I've been craving more. I've been craving Victoria. I've been craving Authentic. Art. Richness. Newness. I appreciate the soft grunge. The 90's. The mod. The clean. The baggy. (I'm a mom of 2, believe me - I love the "oversize" anything.
And I know I am not alone. I've heard the call for details that cant be mass produced. When everyone seems to wear what everyone else is wearing. When we can all be placed in a box. Well, then, the artist is me has a nervous breakdown, and I want a break through.
So hear is what Im proposing to the future of fashion.
Victorian. Hard up Victorian.
I want details. Rich materials. I want glass buttons and velvet trimmings. I want embroidery and sharp pointed sophistication and I want loose, droopy clingy sensual silks and Spanish shoulders. Let's get Italian luxury and soulful romance. Let's get almost spiritual with our textiles. Capture the innerness of romance. The beauty found inside the stirrings within us.
Maybe that's a little too deep for wardrobe discussions, but when My medium is clothes and textiles, then it's in me to see art in every textile upon the skin. And, hey, when did it become only O.K. for little girls and babies to wear lace, ruffles, and ribbons in their hair while shopping? Why do I need a date, event, or reason to polish up? Done right, you can be extraordinary, I know this to be true, because I have worn ruffles at the plaza and only get stopped for compliments.
So here is what this Saturday's shoot will exhibit,
A little Lily Elsi.
Nods to the Victorian elegance,
We sought the displays of our inner desires.
Owner & artist, Amanda, never received any formal training for her photography, styling, and directing. Yet, she creates amazing images that resemble her unique look into a fairytale vintage world. These images can be seen in magazines and blogs all around the globe.