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ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang

Girl gang, girl gang! It’s not secret that I want to start a girl gang with myself and all of the powerful women of the world. It’s even less secret, wearing it as a statement! ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang. There’s a video teaser that goes along with this because Ray has been getting deeply invested in his original passion of video again.

ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang

What inspired this look?

I don’t wear t-shirts too often. I feel like it’s always limited the perspective of clothing. There’s little to no durability and it’s hard to coordinate but sometimes, I make exceptions. T-shirts are like my bold statements. When you’re writing and you wanna emphasize something, you capitalize, boldface, and italicize the important things. It’s like saying “Hey, look at me.” T-shirts are like my personal way of boldly defining my personality. For instance, if you see me walking around with a Guns N’ Roses t-shirt on, it’s safe to say you can chat me up about the bassline of Rocket Queen, and I’ll start fan girling. It’s all in the look.

 

Get yourself a Girl Gang t-shirt: white // black // pink

Something Old, Something New.

Girl Gang

You’ve seen my shoes. The moment I got the shirt, I ventured back in my head to a ClaustroClothic past, and was like “Where are those shoes. I need to be wearing them for this look. Even despite having changed my hair, red and black is always something that stays constant in my wardrobe. I think if I started a girl gang, that would be the colors. Badass women (all women including trans women and women of color) rocking powerful colors and proudly walking around in their heeled boots.

The watch is a new thing. I’ve been trying to rock watches not for sophisticated reasons but because I’m trying to become less and less involved in my phone as time passes. Girl gang goals are to stay present when your girls are dishing on some iconic secrets. I don’t know about you but my MAIN reason for checking my phone is typically to see the time. As soon as I catch sight of it, I start scrolling through my notifications and then in seconds… I’m no longer present.

girl gang

What’s your favorite part of this outfit?

Girl. I have an SKG Designs item on for almost every single outfit I’ve worn this summer so far. These leg garters though? Spiked, studded, amazing! They’re leather and they’re strong. I’ve got pretty decently sized thighs and most leg garters either squeeze my thighs too hard or fall off. I vibe with them so much, and it’s already obvious I love SKG. I even have a discount code “JasemineDenise” that you can use to get discounts on things you buy.

Would you join the Girl Gang?

Seriously! I wanna know! We’re stylish, we’re badass and we’re coming to a city near you. Would you join the Girl Gang? We can make cool videos like this one and the slow motion version of this that’s chilling on my Instagram! If you’re ever in the mood to peruse my daily outfit looks, feel free to scroll through my tumblr tag for daily outfit inspiration! It gets updated daily.

Photos by: Ray Collins // Check out other shoots he’s shot for JDP. 

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Kris Kittie | Philadelphia Boudoir Photography

Krista, better known as her internet moniker, Kris Kittie walked into the hotel we rented for our Philadelphia Boudoir photography session and I’m pretty sure my life changed the moment the door closed. She embraced me gently, told me how she was looking forward to this for a long time, how nervous she felt and then away she went to get ready. She had brought several outfits. She was more prepared than I’ve ever been for a shoot in my life. Watch as the amazing Kris Kittie slays her first boudoir photography session with Jasemine Denise Photography.

Kris Kittie | Philadelphia Boudoir Photography
Photography by Jasemine Denise.

Krista had brought about three or four outfits, unsure of which one to bring. Oddly enough for me, I had just laid out all of the clothes I’d brought for the weekend on the bed opposite the one she was about to shoot on. Yeah, I get dressed about ten minutes before most of the shoots I shoot. I’m wearing gold accents, a red crop top I had just bought from Charlotte Rouse that morning and a beret. It was my first time meeting Krista, and I wanted to make sure I looked good for selfies that I knew we would be taking. As she perused the items I’d had laid out as choices for myself, her eyes lit up. “This corset is gorgeous,” She whispered, the impressed sound of her tone causing me to smirk a bit.

“Wanna borrow it for one of your looks?” I asked, which was strange because I almost never assumed anyone would wear my clothes. She squealed, actually squealed in this cute way I had only heard in 90s cartoons and we set to work lacing her into it. It took no time at all. In seconds, the batteries to the camera were geared up, and without looking up I asked.. “Ready?” Still fiddling with the settings on my T5i, I aimed the viewfinder toward the bed she was set to shoot in, and in seconds… I was floored. Gone was the nervous Princess, here was a QUEEN and this shoot was her slaying grounds.

