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Play Your Cards Right | Lingerie Review + Pinup Photoshoot

Play Your Cards Right | Lingerie Review + Pinup Photoshoot

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Password please?

If you’re going to run illicit poker games, a derelict 1960’s camper van is the least suspicious location. And I’m all about subtlety…obviously…

The Shoot

This once cheery caravan was the quintessential backdrop to a 1960’s beach holiday. Froger and I made it anything but.
You see, photography locations aren’t about the hand you’re dealt, they’re about what you do with it. We do retro lingerie and grungy interiors, which means we make magic in locations others wouldn’t touch! I love that our shoots don’t use stereotypical pin up ‘pretty’ backdrops and studios.

The playing cards were among the scattered debris, covered in a layer of dust. Feeling nostalgic for the rainy day card games we put them to use. Playing in my knickers is the only way I’ll ever win at poker!

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Pip & Pantalaimon Lingerie Review

Can we talk about this Pip & Pantalaimon bodysuit for a sec? IT’S. SO.CUTE.

Froger calls it the Bubblegum outfit, It’s custom made to match those glossy white and pink heels. While the shoes in his kit are always too big for my teensy feet, this bodysuit was made to fit me ( and any other model he shoots my size, so get in there ladies! ). Made in white stretch mesh and satin, it sports hot pink trim – straps, garters and contrast stitching.

Soft cup bras are more comfortable on augmented breasts than underwires, and this is no exception. No digging or pinching here! The bodysuit feels soft and snug, like a firm hug, giving less compression than serious shapewear while still smoothing the silhouette.  As a seamstress I’m telling you the pink spiral stitching on the cups and front panel is PERFECT. I wish I had a close up to show you but the sun washed out the detail in these shots.

Basically, I’ll be spending some of my hard earned cash on their lingerie. Because it’s niiiiiiiiiiice. Because I believe in supporting small businesses. Because Froger won’t appreciate me stealing this from his kit. And because twelve clip garter belts. TWELVE CLIPS ladies, you have no idea of the comfort.

*As usual, I didn’t get paid or sponsored to gush about this. I just get excited about sharing stuff I love with you guys!*

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 If this taster left you wanting more I’d love you to check out the entire set here!

Photos | Froger Photo
Bodysuit | Pip & Pantalaimon
Shoes | Unknown
Stockings | Thrifted
Clip on Ponytail | Hairquip

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Daydreaming of You

Daydreaming of You

Sometimes you need to take time out for yourself. Time to lounge in the sun, drink some lemonade and plan your next adventure.

2015 is a year of adventures for me. I’m pushing myself to be braver, try harder, trust more and believe I can achieve. It’s tough and tiring but I’ve made little steps towards completing my goals. Inspired by local pinup beauties like Miss Victory Violet, Miss Charlotte Cake and Soda Fontaine I’ve applied for calenders, shoots and submitted for magazines. It hasn’t always worked out, but I’m proud of myself for trying and I know one day I’ll get there!

Basically what I’m saying is, well, failure isn’t failure. Failure is just eliminating a path that doesn’t lead to success so you can find one that does. I’ve learnt that behind every inspirational woman (or man) is a string of events that they aren’t known for, but that made them who they are. Be who you are. Work towards who you want to be.  Try, learn, and try again.

This post hasn’t actually gone where I intended, but that’s okay. It was supposed to be a summary of my goals for the year, but maybe this semi – inspirational spiel was something I needed to tell myself as well!

Leopard print and kisses,

Velvet

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Model| Me – Velvet DeCollete

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Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

It’s been a scorching summer here in godzone, perfect for BBQ’s, beaches and beautiful cars.

The Ever Patient Husband and I hit up the Kumeu Classic Car Show in January, on a day so hot the sun bounced off those polished cars so brightly you couldn’t look straight at ’em.

I met up with my favourite camera wielding gal Zandy J for some quick shots while checking out some absolute dream cars. Eventually we escaped the sun at Charcoal Chicken for a less than healthy but more than delicious lunch. (It’s our little secret, but if you love slow spitroasted chicken you can’t beat ’em! Just make sure you leave some for me.)

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Photo | Zandy J photography “Help a gal push?”

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Photo | Zandy J Photography

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Hard at work with Zandy J | Photo by James Beck

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Look honey, twins!

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Love those colours! Photo by James Beck

Photo by James Beck

Photo by James Beck

Om nom nom, the best chicken and potatoes around!

Om nom nom, the best chicken and potatoes around!

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