I’m dreadfully overdue in posting images of Shell in my Japonisme dress (the talk was weeks ago), but in a way I’m glad. Because I waited to post these, I had the opportunity to get to know Shell both for her grace and poise as a model, and for her warm nature and wicked sense of humour.
Of course, only her grace and poise are on show in this post.
The locket is hers
Her colouring is perfect, and the irises are the final touch of fabulousness
Does it open?
Shell has fabulously long legs, so the skirt is a bit short.
I adore the back view of this ensemble
Most of that is a hairpiece
OK, maybe just a bit of the wicked sense of humour:
In other news, I have recovered my photos from the road trip (yay!) so tomorrow I’ll be posting some of those.
Rebecca was actually supposed to wear the Laurel dress for the talk on the 2oth of Nov, but I was so scatterbrained that day I tried to duplicate her and put her in two dresses, so she ended up in the Regency.
You know what though? I think she looks lovely.
I loooooove the back of this dress! And the hair ornamentations.
Madame Ornata lent me the shawl for the talk. It’s a real Indian shawl embroidered with paisley designs. Not an actual Kashmiri paisley shawl, but should I ever be lucky enough to afford one I probably won’t let models trail it around for photoshoots!
Rebecca is wonderfully elegant and graceful in this dress, and looks so tall and slim.
And I’m terribly envious of her profile too. Look at that elegant nose!
She was a little shy in front of the camera sometimes though. I had to tease her to relax.
As a result, some of the best photos of Becca are the casual ones Madame O took.
This is the fabulous Claire of ‘Well, I used to be a lady’ in the Laurel Dress. I didn’t manage to get that many pictures of her because she had to leave earlier than most of the other models.
The lighting was a bit problematic, but the images look wonderful in sepia.