Channelling a darkly feminine vibe, Willow & Co.’s latest editorial, Dark Decadence portrays equal parts romance and mystique.
Styled by the ever talented Orla Molloy of Elevate Styling and set against a regal manor backdrop and its tangled gardens, the shoot showcases opulent gowns from a range of designers including Moira Hughes Couture, Con Ilio and White Runway. Featuring intricate beading and embroidery, luxe silks and feathers, the gowns are a dramatic display of femininity and strength, while the roses by Merci Bouquet are a lush mix of violet, magenta cream and white.
Sonia Allen lent her hair and makeup artistry, crafting glossy waves and a pared back, bronze smoky eye – after all, with gowns this decadent, subtlety is key.
Images Willow & Co. | Flowers Merci Bouquet | Styling Elevate Styling | Hair & Makeup Sonia Allen Makeup (using Label M and MAC) | Model Sophie (The Right Fit) | Dress 1 White Runway | Dress 2 Valentina Gown, Sant Elia | Dress 3 & 6 Debenhams | Dress 4 Moira Hughes Couture | Dress 5 Con Ilio | Look 3 Earrings Maria Elena Headpieces | Look 4 Cuff Maria Elena Headpieces | Look 4 Necklace Secrets Shhh | Look 6 Ring & Bracelets Secrets Shhh |