The most asked question I’ve gotten in my career is how I manage to pull of being a “Professional goth”. It makes me giggle every time. I picture myself in all black, dressed to impress, in a harness… Then it hit me. Can I truly be a business professional goth?
ClaustroClothic #28: Business Professional Goth
Let me start off by saying two things. Number One: I have no idea what your definition of “goth” is. I just picture all black, dark, and kinda angry looking. My only goal here was to combine alternative fashion with business casual to create something intriguing. Number two: I had just dyed my hair with Splat the day I did this photoshoot, so it’s gonna look like I’m bleeding purple out of my skull. You’ve been warned.
The key to this.. Keep it subtle. I started off by getting a blazer. That was the most important part. I had never, up until this point, owned an actual blazer. I got the idea from Ariel, who has so many blazer looks!
Underneath that shrug, I’m definitely wearing my red and black Dita Harness from SKG Designs. (I can’t style an outfit without a little SKG.)
Topped of with my new purple hair (Which is really just a test dye for an upcoming cosplay collab), the dark look just serves live.
Top Harness: Dita // Belt: Lina // Shrug: From Wish //
To top it all off, my favorite.. Iron Fist Heels. These specifically are little devils and they add a little accent to every look. Even if you stripped me off the harnesses, I’d still wear my devils. That’s my way of saying “Hey, I’m professional today but any other day.. Girl. I’ve got a totally different style!” Surprisingly, my shoes are normally the topic of conversation wherever I go, so they’re a great conversation starter at networking events!
What sort of looks do you wanna pull off?
This isn’t my first business professional goth look! Check out ClaustroClothic #37 for a more subtle version of the business professional goth look. You can also see my daily fashion by visiting my Instagram page! <3
Happy SKG Designs Sunday! In case you missed last Sunday’s, let me let you know! Every other Sunday.. I’m gonna show you some awesome ways to style the gear created by my models and other customers of SKG! This Sunday presents to you, Vixen Domo as the Red Vixen.
SKG Designs // Red Vixen
You’ve seen Dominque here before, but you’re probably more accustomed to seeing her decked out in Fashion Nova. Dominque’s style has always been something urban mixed with a little bit of edge. Sometimes, like our first session published on JDcom, she’s wearing dresses and high heels. Other times, she’s got on a pair of kicks and a comfortable outfit. This just so happened to be one of those times, and topped off with a Deviant chest harness and waist cage, she slayed it.
I felt like the outfit couldn’t have been complete without a red leather jacket, so I loaned her mine and dare I say.. She wore it better than I ever could!
Would you wear this outfit?
Didn’t she do a fantastic job? You can check out more of Dominque’s modeling on her website or Instagram page! Do you have some SKG Designs of your own? Make sure you follow Shop Kinky Girly’s official instagram page and stay updated for when there’s a popup photoshoot event in your city! You can score a chance to shoot with Jasemine Denise Photography.
Also, stay tuned. I share a secret about this outfit in my next ClaustroClothic and Dominque makes a special guest star appearance in it! Subscribe to the blog to see it first!
Happy Monday, Kings and Queens! Plaid is my favorite… Like unnecessarily. Specifically Tartan plaid. You’ve seen me in plaid at least a thousand times (My favorite being ClaustroClothic #32) So you know I had to do an entire shoot themed around it. I’d like to give a special thanks to Rayshone over at Weave N Luxury. This wig has seen me through the best and the worst. Love, love, love it!
All Plaid Everything // Jasemine Denise
I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh..
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies..
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Brands Worn in This Session: Dolls Kill, SKG Designs, H&M,
Robin Hood, you remember him. Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. He was my favorite growing up… Here’s where it gets confusing. When I was younger, I thought Robin Hood and Peter Pan were the same person. To me, if Robin Hood and Peter Pan were the same person, then clearly I was a lost boy because I am Rufio. Plot Twist: Now, if I’m Rufio.. Then Santiago is Peter Pan.. (Robin Hood, whatever)
Robin Hood // Santiago
Have you ever wondered what’s underneath the hood?
Wonder no more.
Wanna see more of Robin, outside the hood?
This is your first look at Santiago, but far from his first session with me. Follow him on Instagram to see more of his photoshoots. Also, he will be making a smoldering appearance on the JDP Patreon alongside Iowa Model Vixen Domo.
Pledge a $1 to catch the behind the scenes photos from the session!
Stay tuned, because there are so much more photoshoots dropping this week!
Are you a fan of alternative fashion? Remember that ClaustroClothic is a series where you get to see all of my crazy looks, and if it’s been a while like it has this time.. then you can go back through the ClaustroClothic archive and see all of my older looks!
ClaustroClothic #29: Gals and Roses // Alternative Fashion
It’s no secret that I love the band Guns N’ Roses. Hell, I have a whole ClaustroClothic devoted to it. However, for years I pretended as though I didn’t love roses… Rose print. Rose flowers. Rose gold, any of it. As I transition into my late adulthood, I’ve come to learn that if you stop pretending with yourself.. you’ll be able to get more of what you wanted..
