I’ve always considered myself a very open, sexually confident person, but on the morning of my first-ever boudoir photo shoot, I was anything but. At 8 a.m., I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated (a combination of the previous night’s salt intake and a present from the PMS fairy), and had an hour-and-a-half to pull off my sexiest hair and makeup. While most boudoir photographers suggest you have your hair and makeup done professionally, I knew that these services would run me about $300, so I opted to do it all myself to save some money. Besides, this way, I knew I wouldn’t end up looking like a clown at the hands of some eyeshadow-happy twenty-year-old. As soon as I looked in the mirror, I was greeted by a giant pimple on my forehead (also gifted from the PMS fairy) and immediately regretted my decision to opt out of having my makeup done. As I got ready, I kept reminding myself that Photoshop was invented for a reason. So was makeup. Besides, who cares about a pimple when you’re about to get naked for a stranger? I had bigger fish to fry. I opted to give myself a sultry smoky eye with Topshop’s Smokey Eye Palette in Tuxedo (stay tuned for a Beauty Test Drive!) and keep my lips subtle with Bite Beauty’s BB For Lips in Suede, both of which would compliment the three different looks I would wear during my shoot. (And to be clear, I opted to bring three different lingerie options. Nudity wasn’t happenin’, folks.) Keep reading »
After meeting internationally-known, award-winning boudoir photographer Angelica Roberts at this year’s Lingerie Fashion Week, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick her brain about her job and learn more about what’s involved in a boudoir shoot. What if I’m bloated from my period? Can you make me look slimmer? How do I prepare for a shoot? Angelica, whose work has been featured in “Vogue,” was happy to answer all of our burning questions about boudoir sessions— just in time for me to DO ONE! I’m super excited to work with Angelica, and I’ll obviously be writing about (and maybe if you’re lucky, sharing pictures from) my first boudoir experience on The Frisky, but until then, check out what she had to say to see if a boudoir shoot is for you. (Psst … it is!) Keep reading »
Out of all the gorgeous gowns I saw on the red carpet and on stage at last night’s ACM Awards, the Kristian Aadnevik corset dress Shakira wore to perform “Medicine” with Blake Shelton was my absolute favorite. My reaction to it was a combination of “Oh my God she looks amazing,” and “Oh my God I want to be wearing that right now!” And while most of us don’t have that many opportunities to wear a skimpy corset dress in real life, we can definitely make some opportunities to wear the lacy red lingerie that inspired it. Click through to check out a few fabulous slips, bras, and corsets to bring a little sexy Shakira style into your bedroom (or under your work clothes, if you’re feeling particularly daring!)…
Kiss My Lingerie, a specialty adult shop in Gonzales, Louisiana, has posted a sign on it’s door indicating that it accepts most credit cards and EBT cards, which is federal-issued card for welfare and food stamps. The owner of the store says she began accepting EBT cards, better known as Louisiana Purchase cards, eight months ago because she didn’t want to “discriminate against customers.”
An anonymous woman who works nearby the shop found this development very upsetting. “We were told anything could be purchased there, with the food stamp card. No child I know eats edible underwear,” she said. Keep reading »
If given the option, many of us would wear sexy, serious lingerie … if we could just find something reasonably priced and uncomplicated, that didn’t make us feel like a strangled sausage with ruffles.
Marissa Boucher, founder and owner of The Boudoir Divas, one of the largest boudoir photography sites in the country, truly believes that women of all shapes and sizes can find affordable lingerie pieces that flatter their particular body types and showcase their best assets. That’s why she’s just launched a line of cost-efficient, yet sexy lingerie that is made to fit real women, of all shapes and sizes, from top to bottom. We asked Marissa to give us some tips about what types of lingerie look best on different body types and how to find sexy pieces that suit you. Click through to have lingerie shopping forever demystified.