We styled the most amazing shoot this week! We asked seven designers to send us their favourite gowns, their most innovative creations, so we could put together a shoot that was one-of-a-kind, elegant and extravagant. Our theme involved vintage-style fascinators and hats, lashings of accessories and a bit of bridal attitude. Come behind the scenes on our most creative shoot yet...
|Sharon Blain of The Art of Hair created an incredible high bun using crimping and sewing techniques for a look that was cutting edge,
and Julie Elton Makeup Artist created smoky eyes and glowing skin for a high fashion finish
Our brief to the team was "help us create a look that's luxurious, edgy and unique" to show off some gorgeous gowns in a way they've never been seen before, styled to the nines and exploring the art of excess.
|Left: Sharon Blain's innovative sewing technique creates a luxuriously high hairstyle,
Right: Our model Zoe Loveland gets ready for her close up in a gown and shrug by Karen Willis Holmes and stunning BVLGARI jewellery
|Left: Photographic Assistant Tom checks the light metre to ensure the perfect shot of a Christina Rossi gown with headpiece by Heavenly Collections,
Right: Makeup Artist Julie Elton and The Art of Hair's Sharon Blain place a sparkling headpiece by Wendy Louise Designs
As the day wore on and more gowns were delivered, the team became even more excited. The gowns the designers had sent us were not only unique, they were truly different to anything we'd shot before and we delighted in styling and accessorising to create bold bridal beauty.
|Left: Model Zoe Loveland shines in a signature gown by Sugar & Spice, fascinator by Viktoria Novak Designs and accessories by Najo,
Right: Our incredibly talented Photographer Justin Aveling moves in close for the perfect shot
|Left: Model Zoe is impossibly beautiful between shots in a headpiece by Wendy Louise Designs and a gown by Alfred Angelo,
Right: Stylists Kimberlee Kessler and Rosemary Slade stop for a moment to admire their handiwork
|Left: A Karen Willis Holmes glamour gown sparkles alongside BVLGARI jewellery,
Right: Finishing touches on our last shot of the day - a stunning gown by Fiorenza with necklaces by Paula Loves Paris,
earrings by Wendy Louise Designs and a vintage style fascinator by Viktoria Novak Designs
Our incredibly talented team: Photographer - Justin Aveling, Hair - Sharon Blain for The Art of Hair, Makeup - Julie Elton with MAC,
Stylists - Kimberlee Kessler and Rosemary Slade, Model - Zoe Loveland, Chadwicks.
Our soundtrack for the day: The Fame - Lady Gaga, Like a Virgin - Madonna, Christina Aguilera - Car Wash
What do you think of our vintage luxe theme with stacks of accessories and en vogue vintage style headpieces? What kind of shoot would you like to see next? Leave your comments or stop by Facebook and say howdy.
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