What makes this outfit special?
Every bit of this outfit was bought at different times. Alternative fashion for me is never about what you’ve got but what you can put together with what you’ve got. Some of my greatest outfits were formed by accident. The sheer robe was the first purchase. It was bought from Discovery Clothing a little over a year ago. Then came the bralette which is also from Discovery but from a completely different store in a different side of Chicago.
The skirt is the final addition, coming from a secondhand store right around the corner from my house.
It’s insane how I saw it and the rest of the outfit came to life before my eyes.
I knew I had to have my red and black hair, my red corset, my heartshaped shades from Ragstock and a two toned harness from SKG.
It’s like.. When you know, you know.
The Shoes //
Alright, I love love love Iron Fist. I’ve been putting these shoes with so many outfits lately. I don’t even care how many people are like “You wear those shoes all the time!” You damn right I do. They’re comfortable, they’re the type you can get away with in a business professional look. I simply love them.
That’s the look!
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I shoot so much SKG Designs, it’s safe to say the secret’s out. If you don’t follow Shop Kinky Girly on Instagram or Twitter, then you may not know that we’re business soulmates. What does that mean? It means that if you own some SKG Designs, you can get a photoshoot in it any time.. for free. A free mini session, as long as I’m in your city when the moment happens. That also means that I have a lot of SKG Designs lookbook photos that you just need to see. So, every other Sunday.. I’m gonna show you some awesome ways to style the gear created by my models and other customers of SKG!
This look was first published on SKG Designs, and I felt it needed another share. If you’re into Ru Paul’s Drag Race, prepare yourselves… There’s an easter egg in this. You may remember Vickie but she’s been modeling with Jasemine Denise Photography over a year now. We even shot her wedding boudoir last October. It’s safe to say she’s definitely my style crush and it carries straight over to SKG!
Let’s talk about the back of that jacket shall we?
I’m a sucker for punk looking things but I’m an even bigger sucker for things that make a statement.
Vickie, a gal after my own heart, DIY’ed this jacket together.
Look at the fuzzy little details!
What’s just as awesome is that she paired some amazing SKG Designs gear with this look!
Get The Look // SKG Designs
Aside from getting entered in awesome SKG Designs giveaways, you can get a discount on your first order by using Vickie’s code ‘Vickie’ at SKG Designs for a discount. She’s wearing the Lilith Chain Collar and the Fiona Belt, both from the leather collection of SKG.
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Fantasy Photography? Definitely something I’m excited to get more into in the coming of the year 2018. My models are constantly serving these otherworldly looks and I’m just now coming to grips with the fact that every single look they serve is literally.. out of this world. You’ve seen Brooce here before. Last time she was Heaven in Hiding. This time, she brings something a little… Grittier to the table. This photoshoot is a part of the Warrior Series.
Queen Of the Wasteland // Brooce
Fantasy Photography // Jasemine Denise Photography
We are billions of beautiful hearts
And you sold us down the river too far
We’ve survived the apocalypse. It’s 2018. We’ve all become warriors. People are still choosing their leaders. Our gear was forged by SKG. It’s how we identify one another.
Brooce is a leader who is recognized as something different. Once upon a time, she was a Princess… An angel… One of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet.
Over time, she became hardened, reckless, a fighter.
The Priscilla Clan // Princess, Fairies, and Elven Warriors:
Were you once a Princess? Were you hidden deep in the forest when the sky glossed over.. or were you somewhere discovering the beauty of outer space? No matter where you were when the moment hit, if you are a dreamer and still have hope in your eyes.. you may still have a chance to be picked up by the Priscilla clan, and graced with the presence of the Fairy Queen herself. She is still kind, she still shows mercy, and she’s giving.
Wanna see more of Brooce?
This is just a mini session!
Fret not though. you can see more of Brooce in literally two days. I’ll tell ya how!
It is Brooce’s goal this year to create more daring and bold work.
To celebrate that very fact, Jasemine Denise Photography is releasing an NSFW set to our Patreon featuring the gorgeous art created by Brooce, featuring her beautiful body. The official set will be available Sunday at 3pm central time for Pledgers $5 and up so pledge to receive access to the set.
Follow Brooce on Instagram for more updates and don’t forget that you can purchase the Limited Edition Priscilla Harness in black or white for a limited time with SKG Designs! You can even use Brooce’s code “Br00c3″ and get a nice little discount on your order! Don’t miss out!
Yes, that’s right. A Poison Ivy cosplay. You could say Jasemine Denise Photography has a thing for the Gotham Universe.. and you’d be right. It’s not even just Gotham though. You’ve seen your favorite photographer as Storm, you’ve seen Rose Romanova as Black Canary and now… Laura Joy as not just Poison Ivy… Nah, this is a BOMBSHELL Poison Ivy cosplay.
