A Whimsical Afternoon with @GabyPossible

On an early evening in Autumn I got the pleasure of collaborating with the endlessly talented @GabyPossible on capturing this work of art.

If you’d like to learn how to make your very own fantasy purse check out her DIY Book Purse Project!

For this shoot we drew inspiration from one of our other favorite books, The Secret Garden

No matter the time of year, we can always fall into our favorite books and find a welcome landing.

Enchanting Costumes for Children, and the Children at heart!



Stumbled upon another amazingly talented artist during my internet integration. Sara Lowes has made costumes and headdresses for the whimsically inclined.

Owl headdress. Photography -sonya Hurtado

A photo posted by Sara Lowes (@animalesque) on

Now I don’t know Sara personally, so I’ll let her About Page fill you in:

Animalesque is a unique and independent costume brand for all those wild little creatures who love to dress up! But also for grown-up kids with an eye for something special…

Rabbit headdress. Celine Hallas photography

A photo posted by Sara Lowes (@animalesque) on

Founded by artist and textile designer, Sara Lowes, Animalesque inspires creative play and helps to bring narrative to life through costume and props, capturing a sense of wonder and reconnecting children with their innate gift, and fundamental need, to imagine.


Animalesque combines Sara’s expertise in textile design – illustration, screen-print and embroidery – with her experience as a children’s storyteller, to produce playful costumes and accessories, rich with colour, texture and character.


Using a diverse range of fabrics, often recycled or collected on various travels, Sara lovingly produces her collectible creations in her London studio.


When I was poking around her website, I notice she also does COMMISSIONED DESIGNS!!

I know where I’m going for my fairytale jacket!

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