Sunday, 17 February 2013

This Blog Has Moved

Unfortunately after running this blog for over a year and a half I no longer have much time to update it. However I'm not giving up on blogging completely - you can still find me on the Esty Lingerie blog where I will be posting regular pieces on lingerie tips and trends, plus all sorts of interesting stuff like interviews with lingerie designers and other lingerie bloggers.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Agent Provocater Soirée Sale - Top Picks

Agent Provocateur's Soirée sale has just gone live! The most deluxe lingerie pieces by this luxurious lingerie brand, everything in Soirée is simply beautiful but if I really had to choose, this is what I'd buy...

Gardenia Bra - Was €475, Now €240

Gardenia Waspie - Was €680, Now €345
 The Gardenia set is the most classically luxurious set in the range - a matching brief and thong are also still available to wear with this beautiful waspie in the most exquisite lace you're likely to see on lingerie! Also in the range is this stunning corset, at a really massive discount...

Gardenia Corset - Was €1200, Now €315
In a totally different style but no less beautiful, the Madalyn range shows that leopard print doesn't have to be tacky! I love the unique zip detail on the bra cups especially...

Madalyn Bra - Was €395, Now €200

Madalyn Suspender - Was €395, Now €200
Last but definitely not least, I love the sheer lace trim on the Dahlia bra and suspender, with a delicate scalloped edge! Matching briefs and thong are also available.
Dahlia Bra - Was €475, Now €240

Dahlia Suspender - Was €680, Now €345
 Visit Agent Provocateur to shop the full sale.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

New Collection: Black Magic Lingerie

A couple of weeks ago I launched my latest collection, Black Magic at Esty Lingerie and in my Etsy store. Here are some of my favourite pieces...





And a handful of close-up detail shots...



Black Magic is available to buy here - prices from £4.99 to £29.99.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Raising Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

I haven't been posting much recently which is mainly because I have been super busy working on all sorts of projects - here's one of them! A few months back I was approached by Cancer Recovery to front a campaign for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.


Of course I jumped at the chance to do something that involved both gorgeous lingerie and raising money for a great cause (breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the UK) so I gathered up a team of six designers, plus myself, and we all got to work creating some gorgeous and one-off lingerie items to auction off for the charity.

Love Me Sugar donated two gorgeous eye masks to the cause. If you've never bought a Love Me Sugar eye mask, believe me when I say these are amazing quality, being handmade by 'Mademoiselle Sugar' herself in her Paris studio.

Petits Secrets by CB donated a collection of four gorgeous and one-off lingerie items - two knickers and two eye masks - all of which are handmade in the UK using up-cycled fabrics, so the lingerie is both ethically-made and eco-friendly. What could be better than that?!

Jennifer Pierre sent in two gorgeous 'Seabreeze' bras, both hand-signed by Miss Pierre herself, plus a pair of sexy, sheer black knickers.

Louise Ferdinand came up with a gorgeous one-off bra and knickers set in white satin, trimmed with hot pink ribbons. The brand's lingerie is all hand-made in the UK and goes up to a J cup.

Flirty Thirtys donated a really beautiful crepe-de-chine nightwear set, trimmed with original vintage Nottingham lace and a crystal heart. This brand was also handmade in the UK, although unfortunately they are no longer trading so this creation was probably the last Flirty Thirtys set ever to be bought!

Lilly Wiggler Couture donated an absolutely stunning and very on-trend bondage-inspired harness bra and knickers set, again handmade in the UK. This was my personal favourite in the auction although unfortunately not my size!

And finally Esty Lingerie (i.e. me) created a lovely beaded corset and a white lace bra and knickers set for the auction too.

Check out some of the gorgeous pictures from the photo shoot below!








I'd like to thank these people for helping out with this project - I couldn't have done it without all of them!

Designers:
Lilly Wiggler Couture
Louise Ferdinand Lingerie
Jennifer Pierre
Petits Secrets by CB
Flirty Thirtys
Love Me Sugar
Models:
Josie Pyke
Mikayla Bayliss
Lydia Allen
Hair & Makeup:
Amanda White
Photographer:
Derek Bown


Sunday, 18 November 2012

An Incredible, Luxury Shapewear Set by Simona Barbieri

I simply had to share this beautiful lingerie set that I spotted in a newsletter from Dolci Follie today - made by Simona Barbieri, this luxury lingerie set is the prettiest shapewear I've seen yet! I love the blush pink colour with a contrasting black heart on the front of the knickers - a kitsch alternative to all of the plain, high-waisted knickers there are out there right now.

Simona Barbieri bra £79, and knickers
£69
There are standard, low-rise knickers available too if these high-waisted ones aren't your thing, but I think they're gorgeous!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

6 Alternatives to the Marlies Dekker bra

Marlies Dekkers do a massive range of (very beautiful) lingerie, but it's their signature chest-strap bra that instantly springs to mind when I think of their brand.

Dame de Paris bra by Marlies Dekkers, approx. £62.84

Since bondage style lingerie is everywhere right now, it's no wonder that everyone from independent designers to big brands are creating their own take on the theme - and with all those straps being added to lingerie designs some very cool, very similar bras have started to appear.

Some are more alike than others, but if you love that chest-strap detail then check out these other great Marlies Dekkers style bras below...

Quilted bra by Topshop, £25   
Push-up bra by H&M, £12.99
Strappy plunge bra by Cacique, approx. £37.09
Gia bra by Bordelle, £105 +VAT
Ellen body harness by Hopeless Lingerie, approx. £37.34
Dupion silk bra by Shahnaz Bodywear, £94

Found any more Marlies Dekkers lookalikes? Please let me know in the comments section!

3 Great Maternity Lingerie Sets at Topshop

Maternity lingerie tends to be very overpriced and relatively boring, but if you're on the lookout for something a bit cheaper and far more attractive, check out these 3 bra and knicker sets from Topshop.

They're not actually designed to be maternity lingerie so you won't be paying over the odds, but all three are underwire-free for absolute comfort and offer plenty of support.

The only downside? They're not actually nursing bras so won't be much help if you're breastfeeding, but it wouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to sew a clasp at the top of either cup to detach it from the strap.

Plus, you can go on wearing these bras long after the baby's born - and being as gorgeous as this, you'll definitely be wanting to wear them!

Topshop Oxblood bra, £16 and knickers, £8
Topshop Nautical bra, £18 and knickers, £10
Topshop Mint lace bra, £16 and knickers, £8