Baking and prepping for Christmas lunch tomorrow, I was reminded of Colleda. This sweet maiden goddess was a Serbian solstice goddess. Her merry personality can be seen in the bright light of the burning Yule log, as she represented the promise of a return of the spring sun and new growth. Children went door to door asking for sweet cakes from her worshipers since the delicious treats were pleasing to the goddess.
Photographer/MUA: Jeannie Nadja
Model: Molly Graphite
Headpiece: JNS Designed
Image processed with texturing from The CoffeeShop Blog and snowflake brushes from Hawksmont
This is a styling tips video that I posted a last year, but I wanted to share it again, as many of the ribbons used in it I found in stores this time of year. Holiday ribbons are perfect for creative little upgrades to your fashion and beauty photography. After Christmas, hit up the clearance aisles at the craft stores to find some amazing discounted pretties!
Also, reuse ribbons and bows that come on any gifts you receive (or ask your friends and family if you can have theirs before they throw them away). It's an excellent way to upcycle and upgrade your images.