva!
    L'intervista è on-line grazie per il link!
    Kisses G*

    Reply to giorgia
  • AH! le foto sono incredibile! 😀
    sono assolutamente d'accordo con te, la fotografia è l'arte più bella e le tue foto sono ancora più bella!

    Reply to theflawlet
  • Oh so you're going to the Las Vegas and LA?! How exciting! I have gone the past two years, I just went to Vegas for my 21st birthday in August! Omg Chiara you are going to be in heaven, the shopping in Vegas in fantastic, everything is super glamorous and the best of the best. Even my boyfriend (who is Italian) was impressed, and usually he isn't impressed by anything because usually shops and restaurants and clubs are much better in Italy, however, I must say you will enjoy Vegas. Here are my favorites:

    ** = you will love!

    Where to Shop:
    **The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace**
    The Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood

    P.S. there are also outlet malls nearby that are not too bad either.

    The Hotels I Adore:
    Wynn and Encore
    The Bellagio

    Best Nightclubs:
    **XS in Encore** (right now, this is the newest club in Vegas, so obviously the most popular and it's gorgeous)You absolutely must go at least one night.

    http://xslasvegas.com/flash2/index.php

    TAO- in the Venetian is really neat too and Asian-themed.

    Lavo- in the Palazzo is smaller than TAO but made by the same designers.

    Where to eat:

    – the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, ontop of the fake tower at Paris, nice views at nightime.

    – Mon Ami Gabi, also at the Paris Hotel, go during dinner and you can sit right across from the Bellagio fountains and watch them while you eat!

    – L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and Joel Robuchon, both are in the MGM Grand hotel. Joel Robuchon is probably one of the cutest restaurants in the world. It is purple-themed and so beautiful!

    http://gastrologica.com/entrance.jpg

    Here's my facebook link to my album if you're curious and want to see some of the places I've mentioned!
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2169080&id=120406597&l=7687551b74

    Finalmente, for LA, here's my list of things you shouldn't miss:

    – Disneyland (drive to Anaheim)
    – Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills (the Via Montenapoleone of California)
    – PINK BERRY: you must try this, it's a place where you can get frozen yogurt and add toppings, it's really famous on the West Coast and delicious!
    – The Grove, a really lovely mall that is also popular with celebrities in LA, not so big but nice shops.
    http://www.thegrovela.com/

    I'm not so great at LA, it's not my most favorite place, hopefully someone else will have a few more ideas to give you!

    Hope you get a chance to visit some of these, and both are the perfect spots to dress up!

    Reply to littlej
  • Oh and one more thing I forgot, if you have time, go to see the Grand Canyon. It takes pretty much from 6 in the morning until 6 at night to go there and come back to Vegas, but it's really worth it!

    Reply to littlej
  • Chiara ma sono fenomenali! hai mai pensato di partecipare a dei concorsi di fotografia? o magari l'hai già fatto! sei bravissima a trasmettere sensazioni con le tue fotografie 😉

    Reply to Loving Chiaradeanna
  • I have the exact same tripod, I think. Vista Explorer from Amazon.com? davis & sanford?

    Reply to Selena
  • wow! So cute!!!!

    I LOVED THE LAST ONE, DOLL!!!

    (& the Marilyn too)
    Have a great day.

    Reply to Yamila
  • great pictures! love italy… In happy new year I'm going there to spend it with a italien friends that I've done in summer courses in england! LOve italien people so nice 😀

    Reply to Cate
  • le foto sono davvero incredibili chiara…sei bellissima come al solito..ma devo dire che sono molto espressive e originali ..davvero stupende complimenti!!! Ps…nella foto barbie…vorrei tanto avere un fisico come il tuo!!!
    davvero complimenti acora..con queste foto dimostri a chi ti sparla da dietro che oltre la moda ed i bei vestiti , l'arte e la fotografia sono cose che esprimo davvero il tuo ego..

    Reply to Ross
  • chiara sei bellissima!! le foto sono stupende!! mi piace molto quella con la sigaretta.. e poi nelle ultime mi fai morire da ridere :)) ma che macchina fotografica usi?! anch'io ne vorrei una un pò più professionale..
    kiss

    Reply to VaNiTyMeL
  • La mia preferita è quella con la camicia bianca…sei naturale e molto bella!!
    Ma è comunque difficile scegliere…sono tutte fantastiche!
    Un bacio Chiara!!

