Meet the model - Chloe
Women come in a variety of shapes, sizes, weights, heights, skin tones and some have tattoos, stretch marks, a smaller or larger bust size, some have long or short hair. At the end of the day, every single woman is "real".
In today's marketing, you will notice that many lingerie companies, even plus size lingerie companies, use the most common type of model which is of a smaller size which is absolutely okay - they are real women too.
I want to use a variety of women for my photoshoots and marketing because there is absolutely no "typical" female body and look.
In my first photoshoot, I had many beautiful, strong women who I was lucky enough to have joined me. I was then lucky enough to ask them a few short questions which I wanted to share with you all.
What was the scariest thing about doing a lingerie shoot for the first time?
The scariest part would have definitely been the first time I walked out in just lingerie, everybody was kind of just looking at me.
Were you nervous before the shoot?
Oh gosh yeah, definitely. I have never really been overly confident about my body and so being so bare really did eat away at my nerves.
Did you have an "image" in mind of what a lingerie model should look like before the shoot?
Before the shoot, I'd always thought a model had to look like a Victoria's Secret Angels. Long hair, long legs, skinny, tan and drop-dead gorgeous.
Why did you decide to do the photoshoot?
I wanted to have fun, to jump out of my comfort zone and try something new.
Do you feel like you have had a confidence boost by doing the shoot?
I definitely had a confidence boost, I didn't realise how much fun it would be and how good I would feel. Once I got past my initial nerves it just became easy, I relaxed and found myself super confident and comfortable in myself.
What is your number one tip to somebody who is about to do their first lingerie shoot?
Don't freak out! If you're worried then don't be, it's easier than it looks and you will look incredible in the photos and on the day. Just have fun with it.
Would you do it again?
I would love to do it all again, Bras By S is such an amazing brand and I loved hanging out with all of the girls. I would definitely do it again.