5/22/11

just for fun






Last weekend I knit myself a beret version of Leila in Kelp to match a vintage dress. A dress that I can not (will not, and never have been able to) fit into. But, I knew just the gal with just the right (slender) measurements who would be able to slide that zipper up with no trouble at all—Abigail. She's a lovely model we use for Quince and she was getting ready to move away from Portland (boohoo!) last Monday. I really wanted to give her the dress before she set sail, but I also really, really wanted to photograph her in it. Just for fun. And, so I did...wearing Leila.
Note to the stylist (that was me): Pull hat up off forehead, so it actually looks like a beret. (oh, the things I think of after the shoot is over.)

ps: that is Abigail's empty apartment. such a beautiful space.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful! The photos, the hat, the model. Just lovely.

madder said...

Thanks, Erin!

vjf said...

Beautiful woman, beautiful dress, beautiful knit and beautiful place for a... beautiful picture (as always)... I do understand you were sad to say goodbye. Don't worry though, i'm the slender type too, so next time you'll be looking for a new home for another vintage dress, i'd be glad to help ☺

madder said...

Oh, I'll keep that in mind!
:)

Katherine said...

Gorgeous pictures! The design elements in each shot are stunning.

madder said...

thanks!

Regina said...

So no more Abigail in the lovely quince photos! That is sad. Lovely as always - I have had a couple of vintage dresses I have tried ever so hard to fit into, but none as pretty as this one.

Barb T. said...

The photos, like all of yours, are so beautiful. I am sorry to hear your lovely model is leaving, but hopefully there is someone new in your sights!
To be able to wear a gorgeous dress like that--sigh! And even though the hat may be a beret, I like having it pulled down on her forehead.

madder said...

Yes, I need to get out and scout for new models...and new vintage dresses...