The generic theme and feel was something I had long in mind – fields, poppies, cornflowers – mixing the mythology and folklore images from a variety of cultures – Greek Demeter/Ceres, Celtic and Slavic elements all combined into a Harvest goddess.
Time and life was against us this time – we unexpectedly had to move house, and trying to do that as well as keep up with orders, new online shop etc took its toll.
But when unpacking the boxes I can across the corset from our previous shoots ( you might recognize it from the Summer bride and from the Autumn Bride shoots! ) inspiration struck and we decided to do it after all.
From all the Seasons, this one was the least difficult and time consuming to prepare – I was recycling a corset and the dress was a length of muslin gathered at the shoulders. the headgear and hair was made from the scratch – but altogether the whole outfit took about 4 hours to make.
The corset: silk underbust prepared – i stitched on gold net to provide base for sticking stuff through it
and wove in bits of wheat, etc found in the nearby field…
The same materials, wheat, the flowers etc formed the crown…
The hair was next – the wig I had ordered some 3 weeks didn’t arrive and so i nipped to the local wig shop and got 3 packs of long extensions – ironically in m natural hair colour! plus some nail varnish, blue contact lenses etc. I plaited 2 bits of extensions and used the third one to formed the head….
and that’s how it looked on without the crown….
Make up was done with bronzing and honey colours – makes the blue lenses stand out a bit more!
and a few hours later, towards sunset we drove over to a nearby field. Lucas got the technical paraphernalia ready…
And there you have it – 4 seasons done and dusted! what’s next – well, toying with an idea of doing the Elements…. 🙂
photography – Pitcheresque Imagery
clothes etc – Prior Attire