The Power of Lace: A Package From Paris

The Power of Lace: A Package from Paris featuring Empreinte

“What is this I am feeling?! Is it a touch of confidence growing from this lingerie, through the depths of my breasts all the way to my little beating heart?!”

Article by Katrina Eugenia
Photography by Bill Wadman
Lingerie courtesy of Empreinte

It’s fashion week and I am bloated like a balloon; lord have mercy on my soul. I must have gotten my NYC festivities confused, for I am more fit to be a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade than I am for New York Fashion Week. Perhaps this is half true and half in my head, half birth control, half loony bird, but regardless, I feel the way I feel. The lethal combination of peculiar intuitiveness, insane ambition, contemplative thoughts, a cloudy mind as a result, and of course, that dramatic thing we call femininity. Soaring high one minute, lost in the dark the next. A woman’s greatest mystery may be the extremes her mind can go to, or maybe it is just me.

Katrina Eugenia Power of Lace featuring Empreinte

“A woman’s greatest mystery may be the extremes her mind can go to, or maybe it is just me.”

I considered canceling the shoot, my head filled with intellectual pollution, doubt, and anxiety; my thighs swelling uncontrollably. There is nothing, however, I loath more than excuses. I must rally. If for no other reason, then for the sake of this beautiful lingerie that traveled all this way, enduring the large hands of all those mailmen, just to support my rack. I have never left the country, yet, but my curiosity towards, “Out There” is growing. Admiring Empreinte’s exquisite black polka dotted lace in the mirror, I placed my hand on my Parisian friend and thought, “If you can travel all this way, maybe I can make the journey over seas on a jet plane, too… I know one little lacy thing for sure though, you will be with me wherever I go, through thick and thin, no pun intended.

Katrina Eugenia Power of Lace Featuring Empreinte 2

“Admiring Empreinte’s exquisite black polka dotted lace in the mirror, I…thought, ‘If you can travel all this way, maybe I can make the journey over seas on a jet plane, too… I know one little lacy thing for sure though, you will be with me wherever I go, through thick and thin, no pun intended.'”

Surrounded by the black of night and seamless paper, I sit across from photographer Bill Wadman, chatting about soft boxes and shutter speeds (from one photographer to another) in an attempt to distract myself from the puffiness of my legs and to-do lists in my head. I’ve rallied, that’s half the battle.

The Power of Lace by Katrina Eugenia featuring Empreinte

Betty Boop caught my eye, hanging on the wall of my closet as I was getting ready that evening. I thought about when my best friend gave me that little, framed poster of America’s sexiest cartoon before I left for the big city at the end of that blissful senior year summer. Thoughts of all my friends from home came streaming in, the Garden State bringing a smile to my face. I am their Betty Boop, I always have been. And tonight I’ve got to find my inner Betty. I can’t let them down.

Katrina Eugenia the Power of Lace

“And tonight I’ve got to find my inner Betty. I can’t let them down.”

Katrina Eugenia Power of Lace Empreinte Lingerie

“…it is as though their lingerie is holding my hand as I step in front of the camera and try to find a piece of myself to give away.”

Known for their ability to design decorative, lacy, elegance for the larger chest (thank you Empreinte! What a sigh of relief!), it is as though their lingerie is holding my hand as I step in front of the camera and try to find a piece of myself to give away. What is this I am feeling?! Is it a touch of confidence growing from this lingerie, through the depths of my breasts all the way to my little beating heart?!

“The Power Of Lace!” Maybe there really is something to it.

Learn more about Empreinte

http://www.empreinte.eu/en/collections.php

Learn more about Katrina

Official Site: www.katrinaeugenia.com
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3 Comments on “The Power of Lace: A Package From Paris

  1. Avatar Beth O'Donnell says:

    Stunning. Perfectly stated.

  2. Avatar Barry Scott says:

    As a designer of lingerie, as an artist, as a photographer myself…. I am proud and visually pleased you have made it through to do this shoot, as well as the sweet but true humor of the timing. It all came out beautifully, and I salute you. You are the kind of woman who not only wears French lace well, but you are a great and true promoter to publish this whole line of stories as you have. Any provider of incredible lace, should have you as their emissary. I know I would… Thanks again for an enjoyable read, and a delicious shoot. ( and your thighs never looked slimmer ) 🙂

  3. Avatar Tamara says:

    This is what lingerie is about. Every woman should feel this good wearing her undergarments, everyday! Absolutely beautiful pictures.

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