Inspiration

Does anyone else feel like Spring has been a long time coming this year? I'm still wearing Winter boots and chunky cardigans, but this shoot has given me some hope, that actually, Spring is just around the corner, because Winter ALWAYS brings Spring. The decor and styling by Rebecca Avery Flowers & Kathryn Hopkins Photography is just perfect - I love their interpretation of Spring - no blossom and pastels - just foliage beginning to turn green, delicate eggs and subtle Apricot tones. Super talented Kathryn not only shot the whole thing on film, but also made the dress worn by the model! I know, it's lace overlay and blush toned skirt could easily been mistaken for a Claire Pettibone design... And that cake created by The List member French Made, looks like it should be served at some kind of woodland party for fairies - it's just so delicate and pretty.
Kathryn the Photographer: The shoot was inspired by the French proverb 'No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow'. Lauren, owner of French Made London, approached me to ask if I would be interested in collaborating on a spring inspired editorial, which she wanted to be very organic and natural. Suppliers bought this together with the use of natural textures and surfaces, such as rings inspired by twigs and sycamore seeds, flowing calligraphy on the stationery, and dresses in soft lace and silk. These elements where combined with items that symbolised spring to us; the little eggs and birds. The proverb inspired Rebecca Avery Flowers to forage for the remains of winter and combine with lots of foliage, keeping flowers to a minimum, something often seen at the beginning of spring as everything starts to bloom. Make up was kept dewy and natural, and the hair in a soft roll and tuck design with delicate plaits to compliment the detail of the lace dress. The colour palette was inspired by this springs trend of coffee, cream and various hues of apricot.

Written by Fern Godfrey

Jewellery: Lucy Sylvester | Florist: Rebecca Avery Flowers | Make Up: Brides & Beauty | Hair: Aimez-Vous | Cake: French Made | Flower Girl Dresses: I Love Gorgeous | Stationery: Paperknots | Furniture Hire: Vintage Style Hire | Wooden Plates: The Living Lounge | Film Processing: UK Film Lab
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