Fin

The gorgeous Kris Kittie is kicking off a Patreon soon and while she’s working on that, you can get your hands on one of her gorgeous Polaroids from this session. I don’t host a lot of Philadelphia boudoir photography sessions but I’m hoping to come back and shoot this gorgeous woman again! With all her energy and kindness, it’s a wonder this was my first time.

It gets better!

She has prints from this session on sale in her StoreEnvy. You can get your hands on a very limited edition signed Polaroid from the model! They’re exclusive and all signed by the lovely bubbly lady herself.

You can follow this gorgeous lady on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Don’t touch that Dial!

Jasemine Denise Photography will be right back with more photoshoots, including a few more looks from this Queen!

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Mori Man // Sepp Graywolf

If you told me that I’d be writing a post about a photoshoot I did with Sepp Graywolf six months ago, I’d laugh in your face. The man, the legend, the chiseled cheekbone glory himself? That’d be impossible! Turns out… it’s not impossible at all. In fact, all it takes is one trip to Portland, Oregon and to ask nicely.

Mori Man // Sepp Graywolf

Who is Sepp? 

Some say that he’s Sirius Black, and to that he’ll say something along of the lines of… “I’m not saying I’m Sirius Black, I’m just saying neither of us have been in the same room together.” Some say he looks a lot like the actor Johnny Depp.  To me, I was first blown away by his sense of fashion. When I was first trying to understand what strega fashion was, I discovered him and several others through the Strega Lookbook. 

Outside of fashion, Sepp is a landscape photographer. He’s a forest boy at heart. This particular photo walk, he was dressed in such a mori fashion. He literally looked like the surroundings we walked through. I aimlessly snapped around him, recalling our last photo walk where he had told me that to him:

Landscape photography wasn’t just about capturing the vision but the way the vision felt. 

The more you keep this man in the forest, the more of the forest he becomes..

But that’s a story for later days.

Want to see More Amazing photos of/by the gorgeous Sepp?

You can follow him on Instagram , his more personal instagram  and Tumblr  to see everything from his fashion to his photography!

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ClaustroClothic #35: Goth Summer Fashion

The summer is coming! The most heard complaint I get is about goth summer fashion. People are always trying to figure out how to keep wearing the “I only wear black” aesthetic in the summer time. I’m a strong believer in the half naked and almost famous mentality so this ClaustroClothic, I’m bringing you a little look into my goth summer fashion looks!

ClaustroClothic #35: Goth Summer Fashion
Photography by: Ray Collins

Note: Most of my outfit comes from Discovery ClothingI’ve been searching Amazon left and right for a bralette that has that cute crushed look. Haven’t yet. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, there are tons of Discovery stores throughout the city! As I’m typing this, I just realized that they now have an online store. 

What inspired this outfit?

Summer fashion is already hard enough. The seasons change and suddenly, you’ve got a whole new wardrobe. I wanted to bring something that says “Hey, I’m warm but also I’ve still got some sex appeal underneath all this darkness!” Goth summer fashion is hard when you still have this concept of black is the hottest color, but literally and fashionably.

How’d you Feel When You put it on? 

I was nervous. The combination between these cute stockings that Noodlez gave me that I immediately put a run in because my thighs don’t fit stockings, and the high waist bikini bottom shorts was an interesting combination. At the time that I was doing this session, it was still spring. It was about 50 degrees outside so I couldn’t just run out in the shorts by themselves so I put on stockings underneath. It took a while of getting comfortable, spinning around, stretching my legs for me to get to a point where it didn’t look strange. 

 

 

What part of the outfit was the best deal?

I’m probably going to be bragging about this find for the rest of my life. I had originally had  a pink version of the lace top. I loved it, without a doubt. Yet, I knew they had to have it in black. I went to store after store until eventually one day, I found it. Perfectly in my size and everything. I bought it immediately. No hesitation.

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That’s all for now! Tell me how you’re keeping the spirit of being in the dark alive this summer!