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elsie riley shoot

Rhea orange dress

Here are a few sneaky pix from last weekend’s photoshoot at Elsie Riley. We sweltered in the heat down in the basement and I feared the make-up I’d so carefully applied was going to melt off, but the models, Katrina and Rhea were just brilliant, helped of course by the excellent photographer of Elena Goodrum. I hope you enjoy them!

rhea close up

Above: Rhea models some vintage-inspired work wear…

Katrina work wear

Above: Katrina channels the spirit of  Audrey Hepburn…

rhea and katrina

Above: One of my favourite images from the shoot.

The long-awaited Shop Dutty article and fashion shoot is finally in print! Yes, the latest issue of Suit Yourself Magzine has hit the streets. Click here to read all about it ( we are on pages 71 – 73)




Wonderful Bristol fashion boutique, Shop Dutty, is featuring in a forthcoming issue of Suit Yourself Magazine and myself, ace photographer Elena Goodrum and the gorgeous Leah and Rhea as our models braved the November frost to show off the fabulous creations of Joh and Louisa, otherwise known as Dutty Girl and Buchi and Gosmos.  The mag will be out in January but here is a sneaky peak at the results of our shoot.


Now I have to say it, but neither girls are models but wow, they were so professional and we could practically use any of the images. 

Above: Leah models an exquisite blue prom dress and below, I fix Rhea’s straps mid shoot.


Rhea models black and gold babydoll dress and clutch.


It’s not just clothes, Shop Dutty stocks some rather eye-catching statement jewellery…


Rhea models one of the shop’s famous tees coupled with a quirky purple tartan skirt.


Stopping traffic: We asked the girls to pose as mannequins – and turned a few heads in the process…


For more info and to see the full range, visit the shop at Stokes Croft in Bristol, right next door to The Pipe and Slippers pub.

Following on from the last post (after a brief trip to the Emerald Isle) the following images are from the second of the two photo shoots that will be featured in Kerouac’s Dog magazine in October. It was great to get back to doing the make-up and hair styling again as I haven’t done so much recently and it was good to work with my sister, Heidi, who is building up her portfolio too.
This time, we featured fashion designer, Rosie Parker who takes inspiration from re-using old items, such as her exquisite dresses made from vintage pillow cases or her stylish blue and white striped frock made out of deck chair fabric (fully lined!). We are sure that there will be much more from this talented lady in the future!
beautiful dresses made out of vintage pillow cases
beautiful dresses made out of vintage pillow cases


Pretty button detail dress remade from a vintage skirt

Pretty button detail dress remade from a vintage skirt

Zip detail

Zip detail



Styling, make-up & hair – Verity Gough

Photography: Heidi Gough

Models: Charlotte Coombes, Zsofia Gyimesi