Rachel Essex

Prop & Interior Stylist

posted during November, 2011

Food, Glorious Food…

This post is from a shoot Tiffany Mumford and I did about healthy eating during pregnancy. It was an excuse to eat multiple breakfasts and buy beautiful vegetables although the only vegetables I ate whilst pregnant were frozen peas.                      

Ooh, Baby, Baby…

Tiffany Mumford is doing the photographs for a book about baby twins. Here are a couple of stories from a test shoot we did to that end: This loopy lion was a collaboration between knitwear label Kind and Labour Of Love. He speaks for himself.        

Labour Of Love Part Two

And On The Inside… The dress is vintage St. Michael utility wear from the 1940’s. It has depicted on it pastoral scenes of typical English pursuits such as dancing around a maypole. I remember being quite hurt that I was not picked to do this in 1977 as part of our school’s celebration of the […]

Labour Of Love

Window Dressing… I spent this morning playing in the window of Francesca Forcolini’s beautiful boutique, Labour of Love: If you look inside the jaws of this big, bad wolf, you can see the skeleton of the painted, wooden man he ate for breakfast.      

Dixie and Dot

Sisters, Dixie and Dot are five and three years old respectively. Today I finally got around to photographing some of their micro possessions: