Photography by Mylyn Wood
I've always been mesmerized by strong women. My grandmother herself was a very powerful role in household and I greatly admired her quiet demand for respect. She was graceful and stunning but we always knew better than to cross her. This bridal boudoir was such a powerful statement. The Lady of the House means so much more than being a housewife. It means you are the head. It means you hold rank, that you mean something and you are more than just a pretty face. It means you are both beautiful AND strong. Showcasing this in such a sovereign and visual way was both moving and empowering.
I readily admit that I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen books. I read them as a child, I've watched all the movies and I watch BBC America's version of Pride & Prejudice at least 3 times a year. It was such an interesting era where women were not held in high regard. That being said I feel like women prided themselves on being refined, educated and proper. This juxtaposition was extremely alluring to me and I decided to reflect and combine these ideas together. I wanted to show that you can be a proper lady while still showing femininity.