The Bennison Fabrics 2012 calendar has just been released and it looks terrific. Like the previous calendar we wanted to showcase the fabrics in an eye-catching way and create images that would be remembered. So, we thought a childhood theme would do the trick, nostalgic but with a twist. Jude Massie-Taylor suggested Fairy Stories, I liked the idea of Nursery Crimes. We combined the two themes, went to our desks and began to sketch.
It all started innocently enough with Bo Peep wearing a weird bonnet and a voluminous skirt shaped like a bulb of garlic. No idea why a shepherdess would wear a skirt like that, but it all seemed to make sense at the time. Our finished BoPeep, modeled by Holly, with a linen background and a very nice suntan. Here's what Jude says: 'Holly was fantastic and a dream in front of the cameras. She was our Showgirl, our Dancer and our Clown in the previous calendar and she's been a star in this one.'
Our Mary Poppins sketch left quite a lot to the imagination, ...
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