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The Collection: Panties
#18- #20

 (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. 018 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

Labia Museum Muizenberg B&W conceptual shoot 001 photographed by CapeTown photographer Leah Hawker

Her beautiful hair and makeup was done by Colleen Van Rensburg at Bird On A Wire, Cape Town

Her beautiful hair and makeup was done by Colleen Van Rensburg at Bird On A Wire, Cape Town

#19 – Panties
Red, size medium, synthetic, high waisted panties with red lace and stitching details. A Cape Town “Golden Acre” find about 9 years ago, these are probably in my top 10 of favourite panties in my collection. They’ve been used quite a few times in shoots in the past, but I still, they haven’t yet been done justice. They have pockets (!) and the most fantastic retro stitching lines, reminiscent of tummy-holding-in brooks and body-shaping underwear of the 50’s.

The Collection -PANTIES - no. 019 Catalogued for TheSofterSex#19 – Panties
100% cotton, size small, red Woolworths panties with white and black flower print in bikini cut. I wish South African underwear retailers would produce more underwear in this cut. I found these on sale at Woolies in Canal Walk about 5 years ago and bought them just because they’re the kind of knickers I’ve looked for in the past for shoots but couldn’t find. They were part of a three pack and so the the other two pairs (without a print design) are useful options to have. They’re kind of like the ultimate cotton knickers for their genre.

The Collection -PANTIES - no. 020 Catalogued for TheSofterSex#20 – Panties
Mauve, Women’s secret, mesh, bikini-cut panties with lace details and cut-out. Size small. These are super pretty and never got worn or used for the Playboy “Miss July” Playmate shoot I bought them for in 2013. I had a limited budget and even more limited time to source for the shoot and found some amazing items on sale at Women’s Secret (which has sadly now closed its doors it seems).

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The Collection: Panties
#4 – #7

 (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.004 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

#4 – Panties.
Black, pretty minimalist, Made In China, size small thong with lace heart detail. I found this wacky, tiny pair at a Chinese shop underneath the Golden Acre in Cape Town, that strange shopping labyrinth which dives below ground near the train station. Bought in about 2005, a bunch of them were used as funny gifts at a Chinese themed girls-only dinner party I threw and the rest made their way into the collection. Mostly they are all too flimsy or random to ever have graced a shoot thus far.

The Collection - PANTIES - no.005 Catalogued for TheSofterSex#5 – Panties.
French designer Simone Perele, super high waisted, tan colored, panties. Sized XS and incorporating mesh side panels. My colleagues give them a 9.5 for granny-ness, but they also admit (with their heads cocked to one side) that they have potential and that the side panels is what makes them. I bought them on a sale for a Playboy shoot but never used them.

The Collection - PANTIES - no.006 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

 

Leonie-Valentine-for-PlayboySA-11-Leah-Hawker

#6 – Panties.
Pink thong, size S, Womens Secret, Rose bud detail, cotton. I bought these for the Playboy Miss July Playmate shoot I did of Leonie Valentine in 2013. It was the last shoot I did with the brand and was rushed out before I went to Europe on a job.

I think I shot and delivered the photographs in a record time of two days and thus they are far from my best work sadly. Included is one of the images where I used the panties.

The Collection - PANTIES - no.007 Catalogued for TheSofterSex

Candyfloss-Girl-photographed-by-Leah-Hawker-2010-Cape-Town-Studio

#7 – Panties.
Hot-pink, satin and lace, low-rise, pantie-shorts with slit and bedazzlement on the left hip. Size M, La Senza. These have been with me for a while. I think I only ever used them on one shoot (the included project with Lexi and the candy floss shot in my studio some years back), however the knickers have gone with me as a shoot option to dozens of sets and just sit there looking showy.

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