Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie

This week's Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie post we feature (again!) the lovely, sweet, and charming Scallop Bralette Top by She and Reverie. The 100% organic cotton knit bralette is adorned with sweet scallops and fine textured satin elastic straps.Hand-embellished with cute satin mini bows, this piece looks perfect with so many styles: under a sheer blouse, atop your favorite printed skirt, beneath a cozy cardigan. Sweetly sexy and ultra-comfortable, we love this piece for cheeky everyday layering! Shop it here.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Andres Sarda FW14/15 Lingerie Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

At each season we look forward to seeing Andres Sarda's exciting Lingerie Fashion Show and here's our favorite looks from the FW14/15 event which took place at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid this past weekend. Which look is your favorite?

Photo Credits: Andres Sarda Official Facebook Page

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Celebrating Love Today and Always...Happy Valentine's Day to You!

Sonata Lingerie Rosa 

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day and weekend!.. xoxo

"Do all things with love" - Og Mandino

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge" - Thomas Carlyle

"The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it's learning to love the person you found" - Relevant Magazine

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" 
- 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Boudoir Photography: National Directory List

image by: South Shore Boudoir (Massachusetts)

Editor's Note: This Post is Often Updated with New Listings

It's finally here! The Bella Bella Boutique Official Boudoir Photography National Directory List! After inumerous requests for a Boudoir Photography Studio recommendations from customers all over the USA for the past couple of years, we decided to put together our own list of boudoir referrals. We have searched for the best Boudoir Photography Companies across the nation and we have come out with our top picks from each 50 states. If you are a Boudoir Photographer and your company is not listed here, please get in touch with us at: for a review of your website and/or portfolio.

Boudoir photography offers an artistic and tangible way that women can see for themselves that they are still sensual and gorgeous. When a woman is confronted with her own image where she can see herself looking undeniably beautiful it can be a tremendous boost to her self-confidence and reawaken her sexuality. For a complete manual full of tips, scroll down after the list, enjoy!









District of Columbia





















New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota





Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virgina



What Is A Boudoir Session?
Boudoir sessions are tasteful photos that hint at sexiness. Every person has their own idea of what sexy is as well as what they are comfortable with. These sessions are cute, fun, sexy, flirty and even a bit sensual all the while maintaining your comfort level.

Many ladies are good at doing their own hair and make-up but there are plenty of options available. Salons and department store make-up counters are good resources and some photographers have hair and make-up artists who they work with on a regular basis. Ask your photographer if they have someone they recommend. Either way be sure to let whoever you hire know that you’re having a photo shoot done as your make-up will need to be a bit darker than you normally wear it.

Body Image & Weight
Most women don’t have bodies like a super model but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have gorgeous, sexy photos as well. A good photographer will know just how to highlight your assets best while disguising the parts of you that you’re self conscious about. Just remember… your significant other loves you just the way you are.

Clothing Choices
Bring clothing that you feel sexy and beautiful in. Bras, panties, corsets, teddies, stockings, tank tops, booty shorts, sports jerseys & men’s business shirts are all popular. Don’t forget to bring accessories for each of your outfits as well as your sexiest shoes.

Modesty & Nudity
You don’t have to take your clothes off to be sexy. Clothed, partially clothed, hinted nudity and fully nude can all be sexy. Let your photographer know what you’re comfortable showing in your photos and trust them to keep the parts you want hidden to stay that way. Some photographers offer fine art nudes while others do not. Be sure to ask when booking your session.

Many photographers include retouching with their portrait prints and albums but be sure to ask how much is included with your session. I do very little retouching on my portraits due to the way I photograph my clients however that varies from photographer to photographer.

Privacy is a concern due to the intimate nature of boudoir sessions. All boudoir images are kept in strict confidence and no images will be shown without permission from the client in writing. We use only professional labs and album companies that safeguard the privacy of our client’s images. Make sure your photographer has a similar policy.

Couples Sessions
Some photographers (but not all) offer couples sessions. These sessions are romantic, sensual, playful, fun and always tasteful. Typically these sessions show you and your significant other cuddling, jumping on the bed and chasing each other around the room like playful kids in addition to photos of each of you individually.I let my clients who are interested in this type of session know the perfect time to do it is when they plan a weekend ‘away’ at a local hotel. No dishes to be done, no dinner to be made, no kids or pets needing attention – just the two of you away from all of life’s distractions for a photo session and a weekend of fun.

Where to do your session
Your session can be done at your photographer’s studio, your home, a local hotel, bed and breakfast and even outside in a private or secluded area. Be sure to discuss your options with your photographer.

Tips for the morning of your session
Drink lots of water and wear loose fitting clothing. Avoid tight fitting undergarments as they are the most likely to leave elastic pressure lines on your skin.

Tips for after your session
Getting into and holding some of the most flattering poses can give you a surprise work-out so don’t be surprised if you’re a little sore that evening or the morning after. Be sure to drink lots of water and take a little ibuprofen if needed.

Tips courtesy from: Tammy Warnock of True Blue Photography in Long Beach California. She personally does several hundred boudoir sessions a year. You can see her work on her website and blog. All photos are of real clients and are shown with written permission.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie

Hello everyone! Sorry we have been slow on posting on the blog this past few days, we have been slammed with orders for Valentine's Day and have been super crazy busy over here. We promise to go back into our normal posting schedule next week! Meanwhile we came across this gorgeous gown on the left picture and it reminded us of the stunning Muse Kaftan by Felice Art Couture for our Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie feature of the week. To find out more about this exclusive/gorgeous/one of a kind piece go here.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie

This week's Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie post we feature the Odassa Babydoll by Oh La La Cheri Paris. This super sexy babydoll slip features modern elastic back strap design on the back and lace at front. This style is part of Oh La La Cheri new SS2014 collection and it's already becoming a best seller from this new range. Shop yours here.

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