Welcome to the B-Side of the business where you get an inside peek of the backstage area of JDP.
I’m Jasemine, in case you didn’t know. I travel as a photographer, I write novels that I swear are better than my personal instagram narratives , and fashion is my favorite off duty hobby. I live life like a rockstar, and every photoshoot is like performing in my favorite city.
Have you seen the Incredibles 2 yet? If so you’re going to fall in love with this photoshoot done by two amazing Chicago models, Vera and Bec! Spoiler alert: There’s totally a super suit. Check out this Incredibles cosplay!
Incredibles Cosplay // Frozone and ElastiGirl Vera and Bec // Jasemine Denise Photography
Let me start off by saying, I haven’t seen Incredibles 2 yet. I still haven’t seen that new Toy Story. I’m late to everything because I spend all my time photographing. Yet, my cosplayers keep me updated on everything I’ve missed. So, don’t spoil it for me!
ElastiGirl // Cosplay Sass
As this point, Bec — better known as Cosplay Sass is a cosplay veteran at Jasemine Denise Photography. They did a collaboration with Brittany as Spinelli from Recess. Devoted to their craft, this is actually Bec’s second Elastigirl costume. We shot the first one at Anime Central, but ever the progressor, they brought out an entirely new one for this shoot.. even making the logo themselves!
Vera // Frozone
You’ve seen Vera here at JDcom before, last month actually. I do believe this is the first time you’ve seen her in cosplay with us though! It won’t be the last though because she just signed onto the cosplay roster for the Fall of 2018!
In case you have not noticed yet, the girl is gorgeous.
Together, These two are INCREDIBLE.
Did you fall completely in love?
This Incredibles Cosplay makes me so proud. It’s among other fantastic cosplays I’ve shot this year. I love doing cosplay photoshoots. Some have been on location and completely wild while others have been in the studio and completely glam!
A few years back, it was probably 2013.. I walked into a thrift store and found this bag. The purse was ripped up and gathered but it was gorgeous. It has this werewolf face and I fell in love. Through my few moves these past few years, I lost the bag but the brand name stuck with me for years. Iron Fist. I promised myself when I got my fashionable life back together, I’d go out for that bag. 5 years later, I’ve got something better.
Yes, for those who are curious this is a more business casual look. Much like the last one I created, I have to emphasize that even when you’re being subtle.. You can put it all into your accessories. Everywhere I go, my punk fashion has been a staple even if it was subtle. Today, all of the elements of limited to that one brand.. Iron Fist.
What Inspired This Outfit?
The Iron Fist shoes. They’re little werwolves and that was the base concept of the outfit. I wanted to find a look that fit the same color scheme so that I was subtly matching my shoes. It didn’t take long.
Once I got the shoes locked down, I went on a hunt for the big tote bag from Iron Fist that I carried around for a few years, proud to have a piece that was so real and so my style.. No luck.Yet, I did find a smaller version of it.. It was just as cute, but it was kinda classy too. It caught my attention immediately. After all, It was only $10. If the shoes was the bark, this bag was the bite.
Red and black is one of my favorite color combinations, especially since I got my hands on that custom colored wig from Weave N Luxury. I’ve had this wig for a little over a year, even styling it in a few ClaustroClothics past.. It’s lasted me so long but that’s a different story for a different day!
Where do I get my Clothes?
Ever wonder how the hell I’m affording all these accessories and clothes to go with my outfits? I’m gonna be real with you. No sponsor links, no referral codes, just 100% honestly.
It’s really important to me that I somehow managed to get both Iron Fist pieces on two different websites so I figured, I’d share my top 3 online secondhand spots to shop!
Depop has been my jam for the last year. If I want secondhand name brand stuff, that’s my go to. Searching names of brands and following popular instagram users makes it easy to shop my actual aesthetic. I also have a Depop.
Poshmark: is a little newer to me, but it’s where I bought these shoes and they got to my apartment in three days flat, from another seller who left a lovely card.
Ebay: I’ve been an Ebay buyer/seller since 2007 and what a magnificent time it’s been. I stray away for a few years but then when I come back, it’s always worth it!
