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moody ballerina | jones & jones photo shoot behind the scenes


My Wednesday was a little different to usual this week!  I saw this Instagram photo and with my love of Jones + Jones dresses (nothing new there) had to apply to model their JJ Studio collection.  Long story short, my alarm was set for 4:30am on Wednesday morning and down to London I went!  I’ve never done anything like this before so it was a fab experience – everybody was so friendly and made the day loads of fun.  Photos are on their website already!


‘Moody ballerina’ was the theme for the JJ Studio collection, hence the resting bitch face in lots of these!  Tulle dresses and skirts are basically J+J’s trademark style (see my #WearTheRose post in their Margot dress here) and I can’t even imagine how many metres worth of tulle I must have worn throughout the day.  Lots and lots.


Absolutely loved how Charlene did my hair and makeup too!  Glowy and dewy was a completely different look for me.  As was the hair slicked back – I usually look like an egg when I’ve tried this look on myself but Charlene did the ballerina look perfectly!


Seeing behind the scenes of the brand was really interesting too.  I watched the girls designing the patterns, cutting the fabric and dresses being sewn whilst having my makeup done – the textiles gal in me was geeking out and loving it!  Literally everything is made right there in London.


Not gonna lie, this was a particularly difficult pose to pull!  We embraced the ballet theme with the shoes and whatnot and I tried to pull a few ballerina-esque poses.  I did ballet myself for 14 years so should have been good, but I haven’t danced in a year so was a little rusty on my turnout!




Fashion illustrations are something I’m really working on atm for textiles (and forever wishing I was good at them!) so was cool to see ‘real life’ ones.


Ultimate princess dresses.  I think that’s a good note to end on.  Wednesday was a long ass day but a good one – thank you J&J for having me!

lily kate x

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  • Reply
    Bash Harry
    5th March 2016 at 6:07 am

    Oh Lily the Ballerina! You look beautiful! I love Jones and Jones ballerina-themed apparel It looks like you had a marvelous time modelling for them!

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin’

    • Reply
      lily kate
      15th March 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Than you so so much Bash! Was so fun to play ballerina again 😀

  • Reply
    Pendle Stitches
    7th March 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I’m a bit behind with blog reading at the moment so hadn’t seen this post when Dave asked me if you’d taken up modelling! He’d had an email from Jones & Jones and thought “I’m sure I know that girl!”
    You look amazing! Great shoot.

    • Reply
      lily kate
      15th March 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you Evie! Ah what work is Dave doing with Jones and Jones? Small world isn’t it!

  • Reply
    9th March 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Congrats! 🙂 Looks like an awesome and fun opportunity. 😉 Also, You are almost unrecognizable in those photos, I guess, because io the hair, because you almost never (at least on the blog!) wear it like that. 😉 Looking beautiful anyway! 🙂 Oh, and I just love ballerina theme as I wanted to be one for some time. 🙂

    • Reply
      lily kate
      15th March 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you Madara! I look different don’t I? Totally different look to anything I usually go for – I think this hairstyle is one I should leave to the pros! Never too late to take up ballet 😀

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    lily diaries | what I got up to in August - Joli House
    7th September 2016 at 10:40 pm

    […] may remember back in March I modelled the JJ Studio collection with Jones and Jones, and in August I shot their coming Autumn/Winter collection too.  This Bella […]

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