This weekend I photographed another child for the Babes series, this time going for a more literal fairy tale costume..
Ginger was photographed at the Twin Pines park near Belmont, a very pretty setting!
In looking for images of Dirndls and Trachtenkleidung costume, I came across some articles about womens' costume during the Nazi reign.
As a prelude to the Nazi party coming into power, fashion in Germany was changing to shorter hemlines, more masculinity, makeup, shorter hair. Conservatives decried this Hollywood and French influence as evil and through exaggerating the influence of Jews in the fashion industry, the Ministry of Propaganda formed a unique school (German Fashion Institute) to bring back the uniquely German style of dress for women.
There's a fascinating link to more detail here
But back to Ginger, here's some cute outtakes: