Sunday, 17 March 2013

Twist in the tale...Clifton Life Magazine. Bristol UK

Once Documentary and fashion photographer Marie Man had  mentioned Lavender during our first design meeting ..I got to work sketching this corset, skirt and Bustle.. as I had already noticed
the fabrics in my library of silk books. I quickly matched certain fabric textures  to achieve the look we wanted to create.

Initial sketched designs, a result of the first design meeting with Photographer..Marie Man.
We talked about Fairy tales with a twist and alternative ideas..What a team..Intuitive from the start.
On arrival at Woodchester mansion, Stroud, Gloustershire I was met by the team...
David Hill Souch, director at Shoot DHS Models, bath models in Bath..We had worked together on an earlier shoot s that was fun to se him there.
Make-up artist  for the day was Sophia Cox and Hair by Chris Bryce who also styles at
Katie Roxburgh gets prepared in Corset, Bustle and Skirt

Helen Diaz and Dave Hill Souch get in the Mood!
while all around test lighting

Chris Bryce is the selected Make-up artist on Set

Bustle in the making in my Studio / Somerset

Creating two way lavender Silk Duchess roses
combined with Silk Organdie and Silk Tulle

Silk spider Roses in detail..embroidered by Hand on the edges of the  Bridal corset

This Corset is made of Silk Duchess Satin overlaid
with embroidered Tulle and then the ribbon flowers have been added by hand
These can be added in any colour or flower design of choice, perhaps to tie in with a theme or Bouquet

Pages 22 & 23 March 2013 Clifton Life Magazine. Bristol UK
LIGHTING: Damien Lovegrove
Floral Bouqet: Grace Haskins Bramble and Wild
Chocolate cake Wedding specialist : Lizzie Melling, Chocolate Delores
Alternative Wedding Shoot: Twisted Wonderland, Woodchester Mansion, Stroud, Glos. UK JULY 2012

Behind the scenes...

This promised to be an exciting experience,and it did not dis-appoint! The Photographer and Director, Marie Man called me to ask if I would be interested in providing some conceptual Wedding ideas based around colour themes...Lavender and Fucshia...both separate themes.

I was already in the process of building my portfolio for 2013 and these colours fitted in perfectly. I am not inspired by the mass flood of Ivory Bridalwear in the traditional sense so this was great inspiration for me....alternative but commercial, inspired although indulgent as Bridal wear and Unique as it should suit the Brides personality...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Collaboration with Itsy Bitsy Vintage (London)

Over bust Charmeuse Corset
      It was great to see my work being showcased within the Itsy Bitsy Vintage Fashion Lingerie collection, London Fashion week...see the Video\;     London Fashion Show (Itsy Bitsy Vintage). Two pieces were included, the overbust corset and a waspie underbust version. Designed to slot and compliment  with the range of upcycled fabrics. I first met Tracy Constance  and Oonagh Mass at the Bristol Vintage Wedding fair last year..we were neighbours at the fair and liked each others work straight away. Who knows what's next or indeed what is around the corner!