Sizzling Summer Solstice | San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Photography

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Summer Is Officially Here!! And we all know what that means; SWIMSUITS!!

 

 

There is no better way to show your unique summer self than through the perfect swimwear. Thankfully there are so many to choose from and it is perfectly acceptable to have more than one style of swimsuit in one season.dec_border

Are you into a One Piece…

 

 

 

 

A one piece is a classic structure with so many possibilities. It’s comfortable and extremely flattering. You can conceal as much or as little as you wish and still feel confident and secure. Choose from an endless array of styles and patterns to be unstoppable at the beach all summer long.

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Or are you into a Two-Piece…

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re strutting your stuff and laying poolside with a sexy bikini or sporting your athleticism with a structured two-piece, you will always feel confident and comfortable. And just like a one piece, there are an unending array of styles and patterns. The possibilities are not only ceaseless but they are sizzling.

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Here are some of my personal favorite trends of Summer 2018…

 

High Waist Swim

 

 

 

Take a vintage look and make it modern. It accentuates every curve and keeps you secure while making you look flawless. Top trend right now in high waist swim attire is the long sleeve mesh top bikini.

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Athletic Swim

 

 

 

 

Keep movin’ and groovin’ with the ever comfortable sporty swimsuit. Always comfortable, always durable and never out of style. The top trend in athletic swim attire right now is designer label two-piece.

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Mix and Match Swim

 

 

 

Never get bored again when you mix and match your tops and bottoms. You can even mix styles and colors you wouldn’t think match in a million years. The top trend in mixing and matching right now is an off the shoulder ruffle top with bikini bottoms.

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Multi-Toned Swim

 

 

 

 

 

Wheather you’re a one piece or a two piece girl you will always look great in the multi-toned block pattern. Inspired by early 90’s color schemes, but always timeless. The top trend in the multi-toned swim attire is the tri-color bikini.

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Strappy Swim

 

 

 

The strappy style is definitely for the boldest and most confident beach goer. Some are meant for laying chic poolside and some are structured well like athletic wear, but both are always jaw-dropping, to say the least. The top trend right now in a strappy swim is not so much a style as much as it is color; bold, bright, hot colors like pinks and yellows.

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Island Patterns

 

 

 

Bring out your inner island girl and feel the rhythm move you. The choice of patterns and colors are as numerous as the culture of every island nations that make up this awesome world. The top trend in Island inspirations is a Barbados ‘Crop Over’ Festival print with a trim of gold.

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Mermaid Swim

 

 

 

 

Mermaid style is one of the top trends at the moment. So many women would much rather mermaid than adult and with today’s fashion, you can. There are even fully functioning swimming tales to complete the mythical magic. Of course, the most trendy thing of all in mermaid style is everything Ariel from Little Mermaid.

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Vintage Swim

 

 

 

 

Last but not least is, of course, the timeless Vintage style swim. It’s swim that’s meant to last under any circumstances and make you look classicly irresistible. And the most consistently popular trend through the years is all about the 50’s, whether it’s polka dot or leopard it has withstood the test of time.

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Sizzle this season and always remember…

Make sure this summer to have the most fun you can have in your most dangerous curves. Show off loud and proud, get some well-needed sun and make it about you conquering the world.

 

Heather

 

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Just Because | Santa Cruz San Jose Bay Area Photography

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Sexy Summer

 

 

Summer is right around the corner and that means being able to pass off your sexy lingerie as a cute outfit idea! It just takes the right style to make a sexy statement!

 

 

If you didn’t know you could wear your beautiful underpinnings as the main focal point of your outfit, and actually get away with it, then you are about to be pleasantly and fashionably shocked. Here are some great ideas that will make your summer sizzle.

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Classic Bra

 

 

 

 

 

Be as casual or as fancy as you want with no regrets. It’s the most freeing feeling! Take that stunning bra out of your delicates drawer. You know the one I’m talking about; the one you thought you could only wear for intimate eyes only. Well, it’s time to match it up with some cute jeans or cut off shorts for a more casual look or a flawless pin skirt for a fancy night out. The choice is yours.

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Sports Bra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, believe me, I get it. You’re more of a work-out kinda woman. There are just as many options. Yes, even a fancier style. Still, use that sexy bra, but pair it with a scandalous pair of sports shorts and heels for that perfect sporty-chic look. Don’t be afraid to wear your full workout gear from head to toe as your sexy statement so you can show off that body and how you got it.

