Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to the fancy pants grand opening of the Julia Boggio Studios in Wimbledon, London. Not only was it the very studio that Julia and I did my vintage boudoir shoot but I was able to meet a load of new people from the UK wedding industry as well as catch up with some old friends.
I headed up to London with the lovely Lisa of Magpie Vintage. Before the party we paid a visit to our friends at Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon who kitted us out with sparkles and shoes (Lisa nabbed some gorgeous Emmy shoes and I borrowed a beeeautiful Magpie Vintage headband – and yes I wanted to keep it!) We then all piled back in Lisa’s car and made our way to Merton Abbey Mills where Julia’s studio is located.
The studio was filled with people all talking excitedly about their plans and ideas for the coming wedding season, and as we sipped Bellini’s and ate canapes off a tray with my face on (yeah, Julia nice idea ha!) I couldn’t help but wish the party just went on that little bit longer. Here are a few images and a super cool video of the event (can you spot my pink head and ‘rock n roll’ necklace?) Enjoy! And UK brides, remember – I now have a million and one contacts for like, everything you might want for your Rock n Roll wedding! Hit me up with an email if you need any recommendations.
I’ve been invited to the Luella’s Boudoir bridal event this evening (as a VIP – ha? moi? hilarious!) so what better way to stat the day then will a Rock n Roll boudoir sesh…plus combine that with Annie’s awesome Wild Fox ‘my boyfriend’s a vampire’ tee (which, I might add, I’ve lusted over for a while!) and you’ve got a match made in Rock n Roll heaven!
I don’t feature a whole lot of boudoir on Rock n Roll Bride, not because I don’t like it or approve or anything like that (hell, I did one!) But it’s quite rare that I get sent boudoir submissions that have a Rock n Roll edge. A lot of what floats around the internet is all sexy, see-through underwear, airbrushed to perfection, lying on a messed up bed…page 3 inspired…you catch my drift. Anyway, when this session from Jessica Zais landed on my desk I saw none of that.
Courtney showed up to her boudoir session ready to go with two vintage swimsuits (the black one belonged to her grandmother and was actually a lifeguard uniform – sexy!) The result is a classic, 1930’s elegance that I just can’t get enough of.
I am the worst for patience…the actual worst! I want everything now now now. So when I picked the newest issue of Photo Pro Magazine up and saw that not only was my article on one of my favourite photographers, David McNeil featured, but that my Vintage Boudoir shoot with the fabulous Julia Boggio was adoring FOUR whole pages, I literally couldn’t wait to share the scans with you. I hope you likey!
Click on the images to make them bigger and read-able if you want to see what Julia said about me and my posing – Yes I am a big poser. It’s probably best to open in a new tab/window instead of using the lightbox view as I’ve made the scans maaahusive so you can read it easily.