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Valentine’s Day From Colette Patterns

I was toying with the idea of doing a special shoot just for Valentine’s Day, with the Nutmeg pattern. But once Rachel and Anja said they were interested, it was a done deal. I invited Jade, did a wee bit of preparing, and the result is a collection of some of the prettiest pictures ever.

All of these photos were shot by Anja of clever nettle in my little studio. It was so much fun seeing all this come together so quickly. These ladies are all beyond talented.

If you want to see more, I posted a larger versions of the photos and a bunch of extra shots in the forum!

Photos by Anja / clever nettle
Modeled by Jade and Rachel
Styled by Sarai and Caitlin

View the extended set in the forum

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.



January 24, 2011 #

Looks like a great day was had by all. Gorgeous pictures.


January 24, 2011 #

Wow, what lovely photos! A wonderful shoot!


January 24, 2011 #

What truly beautiful photos. I love that last one. The colours are gorgeous and so nice to see porcelain skin instead of orange spray tan. Needless to say, the lingerie is beautiful.


January 24, 2011 #

Gorgeous!!! Love the hair color of the model with the short crop.

Something in the way she sews

January 24, 2011 #

What gorgeous photos, they look stunning!


January 24, 2011 #

Fun! What amazing photos!


January 24, 2011 #

what a beautiful shoot! i got my nutmeg pattern just before christmas, now i think i need to make it before valentine’s day!


January 25, 2011 #

I saw these on Anja’s blog yesterday evening, and I think my jaw hit the floor! Utterly gorgeous–the set design and Colette Patterns pieces compliment each other beautifully. Not to mention you got a couple of stunning gals to model it! Beautiful and inspiring! :)

♥ Casey | blog


January 25, 2011 #

These are so amazing. I love all the pink! Anja did such a good job!


January 25, 2011 #

What a beautiful photo shoot! I think I may just have to toddle over to the shop and buy this pattern for my Valentine’s outfit. Now I’m glad we’ll be celebrating it a week later so the pattern can have time to get to me and get made!

Oh, and I WANT those silver shoes the pixie-cut-ed redhead model was wearing!!! Does she know if they’re still available anywhere?


January 25, 2011 #

The shoes are actually part of my “photoshoot wardrobe” collection, i.e. cute shoes that aren’t actually in my size. I believe they’re BCBG, but they’re definitely not new, so they may be hard to find.

I feel you though, I’m looking for a pair of silver shoes myself right now. :)


January 25, 2011 #

Beautiful, I really love Valentines day colors!


January 25, 2011 #

Gorgeous set and beautiful models! Makes me want to lounge around all day in my dainties. Is that floral backdrop a vintage bar cloth piece or new yardage? It really makes everything on set pop. Also, it appears the loveseat is the long lost sister of the wingback in my room…very nice. Thanks for the lovely inspiration, ladies!


January 25, 2011 #

The backdrop is indeed a piece of vintage bark cloth! I’ve had it for a while, so I’m really glad it got to make a debut.


January 26, 2011 #

I think you’ve just invented a new, higher form of “adult entertainment”. Seriously sexy photos for crafters!


January 29, 2011 #

these are so amazing!! i think jade just gets more and more beautiful with every shoot i see her on. awesome job!!