Vintage Classic Glam Photoshoot

As quarantine progresses, Katarina Van Derham and I have been conducting more and more vintage photoshoots. As a huge fan of the past eras, I’ve been super proud of the results. Here’s our newest vintage classic glam photo set. And be sure to check out our past sets here:

Renaissance Set

Victorian Set


Model: Malorie Mackey

Hair & Makeup: Katarina Van Derham

Photography: Katarina Van Derham

Location: EuropeanHouseLA

Hair Color: Ashlee Norman & Anthony Montoya

Hair Cut: Ashlee Norman

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Now, you may be wondering why in the world I have pink hair in these photos? Well, in December of 2020, I did a collaboration with Ashlee Norman and MUYvette, and this was the result. I figured, “It’s Quarantine, I’m not going out, why not express myself completely had take hold of that freedom of expression?” Generally, I don’t alter my look at all. As an actress and model, it’s not really a good idea to alter your image unless for an express purpose.

But with the right timing (and an accidental darker than anticipated dye-job), this was the outcome of a collaborative hair experience. I did really enjoy how the hair could look more pink and ethereal (fairy-like, perhaps) in the first photo and then also look more red (like in the photo directly above) depending on the lighting.

Regardless, the results from the shoot were fantastic. The photos were so well done that they made me want to create a customizable photobook to showcase them to my family and friends at home.

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As we started our day planning out this photo set, we began at 4:30am to take the first photos with the rising sun. The above photo was taken in freezing temperatures, but that doesn’t stop me from going out in bare feet and almost no clothing to get that ideal photo. After all, freezing your butt off is a large part of modeling, right? Despite being a little larger than my ideal weight when taking these photos, my back muscles really stood out against the contrast of the image.

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And, lastly, while the above image looks almost nothing like me, it’s one of my favorites. I like how it comes off very against my natural character. I like the colors of my hair in this photo. And I like the classic, glam robe and corset against the more punk-style of hair.

Which photo is your favorite from this set?

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Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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