After all those days and weeks and months and finally, years of covid isolation, followed by however long it took me to get going again and put together a photo shoot, we did it! Finally! And not one, but two. Two photo shoots because I had too many pieces for just one.
One thing that always happens after a good shoot is the difficulty of choosing the photos I want out of the hundreds of shots taken. After scrolling through and ruthlessly dropping image after image, I like to end up with about 5 or 6 photos of each piece.
My choices tend to fall into two categories. The so very cool photos that show the feeling of a piece. They’re beautiful or interesting or full of energy, but not so easy to understand the garment. The other kind shows off the shape of the coat or the jacket, so that’s good. But if I’m not careful those kind can drift towards dull. The idea is to find the ones that are between too crazy and confusing and those that are too dull and boring. It’s the goldilocks principal, not too hot, not too cold,…
For example, my shawl collar coat is a loose, full coat with a wide collar. In this photo you get a pretty good idea of the shape of the coat and see how the collar falls.
I used a bold red and white shibori for the collar and appliquéd squares of another shibori all over. Check out a post I did about this coat as I worked on it here.
But I also love the drama of this shot. You see how the fabric moves and falls. You can also see the third shibori fabric I used as a lining under the collar.
Also visible, the trench coat Flo is wearing under the coat.
I designed the coat below thinking about the joy and freedom of letting go. You jump and soar up into the sky, the ocean far below.
The colorful cranes are flying up and over the ocean waves below.
Exactly like the picture below, let go and soar.
A pieced black and white jacket and pants I’m calling Piano Jazz. I made the jacket first and thought I was finished. But I wanted more something. More jazz! The perfect answer, pants!
This is just how I feel when I see someone wearing my clothes! They come alive!
Sometimes I can get both feelings in one picture, like this beautiful shot of a full skirt. You see and understand the shape of the skirt and at the same time, get a feeling of what I was aiming for, dancing, twirling and happy joy.
You can see more photos of these pieces in my web-shop. Check them out here.