Sometimes I wish I wasn’t able to picture things in my mind so well. As the character Cobb in Inception says “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm?
An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.”

A couple of years ago when shooting dresses for the Vintage Boutique Lady Pearls I had an image I named “The Proposal” pop into my head. Unfortunately the young lady I was going to shoot with moved with work, then put on a little weight, the dress is still with her in storage and image unshot. The same goes for my Dr Who inspired Oswin Oswald tribute shot; I found two models wanting to do it, lack of suitable shoes and dress again keep the image unshot.

On Christmas Eve the family were in a local superstore getting last minute bits. A Scarlett Johansson lookalike walked through the store in a sheer body-stocking or leotard with V modesty panel! In my mind I combined it with a well tailored black suit and heals. In some ways I wish I’d not seen her as now the image is fully formed and I want to get it into pixels. Can I find the right item though? I wish I’d said hello and given the lady my card, if only to find out where she got hers from and save myself from seeing things I’d rather not have seen while doing searches on Google. I’ve searched Google, Amazon and Polyvore for sheer bodysuit, bodystocking, leotard, club wear and dance wear. So far the closest thing I can find is the leotard below. Close but not quite right, so the hunt goes on.

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