A few fun memories for you from our very first Lovely photo shoot last year. Hard to believe how much everyone has changed…
Back in 2010, Tim Walker created a most magical shoot for Vogue, featuring Howick Hall, the decaying home of Earl Grey that has been closed since the 1930s. Little did I know that these images I loved so deeply five years ago would come back to be a huge influence on my performing career. Walker’s combination of Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and the grandeur of couture perfectly captures the essence of “Lady Grey”… and is a major reason for my having chosen the stage name I did. Here is a link to the behind the scenes video and a great explanation of his vision.
There is nothing more glamorous than a beautiful chapeau on an elegant lady… her soft curls peeking out from under a lovely brim that frames her face. Here are a few reminders of the times prior to the 1980’s, when women knew how to wear a hat as a proper accessory to their outfit. The 1980’s brought the introduction of the miserable pork pie hat (made famous by singers like Debbie Gibson) and the oh-so-wrong backwards baseball cap… which served only to deteriorate the refined feminine fashion plate to a more androgynous, tomboy-esque image. I’d like to think Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby are helping us remember that it is not only acceptable, but quite stylish to don a striking hat on an every day basis.