Bombshell Poison Ivy Cosplay
Harness from SKG Designs // Makeup by: MUAGDJ
At this time, Laura was fairly new to the Jasemine Denise Photography model roster. She was nervous, but she was adventurous coming in the SKGxJDP boudoir session at the very last second, and slaying everyone in her presence’s life. Truly living up to her cosplay as Poison Ivy. Her makeup was an intricate affair created by Gabbie, our lead makeup artist who worked diligently with Laura to create something that was poisonous but very avante garde…
Photographer’s Secret: I was terrified stepping into this session. As a photographer, it’s almost frowned upon for you to admit that. The industry tells you to be confident, kick ass, and don’t show any weakness. Welp. I was scared because I wanted Laura to feel confident and gorgeous because.. Well she is. She took my expectations, shattered them, and created her own mold to break. Five seconds into the session, you couldn’t have every told me that she had just started modeling. No… This was pure talent.
Bombshell: bomb·shell ˈbämˌSHel/ 1.) One who is amazing, stunning or devastating.
Yes, that sounds about right. Amazingly, devastatingly, stunning!
Laura, wearing an overbust and a Tempest Harness from SKG Designs definitely make this session less about the cosplay and more about the concept.
A closeup look at Laura:
Gabbie really took her time with the detail on this. The leaves are literally composed of glitter. This year, I’ll be sharing a lot more photoshoots featuring her makeup, so make sure you follow her on Instagram. Laura’s also modeling the Tempest Harness in red from SKG Designs over her overbust corset.
To see more of Laura’s photoshoots, follow her on Instagram! She’ll be back sooner than you think.
Merry Christmas! Let me start of by saying that I’ve been dying to do more pinup style shoots. Looking at models like Ophelia Overdose really motivate me to wanna bring my girls kicking and screaming into more complex shoots. Plot Twist: They won’t be kicking and screaming. They’ll be giggling and screaming “Yasss!” at the top of their lungs. Trust me. Anyway, trying to get more into the holiday spirit, Kali and I did a Christmas pinup shoot. I’m considering this practice because coming into the new year, you’re going to see a lot more of this. You ready?
Kali Neko // Christmas Pinup Session
Leg Garters and Harness from SKG Designs. | Photography by Jasemine-Denise
This Christmas pinup session is special. Most people know Kali for her cosplays. Truth be told, when I met Kali, that’s probably the only thing I knew about her. I didn’t know she did pinup modeling for cosplay companies like My Geek Goddess and Pixel Vixens. I didn’t know she had the capability of being a brand ambassador beyond your wildest dreams. What I really didn’t know is that Kali was born a human with nothing but kitten tendencies. Even as we shot this very session, she was fiddling with the makeshift candy cane we built, using her french tip nails to peel at the ribbon stapled to the tube. Watching it from afar, it was cute.
How to Turn A Kitten into a Candy Cane:
Christmas pinup shoots, or shoots that have a theme aren’t easy. There’s a lot of plotting. This look started with the release of the Elysia Harness from SKG Designs. It’s the first design SKG has released that has involved leg wraps, coming in quite a few colors. From there, Kali.. being a kitten brought together the ears and tail and suddenly.. The look was born.
Bonus: Can’t get enough of this Christmas pinup?
Us neither. We’ve got good news though. If you pledge to our Patreon, you’ll get exclusive access to bonus parts of this set.
- Pledge $1 or more and get gif footage, behind the scenes photos, etc.
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- Pledge $10 or more and get the exclusive collector’s edition print from this set, entered in a full session giveaway and full access to ALL the behind the scenes from this shoot!
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Merry Christmas Kings and Queens!
I‘m sure you remember me asking you a while back which Harry Potter House are you? Slowly but surely my models have been asking themselves the same questions. For the longest we had no one for the Gryffindor House, but then along came one of our newest models, Keeley and that all changed! Watch her channel her inner Hermione Granger in this debut set of hers, the Gryffindor House.
Okay, don’t fight me…
I fell off of Harry Potter after the third or fourth book. I won’t lie, Chamber Of Secrets was the first full length book I’d ever read. It had me hooked. I was obsessed with Hermione. She was smart, she was ambitious, and she was the leader of the pack among two boys who had no clue what they were doing. Goals.
When Keeley came to me and said she wanted to do a Hermione cosplay, I felt the young girl in me squeal extremely loud. A lot of the cosplays that I’ve gotten to shoot (Punk Storm, Jack Skellington, Sailor Moon..) have been things that connected back to my younger days and it’s part of the reason I love doing cosplay themed photoshoots so much. Enough about me though…
Why The Gryffindor House?
Gryffindor is daring, full of nerve and chivalrous.
Are you a Gryffindor?
The wonderful and amazing Keeley Shoup has a special edition of this, in the common rooms coming to her Patreon account! Pledge and show your support for a fellow Hogwarts House! Keeley is officially a Jasemine Denise Photography model so you’ll be seeing quite a bit more of her in the coming year! Have an idea of what you want to see Keeley cosplay? Slide over to her Instagram where she casts polls, showcases closet cosplays and much more!
Oh, Wait! Don’t Forget!