Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Interview with Photographer Sophie Van der Perre

ACL: How did you become interested in photography?

SVdP: In some way I've always been interested in images. I used to shoot a lot with disposable cameras, capturing my world and my friends', but never took it really seriously until I did a fashion photography course in Amsterdam and I fell completely in love with the creating a story-part and the excitement of not knowing what you're shooting. So I proceeded.

ACL: What inspires you?

SVdP: A lot of things, but especially a person's personality combined with their look. It makes me want to create a story.

ACL: Where are your favorite places to shoot?

SVdP: Nature for sure, or beautiful old houses.

ACL: What are your favorite subjects to shoot?

SVdP: People who have the charisma of freedom in beautiful landscapes.

ACL: Are you working on projects now? What are they?

Yes, I'm preparing on some projects now. I'm having some exhibitions later this month in Amsterdam, and after that I'll be going to NY and when I come back I want to focus mainly on shooting new work.

ACL: What would be your dream future project?

SVdP: Anything which I feel I can explore myself and be proud. I have a lot of dreams, but if I tell they might not come true ;)

ACL: One more question - which is your favorite photo that you've taken?

SVdP: I don't really have one favorite. I'm not easily satisfied. It's easier to ask the question, what is your favorite photo out of one series?

ACL: I think my favorite is the one below. The girls look so carefree, lounging in the sun with their feet in the water. 

Many thanks to Sophie!
See the rest of her work on her website.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spring 2012 Bridal Collections

[Below] Carolina Herrera's adorable 50s inspired dress would be perfect for bridesmaids or the rehearsal dinner. I love the little pockets above the pleats.

[Below] For all you bohemian brides out there - Nicole Miller's draped back gown

[Below] The length and shape of this Reem Acra dress make it unconventional. Sparkly beads give the otherwise simple dress a bit of embellishment.

[Below] A beautifully modern gown by Saja

[Below] Kate Middleton inspired millions of gowns with her Alexander McQueen dress. This Temperley London gown clearly took inspiration from her as well. I absolutely love everything about this one.

[Below] Another Kate Middleton-esque dress by Theia

All images from

Friday, October 21, 2011