Sunday, 25 December 2011

25% off lingerie for Christmas Day only!

Merry Christmas 2011 to all of our valued fans and customers! We have a special offer for you - an amazing 25% off every single item in store for one day only! Simply enter code CHRISTMAS at checkout by midnight tonight to redeem. We won't be repeating this offer so if you've had your eye on anything in our wide selection of independent designer lingerie this year, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a Christmas present with a huge saving!

The 25% off offer is also valid on sale items, already reduced by up to 75%!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Oysho & Topshop - Black Sequinned Lingerie

Topshop and Oysho don't seem too keen on matching sets - I recently spotted this gorgeous black sequin bra in Oysho's online store for just £19.99 which is definitely unique, but the only 'matching' item available was a plain tulle brief that was, unsurprisingly, actually designed to be teamed with a different, plainer bra. Not to worry, as I have just found these stunning black sequin knickers from Topshop for £45, again with no matching bra on offer - they're pricey, but they're a perfect match

Oysho black sequinned balconette bra, £19.99
Topshop black sequin knickers, £45.00

By the way, have you noticed how similar these two companies' logos are? It's a perfect matching set ;)

If the Topshop knickers are a bit out of your price range I sell a cheaper but equally sparkly version over at Esty Lingerie - the Leg Avenue black sequin boyshorts are less than half the price at £19.99!

Leg Avenue black sequin boyshort knickers, £19.99                                           

Big Christmas Sale - Lingerie from 99p

The Esty Lingerie Big Christmas Sale has just launched! Many new ranges are on offer, including the Violet collection by Esty Lingerie, luxury sleep masks by Love Me Sugar and premium-quality lingerie sets by Dolly Sugar, as well as up to 75% off on older stock lines. The last few pieces from the Buttercup collection are included in the sale and won't be around long, so I'd snap those up quick!

Prices start at just 99p. Click here to view the full sale now.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Luxury lingerie picks from Topshop

Topshop is by far my favourite retailer on the high-street - their clothes are beautiful, there are hundreds of new products in store every week (literally) and they might be more expensive than H&M but it's still definitely affordable. A trip to Topshop is the perfect luxury treat to myself every time I have a bit of spending money! I've never bought anything from their lingerie line because they (very annoyingly) don't make anything in my size but it doesn't stop me poring over the pieces on the internet and picking out my favourites. If only they did make my size, this is what I'd buy...

Topshop black velvet & mesh body, £45
 I've become obsessed with teddies (or 'bodies') recently and this one is gorgeous. It looks like something by Marlies Dekkers with that harness cup design and the piping detail makes it lovely and slimming if you're curvy!

Topshop mint silk & black lace body, £22
If I liked the other body, I love this one! Definitely on my Christmas shopping list, this body is made from pure silk in a gorgeous mint colour and, even better, it's half the price of the black one at just £22 - you'd be hard pressed to find another silk body for that price.

Topshop Oxblood satin & lace longline bra & knickers set, £29
Another one of my favourites styles are longline bras and this one is super pretty in a deep burgundy colour with a black lace trim and built-in boning for a structured fit. 

Topshop blue lace bra and suspender brief set, £25
Surprisingly cheap, this gorgeous bra set still looks beautifully luxurious in a blue floral lace with cream ribbon slot detail. The matching brief has a cute frill at the sides and comes with detachable suspenders to complete the look.

Massive lingerie sale at Emma Highfield!

Australian-based independent lingerie designer Emma Highfield has just launched her online sample sale yesterday and already all the good items are going, so if you see anything you like you'd better buy it straight away! She's selling off unique sample pieces and items left over from previous collections so this is the perfect chance to get hold of some luxury designer lingerie at rock bottom prices. There are sets down from around £100 to around £12.50 - yes, really! I've already picked up a couple of sets for myself and what's left is sure to sell out quickly.

These are my favourites but there are plenty more pieces from as little as £5 on her Etsy store...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Custom corset design - black and gold

I've been busy working on a whole collection of one-off designs for various photoshoots recently. Here's the first one I finished, based on a black and gold brocade corset that caught stylist Abigail Ayoola's eye. The brief? 'Sexy thief in the night'. I think it turned out quite well...

I'll show you the photos from the shoot as soon as they're published!

The Inspiration:

The Design:

The Matching Brief:

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Accessorise your Lingerie with New Look - Week 4

 Total Price £33.97

It's time for the final instalment of my 4-part 'New Look lingerie lessons', bringing you gorgeous ideas on how to mix and match your knickers with your stilettos and doing it all on a budget. Being the last one, I also thought I'd raid the sale section of the New Look website and make it the cheapest yet - you can get hold of everything in this look for less than £35! Just make sure to be quick and snap them up before they're gone...

