You know that moment when you go to take a photo of something with your camera phone, but you don’t realise the camera is reversed at the time, so when you tap the icon, expecting to be greeted with the image of whatever it is you’re pointing it at, you get to see your own giant face instead, in such close-up detail you can see every single pore, every wrinkle, every blemish? And then you spend the next five minutes alternating between saying to your husband, “Is THAT what I look like? Seriously, do I REALLY look like that?” and researching expensive face creams on Google?
That happens to you too, right? It’s not just MY phone that tells me harsh truths about myself… is it?
Anyway, that’s one of the reasons I don’t like taking selfies. The other reason is that I just completely suck at it. I think I’m somehow missing the “selfie” gene most of my generation seem to have been born with, so when Dorothy Perkins got in touch recently and asked me to take a mirror selfie in one of their dresses, I was worried, to say the least.
You might be wondering WHY Dorothy Perkins asked me to post a miror selfie. Or you might just be wondering why I can’t just stop talking, and show you photos of the clothes, like other bloggers do. Don’t worry, I’m getting to that: you see, I mastered the art of the mirror selfie for YOU, fair reader. So that you can get free dresses, in fact. Everyone loves free dresses, right?
Well, this week Dorothy Perkins are launching a competition in which you can win a Dorothy Perkins dress every month for a year. All you have to do is snap a selfie in your favourite Dorothy Perkins dress, and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #DPDressSelfie. The best entries will appear on a gallery on the Dorothy Perkins website, which you can see here.
Here’s my selfie;
And here’s my camera roll, showing just how many shots I had to take to get this:
And that’s just as many as would fit on the screen at one time.
Think you can do better? I know you can, so get selfie-ing, people – and don’t forget to use the hashtag #DPDressSelfie when you do!