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The Collection: Panties
#158- #161

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 158 – Panties
Navy blue, synthetic, high-waisted, vintage panties from Woolworths. They have a lace front.

 

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# 159 – Panties
The second of two identical pairs: hot pink, satin panties with stretch mesh front. Black edging and embroidery over the bum reading “Kiss me…”

 

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# 160 – Panties
Black cotton/synthetic blend panties. These are supplied as “disposable” knickers when visiting some spa’s.

 

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# 161 – Panties
Black, size small La Senza g-string. I bought these for a Playboy shoot in 2013 but they didn’t make it into the project in the end.

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The Collection: Panties
#154- #157

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career. They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc. The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 154 – Panties
Grey cotton tanga pantie in corona with red bow detail. Size small from a Woolworths sale about 5 years ago.

 

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# 155 – Panties
A great and wake Woodstock factory shop find: blue cotton granny panties or very full briefs in sky blue with white elastic trim.

 

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# 156 – Panties
Synthetic, white, seamless g-string in size medium from Pick ‘n Pay clothing. Bought as a basic items for a shoot two years ago.

 

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Sabian Ransome Photographed for Playboy South Africa by Leah Hawker Cape Town Photographer

# 157 – Panties
White cotton g-string in size small from La Senza bought specifically for the Miss March Playmate photoshoot for Playboy South Africa in 2013 with Sabian Ransome (pictured above in one of the PR shots).

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The Collection: Panties
#150- #153

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 150 – Panties
White stretch mech and lace thong, size small. I think I sourced these for a Playboy South Africa shoot from either La Senza or Womans Secret. They’ve been made with a little too much gusset length which invites them to be worn in a retro 80’s super-high leg cut like shown here.

 

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# 151 – Panties
Size small white cotton g=striong with white lace waist band from La Senza. Still brand new, soothed for Playboy South Africa’s photoshoots, 2013.

 

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# 152 – Panties
Black stretch lace string with white ribbon detailing, size medium, “bm intimates” from Mr.Price. These were originally sourced for a French Made themed photoshoot somewhere in 2006. They’ve been used in a number of shoots including this private commission above which was shot in the dungeon in the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

 

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# 153 – Panties
Romans Secret, black stretch-lace thong with nude, velvet bow details at the hips. These were sourced for a Playboy South Africa shoot in June 2013.

 

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The Collection: Panties
#147- #149

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---PANTIES---no.147---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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Tersha Macwiya 35 by Leah Hawker

# 147 – Panties
Yellow, black and white mesh and lace g-string, size small from Mr.Price. I sourced these specifically for The Miss May Playmate PR portraits in 2013 with Tersha Makwiya.

 

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# 148 – Panties
Black cotton tanga pantie from Woolworths, came in a 3-set. (black, red and a floral print), size small. A useful cut for many shoots which is why I bought them.

 

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# 149 – Panties
White cotton boiled briefs from Mr.Price. These came in a 2-set (the others are an inverse of these). They were bought and sourced for a soccer theme nude shoot in 2010 just before the World Cup in Cape Town.

 

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The Collection: Panties
#143- #146

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 143 – Panties
White cotton boiled briefs from La Senza. I sourced these specifically for Sabian Ransome’s Miss March Playmate shoot in 2013 (image above).

 

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# 144 – Panties
Olive green and ox-blood red thong from La Senza. These were part of a batch a friend “donated” to the collection after a break-up.

 

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# 145 – Panties
White and blue cotton, boy-leg panty from Pep (R24.99 about 3 years ago) somewhere in the Western Cape of South Africa.

 

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# 146 – Panties
White lace thong in size medium from Cotton On on sale.

 

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The Collection: Stockings
#139- #142

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.139---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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# 139 – Stockings
Tan, low-sheen stockings which have been cut in order to be used as hold-ups like in this image above which was part of a series I produced in 2008.

 

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# 140 – Stockings
Sheer, Black stockings cut to convert into hold-ups for photoshoots.

 

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# 141 – Stockings
Sheer, black stockings with polka-dot pattern. These remind me of 1990’s Pretty Woman every time.

 

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# 142 – Stockings
Tan/beige coloured, sheer stockings. These are probably the most standard stocking variety you can find in South Africa.

 

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The Collection: Stockings
#135- #138

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 135 – Stockings
My second pair of almost-vintage, deep blue, sheer stockings. They have an almost same-same sheer gusset/re-enforced area as the rest of the pair of hosiery.

 

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# 136 – Stockings
Nearly nude, sheer hold-ups stockings.

 

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# 137 – Stockings
Black fishnet stockings cut off into sort of mid-leg-wearing stockings or sleeves. They were used for a Goth themed party portrait in 2007.

 

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# 138 – Stockings
Warm tan coloured stockings in a super high sheen with a mat gusset area.

 

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The Collection: Stockings
#131- #134

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.131---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

 

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# 131 – Stockings
Black cut-off fish-net stocking hold-ups. Used in quite a few private commission shoots over the years.

 

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# 132 – Stockings
White, sheer, cut-off stockings hold-ups. These have been used in quite a few shoots like the included image above but also many private commissions with “The Housewives

 

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# 133 – Stockings
Semi-sheer black stockings with a floral pattern. These have been cut-off to be used as hold-ups with a suspender belt instead since its always been so hard to find this kind of product in South Africa.

 

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# 134 – Stockings
Deep indigo, gusseted sheer, stockings. handed down from an aunts old wardrobe. I’ve ended up with two very similar pairs- both have worked well in past shoots.
Found and liked this quote which is appropriate here:

The phrase “don’t bust a gusset” (a variation of “don’t blow a gasket”) is an admonition to calm down; becoming so enraged and inflated that one busted a gusset would imply extreme rage and expansion beyond one’s clothing capacity”

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The Collection: Stockings
#127- #130

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 127 – Stockings
Sheer white hold-ups with a extra wide reenforced top for suspender belt clips.  I most likely got these in a lingerie set originally from passionfruit.co.za , its not easy to find these in SA.

 

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# 128 – Stockings
Brown/black fish-net stockings which have been cut into hold-ups fore a shoot.

 

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# 129 – Stockings
Footless-stockings with mesh, lace design in black from Woolworths.

 

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# 130 – Stockings
Beige/flesh coloured stay-up stockings with lace detailing. These are almost always available from Woolworths, I bought this pair at  least 7 years back.

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The Collection: Stockings
#123- #126

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

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# 123 – Stockings
Red hold-up sheer stockings. These have been worked with a number of times. They’ve been hand cut into hold ups.

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# 124 – Stockings

Sheer white hold-ups. These are not an easy find in Cape Town but come in many of the lingerie sets that Passionfruit.co.za sells locally.

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# 125 – Stockings
A deep brown pair of hold-ups from the 90’s which have been shredded for a photoshoot.

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# 126 – Stockings

These are the classic stay-ups that you can find in South Africa. Although they look pretty that latex band they use to keep them up is almost always problematic.

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