Lipstick red and leopard print is a classic combination, so rather than opt for the matching knickers, I teamed with red satin bra (£11.99) with some a gorgeous New Look leopard print brief (£3.00, sale price) that feature a small red bow detail - perfect for tying the look together. Also on sale are these gorgeous red stiletto high heels with peep-toes and ankle straps, currently priced at just £12.99! For the finishing touch, add these New Look red and brown dangling feather earrings (£5.99) and a swipe of red lipstick and you're done... red hot!

See Week 1
See Week 2
See Week 3

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Free delivery at Ann Summers this week!

If you've been lusting after all of the gorgeous new designs that Ann Summers has released recently, then now is the perfect time to finally get round to buying them with free delivery between now and midnight on Saturday 19th November! Just pop code DUTYCALLS in at checkout to redeem. Here are some of my favourites...
Luna plunge bra £28 and knickers £14

Luna sheer bra £26 and thong (coming soon)

Cherub babydoll & thong set £18

Accessorise your Lingerie with New Look - Week 3

 Total Price £49.95

It's time for the third in my 4-week series of New Look lingerie lessons, showing you that 'matching' doesn't always mean buying the set. This class combination of navy blue and cream is the cheapest yet, coming in at under £50 - yes, even including the shoes! In another store you'd normally only get the bra and knickers for that price and the great thing about these accessories is that they can be mixed-and-matched with all of your other outfits when the lingerie is in the wash, so they're excellent value for money.

I loved these New Look navy and cream floral lace knickers the moment I saw them and I loved the price even more - only £2.99! The 'super push up' bra in navy satin (£12.99) has a small, cream bow centre that makes it a subtle but perfect match. Then throw in some New Look navy satin heels with cream piping for just £22.99, a gorgeous beaded bow hair clip in cream for £4.99 and some show-stopping chandelier earrings in navy blue for £5.99 and your outfit is complete! Going out? Pop a navy blue satin dress over the top with a cream belt - this classic colour combination is very chic and a great alternative to black and white!

See Week 1
See Week 2

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Competition: Win a Luxury Lingerie Set!

Visit to subscribe to the newsletter by the end of November 2011 and all this could be yours!

There's nothing I love more than lingerie and whilst there are plenty of amazing, chain-store brands out there (La Senza, Agent Provocateur and Myla to name but a few) it's the independent designer brands that really catch my eye. There are loads of individuals out there designing everything from luxury bra sets to cute pasties and eyemasks, but without the massive advertising budget that all of the major lingerie companies have unfortunately these smaller brands can often go completely unnoticed by the general public.

That's where Esty Lingerie comes in - currently stocking 18 independent designer brands and set to reach 30 by early 2012, Esty Lingerie is a haven for luxurious, unique lingerie that you simply cannot find on the high-street. From the vintage-inspired sets of Lilly Wiggler Couture to the hand-painted knickers by I Am Alicia Rose, every piece is lovingly handmade with the utmost care and attention so you can be sure you're receiving something that is premium quality, ethically made and wonderfully unique.

This Christmas, I'm giving one of you the chance to win the gorgeous lingerie set pictured above. I've teamed with four of the independent designers currently selling through Esty Lingerie to create a 4-piece collection in baby pink that looks absolutely beautiful worn as a matching set, or the individual pieces can be mixed-and-matched with what's already in your lingerie drawer for hundreds of unique looks.

Sass A Frass Designs has kindly offered up a set of their Princess nipple pasties, made from baby pink satin and adorned with sequins and Swarovski crystals. They're supplied with double-sided lingerie tape and can be worn again and again!

From JL Weddings comes the Cami garter in ivory Venetian lace with a gorgeous pink bow, feather and cameo centre that was designed as a bridal piece but looks equally stunning for any special occasion!

Wear them with the beautiful tie-side knickers from the Signature collection by Jennifer Pierre which are handmade from gorgeous, embroidered lace for a delicate, feminine touch.

Last but not least, the winner will also be receiving the pictured Jasmin sleep mask by new brand in store Love Me Sugar. I've received this already as it's one size fits all (adjustable elastic strap) and have to say I'm blown away by the quality - this is definitely not your everyday eyemask you can pick up in La Senza for a fiver! It's gorgeously thick and padded to block out all of the light and comes in its own satin storage bag to keep it looking perfect and new for ages.

So, how to win? All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this four piece lingerie set is to subscribe to the Esty Lingerie newsletter by November 30th (the picture does say the 31st but this doesn't actually exist - my mistake)! Newsletter subscribers receive notifications whenever we have a new brand in store, a great deal or offer on or when we're running yet another of our very regular competitions! If you're already subscribed you can still enter - simply drop me an email at and I'll put your name into the draw. The winner will be announced on December 1st and the prize will be handmade to order in the winner's chosen sizes.