Brands Featured in This Look:
H&M (Divided), Discovery Clothing, SKG Designs, Iron Fist, and Weave N Luxury.
What Other Business Professional Looks have I done so far?
Are you into alternative fashion but don’t know what to do? Don’t worry babe! I’ve got more looks cooked up for you and more on the way! <3
ClaustroClothic #27: was an inspired look from the amazing Jada Pinkett Smith, paying homage to her character in Magic Mike XXL.
Have you been following the Jasemine Denise Photography Instagram page? If you have, then you know that we hosted our second annual SKG x JDP boudoir photoshoot recently! A bunch of amazing Kings and Queens styled some Shop Kinky Girly gear into their boudoir looks and well… It blew my mind. All July there will be different photoshoots releasing between here and the Empire, a Patreon exclusive place to view NSFW work from the JDP models. I hope you’re ready because I’m personally still not ready.
Disclaimer: Before you pass judgement on anyone featured in this post, remember that this is an artistic boudoir Session.
Vera was one of my first ever clients.. Before I even considered myself a boudoir photographer. It was her senior high school portraits that we shot together first. She had told me she had an interest in cosplaying, fashion, and becoming a model. It’s been about four years since then..
Vera is wearing the Gladys Harness from SKG Designs, available in 11 different elastic colors!
Isn’t she lovely?
You can see more of the wonderful modeling that Vera has done by following her on Instagram (and following JDP too!) This boudoir photoshoot was shot during the SKGxJDP weekend which may not come around again for a while, but you can book a boudoir photoshoot with Jasemine Denise Photography anytime. All you have to do is book a session!
There is nothing more beautiful than a girl who is fearless.. In my experience, every single alternative model I’ve ever worked with has been more fearless than your average woman. She is bold, she is daring, and she is charming to any and everything the crosses her path. You’ve seen Erin here before. She was actually the first alternative model I ever worked with and I was nervous but you can read all about that here >>.
The F E A R . L E S S .// Alternative Model Erin
Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
Be brave and upright.
Speak the truth,
Even if it leads in your death.
Safeguard the helpless…
And do no wrong.
This is your oath.
When Erin approached me about wanting to do a shoot with a snake, I said yes… mostly because I thought the snake would be fake. Plot Twist: That snake is real.
Wanna know a secret though?
The most dangerous part of Erin isn’t that she can hold a snake, dangerous and venomously as if was a newborn… No thereis a much more dangerous side to this alternative model. That’s the lake of fear…
There’s only thing better than being a boudoir photographer… and that is being a wedding boudoir photographer. One of my best friends got married yesterday and because we weren’t sure we’d be able to pose her during her getting ready photos for a boudoir, we did ours during the SKG Boudoir. Are you ready to cry?
One thing that I love about wedding boudoir photoshoots is that it’s different from boudoir photoshoots. When women come in to do a boudoir photoshoot with JDP, they’re typically nervous. They’re really focused on bringing on a sex appeal. In my experience, it takes a while to ease them into it. With wedding boudoirs, these women are thinking about one thing.. How close their big day is. They get really down to earth and even a little silly. It speaks to me a lot, it says, the hard part is almost over and my real life begins… Almost makes me wanna get married. Almost!
Can’t show you anything after this point.. It’s for his eyes only.
Rumor has it, Raymond loved them.
Are you getting married soon or really want to have a Wedding boudoir?
So many of my friends are getting married soon and I’m so excited for each and every wedding. That being said, I am opening the floor for booking for both weddings and bridal boudoirs for 2018-2019! So if you’ve been waiting to inch your way in to snagging me as your photographer, go ahead and fill out an inquiry! I do travel.
If you know me by now, you know there are two things this blog focuses on. Fashion and photography. I’m a sucker for punk fashion, I’m a sucker for photography and I’m absolutely slain by the vision of those two combining. Today’s blog is special because not only did you get to see some amazing punk fashion, you get to see a stunning aspiring model showing it off.
I’m a really big believer in manifestation. That being said, Brianna is gonna be big. This is her first shoot with me, but already.. I could see it in her eyes. The passion for fashion, the uniqueness in her look.. The future was in her step.
