Feature: Great Gatsby shoot

Our forte at Emporella is teaming up with independent, young and fresh designers. We love organic products: British designed and styled for that unique twist…the quirkier the better!

Our editorial feature focuses on designer Eliza Jane Howell and her very gorgeous line of vintage glam inspired dresses. The shoot took place at Claire Amelia’s very own bridal studio located in the Grand Arcade (The Bridal Emporium) and also at local venue Manahatta, perfect for the relaxed old-fashioned ambience.

The main inspiration here is definitely vintage chic with a 40’s pin-up vibe complimenting the gothic but elegant element. The purple and gold influence maintained throughout the shoot added to The Great Gatsby inspired feel. These colours are gorgeous together, both visually rich and lavish.

The shoot itself was a very simple set up, with a floral background of deep pinks and purples forcing the dress to radiate. All of the focus was on the model – the hair, the make-up, the dress, styling etc all bonded together in a happy marriage. The glamorous and luxurious nature of the dress bonded perfectly with the vintage glam atmosphere making for a spectacular photo shoot.


Meet the team: A set of local, independent businesses and individuals.

Designer: Eliza Jane Howell 

Photographer: Jenni Baker Wedding Photography  

Make-up: Asha

Hair and Beauty: Sara Louise Hairdressing

Stylist: Ambience venue styling Bradford and Halifax  

Stationary: Gray Starling design

Model: Kennedy Mary-Jane Elise

Find Claire Amelia: The Bridal Emporium 

View our gallery for more gorgeous imagery!


By: Lauren Sutherland.

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