When I went to Frome, Somerset, back in September to do a spot of modelling for Deadly Is The Female I was lucky enough to shoot additional outfits for the blog with Deadly team member, Gayle, aka Porcelain Photography, with Deadly H&MU artist Lolita Noir on hand as well to style my hair. All three of us brainstormed what we would shoot and how, wanting to do something fun, and a Snow White inspired suggestion was quickly made then pounced upon.
All Photography by Porcelain Photography
Hair styled by Lolita Noir/Lauren
I kicked myself when I realised I had forgotten to bring a shiny red apple along for the shoot, but we still enjoyed finding ways to create a fairy-tale feel. The ivory capelet is from Tara Starlet, their famous Caroline cape which I managed to snag on sale for £30 rather than £150 at the end of summer. It’s a well-made quality cape featuring pockets, hood and decent heavyweight fabric perfectly suited for snugness in winter, so newbies to Tara Starlet can rest assured that their made-in-England pieces are top quality. The shoes are New Look, one of my favourite places to check for inexpensive shoes of all different kinds since their styles vary so widely. And then there’s the dress.
This is the Audrey Fifties Style dress in red from Style Icon’s Closet, a UK based company that produces vintage inspired pieces for both modern and authentic tastes, all custom made. The dress I’m wearing is available to buy in a mini version with a 17″ length skirt for £43, or custom made as pictured in the 26″ tea length version for an additional £10 fee. It’s available in red, black and Tiffany blue, and I am in love with the simple wide turnover bust. There’s something elegant about a straight-across strapless bodice like this, and I’m excited that I can so easily glam this dress up for an evening out as well as throw on with a pair of cat’s eye sunglasses and flats for a simple day look.
Style Icon’s Closet ask you to select your dress size when ordering your piece but still I received a prompt email requesting my exact measurements so that my dress could be made to order for a perfect fit, which it is. It even arrived with a cherry hair clip and a beautiful floral silky scarf as free gifts. I was really pleased with my buying experience from them and I plan to purchase from them again: maybe the same dress in black? What can I say, I like what I like.
Thank you Gayle and Lauren for such amazing work on our shoot, I had a lovely time!