Saturday morning saw a group of us at the Leeds Club – a private members gentlemen’s club in Leeds City Centre – taking advantage of the beautiful setting to shoot some Eliza dresses. Stepping into the Leeds Club, located on Albion Place in Leeds, is like taking a step back in time to a more genteel time, so of course it should be the perfect setting for another Eliza Wyke/Nicky Chadwick shoot.
For once we had an indoor setting (and the weather was fine and warm) and a splendid changing room (which makes a change for the models from laying down in the back of a car or getting changed behind coats!). Some of the dresses have been photographed before, whilst some are new designs.
Once again Zaira Cantara (www.zairacantara.com) worked her magic to create extra special make up looks.
Gillian Tinney of Dee & Gee Designs (www.deeandgeedesigns.co.uk) came along to dress our models in her unique designs of jewellery.
Even my mother decided to take her turn at modelling by wearing a couple of Mother of the Bride outfits (including her own mother of the bride specially designed and made for my wedding last December).
And at the end of the shoot, I decided to try my hand at a spot of modelling, in this my own design peach-skin silk shift… don’t worry I won’t give up the day job!