‘Ohlala’ may be what comes to mind when you stumble upon Ellen Von Unwerth’s Theatre Dejazet. A small universe the German photographer especially created for the Australian brand, Wheels & Dollbaby, set in a Paris that thrived decades ago. Quite well suited since the Aussie label by Melanie Greensmith loves a fair share of vintage and are selling those extraordinary pieces online.
Jazzy cocktail frocks, structured skirts, buttery leather, a touch of French lace paired with delicate, Chinoiserie prints and a whole lot of bombshell. Yes, you get to dream away into a boudoir-like setting where Dita von Teese could surely take the lead.
Slightly coquettish and absolutely flamboyant are key phrases to sum up the look of the latest photoshoot and (silent) film of female photographer, Von Unwerth, who seems mesmerized by women as an object of affection. She has contributed this idea to the pages of Vogue, i-D and Vanity Fair, striking a chord with her polished imagery that borders on the erotic.
Yet the Parisienne girls in the Wheels & Dollbaby story may be oozing sensuality, both entrepreneur Greensmith and Von Unwerth opt for a strong lady, almost an amazon, who fits right into the latest retro trends.
Author > Kaira van Wijk