All photos from this shoot are self portraits taken by myself.
Lately most of my inspiration that I've been looking at have been paintings. My mom is a painter and she still has all of her painting reference books from college in our house. I've slowly been reading through them and have found so many amazing artists.
One painter who I've been looking a lot at, and also inspired this photo shoot is Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec. He painted several different portraits of a red headed muse named Carmen Gaudin. Her portraits feel so relaxed. It's almost like you're getting a glimpse into a time of day when she's taking a break from work to reflect.
Also, I need to mention that Lautrec painted a whole series of posters and paintings for the Moulin Rouge in Paris. I'm a huge fan of the director, Baz Lurhman (he directed the movie Moulin Rouge), so looking through those paintings completely brought me back to how visually magical that movie was!
White shirt - H&M
Black suede maxi skirt: DIY Esther from the Sticks
Necklace - My mom's hand me down
I made my maxi skirt specifically after looking at the above paintings. It's just a simple gathered skirt with a 1.5 inch waistband, but I added hidden pockets in the side to make it a little special. I hardly ever make a dress without pockets. I made a tutorial for the Drifter and the Gypsy a while back showing how to sew hidden pockets. You can check out the tutorial here.