Bonny Bonnie

15 March 11

Omfg, this utter perfection of a shoot from How To Spend It has apparently been on the internets for a couple of weeks, but somehow I just saw it today. Inspired by famed ginger fancier Dante Gabriel Rossetti and shot in the V&A's epic William Morris designed Green Dining Room, there is literally nothing about this I don't like. Photographed by Yuval Hen and styled by Damian Foxe (and yes, that is Bonnie Wright of Ginny Weasley fame looking very grown up!).

I actually came across this while reading this blog from the V&A. They're got a new exhibition opening on the 2nd of April called The Cult of Beauty, dedicated to the Aesthetic Movement (that's 1860s-1890s) which looks like it's going to be the best thing my eyeballs have ever seen. Aestheticism is probably my favourite artistic movement (no way of saying that without sounding like an art school douche, but alas) so it goes without saying that I'll be there WITH BELLS ON. Maybe I'll even take my ginger bff.

(photos by Yuval Hen for How To Spend It)



Uh, truly wow. This photoshoot is just so immensely beautiful… I have no words.

Michelle of The Feather Den replied over 12 years ago.

oh yes, this is the only way she should be photographed. ever.

miss moss replied over 12 years ago.

Oh my God! This is really amazing. The last photo – i love it!

Backstage replied over 12 years ago.

i love her, i love red hair, i love william morris, i love the v&a. the only way they could make this any better is with some rabbits.

kirsteen replied over 12 years ago.

Reminds me of symbolism paintings

laura acosta replied over 12 years ago.

So pleased you posted this as I’d completely missed it – and what a crime against beauty that would be! The pictures are stunning – can’t wait to see the paintings that inspired them in the actual exhibition.

Frances replied over 12 years ago.

wow, seriously.

Tiffany replied over 12 years ago.

Goodness. Now THAT is a beautiful and unique shoot. It’s like artwork come to life (not that this isn’t artwork in itself, but you know what I mean).

And thanks for pointing out the Weasley connection – the face was familiar but I couldn’t place it. Grown up indeed!

Kim replied over 12 years ago.

I have not seen this either!! These images are absolutely stunning!! At first I couldn’t tell if it was a painting or a photograph.

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Amanda replied over 12 years ago.

She looks so flipping beautiful. These are so dreamy and gorgeous. I’m totally in love.

Ismay replied over 12 years ago.

yes yes yes YES that ROOM! whenever i’m in london (once every few years) i make a point of going to the V&A, walking around the cafe/dining room area and even using the toilets in there because they’re SO beautiful. yes, the toilets.

bonnie looks incredible in these too, the styling is spot on.

Olivia replied over 12 years ago.

those are dreamy and really lovely. I like them a lot ^^ My favorite are the 1st and the 4th. It reminds me of the old beauties in the 20 to 40’S

marilyn replied over 12 years ago.

I want absolutely EVERYTHING in this photoshoot. Especially her hair.

Coco replied over 12 years ago.

what an epic and spectacular shoot. thanks for sharing, i hadn’t seen it before today.

Lizzie replied over 12 years ago.

Breathtakingly beautiful, love the peacock feather headdress

Fajr | Stylish Thought replied over 12 years ago.

Aside from he incredibly beautiful mise en scene, styling, effects, the tangerine dress in last that pic has got my head spinning.

Vain and Vapid replied over 12 years ago.

I love how it looks like a mix between a painting and photography; It’s like modern renaissance….so inspiring

Leotie Lovely replied over 12 years ago.

WOW!!! gorgeous!

Elizabeth Mackey replied over 12 years ago.

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