Pinups For Pets Calendar 2017 …Coming soon… eek, cant wait. Please support this wonderful cause. This is the MUST-HAVE Christmas gift for everyone you know. I’m so proud to be associated with this wonderful cause.
Nine months in the making, the first-ever PIN-UPS FOR PETS calendar will soon be on sale!!!
Filled cover-to-cover with some of the most gorgeous and kindhearted South African pin-up gals and fellow furry models with happy tails to tell; and all proceeds being raised for PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships Western Cape, this is the MUST-HAVE calendar to have pinned up on your wall for 2017!
Keep your peepers glued to my page for release date announcements and where you can purchase your copy…and even be lucky enough to get your copy signed by some of the calendar gals!
These are the gorgeous bombshells, that I got to photograph for the #pinupsforpetsproject These gals all rocked their shoots, and I am so very honoured to have been part of such a wonderful initiative. Miss Ruby Rouge Lady Flamingo Nadia, Jenn and Miss Hart
Thank you to Gabbi, The Blue Haired Betty for putting this all together.
Here are just a few preview pics from all the Pin-Up ladies, shoots.
Please keep a look out for the Pin-ups for PETS calendar on sale later this year! All proceeds of sales will be going to PETS – Pets Empowerment In Townships
I recently did an Old Hollywood Pin-Up shoot under my new brand, Bettie Bombshell Photography, with the glamorous Bettie Flash. Besides being a Pin-Up model, Bettie Flash is also a keen blogger and fitness mom, so naturally she blogged about her shoot with me, read all about it here;
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot with Bronwyn Stewart from Bettie Bombshell Photography. We went out to French Toast in Harties for the shoot because of the quaint little Paris themed set, complete with Pont des Arts and Eiffel Tower. If that isn’t exciting enough, wait until you hear the best part – my wardrobe is older than I am.
Since going platinum blonde, I’ve been called Marilyn Monroe an awful lot. So it was kind of fitting that I channeled the blonde bombshell when I got in front of the camera again for the first time in a year. A lot has happened over the space of this year and I think that I’ve finally discovered who I am. Since turning 30, things have really started to pick up for this Bettie. I’ve been strict with my training and diet, so I’ve started to drop weight again, which is the goal! The weight loss and overall confidence kick in the squat butt inspired me to try on a dress that I have treasured since I was 17 years old. As an avid collector of vintage evening dresses, this one in particular was the dress that started it all.
Made for my grandmother using her measurements, this 1950’s original is a skin-tight, LBD that would have knocked the socks off of my grandfather when he saw her in it. It was an unreal honour to be able to wear this dress for my shoot with Bron. Seeing as how this little number isn’t exactly a spring chicken and is pushing 60. The fact that it is still in such amazing condition is just a testament to how carefully I take care of my clothing. Yes, that was a shameless brag.
The only hiccup is that two teeth from the zip have fallen off, but that can easily be replaced once I find someone who I trust enough to handle the dress for me. It must be pointed out that while the bust and hip of this dress fits like it was made for me, my waist is much smaller than my Gran’s was, so there is a bit of ruffling around that area. Still, I have my Gran’s great rack and knockout curves, so who cares about a little ruffle?
Bronwyn, as always, was a total dream to shoot with and I was absolutely floored with the shots that we managed to get in just 20 minutes. Oh, yes… we only had 20 minutes to shoot and numerous challenges of curious tourists and visitors wanting in on the action. I mean you can’t really blame their curiosity, it isn’t every day that you stumble across a Marilyn-esque pin-up girl in Hartebeespoort dam. Eventually we roped in my Paul to hold up a light reflector to help capture this dreamy glow that Bron managed to create for me.
I got to have a taste of French Noir glam and felt like a million bucks doing it. Plus, I’ve debunked the old “Blondes have more fun” saying, it is totally true.
Wardrobe: Vintage Custom Wiggle Dress
MUAH: Cashe Kidd
Accessories: Violet Vanilla Shop
Shoes: Iron Fist
Location: French Toast Hartebeespoortdam
Lashes by Oh La Lash from Anonamiss Beauty Emporium
A few sneaky peeks from Lady T’s Pin-Up photo shoot.
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In Bettie Flash’s own words:
It seems like every few months a new craze emerges, first Vampires were the hot topic and now Zombies have taken centre stage. I like being a little unusual and decided on a whim that I wanted to incorporate the undead and Pin Up to create a Pretty Undead Pin Up Shoot; fortunately I have an amazing photographer who was willing to be a part of my macabre idea!
With quite literally a day’s notice, Bronwyn from Bella Dea was on call help me achieve my latest must have photoshoot. Looking for a suitable venue in the middle of winter with little time to plan to boot made it a challenging task to say the least, but we did it! We shot the photo’s at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, searching for the older sections of the cemetery and chasing the sun to get a natural glow (and this is something that a photographer would know more about).
With make shift blood to add the gore and cleverly applied make up, we were off! I think that I managed to pull off what I would consider a freshly turned walker, possibly searching for her lost love – or a living being to eat – and thankfully I had the ever valued guidance of Bron’s eye to pose me.
There is something quite surreal about being in a quiet cemetery in the late afternoon, you can hear the hum of rush hour traffic in the distance but you’re surprisingly at peace. Even though we spent the latter part of the shoot chasing the sun, we still managed to get some amazing shots! I didn’t even know that it was possible to make a zombie look as good as Bron did!
So again, I have to say a big thank you to Bronwyn for putting up with my bizarre requests and being so willing to jump in to help them come to life. It was something to cross off of the ol’ Bucket List, but that doesn’t stop my mind from working overtime to come up with a new, wild photoshoot concept that I will definitely ask Bron to help with.
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