'Vino un barco cargado de gustos y se fue vacío'
(Spanish popular saying) It means something like 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.
This blog brings together all of my preferences, experiences, caprices, trivialities and the like. Hope you enjoy it! :)
Is there anything more feminine than a boudoir? They are so coquette, dainty and sensual!. Tocador means Boudoir, in Spanish, that's why I made a pun: 'TocaDior', I want you to keep reading...:)
The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning 'to be sulky' or boudeur, meaning 'sulky'. They originated in the XVIII century in France, where were called 'toilette' because women used to wrap their cosmetics and personal hygiene items in a delicate linen cloth before they put them in a chest.
There were a lot of different types of boudoirs. Nowadays you can choose yours to decorate your bedroom. Some have elaborate mirrors and beautiful carvings. These're my favourite ones. I think that the mirror is the most important part of them because I'd rather put my makeup on in the sanctuary of the bedroom. Drawers are very handy for makeup and beauty items too:)
Next pictures show a little performance. I took them using a mini boudoir.
It's my Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Collection :)
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss no.631: It's a pearl coral pink lip gloss.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss no.663: It's a coral pink lip gloss with golden pink shimmer.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss no.686: It's a fuchsia lip gloss with silver shimmer.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss no.557: It's a cotton candy pink lip gloss with multicoloured shimmer.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss no.521: It's a cold brown purplish lip gloss with green! shimmer. Yes, it is MAC club eyeshadow for your lips.
To finish, I'll write about 'Boudoir Photography'. It's not anything knew and it has its roots in history that goes back thousands of years. If you were to look back in history there has always been tastefully done paintings of women is various states of undress. Almost all of the old master painters admired the human form and tried to depict that on canvas in flattering detail. These paintings were usually commissioned work and hence were expensive, luxury gifts for the very wealthy and these paintings are still prized possessions today.
With the invention of the camera, the photographic process and then mass production printing, photographs and pictures of women in various states of undress became more widely available. The Pin Up girls have been around since the early 1900′s and as the century evolved the photographs became more risqué. By the 1950's, models were posing in skimpier clothing, smaller bathing suits, lacy lingerie or partially nude. During the major wars of the century, World War II, the Korean War and of course the Vietnam War it was not uncommon for solders to receive Pin Up photographs of their wives or girlfriends to remind them of their loved ones back at home.
Today Boudoir Photography is about creating beautiful, intimate, tasteful and empowering fine art photographs. Boudoir photographs allow you to express your sensuality, your sexuality, your beauty and most importantly your individuality. Although these photographs are often taken with clients in lingerie or partially nude, Boudoir Photography is all about attitude and very little to do with your clothing, your figure or your age.
Boudoir is definitely a synonym of the word 'sensual'. Dior, too
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