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Friday, 17 February 2012

Boudoir with a vintage vibe and two beautiful cats

It's true. One of them is the fabulous Cat Fransham who some of you will already know about because we work together so often. The other is Sayba - my beautiful burmese. He was a last minute, uninvited, addition. As tends to be the case with him and my boudoir shoots.

Recently I've been rummaging in flea markets looking for props and bits 'n' bobs to add to my boudoir collection. Quite a few of the things that I found had a vintage feel so I thought it would be fun to do a shoot with a bit of a vintage theme. Also for it to be a bit more editorial - to have more storytelling if you like.

So - firstly I contacted the lovely Vicky at Le Rouge Boutique and asked if she could lend me some lingerie. She was amazing and sent me some pieces - all of which appear in the bedroom set and I've put links at the bottom of the blog to the relevant pages on her website.

Secondly I sent an email to Cat asking if she fancied 'modelling'. I've photographed her before and know how incredible she looks on camera. Thankfully she agreed. It's not that I would have any problem finding someone to do this for me but I value Cat's creative input and ideas too. And of course she can do the hair and make up herself!

At the end of the shoot we had a play with a couple of my pieces - neither of which are for the faint hearted or body conscious. I think it's fascinating to see how Cat's body shape and expression reflect the outfits she wore - it really shows the impact that clothing can have on how a woman feels.

And we finished with a couple of portraits - damn she looks incredible doesn't she?

My boudoir portfolio is now quite varied which I hope offers women a chance to explore their own aesthetic within the shoot.

Links to the Le Rouge Lingerie:
Vintage Stitch Corset
High Waisted Black Knickers
Black Teddy
Oyster Slip

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