Happy Valentine's Day! Go Give Yourself Some Flowers

My closets and drawers used to be grays and blacks with the occasional hint of red, but with a little mindset expansion color and pattern have crept right in to my sweaters and shirts and even my pants!  The drawers that are still solid (and mostly boring) colors are the drawers.  You know the underthings. 

And as Valentine's Day is tomorrow,  I wanted to share some of my new favorite floral prints.  Just in time for you to maybe buy yourself some flowers that won't wilt, as I slowly restock my own drawers with spring.   

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Modern Glamour Muses & Magic Makers - the FB GROUP is live!

Happy 2018!  And so there is this.

MODERN GLAMOUR VIP PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

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 It’s a private facebook group created specifically for Modern Glamour's past, present and future muses.    A safe space for ideas, inspiration, questions & love. 

REASONS

  1. This group is a closed, which means that only women in the group can see what is posted, or pictures shared - no one else.  Privacy. We like it. 
  2. This is where things get shared first - the session sneak peaks, live videos and the special happenings are shared in the group first.
  3. Booking sessions are shared in the VIP group first, which means you have first access.
  4. You can chat personal experience, connect with other MG muses for inspiration and advice.
  5. Last minute openings are shared with the MG Muses & Magic Makers only- so you can get (back) in the studio on a whim!  

IF YOU HAVEN’T JOINED YET, YOU SHOULD!  IT’S EASY.

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Tips For Styling Your Bridal Boudoir Shoot

Your wedding is likely a reflection and celebration of you as a couple.  A bridal boudoir shoot can reflect and celebrate you as an individual.  Once you decide to take the plunge and book your bridal boudoir session, the next step is figuring out what to bring.  Boudoir isn’t about skin.  It’s about you. Whether you are leaning toward casual and cozy or sensual and seductive - here are 4 tips for what to wear at your bridal boudoir shoot.

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FALL/WINTER Lingerie Ideas

COLD WEATHER

LINGERIE IDEAS FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SHOOT

The Fashion season are rarely if ever in sync with the actual weather we are experiencing. And though it's technically fall in Boston, the weather today still evoking the heat of a mid-August day.  We are starting to book boudoir shoots for the fall and winter - and the wardrobe and styling options will change with the season. 

BEAUTIFUL AND OUTRAGEOUSLY SEXY

FALL/WINTER LINGERIE

ROUNDUP OF LINGERIE IDEAS FOR YOUR FALL or WINTER BOUDOIR SESSION

And it doesn't always have to be lingerie.  I'll photograph you in whatever you bring in.  I want you to feel comfortable and that just might not be in traditional lace or silk underthings.  And that's totally okay.  Below are four things to think about when you are planning your fall or winter boudoir shoot.  Neckline, Length, Layering and Color. 

NECKLINES!

Yokes, cutouts, panels.  All good options for highlighting necklines, drawing the eye up to your face and giving visual interest.  

Tatu Couture Claire Sheer Bodysuit

Tatu Couture Claire Sheer Bodysuit

Mimi Holliday Orchid Twist Bodysuit 

Mimi Holliday Orchid Twist Bodysuit 

VS Crushed Velvet Plunge Bodysuit in Black

VS Crushed Velvet Plunge Bodysuit in Black

LENGTH!


A long length is elegant, modest (sometimes) and is perfectly suited to colder autumn and winter weather

AMORALLE Charlotte Nightdress

AMORALLE Charlotte Nightdress

Bluebella Imogen Long Chemise in Black

Bluebella Imogen Long Chemise in Black

LAYERING!

Layering and draping create beautiful color and texture combinations. It won't actually be cold in the room while you have your boudoir portraits done.  Adding layers is a great way to create interesting textures and variety as you can take layers off as you feel more comfortable. 

