A Pocket of Blossom



Photographer Vanessa Jackman
Assisted by Frances Davison
Creative Direction Peony Lim


It’s hard to explain the workmanship, skill and time that goes into creating a piece of Haute Couture. When you first see a piece close up and realise that what looked like fabric at a distance was in fact feathers, or what appeared to be sequinned is made of custom linen bead and you begin to realise that it is more art than fashion. Every part of each garment is made with love.

For this second look I wanted to show the dress at ‘work’, in movement and with life. Picking flowers and lightly moving in the wind you get a real feel for the texture of this dress. It was as light as air and yet had a structure of the greatest elegance.

The idea of doing ‘manual labour’ in couture seems ludicrous and yet I really believe that clothes are made to be worn. I love and treasure everything in my closet, and all the beautiful samples I’m lucky enough to work with. Yet I do wear them. I have several friends who are frightened to use their bags or wear their clothes incase they are damaged, but there is something about that which is so sad and unloved. Couture is made for your body and should be worn like a glove in absolute comfort and luxury. I hope this editorial will inspire you to go into the back of your closet and pull out that precious piece and wear it.

Nothing should be too precious to be loved.
Couture is Fashion’s longest and most precious love affair.


  1. Audrey says:

    I can’t get over how stunning you are! These pictures are beautiful and the details are breathtaking. xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  2. Really stunning! I love the style of photography. Just beautiful.


  3. rebecca says:

    So pretty! Love the dress ❤

  4. I absolutely agree that couture should be worn with comfort and ease. Luxury is the finesse of a silk shirt worn with the ease of cotton 🙂 x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  5. Yukiko says:

    LOVE the set of photos! Such a beautiful dress too!


  6. Adele says:

    Wow! The dress is gorgeous & a lovely length. I totally agree with you about being afraid to use & wear expensive items, I’m always so excited to wear mine, so couldn’t possibly keep them hidden away in the closet!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  7. changavintage says:

    The picture with the full shot is beautiful. The dress, the boots! stunning!
    For those looking for vintage pieces to add to your wardrobe, would love if you could take a look at my instagram

  8. Gloria says:

    Just read all three articles and outfits! Loved all of them, and you’re like an off-duty princess picking out her bouquet here while in the other two, you were the flowers yourself! AMAZING



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