Dolls (Dress-Up)

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  • Photographer: Porsche Jones
    Consulting Stylist: Rita Fabbricatore
    Models: Robin Denler, Sabah Ul-Hasan
    Hair/Make Up: Porsche Jones, Crystal Winslow
    Concept & Direction by Porsche Jones
    Shot entirely on the premises of Pickwick's Marcantile (a boutique) in Portsmouth, NH.
    Dress and Garment information:
    Colleen Atwood, Black and White Striped Pollonaise (worn by Christina Ricci in "Sleepy Hollow)
    Green Satin Gown
    Leather boots by Breckelle's
    The concept for this is fashion editorial is fairly straight forward, but also a variant of my "Party Games" project.  Again in avoidance of the conventional fashion narrative (see "Unfashion") I thought it would be appropriate to shoot with these dresses in a way that mimicks a game of Dress-Up.  The dresses are not being worn for any type of real activity, but merely for sport and play, in a sort of "unreal" dollhouse space that exists only in gameplay.  This also inspired the hair, makeup, and accessory choices.  There are no elaborate victorian "up-dos," but rather a style more reminiscent of young girls that found their way into a trunk of old clothes.  Again, it's not really a traditional fashion narrative, and it does render pretty simply, but I think it fits best with the autobiographical narratives that I've spent the last year working on.