Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Into the Woods......bronze, gold, nude and mocha for the gilded lace and tulle classical beauty 'Tadema'

Part IV of the 'Into the Woods' shoot captures the classical beauty of the 'Tadema' design, the structured gilded lace of the warrior queen bodice offset by the suppleness of the cobweb soft tulle and silk chiffon skirts...

Photography; Jacqui McSweeney
Hair accessories; Isobel Hind Couture
Florals; Miss Mole's Flower Emporium

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Into the Woods......seafoam, opaline, palest celadon for our Lady of the Waterlilies, 'Tennyson'

The third set of images in our 'Into the Woods' series captures the romanticism of our 'Tennyson' dress, a slither of softest French lace (custom tinted to a delicate seafoam) and pale celadon silk satin. Hanging strands of ivory guipure lace flowers  accentuate the neckline and hem, and flutter in the evening breeze. An intricately beaded band holds back those tumbling locks.
This lady, Anne-Charlotte, gazes out over the lake of waterlilies from her stone escarpment, catching the last of the sun's rays before wandering through the wood to make a rustic halo of  vines and ivy to wear on her journey to find her elusive knight......

Photography; Jacqui McSweeney
Hair accessories; Isobel Hind Couture

Model; Anne-Charlotte @ MK Model Management


Into the Woods......olive green, antique gold, rose and lavender for the painterly 'Gainsborough' design

Part II of our 'Into the Woods....' shoot with Jacqui McSweeney Photography, this episode featuring the 'Gainsborough' gown in olive green silk satin overlaid with soft nude tulle embellished with floral motifs in the prettiest shades of rose and lavender. For the shoot we wanted to lightly reference those lush Thomas Gainsborough portraits of luxuriously clad Georgian beauties set against darkly wooded parklands.
That magnificent hat is the creation of milliners Lomax and Skinner, and as before, the elaborate plaited and knotted updo and delicate porcelain make-up look were created by Simply Beautiful Wedding Hair and Harriet Rainbow.
The lush florals were supplied by Miss Mole's Flower Emporium.
Our Titian haired muse is Anne-Charlotte @ MK Model Management

The next set of images from the shoot to follow soon.....

Into the Woods......nude, blush, rosy pink and coral tones for the gossamer soft romantic 'Fragonard' design

One midsummer's day we headed into the woods to capture some images of a few of the latest designs.....
I've been fortunate (and forward thinking!) enough to have the most fabulous photographer as a best friend, so I always look forward to these opportunities to work together.
I love collaborative shoots where a group of like-minded creatives come together to exercise their talents and have fun creating some beauty, and we had a crack team on this occasion as usual!

Photography; Jacqui McSweeney
Millinery; Lomax and Skinner
Hair accessories; Isobel Hind Couture
Model; Anne-Charlotte @ MK Model Management

This first set of images is of the 'Fragonard' design. It is named for the French artist who painted 'The Swing', and as you'll see later in the post, we included a nod to that gorgeously frivolous painting in the shoot.  It is a gossamer soft semi-translucent-effect design in nude tulle with coral and pale pink embroidered trailing vines and flowers. Further layers of silk tulle and silk georgette create lots of fluid movement.
The Fragonard gown works really well with this rose pink silk georgette kimono boudoir robe or 'deshabille'. It is named 'Nephele', who in Greek legend was a nymph created by Zeus from a cloud, and wearing it is indeed like being enveloped in a soft rosy mist.....

The next set of images from our 'Into the Woods....' shoot will be coming soon.....