Behind the Scenes: Temptress with a Teapot

Bloomers and Frocks recently partnered with Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics to wardrobe a fun photo shoot with Cass Studios. See the entire shoot and read the script over at Cass Studio’s blog. Here are some of the fun shots with wardrobe descriptions for all of the models.

Act I

The setting is modern with a vintage feel. A 1950s Aladdin yellow and 18k gold teapot is a front and center.  The table is covered with a handmade knotted string lace table linen. Modern teal pillows made in 1950s fashion complete the scene.

Kalan is wearing a 1950s plum short sleeve dress with vertical lace tucks and trim. Alissa is wearing a 1950s teal linen dress with inset Chantilly lace and rhinestone studs, moonstone spring bracelet, and 1950s aurora borealis glass earrings.


Eric is wearing a 1940s Tiger Print Smoking Jacket, 1970s red and black sans-a-belt trousers, white cotton button down shirt, and self tie black bow tie. Chris is sporting a 1950s red and black smoking jacket, white shirt, black bow tie, and basic black trousers. A gentleman always ties his own bowtie. Vintage crystal decanters and whiskey glasses complete the scene.


Jane rocks a black crepe 1940s formal dress with princess seams and extravagant knotted rayon fringe hem, red rayon gloves, black jet jewelry, and a 1930s horsehair hat. Wardrobe from her personal collection.


Kalan is wearing a 1950s debutante dress dubbed “The Big Bird.” It is a canary yellow dress with curled ostrich feathers. She is accessorized in a 1950s topaz colored asymmetrical rhinestone necklace, while white gloves complete the look of a true debutante.

Alissa looks stunning in a 1950s forest green sharkskin dress with jewel sweetheart neckline. This dress has forest green velveteen trim and is embellished with pearls and rhinestones. Weiss earring and necklace setwith grey and clear rhinestones complete her look. Dress available here.


Eric looks dapper in a 1960s Black lace shimmer cocktail dress with short puffed sleeves. Gold flats bring the shimmer all the way down to the toes. True to a rocker look, Chrislooks bedazzled in a 1970s studded black polyester dress with matching silver flats. Long dangle clear rhinestone clip earrings make him really sparkle.


Cass Studios: Cass Studios is a boutique production house that specializes in creating multimedia packages with advertising photography and marketing videos for small businesses, corporations and entertainment productions.  Natalie’s style is gritty cinematic and quarky. Having fun while playing with expensive toys.

Bloomers and Frocks: Bloomers and Frocks is an online vintage boutique carrying vintage clothes for modern women. With an array of women’s clothing and accessories, ranging from the 1890s to the 1980s, Bloomers and Frocks carries wearable vintage pieces that can fit into any women’s modern wardrobe.Shop Bloomers and Frocks on etsy. Follow along on instagram for sneak peeks and behind the scenes of the shop.

Amelia’s RetroVogue: Accessory styling and outfit for character of “Natasha Vladimarnova.” Longtime wearer and collector of vintage and antique clothing, Amelia Jane, has owned and operated Austin’s premier vintage clothing store, Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics since 1986.  Specializing in 1860s-1960s clothing and accessories for men and women, her shop is frequented by design houses, productions companies, actors, musicians, and wearers and collectors of fine vintage.  Follow her on social media. Etsy. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Website.

Makeup and Hair: Kalan Contreras discovered her love of working with people, makeup, and cameras while in graduate school in 2011. She has an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas School of Architecture. Here, she fostered a love of design and a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the concept of beauty. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University, where she worked for three semesters as a teaching assistant in the Film department, cultivating an understanding of lighting schemes and frame composition theory.

Models: Alissa Duquette, Cris Cribb, Eric Adams, Jane Clarke, and Kalan Contreras