A Dreamy Interlude: My Brooklyn Lingerie Shoot with Bao Ngo
I’ve got a little mini-goal for 2017 (that I’m almost afraid of calling a goal because I don’t want to fail at it), and it’s having one lingerie photoshoot a month. For years, I’ve been fixated on making sure TLA isn’t about me, Cora Harrington. While I don’t see that changing (my life isn’t interesting enough on its own to sustain a blog), I finally feel comfortable showing more of myself here. Some of you may remember it took me years to even share my real name, so it’s been quite a long journey towards this modest goal.
Yet, as I’ve mentioned before, these shoots aren’t just about having my picture taken. They’re also a way for me to explore concepts, ideas, and fragments of TLA’s creative future. And they’re an excuse to collaborate with wildly talented artists, with people who make me think of lingerie differently simply by virtue of working with them.
For this shoot with Bao Ngo, I wanted to explore an ethereal, ultra-femme fantasy. Bao’s work spoke to me because of it’s dreamlike quality. Ngo’s photography is just a little surreal, a touch otherworldly. You feel like you’ve slipped into a different plane when looking at their art, and I love that feeling. Furthermore, Bao was wonderful to work with, and made time to work with me during what was a very busy few days for the both of us.
With the exception of the hosiery, all pieces photographed here are from my personal collection and were purchased by me. The pale blue set by Dita von Teese Lingerie. The stockings worn with this set are by What Katie Did. The pink silk bra set is by Miss La La Presents. The embroidered floral set is by Lou Lingerie. Makeup is by Lily Sage (who you may remember from the Lingerie Bloggers’ Tea Party last year). All photos are by Bao Ngo. All styling is by myself.
I hope you like this latest editorial. And thank you, as always, for spending a part of your day with TLA.