Inspired by the famous Lemonade by Beyoncé and captured in the stunning French countryside, this editorial is a beautiful collaboration of women.
Photographer and designer Violette Tannenbaum wanted to break the mould of the French wedding industry. "This is an editorial is about beautiful, strong and powerful black women hanging out in the countryside and sharing a moment together. I wanted to put these women in the spotlight because I have never seen anything like this in France."
Florist Christine Desor of Atelier Fleuriste added a textural lilac backdrop to juxtapose the French countryside and the layered textures of dresses and separates. Each outfit was styled to bring out the women's unique style and acknowledges that it's okay to break the rules.
With a team consisting of fifteen models, four assistants, MUA Francine Opou and Hair Artists Ciara Costenoble and Barbara Okerenta this editorial is a collaboration of talented creatives and celebrates black women in France and across the world.
Photography, Creative Direction + Dresses : Violette Tannenbaum @violettetannenbaum | Models : Alexia Voitier @shashiibala - Andréa Ayité-Lonckheere @sugarr_mamie - Clarisse Dalphrase @studio.718 - Dominique Kenmogne @pomelokiwie - Ludivine Preynat @ludivine_yaffa - Ingrid Baswamina @ingridadescheveux - Sophie Mendy @foryoupeeps - Feryma Sangaré @feryma - Charlotte Polifonte @mangeuse_dherbe - Audrey Warrington @day_by_audrey - Corinne Arnolin @cocoaccess - Cindy Dos Santos Mendes @catchoupinha | MUA : Francine Opou @francineo_pro | Hair Artists : Ciara Costenoble @ciaracoiffure Barbara Okerenta @lushbraidsbyb | Assistants : Naïli Anne @nanjtrbl - Eva Monieke @evaamnk - Malala Ramiandrasoa @malala_rmd - Abdou Anne @peulfixion | Flowers : Christine Desor @atelier.fleuriste