Friday, 19 October 2012

The Red Shoes

Photos and Styling by me
Model: Jazz
 A self portrait Jazz took.
For everyone's wardrobe, I think at least one pair of classic red shoes is needed. The perfect shade for such shoes being cherry or hot red. Whether they are thrown on casually with jeans and a shirt, or tucked away and only brought out on special occasions and donned at parties. While the only red shoes in my possession are the ones worn above, ideally I'd have about ten pairs - making sure red gumboots, converse and pointy-toed pumps are included in the mix, and of course, red dancing shoes. I can't think of red shoes without provoking the images of full skirts, tea dresses, tulle, dancing girls and swishing underskirts too. As well as the line of lyrics "put on your red shoes and dance the blues" from David Bowie's song 'Let's Dance.' And not to forget the gruesome tale 'The Red Shoes' by Hans Christian Andersen (which gave me the title for this post.)

The above photos are from the second shoot I did with my beautiful god-sister, Jazz, when she stayed over. After all the shoots my room was such a mess - clothes everywhere! My entire collection of silk spread out on my bed - we both have an obsession with silk. And my silk hoard is ever-growing in size (the other day I picked up a gorgeous lilac silk slip with a rayon lace bodice for $4 from a charity shop, in great condition, and afterwards I discovered it's YSL!) 

You can see the first shoot here. And back in early June she wore a gorgeous Alice-esque dress in this post.

In this second shoot she's wearing a vintage (seventies?) sun-dress, a vintage cream silk scarf (worn as a sash) from my large hoard of silk, the faux pearl bracelet is from a charity shop, a flower headband from a cosmetics store, and of course, red shoes.

Big thanks to Jazz for being my willing model, I hope she didn't suffer too much! It's always a tough job being my photography subject; I can be very bossy! With my demands to jump, look up, lie down in the grass, run, twirl,  'stand over there', 'chin up and put your shoulders back' - poor Jazz was so tired after all the shoots! But she didn't seem to mind. 

The third shoot (possibly my favourite) will be shown in either the next post or the one after that, I'm really happy with the photos as we had some glorious afternoon light to play with. 


True said...

Gorgeous photos!!


Passion said...

Thank you so much :)

OrigamiGirl said...

These photos are beautiful, such a light airy feel to them all. You have gorgeous surroundings too for all your photos!

I nly have one pair of red shoes (!) but they are red brogues that I am wearing to death at the moment. I have always wanted a pair of red mary jane style heels for dancing in.

Harlow Darling said...

Such stunning photos, the first two are my favourite!

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great post!!

Really love your style and posts!!

A blog like this deserves following!

Hope to see you back on mine for a peek :)



mochaccinoland said...

beautiful! <3


{LOU} said...

thanks ♥
im now your follower - beautful blog!

Miss Millie Mae said...

These are so beautiful! The story of the Red Shoes is one of my favourites!

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced - now, i want a pair of red New Balances! cool blog (: