Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Springtime for Vintage

So spring is upon us and in my step and there is sunshine and birds singing and… shoulder pads, apparently. I’m guessing it’s one of those trends which hasn’t quite reached the Garden of England in any widespread way yet. In this article, Hadley Freeman tries to explain why the pads are big this season, and narrows it down to:
a) The Allmighty (capital A!) Credit Crunch
b) People feeling moody (and, you know, credit crunchy)
c) Making people look thin
d) Alien invasion

Don’t know about you, but my vote is on the skinny factor.

So, in celebration of this supposed trend, we’ve only gone and done a powerdressing, kickassing, shoulderpadding 80s shoot for your delectation. That’s right. It will be edited and posted soon.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Chapter 6 - le finale!

The evening wear at last! And that concludes the March shoot edit - another two shoots in the pipeline, so hopefully I can get those done soon enough. Meanwhile, look at this star quality:

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Chapter 6 - interlude

Little bit of day-to-evening-wear, anyone?

Our lovely model is looking all mysterioso in a 1960s cape and Dior hat with millions of multicoloured feathers. I love this hat. It's glorious. The feathers are super soft and delicate and make it look almost painted, I think. You like?

Monday, 6 April 2009

Chapter 6 - pretty pictures

Have faaaynally finished a first edit and shop of March's shoot!

Photography: Mr Michael McCarthy

Model: Lovely Miss Laura

Hair/Makeup/faffing/cous cous: Me

Let's do a little daywear selection first, yes?

Frilly pink 70s dress which makes me go "cupcake lady!" at Laura:

Turquise day dress with belt and 50s gloves; she's going sightseeing! Look at that pro work with the camera.

Back at home now, making a tasty cake in a printed jersey dress (whisk and pot - stylist's own):

Coming up - evening wear.