For our last photoshoot Madame Ornata borrowed my ‘By the Seashore’ ensemble and went as Aline. It’s fun to see the ensemble on someone else, and it fits Madame O better than I because the skirt is a bit short on me. And she got to try out the new bonnet!
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.
My model for the most recent talk reminds me so much of images of Denise Poiret that I have to stop myself calling her Mme Poiret when I talk about her. I’m not sure what it is – there isn’t a huge physical resemblance, but when I watch Denisette move, and pose, I ‘see’ Denise in my mind, as an echo or shadow moving with my living model. It’s a very propitious sign in a model! These photos were all taken during the photoshoot on November 21