For the first set (blue and purple), the accessories are as follows:
Les Macarons fascinator in Mixed Berries
Les Bonbons gloves in Raspberry
For the second set (yellow and light purple) the accessories are:
Les Tartes fascinator in Lavender Lemon
La Dacquoise neck corset in Lemon
For the third set (pink and green) the accessories are:
Les Tartes fascinator in Strawberry Mint
La Dacquoise neck corset in Strawberry
Les Bonbons gloves in Strawberry
For the fourth set (mint green and off white) the accessories are:
Les Macarons fascinator in Mint Creme
La Dacquoise neck corset in Mint
Les Bonbons gloves in Mint
Photography and retouch: Fotografica Gregor
The title for this editorial is Paris in the Spring. Spring because of the seasonal styles and bright color choices – Paris alluding to the rich stylistic history of that fabled city. The sophisticated allure of the Imperial period, the celebrated surrealism of the era between the World Wars, and the rich cultural vibrancies of Le Paname all contribute to the mood and feel of the overall production.
Design and styling for this story was conceived and produced by the supremely talented Peacock Blue Design Studio, who also collaborated extensively on the set design. The intricacy and texture as well as the color of these pieces combine to evoke a certain classical romance, with a twist. The style and color was to a large extent inspired by the colors and textures of candy and confectionery. The overall vibe is a bit “High Society” with a surreal edge.
The model is the very talented and internationally published Katlin Sumners. She creates a wonderful and nuanced mood for this story with posing and presence that conveys both the elegance and surrealism that was sought for this fashion story. Katlin is also a talented makeup artist and lent her skills to this story in that capacity as well.
My job as photographer was rather simpler – to attempt to do justice to the work of the creative ensemble by capturing the moments in sufficient nuance to express the story-line which was created. I hope that in this I have been largely successful.
Even for those who have never had the opportunity to visit la Ville Lumière, Paris invokes a certain sense of culture, of light, of style and of energy that captures the imagination…