This week I’ve had the difficult task of selecting shots from my recent photoshoot – difficult because there are too many splendid shots from which to select!
It has been a tricky task but below are a few of my favorite close ups of the Marilyn inspired silk evening dress made of silk purchased from Biddle Sawyer, based on London’s Berwick Street.
I always find summer evening-wear to be problematic. If it’s hot, you don’t want to be bothered with tight fitting strapless dresses in stiff dark coloured fabrics, but lighter fabrics can end up looking too bridal. For this midsummer evening dress, I used, possibly one of the most famous dresses as my inspiration. I always wanted to create my version of that dress, and more so after reading Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla. The original, I discovered was hand-pleated on the skirt and over the bust. However, as pleats take an awful lot of fabric, and I was limited to 3 mtrs and wanted to create a full-length dress, I decided to opt for soft gathers which don’t take as much fabric.