The ‘garden of Eva’
Just three months after outfitting multi award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams, Theodore Elyett shows no signs of slowing down. The fashion maestro recently outfitted American actress, fashion model and television personality Eva Marcille in a custom chartreuse gown for her maternity shoot, themed “The Garden of Eva”.
The look, captured by renowned Bahamian photographer Stanley Babb of Stanlo Photography, quickly became a social media sensation. Images of the jaw-dropping gown appeared on popular blog bravotv.com and amassed more than 448,000 Instagram likes on pages including The Shade Room and Fashion Bomb Daily.
Surrounded by an orchard of flowers including roses and the star’s favorite – sunflowers, the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) cast member cradled her baby bump in the whimsical gown. The design features a sweetheart neckline, mermaid façade with a thigh-high split and dramatic five-foot silk and ruffle train accented with draped neck detail.
“I sent Eva a sketch, and she fell in love with it,” stated Elyett. “She said yes to the dress, and that’s how we ended up shooting together.”
On her Instagram post of the image, Marcille commented, “So I decided to go ahead and have a little maternity shoot. You know what they say third time is a charm so, welcome to the garden of Eva. It really was a simple situation thanks to the most amazing team ever.”
Marcille gave birth to her son and third child, Maverick Sterling – her second child with husband Michael Sterling – on September 27, just nine days after revealing the jaw-dropping maternity images.
“Eva was a joy to work with and the perfect muse for my design. It was my pleasure to create everlasting memories with such a talented and amazing team. The shoot was a seamless and inspirational experience, and I hope that we can work together even more in the future,” said Elyett.
“The Garden of Eva” marks Elyett’s second celebrity maternity shoot this year. In February, the fashion maestro dressed Marcille’s RHOA co-star Porsha Williams for her maternity shoot held during her “babymoon” in The Bahamas.