I first designed this dress back in March 2019, it was the last dress I made before starting the Deadly is the Female collection. Made in a peony pink silk handwoven in India with deep crinoline hems, I wanted to create something pretty and classical in style. This is a style I am returning straight back to today taking reference from old masters, classical portraits and ballet.
I can't quite believe I didn't make more time to look at these photos last year but I think the wait has helped. I know my style more today than I did last year and I was a lot clearer in editing these images than I would have been then.
The photos were taken with model Sophie at Lynnsey Kelly's beautiful flower shop in Wells. She always has the most beautiful flowers and the way they sit against the dark walls of the shop make it look like a constant classical oil painting. Sophie has these incredible glassy blue eyes which as you can see look beautiful and her youthfulness nonchalant way carried the prettiness of the dress.
A few other photographs from the day in black and whites and on the way to Lynnsey Kelly's shop. I love the dress with the heavy wool coat outside. The over prettiness of the dresses I do are always imagined in real life styling with heavier knits, wools and boots.