Making ‘Sleeping Beautys’ outfit
Whenever I have a shoot to do, I will always try and find the best way of making it look as good as I can. For instance, when you come to dress a model, it is very important to theme the clothing to suit the shoot, and it is very easy to get it wrong. If I cannot afford to dress them I will not do it until I can, or find a cheaper way of doing something that will look as good. (basically don’t go cheap and fudge it, it wont work!x)
It’s not actually finished yet, I might change it about a bit, depends what it looks like on Emily. I think initially its quite sweet, even if it is a bit blingy, I can calm it down when I make the set for the shoot, I want to have white ivy (sprayed matt white) possibly over white fur, depends what colours I can find! most of the time white fur looks a little yellow. For the hair, Natasha Pearson who owns Pearson and Clarke hairdressers in Frinton is going to be doing something beautiful, I think I will just leave it to Natasha to decide the look, she always gets it bang on so it’s a nice surprise for me too!
Not always from scratch
Tadaa ( I wish I had the three Fairies wands!)
-A bra with no underwire, (Which is why it has the flat band under the bust)
-Some costume jewellery which was actually from Primark, it was a ring and bracelet piece that goes over your hand (slightly Indian styled) x 3
-Large and small Gems,
-Needle and Cotton
I also bought half a metre of stretch lace which was sewn to the band of the Bra, I wanted a bit more coverage and I love the Floosie bras atm. Although, it would still have looked sweet shorter.
As for make-up, I’m going very pale, pale lips, with just a bit of pink blush on the cheeks, then really long eyelashes with a slick of top line, I usually use MAC for top liner as it does not come off and I also have a lovely angled brush which makes it easier. The shot will be waist and above so it does not matter too much what Emily wears below her tummy, I could always give her a skirt but it would have to match the top, so maybe just her knick nacs will suffice! I am so excited about doing this shoot! the last one was Snow White and the one after will be Ariel the Little Mermaid, another Disney Princess.
Most of the time I will be able to find something suitable other times I will make things from scratch, I am lucky enough to be able to design and stitch my way through a shoot and come up with something not too bad. For this shoot I wanted a really beautiful brassiere, all white with lots of sparkly bits and a deep rib, very ‘Princessy’ as its the Disney look I’m going for. It needed to have a bit of glitz but not be too tacky.
What I have made so far probably wouldn’t look out of touch with a Gypsy wedding top, but it’s the styling around it that will change the look of it overall, These are the steps.
Aurora obviously does not wear the sort of outfit that I am making. I don’t need to do what Disney do and match every detail, I can do my own but still connect to the stereotypes, just a little more modern.
Aurora-Sleeping Beauty by Disney