I first worked with the lovely and creative Julia Seyfarth in 2017. I was going monochrome for a long time, black and white, a few coloured details at most. But through Julia’s influence and her vintage fashion in bright colours, I was inspired to create new radiant creations. Exciting fascinators were created, for which I learned traditional fabric folding techniques and adapted them for myself. Julia provided me with her fabric cuts and I made perfectly fitting headdresses. What was still missing was a proper vintage shooting …
Cooperation with Julia
Julia Seyfarth sews vintage-style dresses based on original patterns from the 30s to the 50s. Until now, I was oriented towards monochrome colours, but now I could expand my collection because Julia’s dresses come with great patterns and in bright colours. Julia told me about a shoot with her dresses, but the matching hats were missing. I jumped right in and created vintage hats with my own interpretation.
We’re moving into Noel’s Ballroom
I was able to organise the Leipzig Irish pub “Noel’s Ballroom” as the location for the vintageshoot and Julia was able to win over the photographer Karsten Fuchs. Karsten came all the way from Weimar with a lot of equipment so that we could start early at 8:00 am. He carefully set up the first set at the speed of light. Meanwhile, I set up the catering (noodle salad and coffee, very important!) and make-up. Then came the enchanting models Maria (KSModels agency) and Victoria (Vintagemädchen by Victoria). With them we hit the jackpot for our shoot. Victoria lives the vintage style like no other and Maria cut the best figure as a counterpart.
First setting in elegant style
The first setting was a wood-panelled room with mirrors. Maria is wearing the elegant outfit I always call the “Park Avenue dress”. She wears my feather fascinatorwith it. Very delicate and elf-like in powdery tones.
Victoria first wears a Glencheck dress and my travelling hat that I once made for England. She then has fun in a lace dress with my floral hair comb.
The headdress in the shop
For the second setting, Karsten sets up all his equipment in the bar room in front of a green niche. Maria wears a light blue dress and my hair comb with nautilus cockade. The contrasts are beautiful. Victoria presents a dark red dress with my specially made felt button fascinator. For this I melted petals again, which I cut from a friend’s discarded chiffon blouse. The beads are about 60 years old. Real vintage!
Third Setting in the Ballroom
After the smaller locations before, we moved to the ballroom’s dance hall and our last jewellery pieces were shot. Karsten set up everything again in no time but with utmost precision and we outfitted the models in green and red. Victoria wore a beautiful green dress with an incredible floral pattern. From the same fabric I made a drop-shaped fascinator with a vintage button and a bow made of hat tulle. Maria is wearing a bright red dress with a polka dot collar, which my chapeau made from a cockade (8 metres of rep ribbon!) matches perfectly. Both ladies are clearly having fun in their outfits! Despite the fact that it was quite cold in the ballroom.
Our team says Ciao, until the next shoot!