So as you may or may not know I am huge fan of anything vintage, or antique. I am somewhat of a nostalgia freak! When my good friend Sandra Young decided to open up a vintage clothing business called Statement House I was eager to be a part of it in any way. Most likely her best customer, but honoured to be asked to capture the clothing during her debut fashion show held at Chalk Therapy in Peterborough. A wonderful pairing if I do say so. Repurposed furniture pieces and decor along side beautifully curated vintage clothing, the evening oozed of class and sophistication. Ladies showed up dressed in their favourite fashions, to enjoy some delectable eats, light refreshments and enjoy a superbly curated collection of vintage clothing, and I did see a few furniture pieces walking out the door that evening as well.
Probably one of my favourite shots of the night. As the back room of Chalk Therapy buzzed with excitement, the models scurried about with last minute adjustments, accessory swapping and exchanging compliments and good humour, I found one model on the floor giving a quick once over in the mirror of one of the gorgeous furniture pieces scattered about the showroom. The light from the huge west facing window was pouring in harsh and warm and reflecting on the model. It reminded me of an album cover I once seen by a local artist.
The runway was the shop floor itself. No fancy stage needed, the clothing and models were captivating on their own.
The month, weeks, days and hours that went into this evening lead to a flawless evening of fun, fashion and photography right here in out very own little town. Congratulations to Sandra and the Chalk Therapy team on an incredible evening that I hope is not the last of its kind. Let’s cross our fingers and toes that Statement House finds its own permanent home through the Win This Space competition and we can shop these vintage treasures anytime all the time!