Oh how I loved this shoot! I couldn’t believe how well everything came together. I knew I wanted to do something vintage and creative. I was inspired by Marie Antoinette and by a victorian inspired shoot done by my mentor Sue Bryce for this shoot. I wanted it to be a relatively simple and clean look even though it was inspired by a decadent era, and focus more on the poses and stunning beauty of my senior model Gabi. For this shoot I ended up creating everything to make the look myself, and I am not naturally a very crafty person. This was pretty much my first time sewing and I am overjoyed with how everything turned out. I tea stained yards and yards of tulle and made a skirt and bodice. I sewed my great grandmother's lace and beadwork to the bodice to create a more vintage look. For the wig, I looked everywhere for a Marie Antoinette wig but hated all of them, so I bought a cheep red long wig on eBay and styled it myself (something I am usually rubbish at). I was so lucky to have Gabi as a model for this shoot, she followed all my directions to a T even when the poses felt bizarre and uncomfortable. Creating work like this makes my heart sing and I want to do so many more of these create shoots. Stepping out of my comfort zone was a little scary, but I am so in love with this kind of work now. Who’s up next? Let’s create together!