Briana’s current passion is esthetician and skincare. On her Instagram she showcases a lot of her own makeup looks and.. I have to say, the contrast in her eyeshadow to the rest of her outfit was amazing. (This is coming from someone who knows nothing about makeup.. So cosign with me on this one!)
Alright, since no one else is gonna say it.. I will. Did we even get a spring this year? It’s June and I’m still waiting on the weather to give me some rain to do Chicago fashion photoshoots in. It’s June. Anyway, I asked because this ClaustroClothic was supposed to be a look for the spring.. I had a shoot for it and everything.. Yet spring never came. Call that Chicago fashion.
ClaustroClothic #25: Teal
What inspired this look?
So much has changed since my last ClaustroClothic. I moved house, I fell in love, Liberation by Christina Aguilera came out, I gained two new business partners and I changed my hair.. I had never dared to venture into pink.. Yet, this transition called for something new.. Something vibrant.. Something fresh. The blooming of all these things in my life called for a splash of color in my life.
Why Label This Look Chicago Fashion specifically?
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, I always thought Chicago fashion.. at least in the streets was about coordinating. A lot of people on the south side spent time in the store matching their fitted to their shoes to their shirt.
That was Chicago fashion to me. I didn’t go to Chicago Fashion week, I didn’t spend time in fashion school.. I just looked at what was around me. It was all about coordination. So when I got older.. I knew that’s what I wanted to take away from my city as far as fashion.. I wanted to be coordinated.
Top to bottom, everything has to match!
What’s your favorite part of this outfit?
*pulls out foghorn* Let. Me. Tell. You!
Teal is life, teal is love, teal is the last color Shop Kinky Girly released before the owner blew my mind with a brand new vegan collection. Some say mint, some say teal, whatever it is, I’m wearing it!
This one in particular is the Valentina Harness. I love it because it has so many different adjustable straps, kinda like the Dita but a little more subtle. The neck strap sold me. It’s like wearing a collar and a harness at the same time.
Do you remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Of course you do.. Then you’re going to fall completely in love with this Jessica Rabbit Cosplay done by Laura Joy with the help of Chicago makeup artist Gabbie Johnson.
It’s the height of the Jazz era. You walk into a dimly lit lounge and there you see her. The Jessica Rabbit herself.. Well, not exactly… Close enough! You’ve seen Laura here on JDP before! She was Poison Ivy for the SKGxJDP boudoir. Well, now she’s back and reclaiming one of her most timeless cosplays. She’s Jessica Rabbit.
Don’t be Shy, Get A little Closer..
The makeup by Gabbie is done absolutely impeccable. Jessica Rabbit has always been a glamorous cartoon woman for me. Laura did not come to play with us with this one either.. She may be cosplaying but she came to slay our lives with this stunning red dress. She even brought purple gloves to complete the look.
The ever stunning Bianca is slightly new to modeling scene but this isn’t her first photoshoot with me by far! Her boudoir with her boyfriend Ernest was actually featured in Huffington Post’s 29 Couples Boudoir Photos that are Almost too Hot To Handle last year. You know the one thing that is sexier than a couple in love? A person who is in love with themselves. Let that confidence shine through!
Bianca’s what I like to call a chameleon. She’s a woman who can pull off almost any look, any hairstyle, and any color. There’s not a lot of women out there who are capable of doing that and that’s what makes her such an excellent model. That, and her smile.
One of the things I love most about Bianca is that she’s daring and very bold. If you’ve ever met her, you know she has no qualms telling the truth and being viciously open about who she is. It’s an absolute breath of fresh air as well as a motivation. My favorite thing is seeing her cross that over into her fashion territory. She’s not afraid to pick colors that you wouldn’t typically piece together and show us how to wear them.
What Bianca’s Wearing:
Jacket: Fashion Nova
Top: Fashion Nova
Shoes: Fashion Nova
Harness : Aurora from SKG Designs
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I travel as a photographer, I write novels , and I fan girl a lot. I have an unnecessary attachment to all things 80s punk, 90s hip hop, and girl power. You'll find some Fashion, photography and many more on this blog.
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