Messing About on the River with Joanne Fleming Designs

I wanted to start this sunny and bright Monday morning with a bit of dress ‘porn’ for you all. Who doesn’t adore looking at pastel colours, short hems and gorgeous attention to detail – all perfectly modelled by a stunning rockabilly-esque model? Exactly.

The dresses are all designed and made by Brighton based, Rock n Roll Bride favourite Joanne Fleming. They are (in order of appearance) Clothilde, Audrey and Pieretta. Joanne also made the pretty damn stunning headpiece to go with the Pieretta dress. I am a particular fan of this dress in fact – made from metallic silk organza, it has the wonderful quality of tarnishing slightly over time, so the dress starts to look properly vintage very quickly.

Joanne put the model in shoes by New Look which we found for just £20 and customised with swarovski crystals and the shoot took place on a friend’s house boat.

Huge thanks to Joanne and the whole team for sharing this gorgeous shoot and these stunning dresses with us today.

Photography Credit: Jacqui McSweeney Photography
Designer/Stylist: Joanne Fleming Design
Hair/Make Up: Lauren Hannah May
Model: Jessica


  1. Post author

    Ray B – the info is in the post!

    “Joanne also made the pretty damn stunning headpiece to go with the Pieretta dress.”

  2. These dresses are! I am totally in love with the third one – and the fascinator that was made to match – just stunning. I can’t believe the shoes are from New Look – they look so much more expensive than they were!

  3. Thanks folks….glad you like them! The shoes were a real find….. they also did them in a gorgeous lilac-y heather colour. I bought several pairs in both shades for a fashion show back in June, and just jazzed them up a bit with some crystals 🙂

  4. Theresa

    Joanne, if you have any of those shoes left in a US size 7 in either color and want to sell them…let me know! LOL. They are GORGEOUS.

  5. OMG… I wouldn’t know what to choose. The pastel aquamarine one is to die for, though!! Guess I’ll have to take a trip to Brighton very soon.


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