Tuesday was a wonderful day. School was cancelled for the hubby bear, and my boss called me when I was about to walk out the door to tell me that I didn’t need to brave the snow for my 30-mile commute down to the city. Huzzah!
Funny, because this is one of the only days I was all dressed up pretty for work. That is because, as I promised Kaylah (otherwise known as The Dainty Squid) in my Blog Crushes & Resolutions post on Monday, I totally managed to get out for a photo shoot this morning! And I even had Papa Bear to help! Best of all, we managed to capture the pure essence of both the Clear Winter and Cool Winter seasons in these photos.
It was a stunningly beautiful, if cold morning, and I headed into the woods to be a winter fairy.
Tuesday morning a blizzard began, and off Papa Bear and I shuttled to the site of our engagement session from last summer, just a few minutes from our apartment. The blackberry bushes of summer are now a thicket of icy brambles, the tall grass blanketed by a foot of fluffy white snow.
I have been wanting to show off my beautiful Ice Hotel cape for the longest time, but I knew I needed a good solid snow to do it justice. I picked this cape up years ago when I was living in Montreal and I took a trip up to the Hôtel de Glace in Sainte-Catherine-De-La-Jacques-Cartier (I know, that’s a hell of a town name, right?).
I don’t get much of a chance to wear this lovely cape, because I have a tendency to ruin nice things, and this is perhaps the nicest thing I own. It is completely handmade, embroidered with gorgeous blue tendrils of vines and flowers, soft and velvety with a furry (fake, no worries) collar.
I was also excited for this shoot because I knew that with my current hair color, it would be a perfect example of both the Clear Winter and Cool Winter seasons. Did you know that certain looks can be worn by multiple seasons? This look is pure blue-based cool, but with a good amount of contrast and saturation. Were my hair a deeper blue, it would push my coloring into Clear Winter, and if it were more pale, we would move toward Cool Winter. Neat, right?
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Seriously, I’m surprised I got out into this kind of cold for this shoot, with no hat even. I am awful at dealing with cold, but with Papa Bear taking pictures, I kept bounding through the snow to see how they were turning out. It helped warm me up a bit, but it didn’t help my ears much. They got quite pink.
The hubs is such a great helper. He even hung onto my hat for me. My sweetheart. Derp.
I wasn’t about to get out of my cape for a while outfit shot in that blizzard, so we took a photo of it when we got home. It’s almost too bad I didn’t have to go in to work today, because I think I got pretty cuted up for the day. It would have been tips ahoy at work today, a barber in a dress and all…you know, had there been any customers, which I’m sure there wouldn’t have been.
So look at that, I stuck to my word and actually did this thing! Feeling a bit proud of myself right now.