Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Photoshoot with the divine Ms Emily

It's been a long time between blogs and ALOT  has happened - good, bad, mad and sad!
So for the good!  My lovely niece Emily was kind enough to do some modelling for me.  Her brief was to stand still and look fabulous - she achieved both marvelously.  Here she is in a divine 1970's Ossie Clark for Radley dress.   Ahh I love this dress!
I suspect I have ownership issues when it comes to vintage....I really want to keep this dress.....but then I can say that for much of my collection and it is all getting a bit out of hand. 
 You can see the dilemma -  it is a stunner!
The photoshoot was shot in November last year with the help of Martin Sagadin who for a photographer makes a very good March Hare -here he is at Alice's Alice and Wonderland party.  Pictured with myself and other fabulous nieces Ruby (Mad Hatter) and Maggie (White Rabbit).
I'm a point and click kind of woman and didn't feel confident that my approach was going to get me the kind of photos that would do the clothes justice so Martin stepped in to help.

These two dresses came care of the lovely Vanessa and Warren of  the Two Squirrels who have been such a help and inspiration.  You can see what they're up to here
Em''s job was to look fab.  Mine was to faff around with the clothes - my favorite thing!
I'm wearing a home made 1950's cotton floral dress.  One of my absolute fav's, this is a dress I wear and wear.  It has so many issues but I love it.  Before it was new to me it used to have an attached cape and belt which were rather badly removed.  I've repaired it twice and had it professionally repaired once - even so it keeps splitting at the seams.  All that being said it is one of the most comfortable 50's dresses I own and the fabric is to die for.  One of the things I love about vintage clothing is the imperfections, they tell the story of wear and use.