A little bit fashiony, a little bit boudoir – this Steampunk themed photo shoot sent me weak at the knees! Inspired by Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, New Orleans and Dita Von Teese, photographer Kamila couldn’t wait to put together a shoot like this.
“My Make up artist is fabulous at creating that seductive, lashtastic pin up look” She told me “She also styled the models hair and I loved how the retro bouncy curls turned out. Accessories are all mine and are mostly props from the studio. The STUNNING blue Manolo Blahnik shoes are actually my ‘something blue’ from my own wedding day. All in all it was a really fun day full of bucks fizz, pearls, blue shoes and vogue magazine!! A perfect way to spend a Sunday in my opinion. “
This subtly sexy pin up shoot is perfect for a Valentines day post. I hope your all having a great day and even if you didn’t get a card (ahem – yes Gareth is in the dog house!) I trust your day will be filled with love and laughter. Pop back later to see what I’m spending my day loving.
Prompted by my own soiree into the art as well as the fiery debate on the issue on Eastside Bride, I’ve been thinking about boudoir shoots a lot recently. So, it was almost certainly meant to be that I laid eyes on these perfect examples of tasteful boudoir on Kiss the Groom yesterday. Elegant, classy, edgy, ethereal and sexy all at the same time. Yes, I am definitely pro-boudoir…just as long as it’s done right.
The vintage boudoir style is everywhere right now and it really seems to be sparking people’s imaginations! I love how different people perceive things in their own unique way… Obviously my recently shoot was miles away in style to this one sent to me the other day by Courtney Wilson, but the brief was the same – to create some stunning boudoir images with a vintage flair.
Courtney told me all about her inspiration behind this shoot:
There was an image from Destry Rides Again (1939) where Marlene Deitrich is posed oh-so-sensually in her deluxe boudoir. I saw this image and was completely inspired to theme a shoot around it (the black and white shot was my interpretation of the actual image). The model is my sister, Eva, and she was a very willing subject on a rainy day at my home. After ransacking the whole house, we pulled together our favorite vintage accessories and went to town! Eva wore all her own clothes and I styled the shoot myself. her amazing shoes were from Shoegasm in Manhattan.