The photoshoot didn’t go quite to plan – Madame O was supposed to join us and wear her fabulous frilly pink polonaise gown, and I was wearing my chemise a la reine and was going to bring 18th century for Elisabeth, and we would have been the perfect late 18th century trio. But Madame O couldn’t make it, and I couldn’t find a petticoat for Elisabeth, and we ran dreadfully late in getting ready. And my hat just wouldn’t sit right.
But I sucked up the hat, brought my green silk satin pseudo 1930s Stella gown for Elisabeth to wear, and we caught the last hour that the Greenhouse was open and the last of the Rose Garden sunshine and had a lovely time anyway.
Elisabeth channeled the (rather strange) statue in the begonia house in both elegant and literal fashion. Sarah wore the tropical flowers without picking them. I frolicked among the frangipani and bromeliads and dipped my fingers in the fish pond, and we stopped to admire particularly choice shots.
I’m still figuring out my new camera (and the battery ran out) so I didn’t get the best images, but these are the ones I did get, and of course, you can follow Sarah for her images. The lovely Elisabeth is responsible for the images of me on my camera – she did better with it than I did!