"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art Of Fashion "La Belle Époque" Photoshoot

Bonjour :)

After the Art Of Fashion Design Competition, which you can read up on here and here, I wanted to do a photoshoot with each of the models wearing dresses of their choice in partial repayment for their hard work (& to document my own work of course ;).  This is the first shoot with Karina & Kathleen - hopefully I'll be able to shoot & post the other ladies soon, although I'll have to find an indoor venue...

I love photoshoots!!  I love finding the venue, doing the hair & makeup, styling the pieces, photographing the models, editing the photos!  But, although I have a nice basic digital camera, I really want to get one that is more photographer-appropriate (suggestions are welcome!).

This time, for the shoot, I decided to switch it up a bit from the competition & have a cleaner, sexier look for the hair & makeup to modernize the pieces a bit more.  I loved the setting, which my mother, Norah, & Kathleen found!  I really like how the soft dresses play off the hard surfaces.  I also played around with the light & colour filters a bit in photoshop to change the feeling of the dresses.  Karina & Kathleen were, as you can see, amazing!  Everything looks so good on them!  I hope they had as much fun as I did :)





  1. I love the last pic and the draped dress. So beautiful!

    x Nia

  2. Hey I just saw your comment!

    Your pieces look stuuunnning against that background! What an amazing building! My favourite is the blue dress with the smocked top


  3. love, love, love, clothes, models, site...

  4. What a fantastic location for a photo shoot!

    Everything looks great--- well done!

  5. A great photoshoot at a fantastic place, congrats! :) And also on the LALM feature! :)

  6. Wow, what a blog! I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is. Youre what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who isnt afraid to tell it like it is. This is definitely something people need to be up on. Good luck in the future, man.


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