This was all about the pith helmet. I found it in a thrift shop and decided we were going to do a grand safari inspired photo shoot around the helmet. But…it had to be elegant and it had to be a period shoot. I hadn’t seen Out of Africa (yet) so the shoot was sort of my interpretation of the movie.
I also had this crazy idea that i could make wooden bracelets so i found myself at Home Depot buying all of these bits for the drill…which did NOT work. I ended up using a jig saw to cut them, then a belt sander to smooth the outer circles. Did I mention it was about 109 degrees on the patio while I was sanding and sawing my way to African authenticity???
I also made Candice’s necklace…so much easier than the bracelets. I bought the wooden disks at a craft store, stained them and used the dremel to drill tiny holes in them after I’d laid them out in a simple pattern. I used some kind of black waxed thread to tie them together, then tore a piece of black taffeta and attached it to the back to fasten the necklace. And..i did it all while sitting at my desk watching a movie…in the A/C!
Both dresses are from a local thrift shop, Kaci’s shoes are mine, Candice wore her own. We shot this at the old train depot in Normal Oklahoma.