Photo shoot gallery!

After weeks of planning, hoarding and stressing, the very first Carla and Carla photo shoot is now public! I was a little nervous at first, having only photographed a mannequin in clothes for the shop. I had a very good idea of what I wanted and I just shot everything and editing would be my best friend.


Lovely ladies Sammy and Emma were the glamazons of the day and were so great and open to work with. Mimi Kamara did the most fantastic makeup for the shoot, she is indeed an artist. For this look I wanted the girls to have a super smokey eye in muted jewel tones, a strong brow, flawless skin and a slightly bee stung lip in a deep berry or blood red. A lot of makeup!


Emma looking every bit a living doll!

Friendly chatter filled the air as the girls got gorgeous and my team finished the prep work. Lovely Emery was on hand to steam the backdrop and put out any potential fires! My living room was turned into a photo studio filled with hot lights in the August heat! for Fall and Winter looks no less!


Whats not to love?

The look for the shoot I was going for was a sort of modern Biba girl. A heavy nod to 1930′s glamorous silhouettes done with a 1970′s aesthetic. A little dangerous, a bit darker palette, a little sleazy. Definitely a girl who likes to be noticed and who loves to wear fun, adventurous clothes. Lots of texture, layers and great fabric treatments. All of the accessories were from my own collection.

Lovely lovely Sammy in a beaded velvet bolero jacket from the 1920's

Oh and remember that flapper jacket from a few posts ago? Well, here she is in all of her ‘gin-soaked’ glory! All finished and ready to be turned loose on the town!


A very cool two-piece maxi skirt and flutter-sleeve blouse in black and silver lurex, a staple in any disco queens wardrobe. This was one of the main inspiration pieces for the photo shoot.

Lovely Emma in a lurex two-piece skirt and blouse.


Sammy looking every bit the 1930′s screen siren in a 1970′s jersey keyhole maxi halter dress. Wowzers!













Sexy siren!


I absolutely love this shot! It captures the attitude so perfectly!

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop, please stop by and say hello!

More photos to come!

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