Friday, March 30, 2012

Featured in The Pin Up Mag!

I just received my copy of The Pin Up Mag [Winter 2012 edition] with my photos featuring the lovely and talented artist Lina Felicia! It's such an awesome honor to be featured in the magazine, especially with amazing Pin-Up girl Bernie Dexter on the Cover!

Lina originally came to me to have pictures taken for her website and we ended up with such a variety of gorgeous poses and portraits, I knew they could be magazine-worthy. To my delight, similar minds think alike and the editors wanted to feature our work! I believe every photo session is a collaboration between subject and photographer, and I love personalizing each shoot for the individual. It was so much fun working with another creative artist like Lina, who brought so many artistic ideas for her session. The gorgeous vintage-inspired girdle she's wearing is from Dollhouse Bettie with Make-Up/Hair Styling by Ann Ho. Thank you everyone for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Best. 1960's. Lapdance.

Or the equivalent at least. After watching the new Season Premiere of Mad Men on AMC last Sunday, I became totally entranced by this sexy little number! Mad Men shows so many aspects of the sixties from the inspiring wardrobe and styling, to the very real issues of civil rights and power struggles in this male-dominated era. That's why it's so empowering to watch a beautiful woman take the stage and blow everyone away with such confidence and sexual liberation in this song and dance! I love how much fun she's having and how carefree she is. It's just as much for her, to exude her power in sexuality, as it is a gift for him. When you do a Pin-Up or Boudoir photo session, it's also for yourself (if not more) than for anyone else, and you should have fun becoming the gorgeous, empowering sex kitten you are meant to be (at least sometimes!) while exuding confidence too! It's about letting go of everything and just going with it.

As women, we are amazing creatures who play so many roles in life: Mothers, wives, partners, lovers, businesswomen, students, teachers, caretakers. In one of my favorite novels, 'Dandelion Wine' by Ray Bradbury, there is a quote, "Life is a play, don't I play it well?" I think we are good at playing multiple roles well, however sometimes we need to have a little fun doing them! So let this little video inspire you to strut around a little and show your stuff! I know you can! I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the new season and sharing more Mad Men inspiration with you! Please feel free to share your thoughts :-) xoxo Kelly

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Who's better than a red-hot redhead to inspire your St. Paddy's Day? Christina Hendricks, watch out! This lovely gal is wearing a pastel pink Frederick's corset, bringing out her gorgeous strawberry-blonde locks, while the satin and black lace adds a bit of vintage flair! With a pose that accentuates her sexy curves, this image is one of my favorites and gives a dramatic, timeless appeal. See more images from the session on my Facebook Page. Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a super inspired St. Pattie's Day! More Spring/Summer inspirations coming soon! xoxo Kelly

Hair & Make-up by Maggie Runner