Winds in the east, mist coming in, Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, But I fear what’s to happen all happened before…
From the moment I first watched Mary Poppins, I was absolutely enchanted by her poise, grace, elegance, and beauty. I basically wore out my VHS watching the film so many times and my copy of the original book was loved and tattered. Whilst traveling through New York, I found a store that sold old merchandise from older Broadway musicals, inside that store I found the official parrot head umbrella proplica and I had to buy it. I do not recommend buying a full sized, nonretractable umbrella on the second day of you one month trip overseas; but I did it anyway because I couldn’t leave it behind. After my first try at cosplay earlier this year, I thought it would be fun to give it another go and pull from Mary Poppins as my inspiration but turn her a little more modern and pinup.
Once again, I partnered with Angie from Angie Delaire Pinup Photography to create my images and we shot in Cottesloe to get an old English vibe. My outfit was a bit of a collection of pieces and some DIY. The hat was a bowler I’ve had since I was a teen and I bent down the brim, added a ribbon around the hat base and then weaved in daisies and vintage millinery berries. My earrings were supplied by Deluxe Creations and were custom made for the shoot (available online at Deluxe Creations now). The blouse was from Vivien of Holloway and the skirt was from Banned Apparel. I found a red velvet belt from Kitten D’Amour, vintage white gloves, shoes from Williams and seamed stockings from What Katie Did. I hot glue gunned the red bowtie together and attached it to a safety pin and found the coat at the back of my wardrobe from many years ago.
Although Mary Poppins wore a few different outfits throughout the film, I sort of merged my favourite elements and colours together. This look could easily be done with a black midi skirt as well.
Angie Delarie Pinup Photography is now offering Mary Poppin’s shoots with all props included. Click here for more information and to book.
On the day of the shoot, it had been raining all day and just as we arrived to the location it completely poured down so we hung out in the car waiting for a break in the sky. Eventually, it calmed down enough for us to find a good shoot location and stay close enough to shelter so we didn’t get washed out. We managed to get all the shots we needed and still have time for a laugh of course.
We’d like to thank Deluxe Creations for her custom earrings and to She Bakes in Heels for her custom cookies. All who book a Mary Poppin’s shoot with Angie Delarie will receive a goody bag full of Poppins goodness just in time for the new movie.