And now for part 2 of my “weekend in the country” with Matthew Williamson! I seriously with this weekend had actually happened as the storyboard in my head told it – i.e arriving in florals that by some magical chance perfectly matched my surroundings and spending the evening prowling the grounds in a floor length gown before poolside shenanigans wearing hand embellished tulle. The second instalment of my mental tale of fabulousness involves an afternoon picnicking in a billowing floral gown before donning a feather trimmed minidress of shimmering, chainmail sequins that saw me through a long night of dancing on the lawn to champagne and wellies at dawn, finally finishing up the fantasy weekend looking miraculously fresh faced and ready to return to city life in hot pink tweed, small pooch in tow. Maybe one day I’ll be able to engineer this actually happening and invite you all to join me. But for now, enjoy…
Wearing Snowdrop Printed Silk Chiffon Gown, available at MatthewWilliamson.com
Wearing Liquid Sequin Feather Trimmed Minidress. Available at MatthewWilliamson.com
Wearing Wool & Tweed Dress and Wool Coat with Fur Collar. Available at MatthewWilliamson.com
Now for the moment of truth… What do YOU think of the shoot? When a designer as talented as Matthew Williamson entrusts you with several suitcases full of his beautiful creations to do with pretty much whatever you please, there really is nothing you want more than to do them justice and I really hope we managed that. Big thanks to Matthew and his team for inviting me to collaborate with them (and running the risk of my ruining dresses that could double as works of art), my wonderful photographer Holly for schlepping down to Sussex, the ‘rents and of course, Towser the Norfolk terrier for his starring role… And the Great British weather for not being totally crap and messing everything up.
Love Ella. X
Images by Holly McGlynn
Styling, Makeup & Art Direction by Ella Catliff