REAL BOUDOIR | You can sex it up like Rihanna… or you can class it up like Ninya. But one thing’s for sure… today, a baggy sweater has NEVER. LOOKED. HOTTER.

So.  Rihanna’s got a new single.  It’s called “S&M.”  I feel like I should be shocked by this title but really, at this point when it comes to Rihanna, I’m sort of used to the blatant sexuality of her every move.  But the video.  The video shocks me a bit.  Not a video to be watched at work, which is why I’m not placing it in this post.  I just did you a solid.  :)

And I swear at one point she’s dressed as a condom. 

Anyway… in the wake of this Rihanna news, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you guys a shoot submitted to us by Sarina Love Photography that shows the other side of what constitutes sexuality in this day and age.  The non-explicit side.  The side that proves you don’t have to be naked to look GORGEOUS.  And I mean GORGEOUS

A few words from Sarina:

Ninya is a sexy cool kind of chick. She is actually single and ready to mingle and decided she wanted to do a boudoir session just for the pure pleasure of doing one. She soon realized that you don’t have to do a boudoir session for a man. You can do one for yourself. She felt empowered by the experience and it helped her feel even more confident about herself. She is super happy with the result and encourages all her girlfriends to be brave and do a boudoir session while they are still young and sexy!

Photography: Sarina Love Photography / Hair & Makeup: Jackie from Susie Chhuor Professional Hair & Makeup Team

By the way, how old is Rihanna again?  16?  Is she 16?  18?  21?  It’s really getting ridiculous with these songs these days.  It’s songs and videos like “S&M” that me think the Elvis parents were onto something.  (Not really, but… kinda.)

Anyway!  Here’s the question: Ninya proves to us that, while stripping down to your skivvies is quite a delight and makes for some amazing shots, you can rock a full sweater and STILL look super hot.  So tell me – if you were hesitating on doing your own shoot, does Ninya’s make you feel a little bit more comfortable with the idea?

Chime in!

xoxo!  – Alison

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  1. Kristina Jordan on February 2, 2011

    These are amazing! These are done beautifully. I really want to take some boudoir photos but the only ones I have ever seen are gorgeous,super skinny girls with amazing bodies. I have been having some body image issues after trying on sample gowns that are not fit for a size 12 body. I would love to see a few boudoir pictures done with girls on the curvy side. thanks

  2. Caitie on February 2, 2011

    I love this idea! I would feel much more inclined to do a session if I could wear a sweater. If you think about it, it’s completely up to you what you wear, and if you feel sexy in a sweater, that should be what you wear. I never even thought of things that way!

  3. april belle photos on February 2, 2011

    as a boudoir photographer, I would like to say..I have loved shooting ALL types and sizes of women. I will say that perhaps you dont “see” the pics because our clients tend to ask us to keep them private..
    I do have examples of just how very beautiful a size 12 can be

    Dont ever feel like these type of photos are for the super skinny! GO…get yourself some gorgeous photographs and embrace them

  4. Rhiannon on February 2, 2011

    This is my favorite boudoir shoot ever. No question. I love how she pulls off the sex appeal without being naked like at ALL. And she looks incredible! This is totally inspiring for me to a shoot myself. I’m aching to do it now!

  5. Alicia @CharityWedding on February 2, 2011

    I am loving the sweater! For people not quite comfortable with full out lingerie, this is a perfect solution and might even be sexier!!

  6. Lauren Elise on February 2, 2011

    My favorite part of this whole things is that she did it even though she’s single…for herself…for the fun of it! I love that! Go Ninya and your sexy sweater!

  7. Jenny on February 2, 2011

    Love this! Makes me want to do my own! I have the perfect sweater, too :)

  8. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride} on February 2, 2011

    I love that you found a woman who did a photo shoot for herself. It totally appeals to my feminist sensibilities. So is that her house or just a gorgeously modern hotel room?

  9. Lena on February 2, 2011

    A condom? You get me with a good one every day.

    As for these gorgeous shoot, what a knock out! I love these, and they’re the very opposite of S&M!

  10. lizzie on February 2, 2011

    i LOVE that she had one when she was single! this is so beautiful…she’s absolutely gorgeous…

  11. april belle photos on February 2, 2011

    I would like to say that 50 percent of my clients are single! my last one was a woman recently going through a torturing divorce and told me..”this is ALL FOR ME!”

    after her pics were done…she told me doing the shoot lifted her up at a time she was feeling down and lonely..inspired her to be “single” and happy to be just herself. FOR HERSELF!

  12. Diana on February 2, 2011

    Sexy! Love that she did this for herself. It does feel empowering to feel sexy for yourself and to dance around the house like this and just feel good about who you are! Very nice! :)

  13. Sarina Love Photography on February 2, 2011

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments and feedback! I love it all!

    @Christie O. {Hindsight Bride} – It was taken at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills.

  14. Kate/MagnoliaRouge on February 7, 2011

    Wow… love that she did this purely for herself… and she should be proud as they’re just stunning!! What a beautiful girl!

  15. John Doe on February 15, 2011

    Wow! It makes me just want to lick and nibble and put my lips around that thang. I mean that is one good looking red velvet cup cake. Gotta have one. What bakery made that?

  16. John Doe on February 15, 2011

    Oh… And the girl is alright too … whatever. Give mew cupcakes any day. I’m the doe man.

  17. John Doe on February 15, 2011

    … Actually, the pictures are beautiful. Very tasteful. Nice photography work, backdrop and incredible model. I was just kidding about the cupcake, although I do think that was a fun, nice touch.

  18. Alyx on June 3, 2011

    Oh my God!!the girl is so cute…and her clothes are amazing!!…i love it!!

  19. NYC Boudoir Photographer on February 9, 2012

    These are so cute. Thank you for spreading the word on how boudoir can be. : )


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