Photo shoots 2001.
This studio shoot with Chiara started out as a retro fitness shoot, following on from yesterday's belly-dance shoot. But it soon became a general rummage through the props-box, trying on new outfits.
However we did manage to snap fabulous some shots of Chiara as she demonstrated one of her tummy-tucking floor exercises. Basically she is lying on her back, breathing out, whilst pulling in her tummy as far as she can - thus revealing the most amazingly concave little belly.
Following on from the last couple of shoots where we discovered just how sculptable Chiara's belly could be, we decided to use this shoot to squeeze and emphasise Chiara's tiny waist as much as possible.
So we used a mixture of tricks, including girdles, corset top, baby oil (to make her shiny and show her muscle-tone) and a leather belt, tied very tightly at the waist - Betty Brosmer style. Obviously, you can''t do this with every model. They tend to moan or give up. But Chiara just smiled sweetly and made it all look so easy, whilst doing her belt up one more notch. :-)
Another shoot focusing on Chiara's amazing waist and tummy. He we use a mixture of exercise and corsetry and get some of the tiniest waist and belly images of her so far.
Be sure to check out the floor shots near the end of the shoot, as she does rounds off the shoot with yet more of her aamazing tummy tucking exercises. Very nice!
I'm still very interested in Chiara's figure control methods. This shoot we kept it simple. First Chiara chose a fifties style nylon lycra swimsuit with powermesh tummy lining - simple but effective. Then she wriggled into a particularly form fitting pair Chinese control briefs that rather resembled cycling shorts. Chiara was also very careful to keep her tummy tightly "tucked- in" throughout the shoot. As she put it, she"...must work with the girdle, not against it."
She says she uses the shapewear as a reminder to tuck in, rather than using it simply to hold her in. She calls it "passive exercise". It works too and the results speak for themselves.
Today Chiara thought it would be fun to try a Halloween theme. So she put on a simple black nylon-lycra long-sleeved leotard and played with some ideas. Towards the end of the shoot, she added a traditional broomstick and her own latex thigh boots. That was a really good look. We plan to develop the idea further in the next few shoots.
We decided to pursue the Halloween theme a little further today. Chiara tried a zip-front panty-girdle from Hong Kong, Waist nipper girdle by Maidenform, and a variety of one piece body shapers and leotards.
She said she would try anything as long as it was black, flattened her tummy had a bit of a Halloween theme! The black cat-ears, eye-mask and bow-tie were a nice touch too.
Continuing our Halloween theme, today Carrie and Chiara did a fabulous, but unconventional retro fitness and Halloween shoot. Carrie hadn't shot with waist.it for a while. And she had two babies since her last shoot. We thought it would be fun if Chiara spent some of the shoot helping Carrie get back in shape and regain her confidence.