‘Frame your beauty’, a gorgeous limited-edition book
Your body, my canvas.
My pleasure, your beauty.
Looking at my career in lingerie –now spanning over 20 years!- I realize that it has been fueled mainly by one thing: my ambition to frame your beauty. If you’ve ever worn one of my creations, you know the deal; together we celebrate your female form, with all its perfect imperfections. The ultimate goal: a supreme sense of self-confidence.
My ‘Signature Collection’ shows my graphic signature in its purest form. It consists of my ‘classics’, from the glorious pin-striped Gloria to the seductive Spider and the divine-inspired Dame de Paris. Most of them, you probably know, some of them you might even own.
‘Frame your beauty’, a gorgeous limited-edition book, is a showcase of this collection, a love story and an invitation to play. From the moment you hold it in your hands and feel the grainy surface of the embossed linen cover, you know this is a book that aims to stimulate all your senses.
I asked British photographer Jenny Hands to work with me on the pictures. Jenny and I are kindred spirits; she understands how to create a sensual image from a feminine point of view and she will do anything to get it.
Just look at the model, her skin, her expression! In each picture, Jenny offers us a glimpse into her soul. And there is so much going on. The model is at the top of a staircase, in a pinstriped bra and thong. She’s on her way down, but a thought made her halt and shudder with delight. Is she thinking about the person who is waiting for her? Or perhaps about someone else? I wrote: ‘He lives in her imagination. She in his. Maybe that’s the secret of being in love.’
I hope you lose yourself in my book, enjoy the surprises and get inspired to frame your own beauty. More importantly, to frame your uniqueness….
REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR MIRROR
FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Between king and QUEEN
Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”
Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”
The art of love!
Get your creative juices flowing
This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!