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Lace Bralettes and Crops

 

 

 

 

Lace is elegant, bralettes are comfortable and corset style crops are to die for. Whether you pair it with a classic skirt or even a ripped up pair of jeans you will always stand out for your exquisite sense of fashion and look the best of the best so effortlessly. Make sure to complete this timeless and trendy look with the perfect jacket for when the night gets just a bit chilly. Although if the night goes right you won’t need it.

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Satin Corset Crop

 

 

 

 

 

Well, lace may be elegant, but satin feels so very luxurious. This is one of my favorites when spicing up a summer outfit. Its durability makes for long nights of partying the night away and always feeling secure in your garment. The vibrant colors and fearless prints are endless and so is the confidence it gives you. And of course, its ability to go from casual to chic just by changing one item is what truly makes this look magnificent.

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Corsets

 

 

 

 

 

Corsets only favor the brave. Do you have what it takes to wear this literally breath-taking garment with every style? Guaranteed you will always look flawless and stop everyone dead in their tracks. Make it delicate or sporty. Make it rock and roller or fantasy princess but always make this ancient lingerie your own. So take a deep breath and let the corset do the rest of the seducing.

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Bodysuits

 

 

 

 

 

Bodysuits are beyond beautiful! This garment’s crowning achievement is its match of form and function with a simple and sophisticated result every time, no matter how low key you’ve styled yourself. Feel as flexible and as delicate as a ballerina all while taking over the world one fabulous day at a time. For a flare of the dramatic go for a sheer style adorned with the most glitz, you can ever desire. This look will make you the showstopper you always had deep in you.

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Slip Dresses

 

 

 

 

 

The final idea that is the top trend right now and going forward into the summer is the silky, sensational, versatile and the always the most comfortable way to fancy up even the most casual of styles. The slip dress! It isn’t just for wearing under your dresses and skirts to prevent clinging. Now it’s the sleekest way to be comfortable without sacrificing even an inch of chic. How can one make this look even grander? By pairing it with fur! Faux or fine you will never cease to amaze everyone with your timeless charm. The longer the better for a more vintage magnificence. Feel as all eyes are on you, you glamorous bombshell!

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Today’s forward fashions have freed us from the constraints of normality. We don’t have to be incredibly modest and we don’t have to burn the bras in protest. We can have a middle ground too. The best way to make that happen is by showing everyone what these undergarments are for; they are for whatever we feel good in. They are to make us feel beautiful for ourselves, not just our special someone in private. Remember, no matter what, you are ALWAYS that special someone above ALL others.

 

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Your personality comes first in your fashion. Make sure whatever style you choose is as unforgettable as you are.

 

Heather

 

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What To Wear Wednesday | San Jose Monterey Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

It’s Spring Fling Time! You already have the perfect outfit for your date picked out, but what are you going to wear to when you invite your date home and slip into something sexier? These spring collections are the perfect ideas to end your date perfectly!

 

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I love to start with something simple that you can wear under almost any outfit you decide to wear for your date; the bra and panty sets. You can choose your color and style based on your outfit, personality, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Considering there are so many great choices the best advice for choosing the perfect set is to just think fun and colorful for spring. Think simple, but go sexy.

 

 

 

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Another classic and easy garment is the chemise. You can wear this under certain outfits to act as a slip, you can use it as a seductive dress with a glamorous coat, or just simply excuse yourself and slide into a lustful look. No matter the color, style, or material with a chemise you can never go wrong. Keep in mind, the softer the better. He will not stop touching every accentuated curve.

 

 

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And then, of course, you want nothing more than to wrap yourself in the one piece that completes every lingerie set; the boudoir robe. Though they come in all colors and materials the classical favorite is silk or satin. Mix and match colors for a more fun and freeing feel. You can make it the simplest look of all; go into your dressing area a slip only the robe on. You’ll marvel at how your style makes him melt.

 

 

 

 

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Spring is a time to fling care in the air and make every moment colorful and memorable. Don’t just end the date with the kiss good night. End with the feeling that you are perfect in every way and there’s nothing wrong with showing it! So go ahead, slip into something more “comfortable” and show it off! Wink Wink!

Heather

 

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Celebrating Burlesque | Los Gatos San Francisco Bay Area Photography

Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese: Fabulous Forces of Burlesque

 

 

 

I have always loved the art of Burlesque and how it titillates the senses. And when the word Burlesque is said, two very prominent names come to mind; Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese! These fabulous women are known for their wit, their beauty, and most importantly their style.

