Highlights at Hycroft Manor

It's hard to believe it's been 6 years since we did this catalog shoot for Spring/Summer 2015! So many people came together to carry this out without a hitch: Ruby Roxx and Charlotte Doering were the two stunning models. We were also lucky to have the incredible Glam Queen, Shimona Henry to transform these lovely ladies into Pin-up Perfection.

models Ruby Roxx and Charlotte Doering wearing Cherry Velvet dresses at Hycroft ManorOn shoot day, the models and the Pin-up Perfection team arrived with pin curled hair, curling irons, make up kits and large coffees!  There were 40 dresses to shoot; we knew it was going to be a long day.  For two models, that's a hard day's work of pose-smile-repeat. Standing and posing in freezing January weather while wearing a summery cotton dress and teetering on high heels is much harder than it looks!

Model Ruby Roxx wearing a Cherry Velvet Dress at Hycroft ManorHycroft Manor was the perfect location; a combination of the classic retro feeling we love and traditional architectural detail. We arrived with a plethora of fluffy crinolines, boxes of colorful shoes, a suitcase full of pretty jewelry, and of course the beautiful dresses.

Model Charlotte Doering wearing a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft Manor

Model Ruby Roxx wearing a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft Manor

Models Ruby Roxx and Charlotte Doering wear Cherry Velvet dresses at Hycroft ManorHycroft is a magnificent Edwardian mansion, originally built for Alexander Duncan McRae, at the beginning of the twentieth century.  McRae made his new home a spectacular show place for legendary parties and masquerade balls. Every room in the mansion is spectacular; like this Art Deco conservatory.

Model Ruby Roxx wearing a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft ManorThe guest book at Hycroft read like a Who's Who of the 20's and 30's with  names of visiting royalty, well-known business associates, politicians and the social elite of Vancouver. It was said to be an honour and a delight to be invited to Hycroft and if you were, you would most likely sit in this stunning drawing room.

Model Charlotte Doering wears a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft ManorModel Ruby Roxx wears a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft ManorModel Charlotte Doering wears a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft Manor

Model Ruby Roxx wears a Cherry Velvet dress at Hycroft ManorThe grounds of the manor are as impressive as the inside. We shot outside among these ionic columns with stunning views in every direction.

Charlotte Doering models a Cherry Velvet Dress at Hycroft Manor

Charlotte Doering and Ruby Roxx model Cherry Velvet Dresses at Hycroft Manor

Charlotte Doering models a Cherry Velvet Dress at Hycroft ManorWith my favourite photographer -Shimona- on hand and such a beautiful setting, I couldn't resist getting my photo taken too. I'm wearing "vintage" Cherry Velvet. This one was called the Charlotte; I just love all the beautiful green and blues in this butterfly print.

Cherry Velvet designer Diane Kennedy at Hycroft Manor

I can't believe how fast time flies and it was so fun to look back at this blast from the past with you. I hope you've enjoyed these highlights from our epic photoshoot at Hycroft Manor. 

XOX Diane

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