I’ll start by admitting that I have never had a boudoir shoot. Or anything remotely like it. The thought of stripping down to my smalls and being photographed every-which-way brings me out in a cold sweat.
I’m not sure I really do full-on “sexy”. As in racy lacy pouty sexy. I can do cute (stop reading now if you fear blogger TMI) as in floral panties, over-the-knee socks and some kind of subtly cleavage-enhancing slip/vest top. And believe it or not I can (at least once in a while) do full on dress up.
I know – how does that make any sense?. Well I guess it’s because it’s a bit like acting, hiding behind the illusion I am someone else entirely rather than trying to be a trussed up version of myself. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this, if it makes you more confident then so be it.
And it the same vein I am the first to put my hands up for any kind of fancy dress party invite, even if it verges on the ridiculous – I think it’s fun.
So what about if you could some how merge dress up with sexy and pretty and boudoir but removing the ridiculous?
Well now you can, because Julia Boggio said so.
In Julia’s new Boudoir master plan you can become all ooh la la Marie Antoinette for the day and wear an array of beautiful costumes and dramatic lashes. And you can flash as much flesh or as little as you please. There are candy-floss wigs and masquerade masks and a whole host of froth and fancy.
I would be like a kid in a sweet shop.
Julia – The Inspiration
Ever since I saw Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, I’ve felt there was a great idea for a boudoir experience in there. It has all the right ingredients: amazing styling, sexy outfits, and, of course, the magnificent hair. The idea has been simmering at the back of my head for a while, but I suddenly woke up earlier this year and thought, “Let’s do it!” So I called in my dressmaker and we got started on designing some fun costumes. I worked with a wigmaker to create the signature updos and had a great time shopping with our stylist for all the added touches.
A touch that I’m especially proud of is the bespoke designed and cut “Let Them Eat Cake” eyelashes. Every woman who comes in for the shoot gets to wear a pair.
Julia -The Experience
When I was concepting the different looks, it was important to me that Antoinette Boudoir be fun, sexy and cheeky – an experience that would be both enjoyable for the woman involved and exciting for the person receiving the images. I mean, what groom wouldn’t like to see a photograph of his soon-to-be wife as a French dominatrix? That would definitely make him rush to the altar.
The shoot is a four-hour luxury experience with hair, make-up and a chance to wear our sumptuous and sexy Antoinette-inspired wardrobe. We don’t expect any of our clients to be models; we are experts in guiding you into the right poses and getting the right expressions. You’ll feel like a supermodel for the whole time you are here. And there’s plenty of Champagne on hand to help make you feel all French and ooh la la.
After the shoot, you’ll be scheduled to come back for your viewing, where we’ll reveal how amazing you look on our big screen.
To celebrate the launch of Antoinette Boudoir, the studio is offering shoots booked and completed by Valentine’s Day 2013 at a special introductory price of £275 (usually £545). And as a special gift to RMW readers, book your shoot by Christmas 2012 and you’ll also receive a small desk frame (£150 value) of your favourite image. Just quote “RMWCake” to take advantage of the offer.
Julia is also the creator of Vintage BoudoirTM, which started a nationwide trend in pin-up photography in bridal boudoir. Her work has featured on the covers of loads of magazines and she’s written for all the bridal glossies, as well as The British Journal of Photography and Photo Professional.
And we can’t talk about Julia without mentioning that dance. She’s internationally known for starting a worldwide trend in flashy first dances after her husband and her posted their Dirty Dancing wedding vid on You Tube. She even got to dance with Patrick Swayze on The Oprah Winfrey Show…. She now writes a mummy blog called I Carried a Watermelon (get it?!).
So lovelies, are you having a boudoir shoot? are you considering it?
And if you did what style do you think would take your (or your future husband’s) fancy?
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