Josephine Inspired Vintage Shoot

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess.” Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973. (quote from the official Josehpine Baker website http://www.cmgww.com/stars/baker/about/biography.html)

This is a tribute to her marvelous performances and talent.  This was Krystyna’s idea, she did her own hair and makeup as she is a makeup artist and we put the wardrobe together.  She was an absolute joy to work with, following direction and inputting her own inspiration as the day unfolded.

Please enjoy the images.

Pretty in pink with Krystyna

Killer Smile

Posing

Posing was second nature to Josephine, here Krystyna plays the part beautifully

Thinking of her next performance

Contemplation

Serious at the keys

Serious at the Keys à la Josephine

Comedic Act

Look at me clowning around