Oh La La… this Dolly is a whole lot chic with a good measure of Pop…
See her feathered short and chic number? Is that a stylish bow? A nod to the sixties with the mother of all buns and an ever so slightly flirtacious whisp of a birdcage veil across her eyes?
This Dolly knows what she wants.
For more flirtacious fun, we couldn’t resist this Ugo Zaldi feather skirted dress from Blackburn Bridal Couture. With more than a hint of vintage little-white-dress glamour and out-right cheek, this was this Dolly Pop’s perfect dress.
When it came to the styling we kept the make-up look the same, but changed the accessories to accentuate the chic and statement aspect of this dress. Chanelling a city civil with attitude, this Dolly wore another of William Chambers stunning bow head bands. William can make birdcage veils to compliment his pieces but for this look I used some Russian Veiling from John Lewis and fashioned the birdcage with the aid of some well placed kirby grips and nifty trimming. Et Voila for a bit of french style…
Of course, bows were by now becoming a bit of a theme (a bit like my plait obcession during the last shoot,) and now we had changed the hair to an oversized, piled high bun, we could add my very favourite bow. A complete showstopper and another of William’s fabulous pieces, this bow is covered in russian veiling and sports a large cream silk flower in its centre. A statement piece for when you want to be the very center of attention.
Add some chunky accessories (Coral bead bracelet from New Look) and colour pop shoes (these bow and peeptoed patent coral lovelies are actually the ones my Bridemaids wore, also from New Look) and tie the whole look together with the same bouquet for an inimitably stylish look.
I think we should re-name her Dolly-fabulous.
Style it Up
A lot of what we’ve shown with Dolly Pop is all about the fashion and accesories, but it wouldn’t be like us not to use a dolly-good prop…
Pinks featured heavily in Dolly Pop’s looks, be they Candy, Coral, or Raspberry, she worked them all without a hint of Barbie in sight. Punchy, juicy and bright, they work really well with the gown as a backdrop, so whether you choose it for shoes (New Look, as before) jewels or to keep warm in a cute cardi, it looks fabulous in photos and makes your look really stand out.
Photographer – Julia Boggio
Bouquet – Robbie Honey
Hair – Cassandra Rizzuto (Love Your Hair)
Make Up – Katy Messer (Make Up By Katy)
Venue – Nonsuch Mansion, Cheame, Surry.
Short fifties style lace and tulle skirt dress – Morgan Davies at Morgan Davies Bridal
Bow Headpieces – William Chambers
Short Veil – Morgan Davies Bridal
Birdcage veil – DIY by Rebecca
Shoes – High Street
Coral bead bracelet – New Look
Styling – Rock My Wedding
Yours Make-It-All-About-You Truly,