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The Collection: Stockings & “Socklets”
#119- #122

 (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.119---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

#119 – Stockings
Flesh coloured, wide-fishnet hold-ups. Bought at a Chinese supermarket in Cape Town for photoshoots with private clients.

 

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#120 – Stockings
Deep brown/tan coloured, hold-ups. Bought at Woolworths quite some time ago for photoshoots with private clients.

 

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#121 – Stockings
Black, wide-fishnet hold-ups. Originally a gift from a client, I cut them off into “hold-ups” for photoshoots with private clients.

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#122 – “Socklets”
Pale pink lace “socklets” with ankle straps. I think I bought these at a Chinese supermarket in Cape Town, they are a kind of re-interpritation of the ballet shoe.

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The Collection: Stockings
#115- #118

 (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.115---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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#115 – Stockings
Knee-high fuchsia pink, striped knee highs. Bought about 10 years ago and used in a few shoots including this exhibition piece in 2007.

 

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#116 – Stockings
Knee-high fuchsia pink and neon yellow wide fish-net stockings. This was originally two pairs but since each has a missing partner they’re now re-paired and look even more fitting.

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#117 – Stockings
Bright red, opaque, hold-ups with patterning. A great and unusual pair handed down to me by my aunt.

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#118 – Stockings
Deep brown/black, nylon hold-ups. This vintage pair of hold-ups has seen better days.

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The Collection: Stockings
#111- #114

 (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.111---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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#111 – Stockings
Bright red stockings. These have been used in many a shoot. At the time when I got them it wasn’t so easy to find multicoloured stockings in SA, that has changed now.

 

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#112 – Stockings
Checker-board design, black stockings. These have a distinctly 90’s feel and originally came from Woolies.

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#113 – Stockings
Deep red stay-up stockings in fishnet with lace detail. Gifted to me from a client about 11 years ago.

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#114 – Stockings
Beige/nude hold-up vintage stockings. I bought many pairs of these stockings at one stage. They were produced in the 90’s by the looks of the packaging. They’re super pale and fleshy and almost totally nude/invisible against this pair of legs.

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The Collection: Stockings
#107- #110

 (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.107---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

 

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#107 – Stockings
Fuchsia pink mesh cut-off stockings. Gifted to me from a client about 12 years ago and used quite extensively.

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#108 – Stockings
Metallic-Silver fish-net stockings. An original vintage pair from the 70’s gifted to me by an aunt.

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#108 – Stockings
Footless semi-opaque stockings/tights in black with silver shimmer. These are sop Flash-Dance, totally 80’s. They can almost be work as one piece- so much textile above the gusset.

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#108 – Stockings
Metallic-gold stay-ups with Mustard trim. Gifted to me by my aunt, straight out of her 1970’s/80’s wardrobe.

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The Collection: Gloves
#104- #106

 (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---GLOVES---no.104---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

#104 – Gloves
Opera length, white lace gloves. Used mostly for private commissioned shoots a few years back.

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#105 – Gloves
Fingerless, knitted gloves in white, black and grey. A cheapie pair which haven’t been shot yet.

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#106 – Gloves
Aged, yellow leather, workers gloves. Bought and aged for a nude private commissioned shoot many years ago, the clients theme: kind of sexy and industrial….

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The Collection: Gloves
#101- #103

 (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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#101 – Gloves
Cream/beige stretch-satin gloves with ruche detailing up the middle of the lower arm. A lovely hand-me-down from my grandmother. Super-petit.

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#102 – Gloves
Cream coloured gloves with lace details and wrist bucket detail. One of my favourite pairs of vintage gloves, these are just so pretty.

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#103 – Gloves
Red gloves with red and gold lace details. Another hand-me-down from a friend to the collection.

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The Collection: Gloves
#98- #100

 (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---GLOVES---no.098---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

Nursie-Nursie latex gloves nurse outfit photoshoot cape town

#98 – Gloves
White, medical, latex gloves. Used for many a “medically” themed boudoir/private commissioned shoot like the included image.

 

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#99 – Gloves
Elbow length “opera” gloves in black. Synthetic and with the fingertips cut-open. Bought at a fancy dress shop at some stage for a shoot.

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#100 – Gloves
Off-white, lace gloves made from cotton. A beautiful vintage pair of gloves I acquired from the older generation in my family. Unusual in that they’re very much hand-made in off-white cotton thread.

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The Collection: Gloves
#94- #97

 (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---GLOVES---no.094---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

#94 – Gloves
Mustard calf skin (i think) leather, vintage gloves. A hand-me-down from my great aunt who seemed to know I collected such things.

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#95 – Gloves
Pale pink lace, finger-less gloves. Gifted to me by a friend for the collection about 10 years ago.

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#96 – Gloves
Cream lace, mid length, fingerless gloves. Purchased from the bridal section at Fabric City during my Graduate year at Ruth Prowse School of Art for the included image.

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#97 – Gloves
Cream lace, gloves with open fingers. Also purchased from the bridal section at Fabric City during my Graduate year at Ruth Prowse School of Art for the included image.

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The Collection: Gloves
#90- #93

 (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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#90 – Gloves
Faux fur mittens (2x pairs). Purchased in Hannover in 2000, on sale which lead me to buy 2 pairs.

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#91 – Gloves
Kind of a tiger-print, velvet gloves. Purchased at a typical Chinese supermarket in Cape Town. So hideous that I needed to have them.

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#92 – Gloves
Bright red, synthetic wrist length gloves. A vintage hand-me-down from a friend or family member. Love the scalloped edging around the wrists.

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#93 – Gloves
White gotten serving gloves (about 12 pairs). Purchased at Banks – a catering & chef-ing type shop in Woodstock Cape Town. Bought for use in part of an exhibition piece in 2007.

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