I have recently had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Rosalind Jana from Clothes Cameras and Coffee for the second time on this oriental themed shoot. Roz just never fails to look like an absolute goddess in front of the camera! Had a lovely time both photographing her and being photographed by her and I can't wait to show you her photos of me soon too!
I was actually originally inspired by a shoot by fashion photographer Sebastian Mader of the captivatingly striking Kelly Mittendorf. The contrast between model and clothing is just stunning and Rosalind's English-Rose infused beauty is just the perfect juxtaposition to the oriental clothing and backdrop! - It's times like this when being Chinglish (half Chinese and half English) really pays off, as you find yourself with cupboards of Chinese silk scarves and brocades and wardrobes bursting with beautiful oriental clothing. -Must admit, this was a very fun look to style! And yes, the peony is real! Fresh from our gorgeously Chinglish garden actually ;)
The clothes are a mixture of modern and old, including a Zara kimono top, my mum's Chinese silk dressing gown, skirt and brocade jacket - which has the most gorgeous peony design to compliment the real one! - and those gorgeous gold shoes and skirt from Roz's own fabulous wardrobe ;) I have also included some traditional japanese geisha hair ornaments and ukata belt (yes, I know I'm mixing my oriental cultures!)
My previous project with Rosalind (funnily enough, also focussing on silk...) can be found here: Silk-Spun and also on her blog, accompanied by an incredibly moving piece she wrote about her father's struggle with depression: Swimming and Spinning. Roz's photographs and impeccable styling of me from the last shoot can also be found here: Tatty Patchwork