I’m not the model! I guessed this was the first thing to say. Haha! If you have a look at my About page or at the sidebar on your right you will know that I have studied, have worked and I am working towards being a costume designer. So even though this is a photoshoot I don’t fancy calling myself a stylist, because I’m not. I don’t get clothes from brands, I don’t style celebrities, I don’t put clothes on people as a sponsor. I create characters, and that’s exactly what a costume designer is. Enough blurbs, have a look at the photoshoot and you can find a small “How to…” at the end of this post!
The inspiration should have been Melisandre from Game of Thrones tv series, but it ended up being a random powerful priestess from an ancient pagan culture. Well, now that you know the inspiration you may see the connections!
How did I do it
It’s very simple! The dress is basically a 1.50×3 mt rectangle kept together by 2 seams on the long side and “shaped” by the harness. And yes, there’s a overlocker hem going around it all to keep it from fraying. And the harness is a 2 parts braided belt sewn just on the front on the neckline.
The jewels are original Indian silver jewels I borrowed from a friend. You can actually buy them easily in my city (Rome, IT), because we have plenty of Indian and Pakistani shops that sell this kind of things, and there are plenty in London as well. I don’t know about the rest of the world but I’m pretty sure you have those, too!