 

 

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Rose Louise Hovick, better known as Gypsy Rose Lee, joined the ranks of burlesque after a grueling childhood career in vaudeville with her talented siblings and her controlling stage mother, Mama Rose. Burlesque was her way of breaking from her past and embrace a form of entertainment that really brought her true essence to life. She also changed it in ways one would never imagine with her sharp wit and her expensive couture taste that dazzled the world over. She has been immortalized in the theater with the award-winning show Gypsy and literature with not only her own best selling novels and memories but literally hundreds of different pieces written in her honor. The show Gypsy has also been made into several different film renditions as well as appearing herself in many movies and TV shows. The best of all is grande modern burlesque shows, one most famously done by Dita Von Teese, all honoring how forever fabulous she is!

 

 

 

 

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Here are some inspirational fashions from the ever enchanting Gypsy Rose Lee!

 

 

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Heather Sweet, know the world over as Dita Von Teese, was a small town ballerina with bigger than life dreams of glory through glamor. She yearned for the old world existence of her role models from vintage Hollywood and the elegance the exuded. The moment she stepped into the big city there was no stopping her. She reinvented herself in the world of fetish modeling, often drawing inspiration from women like Bettie Page. Then she does it once more by reigniting the world of Burlesque, drawing from the only inspiration to draw from; Gypsy Rose Lee! She has since launched various different clothing, lingerie, hair, and makeup collections along with appearing in many movies, music videos as well as being a best selling author. She is truly an unstoppable woman!

 

 

 

 

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Here are some inspirational fashions from the lovely and enticing Dita Von Teese!

 

 

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Empowered, confident, intelligent women are the sexiest women alive! What better way to celebrate it than to honor the goddesses of burlesque!

 

Heather

 

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Sexy Accessories | San Jose San Francisco Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

When doing a boudoir photo shoot keep it unique and keep it about you. It’s time for that sexy side to sizzle. The best way to do that is through accessories, but you never want to over accessorize simply because IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!! There are so many fun ways to do this that will not take away from that perfect shot!

Let’s go from top to bottom!

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Hats are a great start. Often times you can play with a lot of different close-up shots. And there is a hat for every look and every type. Everything from a big Hollywood glamor look to a rustic cowgirl look, you’d be surprised about its versatility.

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Now, personally, I am not a hat person. I’m not the only one either. But I can’t help but love a good headpiece of some kind. A great flapper style headband adorned with ornate fabrics and designs is one option that will enhance every picture.

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Tiaras and different bejeweled hair accessories are essential for the perfect boudoir bridal photo. The tiara is best when worn with an elegant veil, but is just as stunning by itself to make your inner princess come to life.

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But I can’t resist just keeping it simple and sexy with flowers in the hair. You can have a single rose sitting delicately on one side or have an entire arrangement placed throughout your hair of any flower you wish.

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Make a statement with an alluring mask. Entice those who look to stare deep into your eyes and become mesmerized. Be as subtle or as decorative as you wish with this fanciful accessory.

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Chokers are the sexiest types of necklaces. It hugs the neck with elegant styles and materials that make this ever sensual part of your body look longer and more delicate.

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Pearls are as simple as can be along with being as sexy as ever. Pearls pair well with every boudoir outfit, but it is even more desirable when it stands alone. Wear it close to your neck like a choker, wrap it with layers around your neck, or wear them long as the pearls follow down the center of your body.

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Go big and rocker with various types of draped chain. Gold is another personal favorite and letting the layers drape long and proud down every curve is so sexy.

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One option, if you are not into a chain like I am but still want to make a big statement, is to go with big colorful beaded pieces. The more colorful the better!

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But who could resist a wonderful jewelry set being the only outfit you wear. Let your jewels inspire the sexy in you.

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And what better to match with your exquisite jewels than a stunning fluffy fur stole or fur coat. It can be faux or no, colorful or simple, and always soft to the touch.

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Add a silky touch of something extra sexy with a pair of luxurious gloves. With such choices as lace, chiffon or satin, how could you not look glamorous? Have them long and simple or short and decorative to show off a unique you.

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Fans are the most beguiling accessory and always makes for a fabulous photo. Even more so than then any hat, the fan can be a great prop for a captivating close-up like no other.

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Body chains are the sexiest trend in boudoir accessories and with as many styles as there are ways to wear them you can not go wrong. When used for a photo shoot it often highlights the most arousing features.

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Belts can also be a great addition to your choice of outfit. With a corset waist belt, you can cheat! You have the same classic look of a corset without having to lose your breath or deal with to many ties.

