Women come in all shapes and sizes, we are as different as our likes and dislikes. Here is a small colllection of different styles... whats your style..
When I first saw these gorgeous yellow holdens from Holden Oldies I fell head over in heels for them. And just wanted to do something with them. Not the typical Rock-a-billy which has become almost the new normal ! But wanted a elegant dress ( from the amazing Jennifer Gifford Designs) a city scape (Brisbane City) .. And a little bit of magic from Nat at Milque Photography.
I love cityscapes and bright red doors....
Concept/ Art direction ~ Isabella Armstrong - Design Me Vintage
Yellow Cabs : Holden Oldies (Brisbane)
Photography: Milque Photography
Dress: Jennifer Gifford Designs
Shoes : DMV ( Thanks to Ferne Carmichael)
Jewellery : Rose Gold (DMV)
Bouquet; Design Me Vintage
Location: Brisbane CBD & Newstead wool sheds.
Sometimes when ideas float in your head, it only takes a chance meeting, a picture, a comment to secure the concept fully in your mind. This happened when I met the beautiful sisters Sophia and Molly. Their personalities, striking looks, high cheekbones, freckles and green eyes could only be capped by the fact they were identical twins. Heaven!
I have always wanted to do a forest style shoot, memories of my childhood, mixed with the fantasy worlds I read about. I wanted to show girls being more than the princess styled fairies, which I do love but show them being the gentle, sweet, nurtured and natural but with strength and protecting the forest they love.
In less than two months I had the pleasure of meeting a friend of a friend, who arrived fresh from Wales with two daughters, identical twins with such a similar look to my older twins , I audibly gasped - I think my first words were .. "Can I photograph your daughters?"
Two sets of Identical twins that look alike `equals photo shoot heaven, wouldn't you say?
When I spoke to the amazingly talented Casey from Casey Jane Photography about my idea and was so blessed and excited to work with this amazing young photographer, whose eye for detail, energy and commitment were so inspiring. We set a date and went full steam ahead.
The experienced eye of Shantelle (Shantelle Hall Hair and Make Up) captured the natural look with a sense of drama. I can tell she knows her stuff!
Designing and sewing costumes for this shoot was wonderful with all the typical will this fit/work feel and look right dilema's us creatives have, but I am so pleased how they came up.
I have to say making the bow and arrows was by far the most frustrating and rewarding prop ever made by DMV!
Huge shout out to our shoot assistant Peyton, who had pulled out all the stops, she climbed trees to hold lights/flashes in all the right places, flicked leeches of us, and could find any light with her reflector in a forest was amazing.
Thank you girls, your work ethic, your "never mind the leeches" attitude, your ability to take direction, made you four the best four models I could have found. ~ Isabella
Concept / Art Direction : Isabella Armstrong ~ Design Me Vintage
Photography : Casey Jane Photography
Hair and Make up : Shantelle Hall Hair and Make Up
Photography & Shoot Assistant : Peyton Leahy
Models : Sophia and Molly (older twins)
Daisy and Milly (younger twins)
Costume Design : Design Me Vintage
Location : Antarctic Beech Forest, Spring brook, Qld.
Pip StudiosBeautiful pottery and textiles from Pip Studio
PIP designs products she would like to buy if she could find them, which is usually not the case. Her vision on her designs is actually quite simple, practical and sincere: Most PIP products are available throughout Europe in the better specialist shops and chain stores. PIP is also currently attracting a lot of attention outside Europe. She is beginning to make a name for herself in Australia and is taking her first careful steps in America too.
Stunning items from Greengate Copenhagen.
The Garden Collection... beautiful summery tea towels, glasses, water bottles, jugs, flasks, cupcake toppers and other items.
Sometimes you meet a prospective client who tells you they want a design from you which you always wanted to do. Mary~Anne sent me a design brief, for soft , feminine, dark, with bows, skulls and bats. In Pinks, Creams, Lace and vintage.. I was so excited...
That was before she sent me her amazing pre wedding photos .. This incredible fantastical and brave engagement shoot.
It was then I swooned and could not wait to start and send her bouquet. ..
Mary Anne opted for a more subtle classic toned down wedding day. But Im so pleased she let her hair down for the e-shoot.
Sometimes its just nice to get a beautiful reaction from a bride.. Mary-Anne shared this when she finally got to meet her " Truly Madly Deeply"
YOU ARE AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!
I dunno how u managed to make the bouquet SOOOO MEEEEEEE its frecky!!!
I am IN LOVE with that little skull with the pink ribbon on it sooooooooo cuteee!!!!
I knew it was gona be amazing but seriously you outdid yourself!!!!!
My bridesmaids kept on saying "wow" wow" wow"
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!
Once again YOU R AMAZING!!!
Will send final payment over xox
It was certainly my pleasure :) Bella
Photography; Laura Manariti Photography cake toppers : Etsy