LET IN THE LIGHT
Let in the light
Finding the chink of light coming through a wafting curtain, letting ivy leaves trail along a table.
LET IN THE LIGHT
Bid the darkness goodbye with crisp, clean styling and a nod to the rich hues of winter
photography Rachel Rose
styling Elle Winsor Grime
words Lucy Higgins
Finding the chink of light coming through a wafting curtain, letting ivy leaves trail along a table, tying a soft pink ribbon loosely around a semi-naked cake. The theme for this natural styled shoot was fine art winter, and the clean shots and sweep of flowers were complemented by rich plums and a mass of textures.
“The fine art movement is all about lots of natural light, and rich, beautiful details,” says dressmaker Ailsa Munro. “We wanted to take more traditional winter tropes, such as the warm pink colour and the ivy table decorations, and add that fresh modern twist.”
The roughly hewn plaster walls and polished concrete floors of Upton Barn allowed the details of the varied textures to shine, with a spotlight on the effortlessly delicate bouquet of hydrangeas, ranunculi, wax flowers and eucalyptus. The handmade silk organza dress was hand-appliquéd with ivy leaves in a trailing pattern down the pleated skirt. “Billowing poet sleeves are finished with a delicate pearl button detail,” says Ailsa, who explains the neutral tones of the make-up were enhanced with rose gold eye shadow and a blush lip colour.
Photography Rachel Rose Photography rachelrosephotography.co.uk
Styling Elle Winsor Grime, Inspire Hire inspire-hire.co.uk
Venue Upton Barn & Walled Garden uptonbarn.com
Dresses Ailsa Munro ailsamunrodressmaker.com
Flowers Clare Elizabeth Kilgour clare-elizabeth-kilgour.com
Make-up Ione Makeup Artist makeupbyione.com
Stationery Anon Design anondesigner.co.uk
Cake Sugar Mamas facebook.com/sugarmamasdevon
Model Jemima Watling