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Chain belts are another great way to enhance your outfit and give you an edgy look that snugs closely and enhances your racy side.

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Garters! Need I say more? And with so many styles to choose you can be anything from a blushing bride to subtle hints of s&m, however the mood strikes you.

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Stockings? What’s more risque than stockings held up with a classic garter belt? It’s that vintage look that will never go out of style because it is so perfect, especially for a boudoir shoot.

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You’re going to need one sexy pair of pumps to really make your stockings complete. Any color, any style and however high you want them is the best way to make your luscious legs reach to the stars.

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But it’s not the only way to make your legs look spectacular. Boots! The higher the thigh the better! Make them look even more scandalous by wearing only your boots during your session.

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From head to toe and everything in between, make sure the true sexy vixen that exists within every pearl clutching lady shines brighter than a diamond.

 

Heather

 

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What To Wear Wednesday | Mountain View Los Gatos Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

It’s night time and not a thing left to do. Date night is fun, but you want to make it unforgettable and dazzling. It’s time to go into your closet and pull out your trusty ‘After Dark’ look, complete with the perfect lingerie to finish the night off.

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Purple is the color of royalty and you deserve to look like a queen. It can be a very dramatic statement or show a softer side of you depending on the shade. From it’s darkest to it’s lightest shades this versatile hue never ceases to impress your love.

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Black is a go-to classic! It caters to every event. Whether it’s a gala gown, a little black dress or a wild rocker piece. The thing that makes black truly the best is the ability to mix and match colors and patterns since black goes with everything.

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Red is the color of love, lust, desire, and everything that makes an after dark date even more fun. It’s an extremely powerful color that evokes a very raw emotion in not only the person wearing it but the person staring at you from across the room.

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Dark teal is a color I feel is often overlooked for such an occasion. It is as versatile and sexy as your more classic colors. It also compliments every skin tone and body shape. Think of a colorful peacock when thinking of this magnificent color.

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I know solid colors are fun and flirty, but you want to spice it up even more. Well, all that glitters is glamor for your date night. Don’t be afraid to sport those hand-sewn crystal embellishments and shimmery sequence with a boost of color!

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No matter where the night takes you and that special ‘After Dark’ date, make sure it leads you to new adventures and experiences.

Heather

 

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Valentine’s Date Night to Night Cap | San Francisco San Jose Bay Area Boudoir Photography

 

 

Valentine’s Day is here and now you have to figure out what to wear for Date Night. But it doesn’t just end there. You have to also think of the Night Cap. These awesome styles are focused on putting the two events in your evening together. Your night never has to pause when it’s time to slip into something more comfortable.

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Red is the classic and powerful color that represents attraction. And red is similar to black, in that it matches well with most any color. Increase the seductive nature of this lustful shade with a soft fur coat wrapped around you. When the night ends drape your curves in lace. A promise of playful romping goes without saying.

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Lighter colors often achieve a different kind of seductive side. It softens the person with its delicate hue. Smoother shades of pink, champagne, or even white are optimal for bringing an innocence to the evening. To ensure complete perfection silky materials are a must in this. Don’t forget to toast as the night falls on a flawless date.

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Sometimes you need to prepare for the elements because we all know how unpredictable mother nature can be. With this in mind, it is only practical to have lingerie that can be worn to be seen. Bodysuits are the finest way to manage this. A very simple pin skirt and matching jacket, or coat, paired with an elaborate bodysuit is how to make this look truly spectacular.

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Velvet is a fashion favorite and makes caressing you irresistible. And isn’t that what we all want on a holiday like this? Don’t be afraid to go with bold patterns and unconventional colors. What matters most is how velvet feels to you and to your date. Yes, even include a velvety touch to your lingerie choice. Alluring and never untouchable.

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Are you going somewhere simple for Valentine’s Day? Somewhere like the movies, an informal restaurant, or even a laid-back pub to listen to some live music? Well, your night will go even better in a casual outfit coupled with an elegant pair of footwear and accessories. Your lingerie can be comfy and sexy and your evening cozy and unforgettable.

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Is your date night much more extravagant? Do your plans require you to dress as if you were walking with your lover on the red carpet? Just as elegant as your gown is so too must your choice of lingerie. A corset style is the most lustful lingerie and the most classic. The corset is not only used to make you look timeless in your gown but also ravishing in your boudoir.

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No matter what your night entails or where it brings you be sure to make every moment an adventure from beginning to end. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heather

 

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