Kim is a girly girl. The kind who walks into my studio wearing a pink trench coat and carrying a gorgeous handbag with a huge 3D leather flower on the side. When I ask her to take out a clip to put up her long, curly hair, it's shaped like a butterfly and has pink rhinestones on it. Those kinds of choices are always intentional and telling, and the sort of thing that really cannot be denied. But it's entirely possible to be girly without being cute or cloying.
Kim wanted her new gown to be sexy and sensuous. She hoped for a hint of rhinestone encrusted bra, but wanted the overall image to be classy and subtle. The soft, matte stretch mesh edges temper the rhinestone-encrusted bust area As a dancer in the over 35 age category, she wanted some things covered, so no bare tummy or super low cut back were indicated. But she wanted to show all the great looking skin available. I am very fond of the ladder back detailing.
The layers in her softly draped skirt really move beautifully around her long legs. I visited Minnesota Madness for just a few hours, and got just one, wonderful shot of the back of her gown in action, which I will share here.