Agnes at the Palazzo
For those of you following my Instagram, you have seen a little taste of this shoot. If you don’t follow, here is a little backstory. It all started with this amazing dress which I found on Etsy by the talented duo AquatalisBoutique . You may have seen some of their work over on Rogier’s Blog this week. It took a while for this gown to get to me because the first one was lost in the vast quagmire of postal services between Vietnam and my home. Aquatalis was great about it and after we waited a reasonable time without the dress showing up, they promptly made and mailed another one. Excellent customer service and kept me informed the whole time. When I saw this gown I immediately thought of Dolce & Gabbana and their 2012 and 2013 collections. Such vibrant color and opulence. I needed an appropriate backdrop. Nothing I had was doing it for me. So….time for a new one and I went to the Dutch still life masters to find inspiration. I had seen a wall covering recently that I was obsessed with and wanted to do something similar…this set was what came from all that brainstorming.
Inspiration room photo…
The beginnings of a new background
The headdress is the necklace from Fiorella Silkstone Barbie. The flowers have been digitally altered to match the dress.
The detail on this dress is really something!
The minis in these shots are Orcara miniatures. These items are from their red wine set. Above are miniature paper sunflowers found at local craft store.
And the perfect photo to express the Agnes attitude.
Aaaaaaand swoon! She’s the one Agnes I fegrwt selling, but Elise was all “get her outta here, this is my house!”
To which Giselle said “excuse me?”
And then Poppy tapped them.on the shoulders and said “…really..?”
Really stunning all around. Perfect dress on the perfect model in the perfect setting !
May 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm
Awwww Matt…how do I love thee…let me count the ways 🙂 I laughed out loud at this one. I love the conversations that go on between your collection. Sounds like a lot of egos you have to deal with. I am thrilled you like the photos. I was really happy with how they turned out and in particular that backdrop. I have been wanting to do that for a while just didn’t have a reason…until this dress. 😉
May 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm
This is one of the best I’ve seen. Reminds me of Morocco! Love the little hat.
May 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm
Thank you Melissa. Yes, the rich colors are very Moroccan too.
May 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm
Beautiful colors – is that all hand beaded too? It is very Moroccan!!!
May 28, 2016 at 12:36 am
Thank you so much for showing the stages and the final photos, the detail,is incredible and your photos are truly inspiring. I love the dress and the fabric compliments it so well. All I can add is WOW. X
May 28, 2016 at 2:48 am
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