I love Ireland so much — the rich, lush texture of the landscape combined with the friendly people makes my heart sing. I have been fortunate enough to visit twice while on assignment over the last few years, and on my last trip I was able to stay a few extra days to have a little vacation and also to shoot some lovely dresses with a fab Irish team. It was a dream come true to shoot at the gorgeous Carton House, a historic-mansion-turned-luxury-hotel just outside of Dublin in Kildare. As I explored the property on the morning of our shoot, I was stopped in my tracks at nearly every turn. The fog, the historic grounds and the mansion itself was simply stunning.
Aren’t these dresses by the Irish designer Helen Cody just divine? We were so grateful to have such exquisite creations to pair with the beautiful setting and talent. I felt transported to another time in the morning mist that appeared on the morning of the shoot. I hope you enjoy the images because they make me think of one of my favorite 19th century novels, Jane Eyre.