The January Dress. January is a fresh start to a brand new year. The dress had to be white…and it had to be underwater. January is a time for reflecting on the previous year, and the reflection from the top of the water portrays this. January is also the start off a new year completely fresh and washed clean. I picked white thin chiffon to represent a blank page, a new year ready for goals and resolutions. The dress needed a little sparkle, so I added a crystal belt for the final touch. The belt represents a goal for the new year. Not just any goal, but that really ambitious dream you hope to achieve in this new year.
I have been so excited and so nervous about this one. When my photographer and I talked about the idea of shooting a dress under water I couldn’t get it out of my head! There was a lot of thought and planning that went into the construction of this dress and the logistics for the shoot, and I am so grateful to have an amazing photographer that is up for all of my crazy ideas and isn’t afraid to work for the right shot! For the dress construction it needed to be elastic along the top and the belt was extra secure. I tested out various fabrics in the water before actually constructing the dress (I had to make sure it wasn’t too see through!). We shot this dress in our backyard pool! There is so much I could tell you on the backstory of what we went through to shoot this dress, and I will be posting a “behind the dress” video of it all next week! It’s worth it’s own blog post!
Here is the full time-lapse video of how I created The January Dress…
The inspiration board for the dress isn’t full of shoes or accessories, I wanted to keep the whole look clean and let the water act as my main source of inspiration.
The January Dress inspiration sketch done by Jill Paz Illustration (she is so talented!)
Make sure you don’t miss my previous dresses in The Monthly Dress Series. Click the images below to view them:
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photography by Jordan Zobrist