The air of the time and of the series is for reconstructions of Paris in 1900, whether it be with “Le bazar de la charité” or the plot of “Paris Police 1900”. Whether we like the style or not, our curious eye always delights in the details with which the decorators and dressers take us back to a past period. If you can’t be an extra or an actress.actor for these moments on the small screen, Mademoiselle Louison can arrange a tailor-made and private historical re-enactment for you.
Reconstruction of Paris 1900
A few months ago, many of us were touched by the sight of black and white animated images of Paris during the Belle Époque. It was a real treat to see the real life of the time without noise. The joy of historical documentaries is always touching and moving. Before our astonished eyes, real scenes unfold on the film of the amateur filmmaker.
An anthology of merrymakers from the Avenue de l’Opéra, the bustle of the carriages and double-decker omnibuses on Boulevard Haussmann, young children playing in the Bois de Boulogne, the elegant women and their refined clothes near the racetracks: one would like to pierce the screen to take part for a few moments in this « Back to 1900 ». Because the visual takes away the smells, the noises, the expressions of the time, the intonations, the touch of the materials, the visual contacts, the exchanges… all that makes the charm of the real whatever the period crossed. A historical reconstruction will always come as close as possible to the form but will very often fantasise about the content.
Historical idealism called Belle Époque
And the Belle Époque represents this idealised turning point in history. On the eve of the First World War, it was a hyperactive phase in which societies experienced incredible upheaval. Whether in the field of culture, technology, science or organisations, the Belle Époque symbolises years of progress and surprising changes. It was also a period of insouciance and positivism, especially in the big cities, where new ideas flourished in cabarets, artists’ studios, café terraces, lounges and promenades.
Of course, times were not so kind to all social classes, and spirits remember the pomp and circumstance of the more fortunate of the 1900s. We dream of ourselves as Toulouse-Lautrec at the Moulin Rouge painting La Goulue, we see ourselves decked out in those endless hats at tea time, we shudder at the thought of attending one of the demonstrations of the twirling Serpentine dance of Loïe Fuller or being an activist withHubertine Auclert. For my part, I would like to be on the benches of the Sorbonne and listen to one of Marie Curie‘s lectures. As with any historical re-enactment, everyone has their own dreamed idealized moment, more or less sweet of experiences.
An intimate historical reconstruction
With the Mademoiselle Louison photo studio, the re-enactment touches the intimate via the pomp of the toilets. There is no such thing as identical reproduction, there is authenticity! In the absence of the decor of the most prestigious sets, the jump in time is made in the wardrobe. Mademoiselle Louison’s magic wardrobe is your journey through time! Your décor is first and foremost a wardrobe filled with genuine century-old fabrics.
You feel like that child who is the first to discover the hidden trunks in your great grandmother’s attic. You have before your very eyes the preserved treasures of the carefree days of the Belle Époque. The outfits have already been dusted and revived, but you can imagine the test of time, the delicacy and the love it took to save these pieces of fabric. Incessant moving or untimely and too hasty sorting: the outfits and accessories of the retro photo studio are the survivors of the past! Find jewellery, shoes, jackets, boas, pilgrims, beautiful capelines, fans, beads…. this moment alone is a fairy tale re-enactment for your mind.You are the explorer of the hidden attic. Eyelids closed, it is this re-enactment of the intimate that is often your first journey when you begin your experience with Mademoiselle Louison. You are in your early fantasy years, on your way to that magic that is a return to the past.
Find jewellery, shoes, jackets, boas, pilgrims, beautiful capelines, fans, beads…. this moment alone is a magical re-enactment for your mind. You are the explorer of the hidden attic. Eyelids closed, it is this re-enactment of the intimate that is often your first journey when you begin your experience with Mademoiselle Louison. You are in your early fantasy years, on your way to that magic that is a return to the past.
A historical re-enactment in vintage clothing
Hanging on the walls of Mademoiselle Louison’s studio, the front pages of the newspaper “La Mode illustrée” have taken the place of painted street ads. You are plunged into the atmosphere of a Belle Époque fashion salon. At each session, Mademoiselle Louison takes care to bring out for you the accessories and the 1900’s objects that will be yours for your private studio shooting.
She takes care to think about the unique settings that will be the symbol of your historical re-enactment in retro photo portraits. The photographer’s nose in her books and archives to recreate an atmosphere through attitudes found on postcards, family photos or clichés of the art of living in Paris in 1900. You must feel like a visitor to the World’s Fair, a customer in the department stores, a passer-by in everyday life….
Mademoiselle Louison is not short of inspiration or ideas. But you can be sure that you will, with great respect, be the central element for the final touch. With Mademoiselle Louison’s 1900’s retro photo portraits, you will experience a real historical re-enactment just for you!
FEEL LIKE A COSTUMED PHOTO ACTIVITY?Mademoiselle Louison invites you into her private studio in the heart of Paris and dresses you up with vintage outfits and accessories from the Belle Époque.
Dressed as in 1900, you will experience the portraitsof yesteryear with serious and amusing stagings.
A personalised photo souvenir to make on your own, in a group, as a duo or as a family.