I always feel that when ladies put on makeup for each other, it’s a very tender and trusting moment. There is, in fact, a scene in The Wings of the Dove that encapsulates cinematic genius, when Helena Bonham-Carter and Alison Elliott share this very moment of serenity before one discovers the fraught intentions of the other.
This is one of my favorite shots of Tessa. She looks so dewy and graceful, and exudes a Grace Kelly-like innocence and glow. (Note: There is so much cheekbone here we could have sunk the Titanic.)
Ladies in waiting.
Caitlin having some fun with her costume.
Matt, keeping warm in a very apt kimono, revisiting his lines. While the girls get dressed.