Sunday, November 8, 2015

1930s Glamour

Lately I've been rather silent on my social media platforms, especially my blog.  Right now I'm in the middle of working on my final projects for many of my classes for university.  I'm actually pretty lucky in the sense that I only have one final exam, and it's not even cumulative.  However, I have a ton of projects instead.  The project I'm most excited for is my photography class.  The idea for my project is the evolution of the dress from 1920 - 1970.  I adore fashion history and I have way too many vintage clothes, so it seemed like an obvious choice for me.  The project I will be turning in will actually be film from my 35mm camera, but these are extra stills I took on my DSLR after I finished taking the film pictures.  And to make these digital photos look more "antique" and "old" I made the photos black and white.
This is my friend Veronika, who's modeled for me before, here.  The dress she is modeling belonged to my Great Grandmother and is from the 1930s.  It's a gorgeous blue velvet, bias cut dress.  It also has a matching jacket with glass beads for buttons.  The shoes she's wearing are modern, but I thought they worked well with the dress.  To take it a step further, I did Veronika's hair and makeup in traditional 1930s style by doing an over exaggerated lip, long, thin eyebrows, and marcel waves.  
I hope you like these photos; I plan on sharing more photos as I continue shooting.

If you're curious to see the photos in color, here are some below to showcase the beauty in the blue velvet.


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