A Fashion graduate from The Pacific Design Academy, Christine Gallinger’s focus is to create feminine, luxurious pieces utilizing the finest fabrics and expert craftsmanship. In her design process she stays true to building a story and inspiration behind all of her work. Christine believes it is important to create pieces that are out of the ordinary while maintaining flattery in every aspect. As a testament to her design philosophy, her work features quality construction, attention to detail and a strong eye for silhouette and proportion.
Sarah Bowman is a fashion, fine art, and lifestyle photographer, specializing in people and portraits with a style consisting of surreal, ethereal and whimsical imagery. Based on Vancouver Island, she uses a lot of her surroundings and natural light to create unique portraits. She strives to bring intrigue and exultation to through her work. Recently, she has gained more attention through her fashion and surreal work. In the past month she has been published in a well known UK photography magazine named “Practical Photography” which is also sold in north american stores. Sarah has also started up a Patron page where she creates tutorials on how she goes about post production and retouching, behind the scenes videos, as well as exclusive content.She also tried to keep on on many social media sites including Facebook and Instagram.
In collaboration with Sarah Bowman Photography, showcased are three of Christine Gallinger’s handcrafted dresses from her most recent collection. Seamlessly fusing classical with modern elements she was inspired from the 1920’s Parisian time period. Set in the ethereal setting of the ocean with plush satin floral petals; highlighting all of the most natural of beauties.
This shoot based located at a lagoon in lantzville on Vancouver Island BC. The creative team included Christine Gallinger of Dramatic Designs, Sarah Bowman of Sarah Bowman Photography, Veronica Bean to model, and lastly the makeup and hair was done by Kali Tay. A gorgeous necklace that was hand crafted by Tulips Treasures was also used for the rose dress. The day was cold and windy but very worth the trip! The wind worked in their favor as it complimented the dresses from Dramatic Designs perfectly. The water began to rise and they almost lost their items and the boxes containing the flower petals. Thankfully Sarah didn’t mind getting wet to retrieve the items that were floating away in the water.
Sarah Bowman and Christine Gallinger used their desire to create elegant and ethereal looks to their advantage. There are three looks in total; Floral Lace Dress – Delicately embroidered with floral details, soft chiﬀon and crystal elements. This dress is handmade with love for the most special of occasions.
Rose Dress – Hand stitched pleats covering the top of this dress with luscious amounts of flowing silk and chiﬀon that flow like the waves of the ocean. This dress was complimented perfectly by the wind flowing through the beautiful fabric.
Chrysus Gold Dress – Luxuriously dripping in gold, with cascading ruﬄes and a stunning drop back. Highlighting the beauty of the womanly shape and looking nothing but glamorous, even in the most natural of moments. For this look Veronica Bean got down in the sand as this worked very well for the dress. She was cold and dirty although she was a trooper and made it through.
A behind the scenes video was also created to show how much went into this collaboration. From the beginning of the day with makeup and hair to the final looks at the chosen location. Sarah enjoys sharing what happens behind the scenes and how much attention to detail is there is to create the final works.