Modelling The Mary Dress in Forest Green with Clambering Blooms by Heyday!November 17, 2015
This little photoshoot marked my somewhat comeback into modelling. I've placed modelling on the backburner for quite some time and wasn't actually planning on returning to it any day soon, but when I got this invitation from Heyday, I could not resist to let it pass. Addictive as modelling can be, I was on a roll and got a few offers from photographers I've worked with in the past, and I decided to jump at the chance.
But now back to todays topic: I remember when I started in 'the vintage scene,' the UK brand Heyday! by Shona was by far my favorite reproduction clothing brand, selling fashion that truly resembles the wardrobe of the 1930s and 1940s. The dresses, trousers and blouses, among other gorgeous pieces, made me drool.
Many years later, Heyday is still among my favorite brands and I was more than delighted when Shona asked me if I were willing to do some modelling for Heyday in a forest green dress with a gorgeous print of clambering blooms.
The Mary dress is a reproduction of a late 1930s / early 1940s dress and is incredibly comfortable to wear; it's very light and fluttery and gives rooms to move freely. It even feels so light that I was afraid that I'd might tear it with my sometimes clumsy manners when putting it on, but the fabric is sturdy and the dress well made. The fabric is viscose, also known as rayon to Americans. The dress has an invisible zipper in the back, and the a-line skirt falls flatteringly around the body, and skims hips and tummy. I feel so elegant in this dress!
The dress also has shoulderpads, something the dresses from the 1930s and 1940s often had, but these are easily removed if you wish so.
Forest green is a color that I want to wear more this autumn and winter, though I am afraid I need to pair this dress with a cute cardi and some thick stockings ... Europe is preparing for a cold, cold winter! But I cannot wait to wear the dress in all of its glory during spring and summer time.
You can view my photos and, more importantly, purchase this dress on the Heyday website by following this link.