If you’ve followed my Photoblog then you know I’m not a fan of black on black outfits. They should be reserved for Ninjas, Navy Seals and bouncers. Everyone else should have color in their wardrobe. However that’s not to say I won’t make an exception. Today was such a day.
I saw an attractive lady but as she got closer I could tell she was impeccably dressed. I admired how the black of her jacket closely matched the black of her bandage dress. That’s impressive considering they were two different brands and most likely two different fabrics. It would have been far to easier for her to choose a black bag. But instead she chose a dark brown bag (possibly to match her hair color). Coincidental perhaps, but a nice touch just the same!
As we started chatting she said I could photograph her on the condition that I don’t show her face. I hope you enjoy her outfit as much as I did!
Miss C’s wearing:
Dress Herve Leger
Purse Hermes Birken
Heels Manolo Blahnik
Mary asked, “Will you take our picture as we walk down the runway?” How could I resist! She gave her girlfriends Ilen and Marlen a quick runway lesson. They were all wearing dresses from Herve Leger. I think they were the best coordinated trio of the evening.
Skye invited me to photograph her birthday party. The celebration was held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel downtown. I recognized several guests from other fashion events so I was able to ease my way into the group. The evening started off with so much promise. There were eight nicely dressed women to every guy (actually it was 10 to 1 not including Skye’s husband Joel). Everyone was quite comfortable smiling for the camera. Then it happened… The Fairmont Flash Police told myself and the other photographer that flash photography wasn’t allowed. We looked at each other in disbelief then began adjusting our camera settings. It was so dark where the 20+ group was seated it simply made sense to mix, mingle and munch. Skye took it in stride and said there would be other events. A bit later she made a toast, thanked her friends and handed out gift baskets to her girlfriends. Her pink birthday cake was decorated with a single candle and several tiny pairs of heels.
I had hoped to document the evening but instead I was limited to a few images. Had everybody known about the Pacific Rim’s restrictive no flash policy I’m certain the party would have been held at a different venue.
Dress Herve Leger