Click here to visit Esty Lingerie for more gorgeous lingerie

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Accessorise your Lingerie with New Look - Week 2

 Total Price £91.95

Last week I posted the first in a four-part series of 'lingerie lessons', using New Look as an example, on which accessories to team with your lingerie so that you look just as good at the end of the day when you step out of your clothes as you did in them! Oh, and without spending a fortune either.

This week I wanted to show you an example of how to turn the classic black set into a classy black set, with the help of some elegant gold accessories. This simple but pretty black lace-overlay bra at New Look is an absolute wardrobe staple and one you can't afford not to own at just £11.99. I thought the black hipster brief was a perfect match with its lacey trim and ribbon bows, not to mention it's £2.99 price tag (and currently on offer at 3 for £7). 

I recently saw some gorgeous fashion images of suspenders adorned with loads of sparkling brooches and I thought it was a great and very unique idea! It inspired me to team the simplistic bra with a beautiful butterfly-shaped diamante brooch, only £4.99, that adds a touch of glamour and can also be worn on a dress, hat or scarf for loads of different looks. Finish the look off with some dangling gold earrings (£6.99) and these perfectly-matched New Look black and gold heels (£64.99), pop a little black dress over the top and you're party ready!

Pretty nightwear at Oysho

Back in September I wrote about the launch of Oysho's online store for us UK girls, or at least for those who happen to wear a B-cup. However I've just popped back to their website and there are now some pretty new nightwear pieces in store which everyone can wear regardless of cup size. I've recently become addicted to lace bodies and it looks like I might have to add another one to my collection with this pretty, black floral design...

Oysho Lace Body, £25.99
Oysho black flocked tulle babydoll, £21.99
Oysho deep rose lace nightdress, £21.99
Oysho navy & black polkadot babydoll, £19.99

New DD+ luxury bras, bustiers and shapewear at La Senza

I recently won a £50 La Senza gift voucher which just arrived half an hour ago so of course I was straight onto the La Senza website to see what my favourite high-street lingerie retailer had to offer. I had a quick peek when I originally heard that I had won the voucher but in the past few days they've added some stunning new pieces that are all available in DD+ sizes.

La Senza Marilyn Babydoll & Brief set, £45
I think I had my heart set on this one from the second I saw it! La Senza do make gorgeous underwear, but this piece is so luxurious that I would have assumed it was from a far more expensive brand if I didn't know better. It's a pale grey bustier-style babydoll with unusual, diamond-shaped lace panels, lace trim and lace-overlay on the cups. It also includes a matching brief and suspenders that are most likely removeable (I don't think I've seen attached suspenders on anything from La Senza) if you prefer it without. 

Hint: Guys, this makes a stunning yet affordable Christmas present for your partner!

La Senza French Floozie Babydoll & Brief set, £38
A cheaper but no less gorgeous option is this aptly-named French Floozie set which is definitely inspired by the ubiquitous French maid outfit, but in a much more classy way! Made from black satin and mesh, it features an ivory ruffled lace trim at the hemline and around the cups. There's also a cute gathered lace trim at the back and matching brief included.

La Senza In Control bra £28, waist cincher £14 and brief £16
One of the sexiest pieces of shapewear I've seen, In Control by La Senza features a structured, longline bra with hook-and-eye front, a waist cincher for a tiny waist and big but pretty knickers.

La Senza Paloma Faith bra £30
La Senza Paloma Faith brief £16

Last but not least is this gorgeous Paloma Faith set in emerald green (also available in black). Not designed as shapewear but equally tummy-flattering, the super high-waisted brief with wrap-over and side-tie front are totally unique, as is the matching bra which comes with a halterneck strap (and additional adjustable bra straps). There is also a cute satin teddy in the collection that is perfect for sleeping in! Even better, La Senza are donating £3 from every Paloma Faith bra or teddy and £1 from every knicker sold to Breast Cancer Care charity.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Love Me Sugar luxury eye masks

I've been writing all these blog posts on lingerie and it has suddenly occurred to me how little I've actually written about the gorgeous brands I sell at Esty Lingerie. The majority of the products that I sell are by independent designers from around the globe which means that despite being beautiful, their work is often very difficult or even impossible to find on the high-street! The idea behind Esty Lingerie was to set up a platform that brought together all of these little-known brands along with some better-known ones to create an online lingerie superstore accessible to everyone (worldwide postage is really cheap!) where you really can find everything you want. Independent brands are great when you want something that's totally unique as each design is often handmade in small quantities, plus it also means that you're buying ethically-produced goods and supporting independent design talent!

Today I think I'll tell you a little bit more about Love Me Sugar who were just added to the store recently...

