My assistant, Will and I arrived at Eastbourne station at 6 PM for the photo shoot with Brighton based model Gracie. After picking up the flaming redhead we headed for the Western Lawns a beauty spot near the RNLI Museum near the seafront.
The task at hand was to show my ethically made accessories manufactured by the socially conscious fashion company Vida based in San-Francisco, to their best advantage. All of the products feature my original artwork made using beautiful, materials. The scarves are made from modal a sheer, soft material that is like silk and is naturally sourced from the European Beechwood tree. Scarves add an element of glamour and mystery to any outfit and suit all ages. The versatile clutch bags are made from cotton canvas with detachable straps made from cow leather.
Overall, I was aiming for a fresh, natural glamour and decided on five locations in the area, each with a slightly different mood.
We began the shoot by taking advantage of a silver vintage American style food truck with its retro look and gleaming lines. Gracie’s minimalist style in relation to the accessories provides contrast, creating a strong look. She is wearing Disco Tech clutch bag Crossbody style and Multi-Purple scarf worn loosely tied to the clutch bag for added panache.
We continued to the boardwalk and went on to capture some shots of Gracie in situ. The image features Razzor scarf coupled with the matching Femme bag.
In this shot, Razzor is worn as a classic headscarf reminiscent of vintage glamour Isadora Duncan style.
We moved on to the Western Lawns a lovely part of the town next to the beautiful deserted beach at low tide that gives a faraway windswept look. Gracie wears the Red Tipped Blossom scarf knotted with White Blossom clutch bag.
As the shoot drew to a close and the sun was setting I decided to make the most of our model’s Pre-Raphaelite leanings and opted for a natural romantic look to accentuate Light Fantastic scarf and the matching Purple Sun Cloud bag.
Fashion hacks are a great way to increase wearability and we had fun experimenting with the different ways that the scarves can be worn. However, there are many other style variations which can be achieved with scarves such as square scarves styled as halter tops or sack bags like the one seen below.
The scarves can also be worn as: a knotted bow, a turban, a headband, a belt, as a sarong, or a necktie. The possibilities only end with your imagination.
Model: Gracie Goldsworth// Photography/design Teresa Neal// Location Eastbourne seafront, England.