Hung Up on a Dream

An extra-sparkly third visit to the Meadham Kirchhoff studio and show. Photos by Eleanor; captions by Edward Meadham.


  • all-art-is-quite-useless October 3rd, 2012 3:21 PM

    i dream of the day when I walk down the street dressed like that… Also, is that burning girl on the invitations an illustration from Struwwelpeter? I think it is… I love creepy children’s books!

  • Resh October 3rd, 2012 3:26 PM

    OMG 92 pics!! How did you find enough time to take so many?!?!?! So sad that the pink dress in pic 20 never happened :( Eleanor, how did you keep yourself from taking Cornelius with you??? He’s soooo sweet <3

  • rowenabee October 3rd, 2012 3:31 PM

    Gentlemen and lovely Eleanor – this is a delight. Thanks for not skimping on the photos. A true tale of creative genius and frustration. The attention to detail is brilliant – flowers to pad out, embroidery and bows and jewels. Please keep on doing what you do, it doesn’t go unnoticed. You give me hope and make me dream.

    • kruisin October 3rd, 2012 3:43 PM

      well said

    • Mary the freak October 3rd, 2012 3:50 PM

      could not have said it better. you got the point!


  • Taylor WM October 3rd, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is amazing, I just want to live inside the studio and in the collection!
    Eleanor’s photos are, as always, stunning and completely beautiful as well :)
    Taylor x

  • hatrosalina October 3rd, 2012 3:34 PM

    gah this is so beautiful :D

  • Jolien October 3rd, 2012 3:35 PM

    Why am i fat? i would be a killer model for that show hahaha. JK i don’t care i love my body. i’ll just do the cheap version with hot glue and dollar store gems.

  • Susann October 3rd, 2012 3:36 PM

    These photos leave me wanting to see more. I am completely amazed and I’m off to dream about those dresses!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • Cruicked October 3rd, 2012 3:45 PM

    I always love Meadham Kirchhoff and Rookie’s coverage is always great.

  • HollieLillian October 3rd, 2012 3:48 PM

    Ooh yay i’ve been waiting for this since the show at fashion week! These pictures give such insight into this world wow wow wow they really show how much thought and work goes into it too. So many great pieces and I love the whole theme. Perfectionnnnnnnnnn

  • Mary the freak October 3rd, 2012 3:49 PM

    wow. when I saw this picture earlier this day, I was like “ohmy, this could be another meadham kirchhoff mood board! WAAAH” (I freaked out, actually.) ROOKIE basically introduced me to Meadham Kirchhoff, and I am totally in love with them. I love how everything is bejeweled and glittered and frilly and fluffy and embroidered and oh-so-girly! And it’s so much inspiration, I will make a few crowns and bejewel my shoes now. Seriously, I mean. That’ll be fun (:


  • ♡ reba ♡ October 3rd, 2012 3:59 PM

    always love and look forward the meadham kirchoff photo albums. my favourite thing. also 1000x prettier than ANYTHING else <3 <3 <3 <3

  • wolnosc October 3rd, 2012 4:03 PM

    I love these clothes, they are exactly what I love about clothes from a long time ago, all the detailed embroidery and beading!

  • ToriLynne October 3rd, 2012 4:10 PM

    This is AMAZING! This was definitely my favorite collection from LFW. These pictures are heavenly and magical. I adore this post. Excellent job!
    xo, Tori

  • Olivia October 3rd, 2012 4:33 PM

    love these!! and his captions are so cute omg. i love seeing that people amazing as this are really perfectionists and that everything isn’t always as perfect in their eyes as it is in ours. really cool. insightful.

  • whodatgal October 3rd, 2012 4:49 PM

    I didn’t like this collection when I first saw it. nOW I LOOOVVEEE it! I swear all the comments are like: I didn’t like this dress. This is wonky. This didn’t turn out very good, though- GEEZZ IT WAS GREAT! <3

    Ophelia xx

  • Skatapus October 3rd, 2012 5:10 PM

    Haha, loving the insight in the captions. I’m not usually into fashion, but this is rad. :)

  • CC October 3rd, 2012 5:31 PM

    I literally squealed when I saw this because I just did an artist research assignment on Francois Boucher and I LOVE Marie Antoinette. The whole collection is just soo super sweet and frivolous and frosted with icing and ribbons and gems all over! I laughed at some of the captions by Edward Meadham. It’s nice to really know what’s going on in a designer’s mind despite everyone else seeing how perfect it all is.

  • Tulip October 3rd, 2012 5:32 PM

    Wow, so wonderful.