    Reply to stefania
  • hey barbie,
    i'm totally in love with your blog!
    i often thougt about writing an article about you, but wanted to ask first..
    you're a amazing person. fascinating!

    xx

    Reply to johanni
  • Chiara Ferragni

    Johani of course you can, i'd be honoured 😀
    Treselle I think they're an M because I wanted them longer!
    Grazie a tutti quanti davvero!

    Reply to Chiara Ferragni
  • even if its not shopping:
    you HAVE to try Jamba Juice! its like THE BEST! you'll love it 🙂

    Reply to Alexa
  • you're really a natural beauty!! great photos 🙂

    lena xoxo

    Reply to Lena
  • Chiara, i love your photos 🙂 and i love photography, too. What camera do you recomend me? I´m starting and i need a good camera but not much expensive. Kisses, LOVE YOOOOOOOU

    Reply to Meli Berterreche
  • in love with your blog!
    great photography & style! 😉

    I'm not really familiarized with Vegas, but I know caesars palace is pretty sweet, and the other local shopping centers around there

    I'm from California so I know LA has some great shopping as well, check out:

    Melrose Ave.

    Beverly Hills Center

    South Coast Plaza (Newport)

    Fashion Island (Newport Beach)

    Santa Monica Promenade 3rd st (I love it there) 😀

    Manhattan Beach

    Huntington Beach (main st.)

    if you you have any other questions about places to see or anything let me know 🙂

    stephanie
    xxxx

    Reply to Stephanie

    I think if you come to Los Angeles, you will love Melrose! Go there!

    BTW, you are adorable!

    Reply to ??
  • I adore the barbie photo 😀

    I am from LA and when you come here you have to visit:
    The Grove
    Melrose St. (It is actually around 2 minutes away from the grove)
    Rodeo Drive

    and some good food/snacks would be Pinkberry and all the restuarants on Sunset Plaza (it's a great place to walk around as well)

    hope that helps 😀

    Reply to Ella
  • Damn….all these pictures are amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    I love the one with the Kate Moss tee, the one with the Barbie, the one when you're cleaning in the purple dress, the one with the Marylin picture behind you……….
    FAB!
    xxx
    Emilie

    Reply to Emilie
  • Alcune sono proprio belle e degne di un'esposizione! Mi piaci perchè sei autoironica. Complimenti

    Reply to elisha
  • i love all of your pictures!

    i also enjoy taking pictures and posing for them… 🙂

    you seem a great person!!!

    i'm going to milan and i want to know some shops where i can buy great clothes!!

    🙂

    Reply to anna_soph
  • i love all of your pictures!

    i also enjoy taking pictures and posing for them… 🙂

    you seem a great person!!!

    i'm going to milan and i want to know some shops where i can buy great clothes!!

    🙂

    Reply to anna_soph
  • Where did you take most of the photos in this post?
    And how do you get your colors to pop! I love it! And lastly, how do you get your photo isn't washed out or too dark?
    By the way, I absolutely adore the photo of you holding the barbie doll. It's so original.

    Reply to Ryan
  • Love the photos.. such creative ideas, you'd make an aweosme fashion photographer.. i'm thinking of converting from my Canon 450 to a Nikon D90 as well.

    Meho xx

    Reply to Maha M
  • 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica is really cool…there are a lot of really random mix of stores but it's right along the beach and by Santa Monica pier. It's really cool it's one of my favorite spots in LA to go. South Coast Plaza is really nice…and also Roberston and Melrose have a lot of shopping. Maxfield and Fred Segal are good too. And Rodeo Drive, obviously.

    Vegas has a ton of shopping everywhere…I really like the shops in Ceasar's Forum, there are a lot of high end ones but also the further back you go is more of a mid-price range. Pretty much every hotel has really high end stores…there are like 3 different Tiffany stores on the strip.

    Reply to Hilary
  • La mia preferita in assoluto è la prima ?

