Photographer: Stacey Thompson
MUA: Ariel Briana Oestreicher
Models: Katie Parks and Jamie Hammond
Designer: Nicole Fouché
Location and props: Pastimes Antiques
This editorial features an eclectic theme, largely drawing it’s influences from vintage dolls and bohemian styles. The entire spread was shot with natural light. The Belle Reine Collection is dark, romantic and girly with just the right amount of sex appeal. The collection creates a sultry look with Beautiful silks, velvet’s, lace, mesh and pleated detailed fabrics. Fouche’ is a clothing line for women and even custom pieces for girls that has with her latest collection began to mature into a more sophisticated affair with lavish lace on womanly floral fabrics and structured jackets drenched in deep wine colored velvety and a touch of Smokey black dotted leather for the little rebel in all of us, all while maintaining the girly side inspired by her daughter with tulle and short hemlines for the younger ladies.
Fouche’ is inspired by vintage classics with a modern interpretation and best known for her love of Fantasy influence in her design concepts that give you a whimsical romantic yet fun and rebellious inspiration in your wardrobe. Nicole became interested in fashion at the age of 14 when her mother taught her to sew. Throughout high-school art was her favorite subject and she spent her high school years sketching and painting fashion designs. At the age of 18 she packed up her bags and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in fashion where she first attended AIU LA for 2 years studying Fashion Design & Marketing.
With eagerness to learn from the best she was then accepted to FIDM LA where she took a course in Technical Sketching. After moving back to her home town of southern Illinois (The Midwest), she graduated with her Associates in Arts from SCC. Determined to learn, Nicole taught herself more about the fashion industry and began to design, making dresses and accessories for children, young girls and women.
Nicole was inspired to create her art she treasured so much in fashion form and continues to do so which has lead Nicole to working as a Free Lance Designer, creating the Label she calls Fouché, which stands for the person Nicole was when fashion became one of the exceptional passions in her life. “Through her story and designs, Nicole hopes to inspire others to follow their passions despite the obstacles that occur in life. And to embrace who they are, through what they wear”.
This editorial took place at Pastimes Antiques, located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The store specializes in vintage clothing an accessories, and sponsors an annual Vintage Now fashion show featuring a modern mix of vintage fashions. The show is held to benefit Safe House for women. All props were provided by Pastimes’ owner Deb Maevers.
Models for this shoot are 19-year-old Katie Parks and 15-year-old Jamie Hammond. Katie grew up in Southern Illinois. She has been interested in modeling since she first saw the Vicotoria’s Secret Fashion show as a child. She immediately grabbed her mothers wedges and began practicing her model walk. Later, she began to research agencies and photographers. After a long search, she and her mother received a request to meet with Vision Los Angeles. She loved her experience in LA, and has been modeling ever since. Jamie Hammond, also from Illinois, as always enjoyed being in front of the camera. New to the fashion scene, she was discovered by Nicole Fouché. She is an honor student, a varsity athlete, and is active in community service.
Cape Girardeau native Stacey Thompson has been involved in fashion photography for three years. She is internationally published, and has been featured online with PhotoVogue. Growing up, Stacey fell in love with fairy tales and fantasy novels. As an adult, that love for the intangible is expressed in her photography. Many of her images capture a theme of ethereal beauty.