Soiree

The incorporation of photography with journalism creates an entirely different genre of journalism, more commonly referred to as editorial photography. More often than not it is considered to be what gets published in the magazines as part of a feature, separate from “hard news” journalism and documentary work, but as an ill-defined genre crosses those lines. Some editorial work is portraiture: Gregory Heisler’s and Timothy Greenfield’s work for example, which is sometimes done in a studio or on location. Mostly editorial photography illuminates a story just as is the case with most National Geographic magazine stories: its shows what words cannot communicate.

Soiree, a collection loaded with magnificent iconic statement pieces fashioned in an exceptionally posh manner, made by yours truly. Even Posh Spice herself would not be able to resist. Yes, it’s tempting. Very tempting!

Starting off with our show stopper, a three layered triangular cut tail gown in a gorgeous plum colored ombre with a sleeveless bodice embraced in net with a delicate lace closure at the back. Oh so breathtaking and perfect for a fairytale ball. Swathed in opulent yet simple fabrics with intricate work of a sequin cluster in pastels and rose gold tubes in symmetry forming a linear pattern giving it that edgy vibe yet keeping things traditional with a trail. WHAT A DREAM! To top that off, the hairdo consists of a sleek 3 layered bun with bejeweled eyebrows in white stones and pale lips giving it just the right amount of that futuristic touch.

Soleil, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser and one of my personal favorites is basically a happy pill taking the form of a dress. The spectacular banana yellow heavily layered ball gown with a silk bodice attached creating a Chantilly illusion can put a smile on even the most melancholic of people. That’s right, it’s intricacy in the details is therapeutic to look at. Accessorized with graceful armlets in Chantilly, a black sequins belt which accentuates the waist and a splendid round surfaced fascinator hat braided in ruffled net and adorned with stones and luscious black feathers. The entire look is completed with twisted hair bun and semi bejeweled face. Must I add, it’s a definite winner for me.  

 Here comes a ball gown I am sure would be a favorite of Elsa, Queen of Arendelle. Zephyr, head turning and majestic in ice blue with a net bodice and voluminous layers embellished with shimmering crystals and gemstones forming a stunning wheat flower is a force to be reckoned with and cannot go unnoticed with a doubt. The back lace adds grace and sophistication. Paired with a statement headgear consisting of net cones on a curled surface with crystal embellishments and electric blue eye shadow. Feisty!

 True to its name, the imperial perfection of this outfit is embedded in its aesthetically pleasing embroidery consisting of a blend of stones, crystals, and sequins. Celestial, an impeccable one shoulder gown in shades of electric blue, ice blue and white all in perfect harmony creating a beautiful ombre effect has a triple layer of net to give it that wow factor. Matched with a  three tone ruffled headgear adorned similarly.