Vintage Victorian Photoshoot

Those who know me know how much I love dressing up in vintage garb. Old-fashioned shoots are always my favorite! Luckily, Katarina Van Derham has been on a photo kick and taking gorgeous vintage-inspired photos of me for VIVA GLAM Magazine. They are stunning! These are really my favorite photos yet to date! Check them out below and let me know which are your favorite.

Model: Malorie Mackey
Hair & Makeup: Katarina Van Derham
Photography: Katarina Van Derham
Location: EuropeanHouseLA

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If I was ever a Victorian woman, this photo above would absolutely represent me to a t. Traveling abroad with my cute little camera, constantly in action, you bet! I would have absolutely been a 19th century adventurer had I been born at that time. And the above look showcases that adventure mixed with the feminine class of the time.

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And, alas, this set is a representation of one of my all-time favorite fictional ladies, Christine Daae. The wild, natural curls, the white flowy, Victorian robe, and that touch of the late 1890s. It’s all here! This set accidentally came out this way. It was a vision that Katarina had that she put together. And after she put it together, I realized how much it looked like Christine.

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Here’s another fun fact about me, my mother-in-law bought me that square foot of land in Scotland with the papers saying that I am now, officially, a lady! While I do, in fact, think this is awesome (yes, I am that nerd), I would also like to point out that she used the above photo with the teacup to go with it… making me look like, well, a real lady.

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Lastly, above we have the photo that I like to call “What harm ever came from reading a book?” because, though it isn’t exactly a perfect match to Rachel Weisz’s Evelyn O’Connell in the Mummy series, this Victorian feel mixed with the book made me go right to that. Perhaps, it’s because The Mummy is one of my favorite movies of all time?

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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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