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…"
Alizee Fonvielle is a destination photographer available for travel throughout Europe and the US."I know each Big Day is personal and unique and always try to make people comfortable in front of the camera, creating pictures that will become beautiful memories . . . ."
Model : Melianwing (Fany D)
Assistant Photographer : Cedrine D.
Jewels and hair accessories: So Hélo