Styling | Black Velvet - Retro Sonja
March 17, 2017

Hi loves!

Yay, a new update of my styling work for Vogue Academy! My assignment was to pick a fashion- and interior trend, and a song matching these trends. We had to show both the trends and the song in a diptych using image rhyme in black and white. One of the two photos had to be with a model, and one had to be an interior photo. You can create image rhyme by using a similar structure in both photos, by using the same composition, the same silhouette, matching colors, or by using a similar shape in both photos.

I picked the velvet trend, and quickly the song Black Velvet by Alannah Myles popped up in my head. This song is about Elvis Presley, and it contains lines like ‘White lightnin bound to drive you wild’ and ‘The boy could sing, knew how to move’. ‘White lightnin’ to me, refers to the white spotlight on stage in which Elvis is singing. So I wanted to use both this spotlight and Elvis’ dancemoves in the photos. A spotlight is often diagonally targeted on the singer, and also some of Elvis’ dancemoves make his body look somewhat like a diagonal. So my image rhyme would be about composition (diagonal) and structure (velvet).

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Model: Felicia Jones
Photography: Marit Goossens
MUAH: Laura van Kolk
Styling: Sonja Vogel

Many thanks to our location cinema FilmHallen

Top – Rich & Royal
Denim jumpsuit – Rich & Royal
Velvet chair – MADE.com

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

It was so awesome we got to do this shoot in the FilmHallen, in the Parisian-room! Elvis Presley also was an actor in movies, and cinema chairs are often made of velvet. I also used velvet in the interior photo; velvet curtains, a velvet chair, and even a plant pot covered in velvet. The velvet curtains refer to the curtains in theatres, and there’s a light diagonally shining through the photo, referring to the light spot on stage.

Next to the diptych I had to create for my school assignment, we also shot some more photos in color, because the contrast between the red cinema chairs and the blue denim jumpsuit was also really cool.

What do you think of the photos?

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Love,

Sonja

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