  • MissKnowItAll October 3rd, 2012 5:54 PM

    Edward has been such an inspiration to me. I plan to release my line next summer and all the while I’ve been sketching and collecting, I have pictures of their show in my work space. They have given me so much hope and inspiration.
    I just want to sincerely thank him. When I do have my first show, I want to give him a huge hug

  • gnarlyelixir October 3rd, 2012 6:21 PM

    this is so beautiful!!!!! Oh my goodness!! SIMPLY STUNNING! I love the inspiration!!!

  • Microbyte1 October 3rd, 2012 6:55 PM

    amazing collection ! i want it all !

  • I.ila October 3rd, 2012 7:08 PM


  • Eryn October 3rd, 2012 7:20 PM

    Sooo preettttyyyyyy.

  • jill October 3rd, 2012 7:20 PM

    meadham kirchoff is always absolutely perfect

  • Ben October 3rd, 2012 7:31 PM

    Oh! I always love these!!! It’s so fun too hear all the backstage drama, unwanted flowers, sewing on bows and ribbons last minute, backwards hats! All the designs that didn’t get made make me sad, they where all so nice! I really love these pics!

  • umi October 3rd, 2012 8:00 PM

    gah,this is awesome!!!
    so much detail ((((i love the bows a lot))))
    also,i’m in love with girl in #44 omg

  • Graciexx October 3rd, 2012 8:55 PM

    Cornelius as in Fudge? As in Cornelius Fudge from Harry Potter????

  • Graciexx October 3rd, 2012 8:59 PM

    57 is AHMAZINGGGGGG!!!!

  • victoria October 3rd, 2012 9:30 PM

    GOD THIS COLLECTION IS SO BEAUTIFUL. great photos eleanor!!!!

  • Jenn October 3rd, 2012 9:34 PM

    It’s definitely something Marie Antoinette would approve, soooo luxurious and opulent.

  • brennachan October 3rd, 2012 10:23 PM

    I love the Hello Kitty bow in #7 :D So many gorgeous pictures! I wish I could create an inspiration board as beautiful as that!!

  • sweeteelou October 3rd, 2012 10:54 PM

    this was my favorite MK featured on rookie yet. It was so girly and rich and refreshing! I loved it!
    Love, Evan

  • ickyteenagegirl October 4th, 2012 12:08 AM

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking! I want to forever live in this collection.

    It’s weird that I like this so much because I’m usually all about all black everything and no frills or bows but this was just so beautiful. Loved all of the baroque/renaissance influences.

  • sherbert October 4th, 2012 3:10 AM

    this is everything that i love…

  • ivoire October 4th, 2012 4:38 AM

    ugh yes! i also really love the girl eleanor loves. anyone happen to know her name?

  • bridiebird October 4th, 2012 6:40 AM

    thanks so much for this, rookie. i loved the collection, but i love it even more now that i have seen all the inspiration and detail that went into it!

  • Dayzee October 4th, 2012 11:24 AM

    I find it funny how Edward has to correct every little detail that went wrong! this is wonderful.

  • pinbacksandplatforms October 4th, 2012 11:55 AM

    Wow. Thank you so much for this!! SO LOVELY!

  • julalondon October 4th, 2012 2:10 PM

    Wow, this is perfection, i don’t know what to say…. And, and this is actually really funny when the picture with the minnie mouse outfit came up i thought OMG this is amazing and then i read his comment..which was I hate this T Shirt..=)

  • Summer October 4th, 2012 2:13 PM

    Soooooooo gorgeous

  • Mimi7 October 4th, 2012 7:54 PM

    I get so excited when there’s another Meadham Kirchoff post!!! Everything is so beautiful! It makes me so happy and now I feel like putting glitter and prettifying everything I see!

  • Abi October 5th, 2012 9:19 AM

    I love the outfit in the back of 82!

  • GildedLocks October 5th, 2012 11:07 AM

    What an awesome photoset, Rookie! This whole collection was so beautiful. I love his captions; it’s reassuring to know that even design superstars like Meadham and Kirchoff have little mistakes and imperfections in their shows. It makes my idols seem more human, hahah.

  • potameides October 5th, 2012 1:05 PM

    I love textiles so much and this is incredible

  • Jessica W October 8th, 2012 3:03 AM

    (How did I not notice this post?!)
    Every post about Meadham Kirchhoff is enough eye candy to rot my eye’s figurative teeth.
    This was not exception <333

    The Lovelorn

  • marengo October 14th, 2012 7:08 PM

    This is everything I ever wanted <3

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica October 27th, 2012 12:35 PM

    It took me forever to get through all these, but I enjoyed every second of it. Beautiful clothes. Absolutely beautiful!

  • molly mazahs November 8th, 2012 1:55 AM

    “when you pull the string it opens up to reveal a girl on fire. It’s a basic metaphor for how I feel about my life.”
    god i love meadham kirchhoff too much