A moxie of a shoot with Larissa
Sometimes everything just clicks in place. That’s what happened when I got together with the lovely Larissa of Blonde Moxie Makeup for a private photo shoot inspired by the curvy sensuality of Marilyn Monroe and Anna Nicole Smith.
With some inspirational music pumping out of the iPod and armed with an array of props including some fabulous roses made by Amber Ray (I’m happy to say I finally got one for myself at MBF this year!), we worked through several sets that included pinup with a killer leopard slink dress and a black slink dress, soft portraits with furs, accentuation of Larissa’s gorgeous shoulder tattoo, and some sexy and seductive shots that explored the many facets of a lollipop.
It was such a pleasure working with Larissa – a great artist who spends her time making others look beautiful for the camera and the stage. I think in the end my favourite shots were those that weren’t posed at all, when we were just chatting away, relaxed and away from the photo shoot headspace.
Below are my picks from Larissa’s final edits.