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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Antique GOLD gown


My latest design, on eBay.

08 I had so much fun creating this dress and truly enjoyed it, and maybe I will be creating some of these elegant dresses more often in the future;).
Must say that beside a lot of time engaged in creating it, I spent a lot of money for all the fabrics and other material. Just that beautiful embroidered dupioni silk with pearls costs 50$ per meter and it was a bit difficult to work with it, as it has all those 3D embroidered beads, that when it comes to serge or sew near, it was just like taking them off and later on putting them back:(
But I really like the result, and so does Marta, who was refusing to take it off after shooting,LOL.



Taking about taking pics, I also had a bit of trouble, that looking at it now, can also be called luck??? Ok, I've chosen the perfect place for the session, the vintage rusty gate, that is just the building next to my mom's;)


I took my mom's vintage gold mirror and a chair...all that was giving me the sense and look of a bit vintage in style and all darkish, with patina.....I wanted that gold shade of the dress to pop-up!!! Oh, I was so excited and even spoke before with a friend about some tips how not to get that overexposed look of the outfit, due to the fact that it was a lot of sunlight coming to the gate and also the fact that I don't have a profy camera to shoot with, so it was all based more to the instinct and good luck, I suppose.


So, while I was setting the parameters on my camera, I accidentally choose as sensibility ISO 1600, and all my shoots ended with big grainy look:(. I was so angry with me, even because I really like them, I mean the composition and the light and the atmosphere (reminding me of the Vermeer paintings....)



Anyway, I had to redo the pics next day (which wasn't so fun like the mirror ones, but at least they are more beautiful sharp), in the neighborhood, as well, just where I took the pics of my Royal gown last year;)





frstyfrolk/Cyndi said...

I though she was in a dance recital, You are a fabulous seamstress!

smiles, cyndi

Sharon said...

I love the graininess of the pics. I think it gives the set a very vintage feel. What Princess would ever want to take that gown off??

My Vintage Studio said...

Beautiful! Your gown is wonderful...great work! Your photos show well.

crochetdlane said...

Wow Katarina!!! That dress is TDF!!! You are just AMAZING!!! I love all of the photos and Marta looks beautiful as always!! Everything is beautifully done!



Amanda said...

I think the grainyness (if that's a word, lol) gives the pics a more rustic, antique look.... they look good. The dress is absolutely gorgeous!!

Chris said...

Breathtaking !!! This is the most beautiful dress I've seen in a long time.

XO, Chris

richelle*leanne said...

This is so beautiful and you can just tell by your daughter's face that she adores it. I love where you take your photos, there is always so much character in the architecture. A feast for the eyes! :)

Katarina said...

THANK you all sooooooooo much!!!!!

Katarina said...

Wow!!! What a amazing dress!!

Brooke said...

I will have you design my wedding dress someday.