Spring Break. It’s a ritual here and just about everyone I know goes some place exotic, or so it seems. For those of us who remain behind, we are left to flights of fancy via our imaginations rather than commercial airlines. With thoughts of Kings and Queens, and their crowns and gowns, my creative mind journeyed to the Palace of Versailles and the ladies of court. And thus, my modern adaptation into the world of Marie Antoinette was born.
The first element required were two fair maidens with long hair and a youthful innocence that could be transported back in time. Naturally I drew upon the beautiful Lauren Gieschen, my sweet daughter who is party to many of my creative stories. To pair with her I called upon another talented artist, Sophie Knox, who shares in beautiful story telling through all her many art forms.
Next massive skirts with over 70 yards of tulle combined were made to bring an elegance to the era, crafted by the fabulous Lorraine Knox and myself. It is no small task wrangling that much material! Finding other costume pieces to reflect a more “modern” spin on French royalty required more imagination than effort and were quickly assembled.
The girls were wonderfully adorned by the fabulous Danielle Koch who did their hair and Mallory Belote who crafted make-up suitable for our 19th century spin French royalty. Gone were the excessive powdered wigs and pale make-up, but rather they sported porcelain features that were better suited to ladies in waiting or members of Court.
Our fabulous set was styled by Lorraine Knox demonstrating her appreciation for the depth of layers as well as attention to detail. Oh, what a mess we made creating such elegance for the camera’s frame. If only I had thought to capture a behind the scenes shot, you would understand the chaos created by visionary perfectionists! As you know it is all in the details.
Enjoy a few shots from a delightful day of dress up and make-believe from the Glamour Studio of Kristine Logan Photography.