Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Autumn Photoshoot

Autumn Photoshoot

Despite our national preference for long summer evenings and a greater prospect of heat than normal, I am glad summer has broken to Autumn. I love the colours, the weather ain't really that bad and the best thing about Autumn is the clothing.

We start planning the seasonal collections in advance and our Autumn shoot was actually done in July. However, you wouldn't have known it for the weather.

Plenty of new colours and styles

Colours for this season's collection are:-
- navy
- coral
- rich earthy colours such as deep reds, stone, mustard and brown
- black as always

Its difficult to follow specific colour palettes when we also try to represent the decades separately (20s through to 60s) - but we feel with this collection we have nailed it.

The Shoot

Many will recall we used to do era photoshoots using a model to identify with that decade (30s at the Midland Hotel, 40s with Lola Lamour etc). However, I decided to change this to a seasonal shoot where i can include whatever i want without restriction. This is because I design a style when it feels right not because we are doing a specific photoshoot.

So for the moment, our shoots feature 20s dresses right through to 60s - but as many of our customers mix decades and looks whenever they like - this seems right for now.

Again we used Tanya Beetham - a fabulous model who brings that something extra special to each shoot. Her colouring of strawberry blonde works great with the season palette and I just love freckles cos it reminds me of my sister Becky ;-)

The lovely Bethany joined us again and worked her magic - I wanted a soft hairstyle of flowing curls that would translate across the eras represented by the shoot.

We again used the set for the shoot - using the wallpaper theme to join the collection. Chris Lord was the photographer and again brought a new approach to the shoot. He is a very inspiring photographer and we have recently worked on a menswear shoot together which will be soon revealed.

New Products

We have some amazing 20s dresses coming in chiffons and a collection of dresses and separates in an exclusive vintage repro print on rayon marocaine crepe!!! (for fabric fans - you will know why this is exciting...).

I am hoping to get a look book online soon - but email us if you want a brochure as we have a few left from Goodwood.


To Bethany for always being delightful http://www.bethanyjanedavies.com
To Tanya for being a free spirit - never change :-)
To Chris for being up for owt! http://www.chrislordphotography.co.uk 
To Sue - for the coffee and running around

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