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.
Seriously, how gorgeous is she? I can’t decide if I like her better in black and white, or colour, but I know that I want to try her in 1910s and 1940s fashions. She’ll look amazing! I only wish she and the gorgeous Miss Claire had been able to stick around for more of the photoshoot!
She really is glorious. I still want to tweak bits of the dress, but I am thrilled with how it is developing. The silhouette and draping are perfect, the colour just glows, and I’m madly in love with the new train.