Monday, 28 September 2009

If you go down to the woods today...

I just got some rather super pictures back from one of my recent shoots, and I thought I'd show you all. I worked with the talented Tobias Key, whom I've worked with twice before. We fancied trying something a little different this time, something a bit darker and moodier. And the results were certainly that... even, dare I say it, slightly gothic!

It was a dreadful day, cold and damp, and my hair turned horrifically frizzy, very quickly. I'm glad, then, that these shots were taken from a short distance away!



My dress was one I bought last Christmas, from UK high street store Warehouse. They'd brought out a range of 30s inspired full-length gowns, and it was so wonderful to have something long enough! I'm wearing it with my red Remix platforms, which you can't really see!

Then, we decamped briefly to Toby's house, where I changed into another outfit. This time, he wanted to shoot using proper film and a vintage Pentax 6x7 camera (not *my* vintage, I think it's probably 70s) which meant a rather different look!



As you might be able to see, my hair was a total lost cause with the damp and the brushing! I wore my blue floral Swirl and navy short sleeve cardigan that I wore in my Goodwood post, with my vintage sunhat (which is black so it didn't actually go... hurrah for black & white!). These have a much more 'vintage fashion shoot' feel, don't you think? Toby and I hope to do more together soon, but if you fancy seeing any more of his work in the mean time, then do check out his site: www.tobiaskeycommercial.com.

Toodle loo!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics! love the ones in the wood

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  2. Wow lovely pics!! very nice with the gothic touch.

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  3. I really like the style of both these.
    Also, don't see any issues you may have had with the hair, looks great!

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  4. I love the black and white shot at the very top! Moody and the green dress is very fabulous xx Another great shoot Fleur x

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  5. Amazing! I especially love the first pic. You look like an Elven Goddess!

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  6. You need to not worry about your Frizz, girls hair went frizzy back in vintage times so you are perfectly authentic! :) In fact if you used special hairsprays not invented back then to prevent frizz, you'd be UNauthentic, so Yay!

    Also...you need to post this on LJ too!! xx

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  7. I think I'm rather fond of the first two. They have a very ethereal quality to them.

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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  8. You look like a fairy with this green dress

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  9. Gorgeous! The bottom two are so pensive and romantic. I'll definitely check out his work.

    P.S. Your hair looks just fine!

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  10. Beautiful shoot, I love that first color shot!

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  11. As always the pictures are beautiful!
    The first ones are great! and your hair looks great!

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  12. Thanks everyone! I like the green ones best, too, but the photographer prefers the film ones! Funny isn't it!

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  13. I covet your dress - you look like a wood nymph!

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  14. I love all of the photos but the ones in the woods are simply breathtaking! Just gorgeous!!

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  15. Delightful and gorgeous pictures! What a lovely post

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  16. Wow, looking gorgeous Fleur! I think these are possibly my favourite photos of you yet - and honestly, that dress is from Warehouse?! How DO you find such amazing high-street frocks?!

    Bella x

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  17. Wow, the photo with the green dress is so beautiful, I have the impression of a painting.

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  18. I like the one best in the woods, with colour...

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  19. Those are simply gorgeous! The first one is especially stunning...the colours are really moody and the whole photo has a very magical effect. So very lovely!

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  20. lovely pictures - what foundation do you use?

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  21. Can you post a link to where you bought that beautiful gown? Love it! I read your blog several times a day, greetings from Norway! Love your style :)
    check out my blog if you want to www.cummie.blogg.no, even if it's all in norwegian

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  22. These are wonderful. I, too, like the ones in the woods the best. Although, there's nothing like the quality of film, is there?
    -Andi x

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  23. Wonderful pics, you look spectacular! like a green fairy in the dark wood :)
    Your work with this photographer is always stunning!
    Frizzy hair is such a boring thing..but you did a great job after all!

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  24. that first color photo is *particularly* gorgeous

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  25. I just had to say that I am in total awe of you. You remind me so much of Virgina O'Brien.

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  26. What a gorgeous green dress! And that was from Warehouse... must remember to check out these places! The gothic look suits you very well but I am a big fan of brooding pictures - they tell such stories!

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  27. Beautiful! Green suits you so well :)

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  28. I love your picture in the woods with the green dress...You look like one of Dante Gabriel Rosetti's paintings!!

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