A 1950’s Mode En France Inspired Shoot
A few years ago I found this little video, Mode en France on Youtube, which goes through the history of European fashion from the end of the Victorian Era, up until the 1980’s. (Click over and watch it, as it is pretty great. I can’t understand a word of French, but fortunately fashion is universal!) After watching it, I wanted to do a photoshoot with my sister and best friend, of the fashions featured in the video- only since I do not have video talents, I was going to do photos instead. Well, the years have gone by, and we’ve still not managed to do a complete overview of all the eras, but we have done a few separate ones. We once dressed up in the styles of the 1940’s (and when I say “dressed up” I mean they dressed up, considering that all the clothes came from my closet!), another time was the Victorian era, and once we dressed up in assorted wedding dresses, which was rather fun.
So, when my friend Chantelle came for a visit last month, one of the things we made sure to do, was another photoshoot. This time, we chose the 1950’s, and donned full skirts, petticoats, hats and gloves. It was rather fun to put all the pieces of the outfit together, as I don’t usually do a whole hat and glove ensemble. I love putting together a period perfect ensemble, but I rarely wear it as such.
Here are the pictures we ended up with. It was a fun time spent together, posing as though we were supermodels, but mostly giggling and being generally silly. I am glad to have these pictures, some of which turned out great- others not so much, but the memories of the afternoon are what I will remember the most. 🙂
Do you ever “dress to the nines” just for fun? Have you ever done a photoshoot with your friends?
(The image above is our Prada sunglasses advertisement, don’t you think? I was testing out the height of the tripod, and it turned out it was a bit off, so the top of my head is cut out of the frame, but nevertheless- it is a hilariously serious looking picture and I love it!)
We nailed the model poses in this one 😉
July 12, 2016 @ 9:32 am
Cool visually informative video! And you catch the spirit of 50s Paris in you pictures! 🙂
July 12, 2016 @ 11:07 am
Thanks so much! The fashions of the 50’s are so great. 🙂
July 12, 2016 @ 5:03 pm
I love both outfits!! So quintessentially fifties and the hats just complete them perfectly! The first couple black and white photos look like they could actually be from the 1950s 🙂 And I love the video that inspired the shoot! Its so cool to see how fashion has evolved and changed!
July 13, 2016 @ 5:21 pm
Thanks so much! The photos were so fun to take, I’m glad you enjoyed them!
July 12, 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Two beautiful ladies!
July 13, 2016 @ 5:21 pm
Right back at you 🙂
July 13, 2016 @ 5:43 am
hello there,ciao Nicole…thanks for sharing such nice post!…both of You loking great & super stylish…what a charismatic outfits…cheers!
July 13, 2016 @ 5:22 pm
Thanks- I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
July 14, 2016 @ 1:54 am
Too fabulous for words! This post uber makes me wish we lived nearby and could team up for a shared outfit shoot of our own. If I’m ever our your way or you’re in my neck of the woods, I think it would be a blast to try and make that happen, if you were game for such, sweet gal.
xoxo ♥ Jessica
July 15, 2016 @ 2:07 pm
Thanks Jessica! I would love to do a shoot with you, if we ever happen to cross paths! The thought had occurred to me once too 🙂
July 18, 2016 @ 8:43 pm
These turned out so beautiful! I love them! Especially the sunglasses one. Definitely magazine cover worthy. 😉 <3
July 19, 2016 @ 12:16 am
I’m so happy they turned out too- considering the difficulties we had with the remote at first! oigh! The sunglasses one totally looks like a Prada ad though- you should google and see 🙂
July 31, 2016 @ 3:18 pm
This looks like it was fun! Liking the model poses!
August 1, 2016 @ 2:34 pm
It was a lot of fun- and even more fun pretending to be snobby models- haha 😉