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The Collection: Panties, Bras & Sets
#71- #73

 (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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#71 – Panties
Yellow lace, boy-short cut knickers. These were bought from Mr.Price specifically for the Miss May Playmate Shoot with Tersha Macwiya.

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#72 – Bra
Cream lace, underwire bra from La Senza, 34B. This beautiful and delicate bra came from the La Senza bridal range about 8 years ago. I’ve used it in a number a of shoots.

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#73 – Lingerie Set
Tassled, fuchsia pink lingerie set from La Senza. La Senza had a sale shop at Access Park in Cape Town for a number of years and this is where this piece and many others came from.

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The Collection: Panties, Bras & Sets
#68- #70

 (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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#68 – Panties
Size micro-tiny, white lace g-string with metallic blu, gold and pink details. These come from some international manufacturer who sent my partner (who owns and runs passionfruit.co.za) a whole bunch of samples. The knickers were not something they wanted to stock and the selection were given to me to use in shoots.

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#69 – Bra
Super padded pink underwire bra with satin and lace detailing in deep pink and black. This piece comes from CottonOn and was bought two years back for the Miss July Playmate shoot for Playboy SA. The bra was used specifically for the PR (meaning non-nude publishable) studio shots of Leonie Valentine.

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#70 – Lingerie Set
Size L, Rosemarie underwear set with floral print on cream lace. These were a gift from my sister and were added to the collection. They are a great 1970’s inspired cut and print.

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The Collection: Panties & Bras
#65- #67

 (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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#65 – Bra
Black lace underwire bra from La Senza, 34C. I bought this stunning piece at a La Senza sale about 9 years ago. They had a bridal range, all in cream and and duplicates in black. This is super delicate  favourite which I’ve used in a few shoots.
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#66 – Panties
Pale, luminous yellow, seamless thong, size medium. I bought these specifically for a “Housewife” shoot which I haven’t yet published…

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#67 – Bra/Bustier
White lace bustier with padding and underwire. I bought this piece at a Chinese shop surprisingly. At the time it was hard to find this cut in SA and I’ve used it in many shoots since. The included are just two examples.

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The Collection: Panties & Bra’s
#62- #64

 (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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#62 – Panties
Black satin and lace thong, size medium. These knickers were bought for a Playboy South Africa Shoot, Miss July 2013 I think, but never ended up making it into the shoot.

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#63 – Bra
Black lace, soft cup bra, size 36B. I almost forgot SheBear existed. This design is one of theirs. There’s a factory shop which sells lingerie in Woodstock, they stock brands like this one, Wonder Bra and Jockey for example. I bought this about 9 years ago and added it to the collection.

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#64 – Panties
Black lace string. These came from Pandoras Box, a vintage clothes shop that existed in Cape Town a long time ago. They’ve definitely had better days but I like them for their 70’s style cut and old lace textile.

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The Collection: Panties
#58- #61

 (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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#58 – Panties
Black lace strappy thong made in Thailand, size “XL” but actually a small. These were a gift from my aunt when she lived Thailand about 8 years ago. They’re fun, comfortable and a surprisingly good fit.

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#59 – Panties
Mr. Price, yellow lace with black stretch mesh, g-string, medium. I bought these (part of a three set) for a Playboy photoshoot in 2013. I think I may have used one of the other pairs in the set for a PR image but probably never used these.

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#60 – Panties
Blue mesh stretch thong with black polka dots and ruffle detail. These were part of a gift from my cousin but not quite my style and so they went straight into the collection. They’re one of those annoying cuts where the gusset is so long that the hip bands end up sitting way to high making one feel like you’ve returned to the early 90’s. Just goes to show how many minor design changes happen over years with underwear which can totally place it to an era.

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#61 – Panties
Pale pink, La Senza thong which goes with a matching negligee. This tiny pair of knickers is yet to be used in one of my photoshoots. I bought it, with its matching negligee at La Senza when they still had a huge factory shop and everything went for cheap-cheap.

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The Collection: Panties
#54- #57

 (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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#54 – Panties
White, size medium boy leg cut lace panties. I have two identical pairs of these which, I think, were handed down to me for the collection by a friend who was doing a clear out.

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#55 – Panties
Size absolutely tiny, “made by China”, grey cotton panties with white frill details. These really are ridiculously small and I can only imagine an incredible petite or super slender woman (like my amazing friend modelling them above) to actually fit into them. I think they came as a sample in a shipment to my partners South African online sex-shop (passionfruit.co.za), along with a few other similarly bizarre versions.

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#56 – Panties
Mr. Price, black Brazilian boy-leg cut, lace knickers. Medium. These are a reasonably comfortable cut except for the fact that the lace on the bum cheeks is almost permanently trying to slip in between the cheeks. I think I may have bought these for a Playboy photoshoot a few years back.

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#57 – Panties
Mr. Price, neon pink, stretch lace, g-string, medium. I can’t help loving these. They are a fantastic and ridiculous lumo-pink and came in a set of three (yellow, green, pink).

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The Collection: Panties
#51- #53

 (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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#51 – Panties
Mr. Price, size medium, polyamide & elastine blend boy-leg cut panties. These were a gift from my sister I think but not really my style so they went straight into the collection. I’m not a fan of overly synthetic underwear, and also not a particular fan of the boy-leg cut which can often be unflattering if you don’t have the body type for them.

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#52 – Panties
Red cotton knickers from Woolworths, size small. This particular cut (with only an elastic around the hip) is rare in SA which was the reason I grabbed this three pack about 7 years ago.

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#53 – Panties
Cotton On, size Medium fuchsia/purple and red lace thong. I bought these on sale at Cotton On a few years back for R40.00. They’re sexy and comfortable and a duplicate set went straight into the collection.

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The Collection: Panties
#48- #50

 (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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#48 – Panties
Plum coloured, lace, boyleg panties. I didn’t expect these to look so pretty when shot, but they do. They are La Senza brooks which were gifted to the collection a few years back and have not been shot with yet. I like the slit and bow details on the front mid thighs.

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#49 – Panties
Black, opaque and mesh high waisted panties. I bought these goodies at Woolworths in 2013 for the Miss July Playboy Playmate photoshoot which took place (last minute) in my Woodstock studio. The knickers are a really nice cut and design.

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#50 – Panties
Black lace and mesh, side tying thong. I reckon I must have come across these at a Chinese supermarket at some stage. They are so flimsy and badly made its actually impressive.

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The Collection: Panties
#45- #47

 (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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#45 – Panties
La Senza, size medium, black & pink floral printed, high waisted knickers with frill and suspender detail. I was thrilled to buy these. They were a sale item at La Senza’s factory shop about 9 years ago and are such a great design by this brand. They remind me of some of Ellen Von Unwerth’s earlier B&W work.
The ruffles are reminiscent of 40’s designs and the suspender clips are detachable.

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#46 – Panties
Acid green/yellow lace knickers with back lace-up detail. These were amongst a batch of undies, all from La Senza, that a friend decided to inherit to the collection after she broke up with her partner.

 

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#47 – Panties
Size small, white, mesh and lace knickers. I bought these on a scouting mission for a Playboy photoshoot a few years ago. It was, I think, the Miss July Playmate story which was shot in studio very last minute. The knickers were never used in the shoot at the end but they’re still hanging around, brand new…

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