I’m all about the tease. Silky nylon stockings, a wayward bra strap and a cheeky grin appeal to me far more than brazen modern erotica. Not to say the modern stuff doesn’t have it’s place, it’s just not my place.
The Villa showcases all that soft vintage deliciousness. Capturing only natural light, these photos have a dreamy homemade feel, like a lazy rainy afternoon. The kind where you turn up the heater and don’t bother getting dressed.
Unsurprisingly, we photographed this set in a small renovated villa. I enter the scene wearing a peach silk chemise and knickers with vintage nylon stockings, but it does get somewhat naughtier. For those wishing to indulge Froger has compiled the full set into luscious E-book, available here. At just $15 NZD it’s a steal for all my USA and UK fans!
Chemise | Galliano
Stockings | Vintage fully fashioned nylons, thrifted
When I’m choosing clothes for a shoot I imagine the character I’m trying to portray. What would a cheeky 1950’s babe be wearing on a lazy afternoon with her lover? What would have her comfortable and confidant, laughing as he snapped some pin up photos with their Kodak Argus?
I settled on this soft peachy slip. It’s the kind of lingerie I’d put on under a dress, and then lounge around in after the dress hit the floor. Not wearing a girdle or suspenders was a deliberate choice. I think our flirty fifties character would have taken her girdle off by now, or maybe she’s only just getting ready to go out?
Model, HMUA | Velvet DeCollete
Photographer | Froger
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Play Your Cards Right ( Bubblegum ) Retro Playboy Reading in Lingerie
With style and sass,
If you’ve seen the first edition of Reading in Lingerie you’ll know I have a thing for reading a good book in my smalls. There’s something so luxurious about lounging in lingerie. Like you have all the time in the world to absorb every word on the page, and that someone should be feeding you peeled grapes.
So here’s the second edition, featuring a rather striking pair of Undercover backseam stockings by Voodoo and some titillating non fiction entitled ‘The Nympho and Other Maniacs‘. Author Irving Wallace ( who started as a Hollywood screenwriter in the ’50s ) penned the scandalous stories of more than 30 women who defied the social standards of their times, publishing it in 1971.
Like most of my self-styled shoots, this is not your typical cheesecake pinup. But it is pure Velvety goodness.
Inspired by 1930’s Parisian postcards this fashion story is all about texture.
A ribbed t-shirt with sheer stockings, soft flesh dented by chunky garters, just the right balance of skin revealed and hidden.
Wetset pin curls are pinned to create a faux bob hairstyle, while makeup is softly smudged and smokey.
PS: Voodoo don’t pay me or give me stockings, I just really like the triangular seam detail on this pair!
Photos courtesy of Froger Photo
with style & sass,
Golden Age Glamour: An evocative phrase, bringing to mind diamantes and satin gloves, fluffy boudoir mules and furs. Nothing makes you feel more glamorous.
Bra + Suspender Belt | Pip & Pantalaimon
Knickers | The Warehouse – unsure of brand as I always cut the tags out!
Gloves + Fur | Vintage
Earrings | Diva
Stockings | Undercover back-seam stockings by Voodoo
Boudoir Mules | Thrifted
A side note on bras | This bra was too big in the band for me, but I also found the cups just weren’t the right shape for augmented breasts! Any recommendations for vintage style bras that work for ladies that have had some help?
Photos | Froger
Model + Styling | Velvet DeCollete
With style and sass,