|by Anthony Lycett|
I always make a costume for Valentine day, after using red hearts last year, I decided to go for another symbol of love and Valentine day: red roses. Symbol of passion, it is associated with Aphrodite in the Ancient Greece, also the symbol of femininity as it is powerful but fragile at the same time,
|"Au nom de la rose "by Anthony Lycett|
198 million roses were produced for the Valentine's Day holiday, which make it the most popular flowers. But the plastic one are associated with awkward moment when fly-by-night street seller force them on to you at the terrace of a Café.
post inspiration Moschino SS18 by Jeremy Scott -You know this feeling when you feel you can have created something but a big brand just to it bigger and better just because they can afford too.
On a Valentino shape sheath dress, I stitched the hundreds of plastic roses one by one.
The idea was take the dressing in florals to the literal extreme and turn into a giant climber rose bush
|"Mignonne, allons voir si la rose" by Anthony Lycett|
"The Valentine lady has been making a bouquet dress from all the flowers she received from secret admirers"
For the shoot down in early february in sleeping vegetation, the idea was to show that flowers like love can blossom in the heart of the winter in hostile places.
We liked the tortured aspect of the dead tree with its knotty timber which turned Eping forest into a dark fairy tales place with an Annie Leibovitz
|"Roses are red" by Anthony Lycett|
🌹 headpiece epitomising my vision of femininity ✨ powerful & glamorous ✨
In the same vibe, Steffy Shaw is a great fine art artist currently studding 3D Effects at LCF. As she was helping me on a project, Anthony offered her to do her face while he was doing some Self styled portraits and shoot her when she was ready. Steffy created this great colourful scary pop arty look that I styled with two of my statement neckpieces.
finishing this article with my cat watching this flamingo headpiece before knocking it off during an attempt to photograph my new hat collection that you can find on my online shop