What do you do if you realise that if you add a wig, grey leggings and a vest to the Wearing History Nanette Blouse, you have a perfect Jareth from Labyrinth costume?
Obviously you have a Labyrinth photoshoot!
And what do you do when your friend’s 11 month old looks exactly like Toby from Labyrinth had a twin sister?
Obviously you make little Tobie a red & white striped top and leggings, and steal her for your photoshoot!
Don’t worry, I gave her back before the 13 hours was up!
It turns out that Labyrinth is a great theme for a kiddie photoshoot, because you get to use fun sparkly props. They are perfect for keeping the wee one distracted and looking in the right direction. My sparkle is a Czech glass necklace and the prism top from a decanter – I was improvising!
My makeup is another improvisation. It was all done with a single $5 eyeshadow palette! I’m not a makeup expert (to put it mildly), so I was really pleased with the outcome.
I’m not so pleased with the wig. It’s a wee bit too sticky-upy, and a wee bit black and white. I had to order it weeks in advance and there wasn’t time to find an alternative once I realised I didn’t love it.
Those familiar with New Zealand plants will notice that these photos were taken a few months ago – it just took me a while to process them.
The photos were taken by little Tobie’s mum (on my camera) and dad (using theirs). Mr D came along and played background support and interference.
Tobie loves Mr D, and loved being the centre of attention, with me dangling pretties, and mum and dad and Mr D all cooing at her, so for a long time we had an extremely happy, cooperative baby.
Eventually though, she got tired, and hungry, and all the smiles stopped.
The perils of working with small children!
You can see a more serious version of me in my Nanette Blouse here.