Instead of new years resolutions, I set myself a series of goals to complete throughout the year. They do say, after all, that world domination should be split into manageable chunks! Some of 2013’s many goals included increasing my reach on Facebook and Twitter to a specific amount (in progress) and blogging more frequently. However, one of my bigger and more challenging goals I set myself this year included expanding my work more into the fashion industry, which feels like a natural addition to my current burlesque and boudoir skill set. As with all new directions, I needed to start building up my portfolio with relevant work, so I invited Miss Betsy Rose and her wonderful collection of vintage fashion and accessories into the studio for the day to try out some new techniques.
Arriving with a suitcase packed full of goodies, we caught up over tea and compared killer nails before relaxing into the studio environment. Starting with a series of vintage day dresses in orange, green and purple, this soft purple dress was my favourite of the collection and suited Betsy’s complexion perfectly. Moving into a new direction later that afternoon, Betsy had brought with her a stunning black lace… I want to call it a coat? Generously donated by boylesquer Dave The Bear, it was a real statement piece that became a focal point for the rest of the afternoon. Using a few bulldog clips at the back to give the lace a little more contouring against Betsy’s slender figure, we teamed it with a white slip and an oversize hat before swapping for some black lingerie and some reclining poses. Experimenting with different directional lighting, some natural light and a narrower depth of field, this image was by far my favourite of the day.