Boston Boudoir .:. Lingerie Lessons - Lengthen Your Legs

Marisa is a rockin' stylist at Stilista Boston.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts on choosing lingerie for your boudoir portrait session.

Wish you were a little bit taller? A sexy high-cut thong or brief will draw the eye up and can create the illusion of longer legs.


Boston Boudoir .:. Lingerie Lesson

Marisa is a rockin' stylist at Stilista Boston.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts on choosing lingerie for a boudoir portrait session.

Tall?  Flaunt your height. Tall women look amazing in the classic bra, panties, garter belt and thigh-high stocking ensemble. It draws attention to the length of your legs.


Boston Boudoir .:. Prep School - Hand and Foot

Lisette is one on my favorite ladies, and stylists of all time.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts for those of you who may be interested in have a boudoir portrait made.

Hands. They run through your hair, they draw attention to wherever they're placed and they also get a lot of play in boudoir photography so prep them with some love as well!  Getting a pro manicure is always a relaxing treat but remembering to exfoliate and moisturize your hands, feet and nail beds goes a long way.

No time for a pro manicure? Do it yourself. Trim and file.  Use some peroxide to re-whiten your fingernail tips by soaking them in there for a couple minutes, coconut oil to soften then push back the cuticle, and a simple clear coat of polish and you'll look fresh and touchable right down to your toes.


Boston Boudoir .:. Prep School Lisette on Flashing a Smile

Lisette is one on my favorite ladies, and stylists of all time.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts for those of you who may be interested in getting a boudoir portrait made. Remember that smiles are beautiful and laughter is sexy.

Skip the white strips and invest in a cheap box of baking soda and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide.  A week of brushing with a combo of toothpaste and baking soda then swishing (but dont swallow) a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and mouthwash will have your teeth shimmering white for the camera.

Also remember to exfoliate and moisturize your lips!  If you set the frame work right, whatever color you do or don't apply will look killer. With soft moisturized lips all you need is some gloss.  Load it on!  The light will catch your lips and pop them out toward the camera.

 


Boston Boudoir .:. Prep School - Hide Nor Hair

Lisette is one on my favorite ladies, and stylists of all time.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts for those of you who may be interested in getting a boudoir portrait.

Wax. Thread.  Pluck.  Shape. Do this around four days prior to give your skin a chance to calm down again.  Everyone has their own preference for hair removal.  I'm in the hard-wax camp for bikinis and Brazilians (this method minimizes skin rippage) but don't try a new method before your shoot.  Give yourself a practice run in advance and be sure to moisturize and coddle your skin afterward!

And if you are not into hair removal?  Then remember to treat the hair on your body like the hair on your head.  Condition and trim everything.


Boston Boudoir .:. Prep School, Lisette on touchable skin

Lisette is one on my favorite ladies, and stylists of all time.  I invited her to do a series of guest posts for those of you who may be interested in getting a boudoir portrait made.

Exfoliate, moisturize (& then bronze, if you want).  Repeat.  Do this all week leading up to your shoot and not only will you have insanely soft supple skin but you'll be radiating with all the self-love you've lavished on your largest and most visible asset.

Then: Moisturize all day.  Moisturize your lips, your face, your neck, your décolleté  your knees, your heels, your booty.

If you want a soft bronze glow, pick up a great self tanner like St. Tropez and start developing that glow a few days in advance.  But be sure to get help for the hard to reach places and hard to see streaks.  If you want truly flawless tanner application?  Invest in a big kabuki brush and use it to buff on your liquid or mousse tanner for an airbrushed finish.  But, again, give yourself a trial run with any product well in advance of your photo session just to be sure.