Black Swan

a boudoir in verona italy

As June walked towards me from the darkness of the garden into the light of the door, I saw for the first time the most beautiful woman on earth. A startling face, burning dark eyes, a face so alive I felt it would consume itself before my eyes.

Years ago I tried to imagine true beauty; I created in my mind an image of just such a woman. I had never seen her until last night.Yet I knew long ago the phosphorescent color of her skin, her huntress profile, the evenness of her teeth. She is bizarre, fantastic, like someone in a high fever. Her beauty drowned me. As I sat before her, I felt I would do anything she asked of me_

_ Excerpt from The Diary of Anaïs Nin Volume 1: 1931-1934 What is there to be said when the beauty of a bride-to-be manifests itself in simplicity and candor. Bridal couture thrives in amazing, intricate handiwork, adornments, accents, palettes and of course the ever so emblematic white_

But what if we decide to be reductive of all trimmings? With a focus on naturalness, this captured on ….. film shoot, drew inspiration from the principles of 1907 Lumière Autochrome reversal film, which yielded bright colors and showed what exactly was captured on film. This bridal boudoir soaked in soft light, calls on the notions of chastity and purity derived not by ample whites and ivories, but from the class and rigor of its exact opposite. A black swan of a woman portrayed sharp and refined, but at the same time with a subtle and tender air du temps.

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Workshop: @thecablookfotolab 
MUAH: @malinobeauty
florals&decor: @bianco_weddings
mask: @sibodesigns
body: @asos
decor help: @evgeshadragun
calligraphy: @sasha_bu
venue: @vignacontarena
speaker wedding planner: @anastasia_asl
official film lab and speaker: @carmencitalab
model: @victoria_lutterodt
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