Seta Bandina Macramé Long Sleeve Top in Champagne

Seta Bandina Macramé Long Sleeve Top in Champagne

Eberjey Giselle Pj Set in Rouge

Eberjey Giselle Pj Set in Rouge

Eberjey Ila Robe in Heather Grey

Eberjey Ila Robe in Heather Grey

Ginia Pintuck Silk Chemise in Black

Ginia Pintuck Silk Chemise in Black

COLOR!

Let's swap out the bright primary red this holiday are go for the beautiful, and more flattering, wine tones.  Rich and warm red over a bright true red. Navy or grey over black.  Or a shimmering warm gold.  

VS Shine Lace High Neck Teddy in Powdered Blush

VS Shine Lace High Neck Teddy in Powdered Blush

VS Lace & Mesh Plunge Teddy

VS Lace & Mesh Plunge Teddy

Jane Woolrich Chemise in Copper

Jane Woolrich Chemise in Copper

Remembrance | Grandmother

About six weeks short of 100 years old, my grandmother passed away peacefully.  I wrote about her on her 99th birthday last fall as she was glamorous at any age

I've been spending some time this evening carefully turning over memories of her.  I wanted to share her beautiful bridal portrait.  She always loved calla lillies and I adore her enormous and simple wedding bouquet. 

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The formal portrait of the bride and groom - They were married at the Gore Estate in Waltham, and though the spiral staircase behind them is on a painted backdrop it does look like the spiral staircase at Gore.  Perhaps it was even painted for the purpose for the Waltham photography studio.  

Modern Glamour Boudoir | Lingerie Lessons

You may be wearing very little, but choosing what you wear is important.  Looking your best helps you feel comfortable (and confident) in front of the camera.  Proper fit and support are critical.

Lingerie is way more than bras and panties.  Checkout our suggestions below to see all the things you could bring with you to your boudoir portrait session.   Get the most out of your Boston boudoir photography session.  Choose wardrobe that flatters and highlights your best features.

 Enjoy your self. 

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Making Up Wardrobe As We Go

When I had my senior portraits taken for the yearbook, I’m not even sure what I brought in for clothing.  What I do remember was the the photographer humored me, the novice portraitist, in explaining all the lenses and filters (this was in the heavy handed era of cokin soft focus and diffusion).  The last set of images he took, he draped a blue piece of fabric around my shoulders and I tucked the shoulders of my t-shirt out of sight.  With the in camera crop, suddenly I was ‘wearing’ an off the shoulder gown!  No matter than outside of frame I was in my regular clothes and had a giant piece of fabric clipped around my back.  It worked. And looking back at it now, it created a lovely neckline for a my portrait.

Wardrobe, what to wear to your glamour or boudoir session, is nearly always a concern when I talk with clients before their shoots.  I have a few things in the studio that can be paired with what you bring in - but the most versatile things aren’t exactly clothing - they are pieces of fabric.

Ivory crepe de chine - I bought this piece of fabric at the terribly missed Winmill Fabrics that used to be in Chinatown.  I love the way this fabric looks draped on a body.  

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Black muslin - this is unreflective fabric and it’s inexpensive. It’s great for hiding a chair or raping over the couch if I want just the body to emerge from shadows.

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Black spandex - I created two long back spandex pieces, with the help of my neighbor and friend painter Kelly Kerrigan and her serger. I can use these pieces to create a variety of “dresses.”

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Black lace - Lace is nearly always a crowd pleaser.  Here I’ve created what looks like a bodysuit out of a piece of lace and a belt.

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Tulle - I love tulle for bridal boudoir.  Sometimes clients come with their own veils, but if they don’t I have yards and yards of tulle that can be used to envelope the body.  

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When a client shows up to with a small bag and a few pairs of undies, I reach for the fabric.  While I have some clothes (body suits, silk slips, robes), we can fashion what looks like more from the fabric, some clips and a little imagination.  Many DIY solutions come out of problem solving in the moment.  

I also use fabric, especially upholstery fabric, as backdrops.  The thick upholstery fabric hangs well and doesn’t need as much steaming as other types I have worked with.

 

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And then of course, there are pearls!