Chiara Archives - waist.it
[Jump to photo gallery] Just had the pleasure of working with one of my all-time favourite models. Chiara returns to the waist.it studio! I first worked with Chiara way back in June 2001 – 2001-06-09 to be precise. Since then we have done literally hundreds of shoots together. Unfortunately in recent years, our shoots have […]
[Jump to photo gallery] After quite a long gap we finally got Chiara down for another shoot. And very productive it was too. Firstly we did another “Bonnie Cashin Madenform Girdle” style. Then she did another of her excellent girdle reviews. This time it was a particularly slinky-looking black nylon/Lycra Miraclesuit strapless bodyshaper girdle. Regular […]
This is the third of a series of photo shoots, intended to document Sarah’s progress as she gets back into shape after given birth to two healthy babies. Readers may recall that Sarah ended her second shoot enjoying a deportment session with Chiara. It went really rather well, so we decided to get them together […]
This is the second of a series of photo shoots, intended to document Sarah’s progress as she gets back into shape after given birth to two healthy babies. First part of the shoot was with Sarah on her own, modelling her own tightly-laced corset, teamed up with a pair of snugly fitting black lycra control […]
This is a brief shoot where Chiara models a very stylish Half Moon retro one-piece swimsuit, kindly provided by eBay seller Bella Swimwear USA. Unfortunately, due to bad weather and other pressures, we haven’t been able to shoot outside. We’ll probably do that next spring. Note the “girdle” snaps at the end are unrelated to […]
I first worked with Chiara way back 2001-06-09. In that time we have done dozens of shoots and taken many thousands of pictures. In that time we have become good fiends and done many projects together. Whilst it has always been brilliant fun, it has also been a lot of work, and poor Chiara has […]
In the tradition of our old Zona project, we asked Chiara to do another modern girdle review shoot. Only this time we decided not merely to photograph the garments, but also to sum up Chiara’s opinions in pictures So here we have two low-cost but nicely-made new black pantie girdles bought via eBay. Girdle 1 […]
Working with Chiara tends to inspire me with strange or surreal ideas. This shoot was based on a 1961 magazine advert for Maidenform girdles. Basically it involved taking two images of the model, one in a girdle and another shot of her wearing the same girdle under her dress. The two images were stitched together […]
The manufacturer’s marketing department must have really racked their brains to come up with the name “Tummy-Ins” to describe a girdle. But the bizarre and slightly surreal packaging was just begging for a Chiara photo-shoot. So we removed the original girl, and put Chiara on a scan of the packet instead. I’m not sure if […]
The concept It is almost a year since Chiara and I worked together. Consequently she is a little out of practice. She also admits to not doing any of her usual tummy exercises for a while and that it is a bit of a struggle for her to keep it tucked in. Now, if this […]
Cara Mascara’s first shoot with waist.it, choreographed by Chiara. Cara is a very pretty young lady. With a little help from Chiara, she got the hang of retro very quickly indeed.
This shoot was entirely Heather’s own idea. In this “pink-themed” shoot, Heather teams up with regular waist.it model Chiara. Chiara’s role was to help Heather pose with that classic retro pin-up body shape, so we could capture some authentic-looking retro dressing-room pictures.
Chiara is not merely a very talented retro model. She is also my researcher, shoot organiser, model trainer and she organises the studio. Those familiar with this site will know that often when she is sorting out the place or tidying up the studio, she replaces her normal clothes with a t-shirt, bra and pantie […]
Regular model Chiara teaches Laura the art of creating that authentic retro body shape. Using Chiara’s tried-and tested methods of good posture and good corsetry, both young ladies go on to create some fantastic imagery. This shoot works particularly well because the models take it in turn to help each other achieve that perfect hourglass […]
Chiara models for waist.it and guest photographer, Ryan Cleminson. She starts the shoot in business clothes then changes into a retro knitted bikini. Finally she poses in t-shirt, PVC top, long-line strapless bra, and black control briefs worn as tummy-flattening, butt-shaping hot pants.
Chiara puts on a bra wriggles into a girdle – worn as hotpants – and teams this up with a matching top, then tidies up the studio. Occasionally she pauses to do some tummy exercises. Meanwhile we follow her with a camera and snap her whenever she does anything particularly interesting or photogenic.
Today Chiara said she rather fancied some pictures using the pale blue background. So we shot her in her new green bikini doing her tummy exercises, and then in a Chinese matching shiny blue bra and control briefs for a few poses. She even did a few Betty Brosmer style tight belt shots too. For […]
Today, regular waist.it model Chiara teaches Heather how to do the retro thing. Meanwhile we also got some splendid pictures of Heather doing musical things too. She is a talented singer and songwriter too. But Chiara’s main concern was to help Heather achieve that authentic retro shape. She was also keen to reverse roles and […]
Chiara and Jade, modelling for a particularly productive “retro fitness in shapewear” shoot. The concept was to shape each other’s figures using a mixture of exercise, working on each other’s posture and deportment, whilst modelling some nice, firm shapewear.
Chiara attempts to emulate a pose she saw in a photo from the 1950’s. Wearing a variety of long-line bras and tight black pantie-girdles, she manages to add some rather good ideas of her own too.
Sarah’s second shoot for waist.it, where regular model Chiara takes her though the art of retro fitness and corsetry modelling.
