Monday, 16 November 2009

Monochrome Shadow Puppet


This is the final part of the photos from the shoot collaboration with the fantastic Flo. (As some of you may have remembered from previous posts, her blog is http://florencefox.blogspot.com/ - do have a look. I love flo's photography, and I expect to see her go far with it.)
These were actually the first images of the day to be taken, and our whole idea was to focus on the lighting and use of shadows against a plain background.
I brought along some peacock feathers as props. They were all shed by several peacocks who live (and make a lot of noise) in a nearby arboretum, and were then collected by us, rather like finding treasure.
The white lace bodice was my great-grandma's. There is a black lace one to match, but unfortunately that one is much too big for me. I love the shape of this piece- my great-grandma made it when she was young. It was then worn by my mum when she was in her twenties, then appropriated by me. (Gosh! Never heard that story before! Me? Borrowing things from my mum? How unusual..)
The black skinny jeans were flo's, and so were the gold sparkly braces. The black lace up shoes (my new favourites) were found by my mum in…ooh. Guess? No,could it be - a charity shop? So thanks mum! Both the necklaces and the bow tie (customising the top in the first photo) and the vintage trilby are also all mine.
This is definitely a bit different to my usual style, but worked really well for these photos.
Now I want to give a massive thank you to all the interesting people who commented on my 'size debate' post. I always love hearing so many different views too. I've noticed that the debate posts seem to be pretty popular, so what would your view be on maybe a more regular debate?

I am currently feeling pretty ill, although a lot of it is probably my own fault- I had an incredibly busy weekend that finished with me writing an analysis of a breathtaking play I saw called 'The Idiot Colony', so I was up until very late on sunday night. Other activities included a textiles workshop with an amazing duo whose company is called 'Pretty Rubbish'- they specialise in recycled and vintage textiles. See their inspiring designs at http://www.prettyrubbish.org/. I customised a t-shirt that I'll showcase on here at some point...

I'm now off to go and feel sorry for myself, don't forget to give me your opinion on your ideas about regular debates.

25 comments:

Leproust Vintage said...

I looove the use of the peacock feather in these photos!

Thank you for all of your well wishes! :)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful photos. I love the peacock feather and the makeup around your eyes. The chair photo is super cool. Loving your blog and looking forward to your next post =)

xoxo

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Fashlynable said...

Truly lovely. You really have a way with photographs! I love the bodice and my favorite picture by far is the one with the full body shot silhouetted against the wall, simply stunning. Thanks for being such an inspiration! And peacock feathers always seem magical :).

valncami said...

adorable shoot! it kind of reminds me of a clockwork orange. and i have lately been obsessing over peacock anything so i love that too :) i was a peacock for halloween!

wanna follow each other?!
i love your blog <3

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Natalie said...

so pretty! u look so tall and skinny! love the red lips :)

xoxo

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girl by the whirlpool said...

love love love the lace and suspenders! very cool juxtaposition of feminine/masculine. the peacock feather sets off the whole look very nicely :)

Pearl Westwood said...

Aw hope you feel better soon! Love the photos, its funny as Garance was just saying on her blog about the problems of pants that dont stay up, and i said shame braces aren't back in fashion!! Well here is proof they can look fabulous! Your playing around with the shadows really works, love the slightly blurred one where you are turning x Pearl

polka dot (Jill Carin Adams) said...

gorgeous shots, gorgeous post! i can't get over the treasure trove of fashion you get from your own family. you are so clearly in a long line of fashion icons!

do you have any photos of your great-grandmother in these clothes? or grandmother, mother, etc?

hope you're feeling better - will email you about something else, as well. xx

Becca. said...

love love love your photography!
love your blog, i just found it and i really like it!
would you like to link swap?
XOXO, BECCA
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yoli said...

very pretty!

styleodyssey said...

regular debates? yes! :)
terrific group of photos. your look here is quite eclectic and a bit fun. LOVE that hat.

FENNOfashion said...

I just started following your blog and enjoy reading it more and more each day. The first pictures for this post is stunning, I would totally frame it if I were you!
XOXO,
Megan Fenno

www.FENNOfashion.blogspot.com

Subversive said...

ah darling! the photos are as beautiful as you!

Teri said...

amazing! thanks for adding to the fashion blogger community, as well as the global art community!

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Shopper said...

Great! I love your outfit.

Zhcsyra hp said...

amazing picutures hun <3333

Raez said...

woweee, really cool photos! i love the lighting in them and teh fun peacock feather:)

xx raez

Valencia Lia said...

I really love the use of peacock feathers here. So beautiful:)

And your outfit I want everything! So beautiful!Gorgeous top with those pants. Do you take your own photos? They are amazing <3

Joan D. said...

Your pictures are always fab!!!!

BattyNora said...

Lurve it! My favourite is where you can see the braces- i love the whole modish/unisex chic thing going on...

It's also cool how you get all your clothes are authentic and from charity shops etc: so much more refreshing than just, 'oh i bought this in christopher kane for topshop last week' (blah blah blah)

gorgeous hat as well- u always wear amazing headgear (lol more people should!)

Hav you heard of the last shadow puppets? Their music would go well with these pictures :D
Love the 'kookiness' !
xo

Jay said...

I'm so tempted to buy some pretty rubbish now! Ah, cute stuff. Also love this tank.

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LaurenSchoon said...

I love your blog! You take the most gorgeous pictures!
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Pina Colada Kisses said...

I don't like the blurred photo as much as the first one looks a bit unprofessional and amateur
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isthisfashion said...

I really like your outfit here!!