We recently had a fashion shoot featuring our French antique and vintage linen and cotton chemises.
We opted not to use professional models as we believe all women~ of all shapes, sizes and colors are beautiful. But our Metis Mademoiselles are quite fetching, oui?
You might recognize Laura’s daughter, The Fashionista, as the dark haired lass shown here with Monsieur Rudi. The Fashionista added her own “je ne cest quoi” to Laura’s photo shoot concept. Style comes easily to her as she is a recent fashion design graduate.
A true French beauty, Arika Rovillard, kept us authentic. Mademoiselle Rovillard is also a master stylist at Scottsdale’s Urban Outfitters.
The Metis shopkeepers were faced with how to market antique chemises. A first thought on how to make them modern was to hand dye the pieces in various shades of gray and pink.
While the concept of underwear as outerwear is not new, the fresh idea of adding tights, t’s and belts to make the chemises winter wearable wonderful is.
The chemises are not just for the junior set. 40 something's and beyond can also wear the look without looking like mutton dressed as lamb.
Of course any time a camera is involved there are out takes.
Here Arika aims to make the photo shoot a one modeled affair.
Shiny happy people in a soybean field but then Arika lost her legs.
This is the response I got when I asked for “soft and pretty”.
Monsieur Rudi kept wandering into the shots and I finally tied a pink ribbon around him so he would be close up ready.
While seated I had noticed a cobweb in the upper window. With Halloween over I opted to remove it. The Fashionista said we should capture the Donna Reed moment.
Because of course I always look like this when I clean.
For more information on the chemises please visit the Le Magasin de Métis blogtique.