Wednesday, 21 April 2010
A whisper of silk
To start off with, a big thank you for the lovely comments on my photography post! I enjoyed doing the shoot with beautiful Chloe so much, and it was wonderful to recieve such a positive response.
Today's post is all about texture. As long time readers of this blog will know, I certainly love my silk! It is definitely one of my favourite fabrics - being both comfoortable and very luxurious. (I am one of those people who walks through charity shops, sliding a hand across racks of clothes and then getting a little overexcited when I feel anything remotely silk-like!) So guess who had a big smile on her face when this dress arrived as a package on her doorstep?
Okay, a correction - This silk dress is actually a skirt. I've used the old favorite trick of pulling up and belting. It was originally from Monsoon (I bought it on eBay - 99p! Oh I do love a bargain), and my favourite thing about it is the ruffle detail on the lower section. This is definitely one item that will never need ironing! I also love the colour - a mix of oyster with a dark shade of mother of pearl.
Worn underneath is a lace charity shopped top and I'm also wearing that silk shrug again. Well, it just fitted perfectly with the mood of this shoot. But I had to strap it down with the belt (tied, as ever) because otherways the sides inflated (courtesy of the wind!) and made me resemble a strangely bulbous balloon!
Talking of air, the whole idea for this shoot was the way that the fabric moved in the wind. And boy, did that breeze deliver! It was shot by my dad in a spot we often visit when on holiday, to stretch our legs after a long car drive... It has this perfect little hill, overlooking a stunning estuary with mountains behind. It's one of those breathtaking places that looks more like a film set than a location that lies at the end of a muddy track!