Sssssh – to Boudoir or not to Boudoir?
A boudoir is a woman’s private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman’s private bedroom. The term derives from the French verb “bouder” to sulk, or “boudeur” sulk or sulking, and originally was a room for sulking in, to put away or withdraw to.
The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) in his literary works helped develop a reputation in this small room dedicated to the privacy of female talks. Since the success of his book, “Philosophy in the Bedroom”, the small sitting room or salon has a scandalous reputation combined with those of all exchanges and frolics.
Some years ago a good friend of mine who is a staunch Christian woman did a boudoir photoshoot for her birthday and gleefully boasted to me that:
It was the most fun, liberating, empowering thing I’ve had ever done!
Light bulbs went on in my head and I said to myself, even though I am not repressed, a boudoir photo shoot is a gift I can definitely give myself for my birthday – yes let loose my angelic demons. After all, who wouldn’t want in ten year’s time when you are sitting in the rocking chair, to look back at those sexy photos of yourself and admire your hotness?
So year 1 passed , I didn’t have the courage to do it; year 2 passed I still didn’t; year 3 cold feet, but as Botox kept calling my name and I continued to witness more grey hairs sprouting everywhere and other situations going downhill, I decided, the year 2016, I was going to take the plunge, it would be then or never.
So I scoured the internet for boudoir photography shots, alerted the photographer, who said she would be able to create the perfect environment. I started to contemplate suitable props, such :
· 6 inch red stilettos
· Latex tights or negligee
· String of pearls
· Satin sheets
· Movie director chair
· Ruby red lipstick
· False eyelashes
· Black straight hair wig
· Gloves, whips?
As my birthday drew closer, all I could have managed to acquire was the first item (thank you Victoria’s Secret), albeit very modest by many standards.
On the actual day itself, I got cold feet and opted for the professional boudoir look.
With no professional make up artiste for contouring etc, I slapped on some “war paint” and headed to studio for my session.
That secret seductress will remain within going into 2017 and beyond.
Ladies – have you ever done a Boudoir photo shoot?
Glenda Jack is a late bloomer and believes that sexiness is not only physical but is confidence worn with a sweet smile.