Cupid Loves Burlesque: A Valentine’s PinUp Party

As promised …. the latest installment of our girlie-fun chronicles!

It was lazy sunday morning. The weather outside was dull and typical for Vancouver in February, but a few well placed spotlights made up for the lack of daylight. A plain white canvas was hung for a backdrop and a fully charged camera ready to go. The gaggle of girls arrived, some already in make-up, others with naked faces ready for the brush and the pots of colour. Soon we had a living room full of suitcases and a kitchen full of goodies, wine, make-up, and faces preening into lighted mirrors. False eyelashes, so tricky to put on, but well worth the effort add that special glamourous touch. Black eyeliner, blush and lips red, Red, RED!

The purpose? A sexy Valentine’s photoshoot to give as gifts to that special person. I had an outfit already picked out. Red and lace, stockings, garter, corset. A real corset with steel boning in heavy red satin. I can’t think of one clothing item that does more for the waistline and the goddess within. We all brought several changes of outfits, hence the suitcases. Our hostess revealing a treasure trove of costumes, feather boas and props – from her days as a burlesque dancer – spilled gloriously all over the livingroom.

We each took turns posing and taking pictures. Some serious, some silly and just for fun. Soon we had hundreds of beautiful images. Many were taken on a simple,crumpled white sheet. Later we put up a more elaborate back drop of a victorian chaise, damask fabric curtains, antique phone, mirror and opera glasses.

The wine flowed, the giggles erupted non-stop….what a great day of girl bonding and fun! I’m thrilled with the result. A beautiful and unique portrait of myself for my special man. I know he is going to love it. Sorry I can’t share the final result…… it’s for his eyes only! (This one is just a teaser!)

 Today is for remembering those that are the most special to you and bring joy into your life! Happy Valentines Day to all my wonderful girlfriends!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 23:43:46

    I love it! What a fantastic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day – I think I may have to try something like this myself next year. 🙂


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