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Black Swan White Swan

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Last month I was very excited to be asked by Make up Artist and Hair Stylist Julia Jeckell to contribute to a collaborative project on the theme of “Black Swan White Swan”.

I confess, although I loaned some items for the shoot, I’m not entirely sure I was worthy of a credit, as I didn’t actually make anything for the shoot.  My contributions were a headpiece from my own personal millinery collection and a few pairs of my rather ancient ballet shoes…a couple of pairs are officially vintage, darlings!

Unfortunately, this 50’s style wraparound feathered headpiece has never looked quite this good on me and the ballet shoes, which I have worn at different pointes (pun intended!) in my adult life, have never looked so elegant.  Seeing my shoes again (after having been tucked at the back of the wardrobe for far too long!) also made me realise how much they actually mean to me, and why I simply cannot part with them.  As a result, they have ended up with their own little story, dedicated to them, on my Facebook page.

I’ve only posted a few of the beautiful images created by this super talented team, but you can see the full selection on Julia’s Facebook page.

My thanks to Julia for the invitation to get involved and my gratitude to all the team for making my persistent hoarding seem, now, worthwhile!

Photographer by Shelley Richmond Photography
Make up and Hair by Julia Jeckell
Flowers by Campbell’s Flowers
Headpiece by Imogen’s Imagination
Styling Anna Straw
Models Izzy James and Sadie Straw