The woman behind the brand is Natalie Vella, Australian-born but now an established Parisienne who has a passion for the cinema and for vintage that's clear to see in her designs. She loves to browse the Parisien flea markets for inspiration and many of her masks are actually made using authentic vintage lace - the perfect mix of old and new! Described by Vella as 'eye lingerie', these masks are both gorgeous and practical. Their elegant design and luxurious fabrics make them the perfect sexy gift for the woman who has everything else in her lingerie drawer (or pick out a matching one to go with an expensive lingerie set - it's the perfect finishing touch to an outfit or gift!) but the comfortable, adjustable fit and the fact that they block out every drop of light also makes them perfect for those times when you just want a bit of peace and rest - pop one on when you're on an aeroplane and you'll not only sleep like an angel, you'll also be the most stylish traveller on board!

These are my favourites but there are plenty more!

Oh-so-girly candy pink and cream mask - Mylene

Sexy blood-red mask with black polkadots & lace - Babette

A fun, flirty, statement design - Kiss Me Sugar

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Accessorise your Lingerie with New Look - Week 1

Total Cost - £75.95

For those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning, you'll know that I'm a big advocate for the always-always-match-your-lingerie rule. What I might not have mentioned before though, is that 'matching' lingerie doesn't always have to mean buying the set. Over the next 4 weeks I'm going to use examples from New Look to show you some great ways to have a bit of mix-and-match fun with your lingerie without losing any style points and without breaking the bank!

First up is this animal print bra which is ridiculously cheap at just £6.99 - I thought it looked great paired with some bright turquoise lace shorts that are only £2.99 (yes, that's the full price, they're not on sale!). The gorgeous turquoise and leopard heels by Shelleys at New Look were a perfect match - at £56.99 they're a bit more expensive than I would have liked but they're right on trend for this season and will add a splash of colour to any outfit. Finish the look off with a cute rose hairclip (£3.99 for a set of two) and some ornate, Aztec-style earrings (£4.99) in the same vivid turquoise and your outfit will look so stylish you're not going to want to cover it up with clothes! 

Monday, 31 October 2011

Gene by Agent Provocateur - The Epitome of Luxury Lingerie

No one else does lingerie quite like Agent Provocateur. Every season they bring out a host of stunning new designs that are super luxurious, sexy and above all classy, but every now and then Agent Provocateur will out-do even themselves, coming up with a piece that leaves everything else looking, well, quite boring really. I couldn't wait to see their new Soirée collection that launched today - the teaser image on their homepage was a gorgeous red leopard print set and pretty as it is, it pales in comparison to the Gene range from the same collection.

Gene is, quite simply, stunning. It is made from a very expensive-looking thick guipure embroidery lace (definitely not the kind of lace your high-street bras and knickers are made from!) in navy blue, set against a lighter blue French silk satin background.

The highlight of the range is the corset - priced at a massive £950 but well worth it if you have that kind of money lying around - which is a traditional boned style with underwired, padded cups for a gorgeous silhouette. If that's a bit (or a lot) out of your budget the bra set would still make an eye-catching addition to any lingerie drawer. The supportive, plunge-style bra is available with either a wide-lace trimmed brief (my favourite!) or a sexy low-rise thong.

"Gene strikes the balance perfectly between couture lingerie and form fitting shape wear" (Agent Provocateur website)

Friday, 28 October 2011

La Senza Voucher Code - Free postage this weekend!

La Senza recently ran their Pets on Pyjamas competition to find the nation's cutest pets - I'm happy to say that my adorable little tortoise Toby was a runner up! The prize was a £50 gift voucher and it just so happens that half an hour before I got the email I was in La Senza browsing their latest ranges and planning what I would be buying when I had the money...

For those of you who were less lucky, you can still get FREE SHIPPING for the pre-Halloween weekend, from now until midnight on Sunday 30th October. Simple enter the voucher code Halloween1 at checkout.

Here's my run-down of the prettiest new pieces in store...

 Bra £26, Short £14
 Even more beautiful in real life, this luxurious and wonderfully unique set is made from a glamorous dark rose satin with unusual lace detail on the matching shorts, all adorned with pretty ribbon bows. There's also a thong available (and a babydoll), but I'd definitely recommend the shorts on this one - you won't find anything else like them!

Bra £26, Thong £12, Suspender £14
 I blogged about this set before when it originally came out in cream - the newly launched red version is even better with the same feminine style but now made much sexier in this gorgeous colour! Plus, there's now a suspender belt available of the chiffon variety that's totally unique, or loose shorts for total comfort.

Lace Ventura
Babydoll & Thong set £28

The cutely named Lace Ventura set is a simple but
pretty mix of sheer black chiffon and ivory lace overlay, all topped off with ribbon bows.The matching thong is made in the same ivory lace over a black lining. Very elegant and sexy!