Beautifully toned fitness model MJay joins waist.it regular model Chiara for some retro fitness and figure-shaping fun.
Chiara models for another moodily-lit retro corsetry and swimwear shoot.
Chiara shows off her fabulous figure in a retro corsetry shoot, shot in both colour and monochrome.
Last of three shoots in September 2006, where I follow Chiara around as she goes about her various chores. Dubbed “t-shirt and girdle” shoots, Chiara wears a tight, figure-forming pantie-girdle as a pair of bum-hugging hot pants. Instead of using my usual studio camera, I used a Panasonic Lumix LX1 point-and shoot. Due to its […]
Second of three shoots from September 2006, where I follow Chiara around as she goes about her various chores. Dubbed “t-shirt and girdle” shoots, Chiara wears a tight, figure-forming pantie-girdle as a pair of bum-hugging hot pants. Instead of using my usual studio camera, I used a Panasonic Lumix LX1 point-and shoot. Due to its […]
First of three shoots from September 2006, where I follow Chiara around as she goes about her various chores. Dubbed “t-shirt and girdle” shoots, Chiara wears a tight, figure-forming pantie-girdle as a pair of bum-hugging hot pants. Instead of using my usual studio camera, I used a Panasonic Lumix LX1 point-and shoot. Due to its […]
Today we did one of our best retro-fitness shoots so far. Here we see regular model Chiara, teaching deportment and retro posing techniques to pretty physical education undergraduate student, Sara. And because Sara also knows a thing or two about exercising to improve the figure, she was able to do some magic things with Chiara’s […]
Becky and Chiara in retro fitness shoot.
Carlie and Chiara in experimental lighting shoot. Basically after a few warm-up shots and figure control exercises, they both donned skin-tone bras and matching body-shaping control briefs while we wrapped them in hundreds of blue LED’s
Chiara and Nikki in another retro fitness shoot. This time the tables are turned, as Nikki works on Chiara’s figure. The results of which are simply stunning!
Fabulous three-girl shoot with best-friends Becky and Carlie, guided by waist.it regular model Chiara. Here they model a variety of retro corsetry and swimwear, with a little fitness modelling thrown in for effect.
Dee’s retro-fitness shoot choreographed by waist.it regular Chiara and model/actress, Dee, 2005-09-30. Features a nice variety of retro bras, girdles, 60’s style bikinis and 50’s/80’s one-piece swimsuits. Dee is a fabulous find, with her slim figure, long legs and flat tummy. She took to retro amazingly well, as the following pictures clearly demonstrate. And she got her revenge on […]
Chiara modelling for an experimental outdoor shoot as storm clouds brewed overhead.
Regular waist.it model and fitness model Nikki in their fourth retro-fitness shoot.
Regular waist.it model Chiara and fitness model Nikki in their third retro-fitness shoot together.
Chiara and Nikki join forces again for their second retro fitness shoot.
Chiara models some nice looking fitness wear followed by a corset shoot.
Regular waist.it model and new fitness model Nikki in the first of we hope will be many retro-fitness shoots. Nikki is a very talented fitness model in her own right and the hope is the girls will :- Work on each other’s figures to produce some really good retro fitness images. Develop some instructional material […]
Experimental shoot where we wrap a bikini or bra and girdle clad Chiara in lots of LED fairly lights.
Classic “T-shirt and girdle” fitness shoot with Chiara. The pantie girdle is worn as hotpants with extra figure control. Today she also uses the nag-board that she normally hangs off-camera when she works with other models to remind them about their posture. It reads simply “Shoulders back, tummy in and smile!“. Watching Chiara do her […]
Part of this shoot borrows heavily from pictures of 1950’s pin-up Betty Brosmer. Here we study what happens when Chiara pulls her tummy right in and then ties a belt tightly at her waist to keep it in! We did manage to grab a few more relaxed snaps of Chiara modelling some rather nice dancewear […]
Chiara works with a waist.it model from yesteryear, Juleigh, in a retro fitness and corsetry shoot. The idea was to film Chiara as she teaches Juleigh posing the retro way. Not that it is necessary. Juleigh has been modelling since the early 1990’s and is very experienced at retro already. She is also good at […]
Chiara teaches Vicki to pose the retro way. Features regular model Chiara and the beautiful Vicki, all the way from Hong Kong. Today they model some tightly-laced corsets and tummy-control shapewear, worn as figure-hugging hot pants. Vicki also models an ornate traditional Chinese cheongsam.
Our own waist.it regular model Chiara and Chinese model Moonlit Jane enjoy their third retro-fitness shoot together. During the first two shoots, Chiara taught Moonlit Jane how to pose retro style and frequently corrected Jane’s posture to get the look we wanted. However, Moonlit Jane has come a long way since her first shoot, as […]
Chiara continues teaching Moonlit Jane how to pose the retro way. This time, however, Chiara decides to concentrate much more on making Moonlit Jane achieve the classic, narrow-waisted, retro body-shape that we all know and love here at waist.it. To achieve this, Chiara deployed a mixture of girdles, corsets, control-swimwear, and plenty of good, old […]
Chinese model Moonlit Jane in her very first retro-fitness shoot with waist.it regular, Chiara.
Chiara modelling during a shoot for an alternative clothing catalogue.