This week has been about waterfall braids, chandeliers and Louis armchairs, all with an underlying element of frustration at unobtainability. I did get a bargain on some Wildfox earrings though so it’s not all bad.
I’ve admired Gary Crozier‘s doll-like portraits for some years, since I was first asked to collaborate on a shoot with him. We have since made contact but didn’t manage to arrange anything so it was a nice surprise to get a message from him, nearly 2 years later, saying he was coming to Manchester and would like to shoot.
I thought his style would lend it’s self well to my new lingerie range, Persephone, which features a mixture of light and dark, delicate and edgy designs.
We had our hair tied back during the shoot and at the end Gary took close up pictures of twisted sections of our hair, which he then used to create the crazy, elaborate hairstyles you see in the pictures.
I’m really pleased with the results, I think Gary did a great job with the background and making each model look like an individual character. I really think these would make a good post card set. If anyone fancies themselves as a Gary Crozier doll, you can get a quote and some info here.
The weather has been so cold around here recently that I’m pretty sure summer is canceled this year. I’m actually pretty sure I haven’t gotten any proper wear out of my summer clothes in the 9 years I’ve been living in the UK. Maybe London was a bit better but Manchester is pretty grey and wet.
All of this serves to make holidays more exciting. Last year I was so desperate to get away that I didn’t put much effort into my appearance and I regretted it when I saw the pictures. I was most unhappy with my hair on/after the beach so I decided to have a think about some interesting hair styles that might also look good when my hair is wet and after my it has faded from the sun/sea. It’s really difficult to maintain light coloured hair in that sort of climate.