If there's a message we can get on board with, then surely it's 'Self Love Brings Beauty'?
So when our original 'knicker lady', Vee, showed me these knickers - an awesome collaboration between body positive activist Felicity Hayward and lingerie brand, Playful Promises - I thought, "hmmm, maybe when she comes along for her shoot, we could be photographed in them together".
Then I thought "Why stop there?"
If there's an opportunity for body positivity, we have to take it!
So, I put a shout out across our Facebook page and our 'Fall in Love With You' Facebook group, in the hopes I might get a couple more people to come along.
Secretly thinking 'how awesome would it be, to get every size represented, from an 8 to a 26?'
As always, we are nothing without our tribe. We got messages! Our clients, friends of clients and women in the group were happy to take part. (I mean, it's perfectly possible they didn't know exactly what they were taking part in - I may have been a bit vague).
An extra thank you to the women who had never been to us before
It's one thing for a client to step forward - they know us.
I have to say an extra, heartfelt, thank you to the women who had no clue who we are, and agreed to come along anyway (especially the client who I persuaded to stay on after her shoot!).
Of course I was in there myself
A chance to wear knickers saying 'Self Love Brings Beauty'? I'm not missing that - with apologies to my friends and family who may have thought they'd seen enough of me in underwear. Sorry, you were wrong!
And here we all are
In the end, we had women sizes 8 to 24 come along. Let's be honest, bums are always, always awesome and these women are no exception.
Please don't underestimate the bravery it takes to get down to your knickers, in a room full of strangers, and have your photo taken!
Thank you, everyone.
Self Love Brings Beauty - it really, really does!
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