‘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….
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