On Monday I travelled up to Palmerston North to give a talk to the Rose City Quilters – always a lovely time. I talked about the Indian influence on Western textiles, and wore my 1813 Kashmiri Dress, now with a bit of extra neck trim, and suspended sleeve drapes.
After the talk I ended up doing an impromptu photoshoot.
My photographer did an excellent job, really paid attention to lighting and angles (and was my computer bag reflecting in the mirror behind me).
We got an amazing set of images, particularly as we only had a staircase and the corner of a bedroom to work with, and night lighting.
I particularly like this one. The blur makes it look like an antique painting:
Aren’t the shadows fantastic?
And the reflections in the mirror?
To finish off, after all the serious period poses, an obligatory smiling shot:
I still wish the back of the dress didn’t dip so low, but I’m thrilled with the rest of it.