Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Limited Edition: yellow silk and pearl tie side knickers

 Lemon yellow silk and pearl tie-side knickers

These gorgeous knickers are super limited edition - there is only ONE PAIR available in size small. They're made from a luxurious pale yellow silk with a single tie side design and seven faux pearl beads sewn across the front. Get them before they're gone on the Esty Lingerie website or over at my Etsy store. Did I mention they're only £14.99? If a size small won't fit then don't worry, I have a baby blue pair in a larger size coming tomorrow...

Else Lingerie: Pure, pure luxury

I had fun browsing Twitter yesterday for some new lingerie brands to follow so I thought I'd do it again today, and look what a beautiful brand I've just unearthed! Else Lingerie is a stunning collection of very unique and innovative designs (the Chevron range...) in luxurious, expensive-looking fabrics. Everything is just so glamorous, I wish their website was working so I could see some prices but all that's showing up right now is an image of one of their (very beautiful) designs. Take a peek at the designs below and you'll fall in love with this brand too...

Else Lingerie Signature silk & lace romper in Navy

Else Lingerie Signature soft-cup bra and culotte knickers in Aqua Mist

Else Lingerie black Zigzag longline bra, thong and suspender belt set

Else Lingerie Chevron bra & high-waisted brief in Bronze/Ivory

Else Lingerie Chevron corselette bra & high-waisted brief in Bronze/Ivory

Else Lingerie white lace bridal basque set

Else Lingerie white lace bridal underwired bra and brief set

Else Lingerie Chevron corsellete bra & high-waisted brief in Black/Ivory

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Competition: win a £75 luxury lingerie set!

 Yes, it's giveaway time again! My competition over at LadyM Presents was their most popular competition ever and it's lovely to know that so many people wanted to get their hands on a lingerie set from my Buttercup collection that I thought I'd do it all over again.

I've teamed up with Daisy Green Magazine to give one person the chance to win £75 worth of lingerie, this time two sets rather than one. 

First up is my favourite piece in the collection, a sheer lace babydoll with a satin halterneck and faux pearl beads which comes with a matching tie-side thong and was featured in the Daily Mail earlier this year (lucky me!). Plus the winner will also receive a white cotton bra and brief set with lemon trim and cute ribbon bows.

Pieces from the Buttercup collection

The Agent Provocateur Melody Basque - Last chance to buy!

Agent Provocateur Melody Basque
If you're lucky enough to be a 36D (the only size this stunning Melody basque is now available in) you can get your hands on this beautiful creation from Agent Provocateur for a ridiculously cheap £60 compared to the original sale price of £295. It's also still available in black if you're a 32B-D for a still very reasonable £95, but personally I think it's the black and pink combination that really makes this design so unique - it most definitely stands out, perfect for when you want to leave a lasting impression! The candy stripes are very girly without taking away from the glamorous, luxury finish that all Agent Provocateur designs have. There must be so much amazing design talent over in the Agent Provocateur headquarters...

New Lingerie Love: Passionista

Pop-Up black basque and brief set

I'm relatively new to Twitter (you can follow me @estylingerie) so have been browsing a bit today to find some good lingerie brands and bloggers to follow and I came across Passionista. The lingerie is gorgeous and their website is very unique - I love the various audio recordings from different films that play when you click on each item, although the website also plays music which gets a bit confusing when both are playing at the same time!

Jolie Parisienne blue lace bra & brief set
Birdy black lace bra & brief set
Charmisa black satin bra & brief set

There's nothing I love more than lace and the sheer lace cups on various Passionista lingerie designs are simply stunning! I also love the unique details that set this brand apart as a luxury rather than high-street brand, such as the cute lace detail on the shoulder on their Birdy bra!

You can buy Passionista lingerie online at the French Orcanta Lingerie e-boutique.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Blue Burlesque

I've been busy adding some gorgeous new items to Esty Lingerie recently (more coming today too!) and couldn't help but notice how much blue and black lingerie is being designed right now. Everything seems to have a burlesque finish too, from the sexy sheer lace cups on a Lilly Wiggler Couture De-Liere bra to the decorative lace overlay on a blue satin corset with removable suspenders - wear it with stockings for a true burlesque style! Sass A Frass Designs is one of the brands stocked at Esty Lingerie, specialising in beautiful, luxury burlesque nipple pasties and accessories that are the perfect finishing touch when you want to look ultra glamorous!

