19.12.10

Style | Shivering Red

Psynopsis Harriet in Vintage Dress by Austin Reed Topshop Scarf
Darkness, candles, cookies… snow! Christmas must be the time for wearing lush royal red; so I was overjoyed when I discovered this dress for £8 in a 2nd hand store. Only at home did I realise that it's too long and too wide for me, and although Harriet has the right height we had to pin it together in the back. (Isn’t that what they do for catalogue photos, too?) - It's still too wide, but after our session she was frozen to the bone and I don't think I could have send her out into the snow again without risking being called Cruella Deville.

dress: austin reed vintage, scarf: topshop, jewellery: model's own, umbrella: lulu guiness (c/o maybelline)

43 comments:

Kazuko said...

oh the pictures are super beautiful! love the one with her wearing the scarf.

and it looks like it doesn't stop snowing in europe :) so beautiful!

Stilettostetico said...

WOow and beyond any kind of "Trendy cruelty on freezing cold territory" I must confess that I especially like the way Harriet's bare arms mischievously flirt with the snow Dear !!!

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Jen said...

Stunning. The deep red shade against the pure white of the snow is so beautiful. The perfect winter dress! x

Becca. said...

these photos are gorgeous!


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Leia said...

She looks absolutely sensational!

Leia

Veshoevius said...

Gorgeous photos! I felt cold just looking at these though. Talk about suffering for one's art!!

PinkBow said...

she looks amazing...perfect for winter in the snow

Clare said...

These photos are incredible I love the red contrasting with the white. Gorgeous!

tanvii.com said...

What gorgeous pictures and she looks stunning .. white and red ... amazing. Love her make up here as well.

Haute World said...

There's something undeniably luxurious about red velvet, isn't there? And the snow setting makes it all the more glamorous. I can only imagine how cold the poor girl must have been though ;-)

P.S. Will definitely take you along to the next NK sample sale (or any other if there's a good one) - promise! And it was so lovely to see you again last week :)

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

oh la la, beautiful red dress is the season must have

Cloud of Secrets said...

Beautiful lady, and a beautiful dress find! I like the highly formal burgundy velvet with the more casual bright bracelets, umbrella, and textured scarf. I also like the dress a tad wide and flowy...it looks rich; makes me think Pre-Raphaelite or medieval maiden.

Fashionistable said...

Who is Harriet? She is amazing and that 2nd photo is bloody brilliant Sabine. Well done Xxxx

Purdey Singleton said...

Beautiful pictures, Harriet looks gorgeous x

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Hot Cake Fashion, gift ideas for Fashionista said...

What a pretty red velvet dress, love the white snowy back drop too:-)Harriet pulls it off! For a speedy link swap, more then welcome to stop by at Hot Cake and leave a comment and I'll add you..have officially promised to be a little bit better adding fav blogs on my banner:-)Have a really nice Christmas and New Year! xoxo Alice

Rosie Unknown said...

Those are beautiful! She looks positively vampiric (but not in a silly Twilight way)

joy said...

The dress is so elegant. Some of my favorite posts are when you photograph others, you have a real talent for it Sabine!

LyddieGal said...

That dress is gorgeous! Definitely a great find, and for 8 - you can afford to have it taken in.

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Zarna said...

these photos are so beautiful and you look just perfect in that dress!

chantelle said...

oh, you are so lucky, sabine! i only want a white christmas. . . for christmas! the red dress looks amazing against the gorgeous white scenery :) the scarf is such a perfect touch and that umbrella is so sweet! ♥

Heather said...

raaaar va va voom! an appropriate xmas dress, if perhaps a little on the skimpy side for the weather!
xx

rouli said...

love that maxi!!!!!!!!

great blog!

kisssss

Maddy said...

The first picture is stunning (with the umbrella!). You girls are crazy! Out there taking photos in the snow with no jackets! All in the name of fashion (and photography) I suppose :)

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Poor girl! She might've froze but these photos are beautiful! Well done to you both :)

Hope Adela said...

that dress is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! i'm so glad to have found your blog! =)

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Style Odyssey said...

wow- absolutely gorgeous!!!
i surely appreciate what went into these lovely photos...daughter willing to pose in the cold...lol. ;) (i assume harriet is your daughter...)
but seriously- many great elements in these beautiful pics.

MyStyle said...

Hi there-what a shame it doesn't fit, it certainly looks gorgeous, red velvet is just fabulous for this time of year!! xx

Flashes of Style said...

Wow! That dress is soo gorgeous on you. I am in love with that color <33

ediot said...

Harriet looks lovely in it. the dress is so perfect for the holidays. and i like the photos a lot!
Thanks for sharing.
about them skinny jeans- i don't think the time is over yet-- but i think and wish it's time to add flared jeans to the stores, so that i can buy me so more.
Hope you're having a good monday darling
x

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

She's so beautiful! And BRAVE! I'm hoping to have a white xmas too...not quite sure it's going to happen though. If not, I'll just live vicariously through u :) xoxo

diana kang said...

love all the detai;s and bracelets! xx

kirstyb said...

wow you must be freezing - but that dress is beautiful xxxx

..R May A.. said...

wow you must have been so cold!
the images are completely stunning though!! x

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, she looks great...and the pics turned out really well!

janettaylor said...

Adorable umbrella!

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Cindy Whitehead said...

love her hair and that amazing umbrella - on first glance I thought it was "summer" then I saw the snow - COLD!! she is a trooper.

polka dot said...

Ha, I can just see it, ten years from now and she's in therapy cause her mother made her pose in the snow in a sleeveless dress for her blog.. I wonder if that's considered child abuse?

They're gorgeous shots, tho. I just hope she's okay. xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

@StyleOdyssey & PolkaDot - Beautiful Harriet isn't my daughter, but I might have her mum on my back if she's ill now...

WeShop said...

WOW, Sabine - do you realise what has been created here? This could be a mag shoot. Gosh, so striking and beautiful - truly stunning pics. xx

vint junky said...

Oh wow! Harriet looks like a fallen angel. It's a wonderful shot with the deep red against the snow, she reminds me of a Narnian anti-heroine...i LOVE it!!
x

drollgirl said...

she is gorgeous! and the colors in these shots are just RADICAL! and she must have been FREEEEEZING!

annette said...

love all these pics! very holiday-ish! the dress still looks great!



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Soccer Mom Style said...

What a gorgeous dress and so is Harriet.
And what a great sport she was! Hope she is not sick now ;)
xx
maya