City Cosmonaut – Part 2

The Moscow-smonaut is back! Through a time portal… So, I’m wearing the same outfit as on Part 1. The location is different though. Here, I’m exploring the city and its urban art, especially Flacon, with Isabelle Touyarou, the photographer. Flacon used to be a glass factory and now it’s a home for creative workshops, shops…

City Cosmonaut – Part 1

Am I a Moscow-smonaut?… The photoshoot in Moscow with Isabelle Touyarou was otherworldly. I love snow and interesting places, so you can imagine I was very pleased we shot in some amazing locations. There will be more pictures coming from the session in the next few weeks! Here I decided to be all galaxy-themed, as…

Moscow and Margarita

Have you read The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov? It’s a precious gift I received when I was a teenager by my Russian friend and it’s always been a favourite book of mine since then. A fantasy novel that is also a political satyre of Moscow in the 1930s, it features the devil, a…

Interlude with the vampire

Back in September, my friend Joël Lamotte and I went to the beautiful Parc de Sceaux in the south suburbs of Paris to take some pictures. The Park was designed by André le Nôtre (he created the Versailles gardens as well by the way) at the end of the 17th century. The then castle and…

The Wish Shop

Let’s go a little curio, just in time for Halloween! If you have read the previous articles, Karou’s wishbone and Chimaera’s Hamsas, you will have learnt about Karou, Laini Taylor’s character from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Karou happens to have the Chimaera Brimstone for a father figure. This is the last set of pictures…

Metamorphosis

The previous articles focused quite a lot on some concepts like Dreams and Chaos, loosely connected to insects like moths and butterflies. This one will be all about metamorphosis… Are you ready for the transformation? The other winged insect I was wearing in the Canary Wharf photo session with Maciej is the dragonfly. This skirt…

The Muse of Dreams

Recently, my friend Maciej Żywioł came to London and we decided quite spontaneously to go take pictures in Canary Wharf. All pictures in this article have been taken by Maciej. I know the setting below is quite reminiscent of Hamlet’s character Ophelia, my “nicknamesake” if I might say so. However, Ophelia is asleep here, she’s dreaming next…

Her Dark Materials

I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights back in December 2017, in Iceland.   View this post on Instagram At last! The Northern Lights… His Dark Materials anyone? A post shared by Céline Boudier (@lyraophelia) on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:59pm PST I had been dreaming of seeing them for quite a while…

A Good Slytherin

After finding a magical key to Wonderland, it’s time to get some magic done.  If the snake by Alchemy Gothic gives any clue, I’m part Slytherin. I’m part Ravenclaw as well, which might be why my hair is turquoise and not emerald. My raven dress might feature in another photoshoot though… As a guest star, an old skull…

Turquoise Garden

I think I had the idea of starting a fashion blog or goth modelling a while ago, but felt too self-conscious to make it happen. But life finds a way and I modeled for Olaf Szmidt in an amazingly beautiful London garden, known for its formerly derelict pergola and countless surprising features. The garden wasn’t as…