When photographer, Cat Hepple approached Dresses at No 9 last month and asked if we would be interested in making a frock for a project she had, we jumped at the chance.
Cat was trying to find a suitable room for the shoot.
" I'm desperately trying to think of a venue which has that sort of Paris boudoir feel, white walls, white/gold furniture and billowing sheers at the windows. I have visions of a Parisian style room, filled with hydrangeas in pale colours, a tall candelabra and a gorgeous gorgeous mum to be floating about in it all." She said.
Yes, the shoot was to be for the lovely Sarah of Leafy Couture who is very significantly expecting!
When Cat sent over her mood board, we knew exactly the kind of gown we were going to produce. The gown 'Rose' wore in Titanic when she first met Jack instantly sprang to mind. We didn't want the gown to be specifically maternity, but had to be floaty or non fitted to accomodate the baby bump. The Titanic dress would be perfect. To keep in theme with Cat's vision, the gown needed to be soft, light and pale in colour so we opted for ivory slipper satin, tulle and a beautiful beaded lace.
The venue was eventually decided at Sarah's home, the nursery in fact. How utterly appropriate.
It was also fantastic to be part of our 'Dream team' again. HF Couture supplied the headpieces, Leafy Couture the floral arrangements and Roma Velace the make up.
The final image below. Breathtaking! It was an absolute honour to have been asked. Thank you, Cat and Sarah.
Cat Hepple Photography
and of course us Dresses at No 9