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Here’s another batch of photos from my recent shoot with Old School Pinups (you can see the first set here). These were fun because I actually styled and put together an outfit… as opposed to wearing a pre-made set. The panty girdle is by Kiss Me Deadly (and is completely unlike anything I own, but I love it!), the bra is Gelmart via The Loved One (and only costs $24!!!!), the peignoir is Dottie’s Delights via Faire Frou Frou, and the stockings are Eleganti Manhattan Heels via StockingsHQ (I’ve dreamed of owning Manhattan Heels).
Though I’ve done a few shoots now (always for fun, never pay), it still feels weird seeing myself in pictures. I think part of that is because the traditional pinup aesthetic (which I find visually appealing) is a bit of antithesis to how I see myself… and to what my body lends itself to. I always feel like a dork being wide-eyed and coy and pretending to blush. It doesn’t fit my own self-perception… nor is it conducive to how I carry myself.
I prefer a more powerful, assertive pinup (which is likely why I enjoy Kiss Me Deadly’s photos so much), yet I also feel a bit strange trying to be more assertive since the traditional pinup aesthetic is very much based in passivity, softness, and a distinct lack of aggression. It’s an interesting push-pull there. And, let’s face it, it’s compounded by my natural hair (no sultry, flowing locks here) and visible scars (which I insist that photographers keep in my photos now). None of this has much to do with the photoshoot I suppose… it was just on my mind while I was loading up the images.
While at Old School Pinups, I also shot a quick video about hooking your stockings to your garters. It’s really short (like less than two minutes) and super informal/unstaged, but if you’re wanting bit of advice about the whole garter grip thing, I hope it helps. Since video is something I’m wanting to make a larger part of TLA, if you like this format, we might film a few more. As always, I hope you like it, and thanks for viewing my photos!