Today I have a styled shoot for you that's quite frankly off the charts--a bit Victorian and a tad Steampunk. French photographer, Alizee Fonvielle of Modaliza Photographie shot this incredible 19th Century French Lit meets Paris fashion with a team of talented creators in the French countryside near Bordeaux. The original styling you see here was co-created with Melianwing, editor of Le Petit Journal des Mariages Rétro, a French blog site devoted to vintage weddings. Melanwing had this to say about creating the concept for this editorial: "It was important to me, as an editor to transform one of my favourite literature genres into an original and inspirational work. I've put a lot of me in it to show my readers my own ideas. It was a great partnership and a wonderful experience for all of us"
Said Alizee about the project:"Steampunk is a science fiction genre inspired by the Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution. Most of this literature came from British culture but one of its well-known fathers is Jules Verne, the famous French writer. In this styled bridal shoot, we wanted to show how interesting this genre can be as a theme for a vintage wedding (or even for book lovers)
and how it could be developed 'à la française'
"We created a vintage romantic theme evoking an elegant, poetic and almost magical atmosphere in a lovely French park (with a Gustave Eiffel glass house and a XVIII century castle).
We chose to develop three themes and styles to present the many possibilities of the genre :
First, in white, black and purple : Thoughts of love – the romantic promenade of a blushing bride-to-be thinking of her fiancé…
Then, in white and black : Fairytale – a curious fairytale princess lost in the contemplation of the beautiful garden …
Finally, in ivory, gold and brown : Imaginary travels – an elegant Victorian lady living imaginary adventures, ready for the more romantic of them all : Marriage…"
Photography : Modaliza
Model : Melianwing (Fany D)
Assistant Photographer : Cedrine D.
Hair and makeup : Suany makeup
Dresses : Princesse du cap
Jewels and hair accessories: So Hélo
Invitations : Lyllcreation
Flowers : Eden Fleur
Cupcakes : Candy's cupcakes
Design inspiration : Melianwing