Sunday, 28 September 2008

Weddings, part a gazillion

Finally, my wedding season is over! I had a super busy day yesterday. I got up at 7, was in London at 10 for a photoshoot and then went back home and back up to London at 5pm for my aunt's wedding reception!

The photoshoot went fantastically well. The photographer, Stephen Thorne had come over from Canada for a short trip and I was delighted that he wanted to work with me. He had an idea for a picture that consisted of a vintage-clad girl standing in a crowd while blurry people pass all around. And, well ... I think we nailed it! He has sent me a few already, so here's a taster.




We shot these in the British Museum. We did get permission, but people thought I was working there as a human statue, and a few asked me where the cloakrooms were! My dress is one I haven't worn before, it's a repro from an early 40s Hollywood sewing pattern. It's actually in two parts so I can wear the skirt separately.

So then I went home at about 2pm, changed and picked up my younger cousins Amber, 13 and Scarlett, 12, and headed off to the wedding reception. I wore my Whirling Turban dress again ... had to get my money's worth from it!

I did my hair for the shoot/wedding in the style of Virginia O'Brien, whom I've blogged about before. Here she is:



And here I am, this is about 12 hours after I brushed it out!



Not a perfect replica, but I think it turned out quite well!

Here are a couple of photos from the wedding, you can find the rest on my Flickr.


My aunts Joanna (left) and Fiona the bride (in the middle), my younger cousins Alex (19) and Rupert (17), Amber and Scarlett and my gorgeous cousin Natalie, who's my age.


My younger cousin Alex (19) and I with Scarlett in the bottom. Alex is like a male version of me from 10 years ago ... the fashions and music have changed slightly, but it's still exactly the same!


My mum and dad, and my brother Guy and his girlfriend Louisa. (Poor mum!)


Everyone again with Natalie's fiance Richard and my uncle Richard!

I hope everyone had fab weekends too!

11 comments:

  1. Good lord, I love your blue dress! And the hairstyle worked so well.

    Those shots of you in the crowd are lovely, too - clever idea. They make me think of time standing still, which is a nice metaphor for the lovely way you dress - some things stay fresh and beautiful forever, while trends and fleeting fads go by in a blur.

    *Cough*, sorry, went all English-degree there. It has passed. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that first black and white photo is simply stunning! I love how the shadows and light make the fabric of your dress look so rich - especially on the sleeve. Your hair sets the dress off perfectly!

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  3. Fantastic! Is that the dress that appears in your header too? And what an inspired idea for the shoot.

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  4. Wow, stunning photos from the photo shoot!

    You have been awarded with brilliant, for having such lovely blog. You can never have enough bling bling =)

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  5. Those photos in the museum are absolutely breathtaking! I love your style, it's so classic and beautiful.

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  6. oh i love the dress! and the British museum, spent last week in London and did a quick visit. We were a bit sad when the European section still was closed!

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  7. Oh oh I've said it before but I so adore that blue dress on you!
    And the hair turned out fab :)

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  8. What beautiful pics, you look amazing!

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  9. Thank you all so much!

    cat: I thought the same about them. They were a truly inspired idea by the photographer and I am so lucky that his skill matched his imagination!

    Jody: thank you!

    SKM: It is indeed that dress. The illo is copied from the original sewing pattern picture which I had my version recreated from. The idea was all the photographers, he said he had always wanted to do such a shoot and when he saw me, he knew I was the one to do it with! :D

    rhia: Thank you! I am with you on the bling ;)

    the vintage year: thank you too! Thanks for drawing my attention to your fab blog - I am off to have a read through now.

    Betty Lou: Ta, lovely. I need to go back and investigate further, I haven't been there since school and it's a fascinating place.

    FFB: I wish I could wear it every day! I will have to invest in another one for next year's wedding season!

    Paper doll: thank you so much. :)

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  10. your hair looks stunning, as does the rest of you!! is there any way you could do a post on how you do your hairstyles? i am trying victory rolls but failing miserably :(

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