Alanna Martine Kilkeary Sep 14, 2017

What does it take to take a selfie like a model?


If this is the question in the back of your mind every time you click on a new New York Fashion Week Instagram story, you’re not alone. Truth be told, taking a selfie like a model has much less to do with how naturally symmetrical your face is, and a whole lot more to do with the correct lighting and angles. We asked models at NYFW to give us their best backstage selfie – and here’s what we got!

 

 @ BARA_HOLOTOVA

 @LULA_T_KENFE

@ILMYEONG_SUK

@LARISSABOHMHOFF

 

 

@ALISARAILABOUNI

@KAIAGERBER

 

Our step-by-step guide to take a selfie like a model:

1. Find the best lighting – natural light is KEY!

2. When taking your selfie, use the side button on your iPhone instead of the touch-screen click. This will allow you to have a better grip on your phone.

3. Angle the camera up toward your face  – this will slender out your face and neck without looking unnatural.

4. Click away! Take a dozen (or more!) selfies and choose your favorite.


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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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