MARGUERITE IN STRAWBERRY SKIES.
Welcome to the photo shoot for one of my latest designs, and the first to be revealed under the MSS label, Odile. My original idea for this shoot was 'run-away' as opposed to 'runway'. I also wanted to juxtapose this soft, flowing, innocent design with something harsh, something real. Luckily I have a set of grungy, graffitied stairs at my doorstep, which I decided to work with. After taking a few shots of these stairs I decided I loved the look of them flooded with light. The photos were taken at 800 ISO, F4 and 1/3 second shutter speed to let in an enormous amount of light. The shoot was done at night as I wanted only artificial light, I used a flash and the two (rather dull and flickering) flourescent lights already installed.
Marguerite in Strawberry Skies is a lolita-inspired concept label based in Newcastle, Australia. My designs are influenced by a wide variety of styles and ideas with a definite lolita overtone. Currently I'm studying Fine Art and Education, majoring in Fibers/ Textiles with minors in Photography and Art History at Newcastle University. I hope you enjoy my work. :)
This shoot was absolutely a one girl show. From the sketchbook, to the actual making of the dress, hair and make-up, taking the photos, modeling and editing as well as creating the logo, everything was done by one girl - Manon Marguerite.
For more info on Marguerite in Strawberry Skies and more photos from this shoot visit my blog http://margueriteinstrawberryskies.blog
All Photos © Manon M. Weber 2010
EDIT: click on the photos for a larger view ^^