Monday, December 7, 2015

All I can simply say is WoW!

All I can simply say is WoW!  I am beyond pleased with my experience with Capitol Bombshell

This is my second time shooting with them and I even more pleased and blown away the second time around. Luigi, and his team are very welcoming and inviting. As an upcoming pinup model I have shot with several pinup photographers and I can truly say Capitol Bombshell is truly a must do. 

From the beginning a great consultation is given to discuss wardrobe and ideas, and they are very helpful and open to trying and making your ideas and visions for you shoot come to life. His lovely wife is very helpful with wardrobe and posing and assisting your needs. Jordan of Jordan K Winn & Co. does awesome makeup and retro hair styling. During the shoot Luigi and his team give great posing tips  and is very helpful in capturing the best of YoU. They even play your favorite music during the shoot.

Proof turnaround, and finals, is quick and I love how you don't see any proof until they are all polished to perfection. Luigi also works closely with you to help you get published in some great pinup magazines. My sweetheart always compliments all of my pinup pictures; however  after seeing my latest photos with Capitol Bombshell he said these are his favorite that they truly captured my beauty (as he blushed). 

Can’t wait for my next shoot with them.

©2015 Capitol Bombshell. Model: Cherry Von Sweets.

©2015 Capitol Bombshell. Model: Cherry Von Sweets. Apron by: Aprons Elegante by JoVal
©2015 Capitol Bombshell. Model: Cherry Von Sweets.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Don't let others define you, BE YOUrself!

I recently had a fantastic time with one of the best photographers and hair and makeup artists I've had the pleasure to work with. Luigi, of Capitol Bombshell ( and Jordan Winn of Jordan K. Winn & Co. ( who is a true artist, we produced a great set of Pin-Up and Boudoir perfection to add to my portfolio. 

I truly love all my fans and love hearing your stories of overcoming obstacles and being true to yourself. Although you may look at these photos and see a confident young woman, I've often struggled with self esteem.

I was born a near preemie with a low birth weight, as well as health issues, this caused delayed fine motor skills and mild learning disabilities. All I wanted to do was fit in as most children do, but unfortunately I could not hide these differences from my peers. I was made fun of and left out.

With today's social media, teenage bullying can be much more subtle but just as damaging! I have been called ugly, too pale, too dark of hair, weird, even have been told to kill myself. 
After years of trying to fit in it became clear to me that I no longer needed to be like the others, and I chose to believe in myself. Through my fashion style, tattoos, piercings, funky hair and music choices I was able to stand out from the crowd. Although, the bullying continued and escalated, I chose to stick with what I loved. 

You have to believe in yourself, when not many other people do. I somedays still struggle with this. My mother and I felt so strongly about this we started a small company "Believe in Yourself Clothing"; an anti-bullying, positive self image clothing line. This where I started my modeling career. The camera gives me the confidence to show my true self. In reality I am a very shy person but in front of the lens I bloom!

So dear reader, stop trying to please others and know that you don't have to conform to society's standards. To truly be happy you have to first find who you are and stick with it no matter the cost. Don't let others define you, BE YOUrself! 

And remember, Stay optimistic and live life to the fullest. 


___________________________________Hex is a talented Suicide Girl Hopeful model. You can find her in Instagram @hex_sgh and at

SuicideGirls is a website that features pin-up photography and profiles of alternative female models who are known as the "Suicide Girls". The site functions as an online community with member profiles, member blogs, and the option to join networking groups based upon interests. SuicideGirls also features interviews with people from popular and alternative culture, user-submitted news articles, and an online merchandise store. Access to most of the site requires a paid membership. Source: Wikipedia. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the Glam Be With You!

May the Glam Be With You!  
Photography by Capitol Bombshell
Hair and makeup by Jordan K Winn  & Co.
Bombshells: Esmeral-Dita (StormTrooper),  Hex_SGH (DarthVader), LindsayLou (Imperial Officer)

Friday, February 13, 2015

I truly am a real woman, with stretch marks, scars, lumps, bumps, and fat rolls

As a curvy woman, I have struggled with my weight and body image for the majority of my life. After losing over 200 pounds, I was put on fertility meds which caused me to regain 30 pounds. Due to my recent weight regain, I was beginning to really struggle with my body image, when I won the #Realwoman contest from Capitol Bombshell and Jordan K. Winn & Co.  

I truly am a real woman, with stretch marks, scars, lumps, bumps, and fat rolls. Those imperfections tell the story of my life, and I wouldn’t trade them in for the perfect body if given the opportunity. Society places a stigma on what a “Real woman” is supposed to look like, when us actual Real women know the truth. We have lived a Real life, and our bodies reflect that. We shouldn’t feel like because we have really lived, we should have to cover all of the flaws that make us beautiful. 

From the moment I won the #Realwoman contest, Capitol Bombshell has made me feel like I have a new support system. This photo shoot was a team effort. Luigi Crespo, the photographer at Capitol Bombshell, helped me pick out my outfits and inspired some looks that I wasn’t quite comfortable with at first. Luigi assured me that my shoot would be epic, he was totally right! He was interested in getting to know me as a person, so that my shoot was perfectly tailored to my personality. Luigi was adamant about incorporating my love of vintage Pyrex into this Pinup shoot. As soon as I arrived at Capitol Bombshell, Luigi and his wife Annessess, made me feel at home. The staff at Jordan K. Winn & Co also welcomed me with open arms.  Jordan K. Winn & Co pampered me with a vintage glam makeover, worthy of my spectacular Pinup shoot. The makeup artist was really interested in learning my day to day makeup look. She already knew I wore winged eyeliner every day and gave me tips on how to achieve this look a different way. 

Capitol Bombshell encouraged me to be myself, and helped me pose in a flattering way. During the shoot, I wasn’t shy to show off my Real body. I knew that Capitol Bombshell was going to make my Real woman body look its best. I’m very fortunate for the opportunity given to me by Jordan K. Winn & Co and Capitol Bombshell to share my Real woman body. 

I hope this inspires more Real women to show off their perfect bodies as well. Real women should be proud of the stories their bodies tell. Whether you are a size 2 or a size 32, your body is Real, and that makes it beautiful. -Annette Olley, (Carlslie, PA).