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.
 

 
 

8 comments:

two squirrels said...

yay What a fabulous photo-shoot, they are great, it's cool to see a few pieces I recognise!!!!!
I hope that you have not had to much sad, life can just throw some curve balls sometimes.
Sending a big squirrel hug love V
PS thank you for the link.
Oh and I love a good old favourite dress that just gets so much love it turns to tissue.

Helga! said...

EEEEK! What glorious frockage!
Thought I may have seen you at Anissa's market on Saturday?

I love vintage for the same reasons, and often think about who wore my frocks and what they did in them!
XXX

Vix said...

That top frock makes me go weak at the knees! What a fab shoot! x

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I can certainly understand why you love the 50s frock so much ... it's absolutely gorgeous. I have a couple that seem to lose a few stitches every time I wear them ... but it's love! Just like the love I have for Emily in the Ossie Clark!!

winifredruby said...

Great photoshoot!

Camelia Crinoline said...

That Ossie Clark dress is fabulous. I love the open back. Your floral dress is gorgeous too.

Krista Gassib said...

I agree that Ossie Clark dress is to die for beautiful! Lovely photos!

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