Elizabethan beauty: From Golden Age to Dark Era

While Queen Elizabeth I of England and the latter part of her reign have put forward plenty of inspiration for all those who dared seek for it in her fabulous world, few knew where to draw the line between historical truth and fiction, without turning the results into another Elizabethan cliche. Photographer Denny Tjan sought The Golden Age for inspiration, with the accent falling hard on the decay of the empire.

elizabeth I fashion shoot

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The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan
The Fallen Throne by Chrisna Sujatmiko & Denny Tjan

Model Marika Marienka pursued a perfect balance in portraying Elizabeth’s strength and sorrow in a time of despair, with the fashion fantasy set as a new empire was about to take over. Paying homage to Elizabeth’s unparalleled character, celebrating her grace and her distinction, the photo shoot makes use of a dark setting only to enhance the feeling of hopelessness and to accent its mythical quality.

Featuring a clean color palette of rusty gold, white and black, the photo shoot captures the inescapable transition between the Golden Age and the Dark Era. With Chrisna Sujatmiko responsible for hair, make-up and styling and a wardrobe signed exclusively by Riana Budiono, “The Fallen Throne” is a pure vision of the past refined through a modern vision. To view the entire shoot by Denny Tjan click on the thumbnails above and pursue the gallery.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.