    Poi mi piacciono parecchio anche la Chiara-Chiara, quella col sushi, quella dove sei riccia e con un mega sorriso e quelle degli homeworks =D

    Reply to Cupcakes
  • omg omg omg.
    fave post of the day.
    I'm actually in love with this post, so many great pictures!

    Theory of a fashion victim
    xoxo

    Reply to 'Lee
  • How did you take your photos so that there weren't any shadows? Like the ones where you have a white background?

    Reply to leena
  • How did you take your photos so that there weren't any shadows? Like the ones where you have a white background?

    Reply to leena
  • Your pics are definately not the typical ones but they are cool anyway!
    Have a nice time in Usa!:)

    Reply to larasara
  • great photos! The tee you're wearing in the second pic is gorgeous, do you mind telling me where it's from?
    xo

    Reply to Catarina
  • Chiara Ferragni

    Dici? Mi sembra tu abbia dei problemi di vista Kurama se vedi la stessa espressione in foto dove ho la bocca aperta rispetto a foto in cui rido e ad altre in cui sono seria. Basta guardare anche solo la terza foto. Buona serata cara 😀

    Reply to Chiara Ferragni
  • Non ho problemi di vista,ho dieci decimi! 🙂 Il fatto è che assumi sempre la stessa espressione col sorriso stiracchiato,e quando sei seria o con la bocca aperta cambia poco,il viso rimane con la stessa espressione…poi non so,la mia è un'opinione,non voglio offenderti…Buona giornata bella! 🙂

    Reply to Kurama
  • Sorry but I don't understand your answer.I said only an opinion,if you get angry for this I'm sorry,but I am not the only one who thinks that u assume always the same facial expression.Kiss kiss

    Reply to Kurama
  • hehe, in the picture with the hat and your tongue out you look like Lily Donaldson, so you should be proud :p!
    enjoy all you have and all the love around you as much as you can, lucky girl:)!

    dearest,
    a dreamer.

    Reply to A Dreamer

    aww, I love your pictures Chiara. the barbie one was a bit too revealing for me though HAHA

    Reply to Gayle

    ho conosciuto da poco il tuo blog…non sono nella moda ma mioccupo di vetture "molto" di moda….."alta" moda.. "cavallini rampanti".. 😉
    pero' tornando a te.
    cavolii sei una donna stupenda…di questo sono davvero certo! continua cosi!!

    Reply to Anonymous

    Chiara scusa se mi permetto…dici di amare la fotografia ma le foto sono fatte da altri e non da te!Diciamo semmai che tu hai la fortuna di avere la genetica dalla tua parte nonchè molti soldi da spendere ma il merito vero è di chi le fa le fotografie.

    Reply to Anonymous
  • chiaraaaaaaa…those are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!:)):):)

    p.s..i have that purple dress in white…:)

    Reply to vikaki24
  • woooow haha Chiara these pictures are soooo differnet from your ones now and also very scandelous;) The naked Barby.. I like it but its also shocking 😉

    YOu grew a lot and I love your style even better now!!!

    PS: HOW MANY BAlenciaga Bags do you own? You have one in like every single colour it seems I would love to see your bag selection soon!!

    ??Style-Roulette

    xoxo,
    Luísa

    Reply to Luísa Lión
  • I love reading your page, because I'm learning Italian and I can read both posts to help teach me. And yes, I love your outfits. But now that I saw that naked barbie picture I love YOU! Hilarious. That made me laugh!! Come to NY. I can tell you all the best shopping. And I'm a model, and I can tell you you take great pics. Screw all those people saying you have the same expression. You don't, but even if you did…hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
    Un gros bizou,
    Isa
    http://www.misadventuresofme.com

    Reply to Izzy/Bella
  • P.S. Oh no! That appears to have been one negative comment I happened to read! And now I can't delete my comment. Oh well, mine's not negative! I adore your photos and outfits. xx

    Reply to Izzy/Bella

    a Los Angeles conosco una bellissima botique che si chiama Fred Segale, ma non so bene dov'è. a Las vegas sulla strada principale, circa a metà cè un grande centro commerciale che ha di tutto ed è bellissimo. altrimenti sempre a las vegas dentro ogni hotel cè una galleria di negozi e spesso ce ne sono di interessanti!

    Reply to Luudovica
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