|Francois Boucher, La Toilette, 1742|
|Young Woman at Her Toilette, attributed to Niklas Lafransen, c. 1780s|
|"Portrait en pied de la marquise de Pompadour," 1748-55, Maurice Quentin de La Tour|
|Leonard Defrance, "The Breakfast"|
|Elegant Lady at Her Toilette, by Michel Garnier|
While I had a few of the items that could be used (fabrics, letters, etc.), most of the set we rented from The Entertainer, the same company that dressed our wedding in shabby-antique-vintage-goodness. The chair, screen, table, firescreen, books, pitcher, and Neoclassical column all came from them..
|Mr. Chris starts the build with a dark grey backdrop, and fabric swagged for a curtain look.|
|I fiddled and rearranged things until we got a good composition - takes longer than you might expect|
|The first version of the set, ready for the shoot the following day.|
|Artificial light mimicking soft natural light.|
|Mandy represented the Regency in the same set, just re-arranged a little.|
|I'm representing the 18th c, with Historical Dog.|
Photography: Chris Stowell
Set Decor: The Entertainer
Set Dressing and Art Direction: Lauren Stowell
Regency Model: Mandy Grosvenor
Regency Gown: Lauren, Lady of Portland House
Regency Spencer: Maggie, Undressing the Historical Lady
Regency Shoes: "Highbury" Regency Slippers, dyed to match the spencer.
Georgian Model: Lauren Stowell
Georgian Gown: Lauren Stowell
Georgian Shoes: "Antoinette" Mules in French Blue
Historical Dog: Avi, the Attention Hound.