Tuesday this week we did a photoshoot for this season's Partywear. Apart from one 1940s inspired dress - we were shooting dresses inspired almost completely by the 50s and early 60s. This era is perfect for our model Missy Malone who is best known for her role in the world of Burlesque and runs her own fabulous shows throughout the UK.
In leopard print as always ;-)
We have been working with Missy for 6 years and owe her special gratitude as she took a risk modelling for an unknown brand from sunny Yorkshire back in December 2010! This was our very first shoot and marked the start of a great relationship! I will include a photo from that shoot at the bottom of this post.
It must be said that we are really pleased with this collection. It was initially set to be a emerald theme - but I quickly realised that it included much more metallic and brocade fabrics than originally planned and is heavily influenced by the late 50s/early 60s chic styles - slightly longer skirt and higher necklines but really nipped in at the waist. Below are a few shots featuring a few new styles and some of our best sellers in new fabrics - including our best selling 'Foxy Lady' dress in gold shimmer brocade :-)
Pictured: 1960s Jackie O suite - New 'Gina' 1950s Prom dress - Foxy Lady Wiggle dress in gold & a new as yet unnamed early 60s dress
Most of our dresses this year have pencil/wiggle skirts rather than flare. This wasn't a conscious choice - but certainly there are trends within the vintage scene and at the moment many of us are choosing these styles over circle/gathered/petticoat skirts that were so prominent a couple of years ago.
We have introduced 2 new styles into this collection - the Gina dress with spot lace and ribbon binding and an as yet unnamed dress based on another favourite from my own vintage collection. I will be doing a special spotlight post about this dress soon as it really deserves the attention. I will also be doing a post on the 40s 'Hayworth' dress - as this is another really exciting style that we shall see more of in the future.
From our shoot in Dec 2010