I suppose most little girls have a princess fantasy…and I was definitely no exception. As I got older, despite my anti-pink. girl-power fight back attempts against my previous Disney-marketing infused princess obsession, I somehow never truly lost a secret soft spot for all things tulle and sparkle. When I was 16, my parents took us to France and I was able to experience Versailles. I was immediately taken by its grandeur and imagined the princesses and their ladies in waiting that inhabited the gilded palace. It enchanted me and to this day one of my favorite movies of all time is Sofia Coppola’s movie about its most famous inhabitant, Marie Antoinette. On my most recent editorial shoot, I was able to temporarily go back to that first romantic childhood fantasy and attempt to embody a modern version of Ms. Antoinette. The chosen location for this shoot was The Westgate Hotel; a place that been a part of my princess fantasy since I had high tea there as a child, and as close to Versailles as you can get in San Diego. My friend Bronson once again helped me bring this to life with a little extra help from some amazing fashion and a very special cake from my friends at Heirloom Cakes that was fit for a queen.
All photos: Bauman Photographers
Dress – Vintage A.J. Bari Sourced on Ebay
Asymmetrical Pink Top – Jatual Paris SS18 Collection
Earrings – Kendra Scott Fabia in Rose Gold Blush Mix and Aria Clip On Silver Statement Earrings In Gray Dichroic Glass