Raise your hand if dress-up was your #1 pasttime as a kid–if the fripperies in your playclothes collection outnumbered the items in your school wardrobe. I myself whiled away many an hour in fantasyland, and even now I won't turn down the chance to take on a character. So when my gal Caz at Woodnote Photography came for a visit, we dove right in for a vintage style shoot!
We'd been wanting to do something for quite some time with a bunch of vintage 1960's polyester nighties I have. I bought them at a store that sells old clothes by the pound, and because these things are so light, I couldn't resist stocking up on about eight of them for $20! Naturally they slipped right into a tortured Mad Men-esque housewife theme (pun intended…)
Since the wardrobe for this part of the shoot was so simple, it was key that we get the hair and makeup just right. A quick call to The Makeup Dolls was a no-brainer. Usually I'm the one behind the camera so getting gussied up (false eyelashes! teased and back-combed!) was interesting to say the least. We put on some Ella Fitzgerald tunes to set the mood and the rest was…well…history!
P.S. There are lots of lovely outtakes that I didn't have room for over on the Woodnote Photography blog, and we have two more looks that we photographed that I'll be sharing in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!