Summer designs in Valley Gardens

I spent a splendidly silly hour this morning, together with photographer Maddie Johnson, as we gave the mannequin her first outing and strut her stuff in my latest summer designs.  We ended up in the glorious setting of Valley Gardens, Harrogate.  The gardens always look good and never more so than with the background of a beautiful sky (thank goodness it was today and not yesterday), brilliant sunshine… and a few tourists offering some styling advice (sadly I wasn’t quick enough to get a shot of the Japanese tourists photographing our photo-shoot?!).

Below are my snapshots.  Can’t wait to see Maddie’s professional offerings.

First up, the lace and silk cocktail dress completed yesterday.
First up, the lace and silk cocktail dress completed yesterday.
Spotty silk evening dress
Spotty silk evening dress kept blowing over in the the breeze
Finally finished this silk dress first thing today!  The hand pleats on the bodice took hours to create and the circular skirt needed several days of "hanging" before it could be completed.
Finally finished this silk dress first thing today! The hand pleats on the bodice took hours to create and the circular skirt needed several days of “hanging” before it could be completed.
I love this shot.  It's so hard to shoot green in a garden but the purple flowers set it off perfectly.
I love this shot. It’s so hard to shoot green in a garden but the purple flowers set it off perfectly.

 

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