Photography by Chuck St. John
Model: Claire Valentine with Red Models
Makeup: Lita Sheri Peer
All garments from The Lingerie Shoppe in Mountain Brook Village
The origins of lingerie trace back to 3000 BC in Egypt, but the term - derived from the French word “linge” meaning “linen” - was not frequently used until the late 1850’s. Since then, this category of clothing has taken on many forms and functions, from those perhaps not as commonly known: to protect the body, to show piety, to indicate wealth…to those more associated with the delicate garments: to shape, to sleep, to seduce. I believe one of lingerie’s most powerful aspects is its ability to evoke a secret, inner glamour within the wearer that inspires women to feel even more beautiful in their clothes or state of leisure.
* As published in B-Metro Magazine, February 2017.