Visit Esty Lingerie for more gorgeous lingerie

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Leopard Print Lingerie at Ann Summers

Ann Summers Alyssa leopard print body, £18

Yes, its going to be another Ann Summers post! Lately I've been seeing more and more lingerie on their website that I really like which is funny because I've always considered myself a 'La Senza' girl. I was scrolling through their latest additions and couldn't help but notice the amount of leopard print (it's over at La Senza too, but I'll save that for another blog post). Leopard definitely seems to be the lingerie trend of the moment, on everything from bras and babydolls to sexy stockings. Take a look for yourself...

Ann Summers Maia leopard print balconette bra, £26 and brief, £14
Ann Summers Maia leopard print babydoll, £45

Ann Summers Bardot black leopard print bra, £18 (brief currently unavailable)
Ann Summers Gracie leopard print balconette bra, £26 and skirt brief, £14
Ann Summers animal print stockings, £10
Oh, and there's more, the Sexy Minx and Savannah sets from their previous collection which are now on sale, plus some leopard-top hold-ups for those of you who aren't that into the full-on leopard of the stockings above. I used to think leopard print was a bit tacky but in the last year or two I'm warming to it and now actually think it can look quite classy if done well - the Gracie set is a perfect example, or if you're still a bit unsure why not try the Bardot set with it's very subtle black leopard print?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Free delivery at Ann Summers!

I can honestly say that the latest Ann Summers collection is my favourite ever! So it's great to know that they are offering a long weekend of free delivery, from now until Monday 29th August. It's the perfect chance to get hold of some of their gorgeous new season pieces. There are plenty to choose from but here are my top picks...

Ann Summers Miss Summers bra, £26 and knickers, £16

This gorgeous set is from the Miss Summers range, so named I would guess because it perfectly sums up the Ann Summers aesthetic. In a combination of black and cerise pink, the lacey bra has an unusual front fastening with a ruffled mesh trim and cute ribbon bows to finish.

The matching high-waist briefs are super glamorous with ruffles around the hips and detachable suspenders for two looks in one.

Also available in the Miss Summers collection is a basque, a babydoll and a thong, so there are multiple gorgeous combinations available!

Ann Summers Pure Lace basque in, now £35 (was £40) and thong, £6

 The Pure Lace collection, launched last season, was so popular that Ann Summers ended up making it available in 9 gorgeous different colours. It's still selling fast so now they have taken the popular bra and made not only a padded version, a strapless version, a cami-suspender and a chemise, Ann Summers have created this stunning basque!

Currently only available in black (which I think is the best colour for it, anyway), the basque has the same boned cups as the original bra set on top of a silky bodice with a pretty ribbon around the waist. The suspenders are detachabe and the best part is that the Ann Summers Pure Lace basque is available from a size 8 right through to a size 20, so anyone can wear it!

Ann Summers Amelie black lace bra, £30 and short, £14

If you're after something that's completely unique in terms of design, the Ann Summers Amelie collection is the way to go!

The elegant black lace bra has a slight long-line shape and comes with a cute little lace capelet attached at the shoulders, tying with a luxurious satin ribbon bow at the neck.

The matching short-style knickers are made from a semi-sheer lace with a ruched satin trim and a bow to one side to match the bra.

Also available in the Ann Summers Amelie collection is a babydoll and g-string.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Fabulously Kitsch range from V.I.P.A.

V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch bra and knickers
V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch bra, thong, corset and stockings

V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch kimono

V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch bra, knickers and suspenders

V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch bra, removable dress and stockings

How gorgeous is this retro-style lingerie range from V.I.P.A.? Normally a brand that goes for the more traditional, simplistic look, V.I.P.A. have taken a U-turn with their new Greta Fabulously Kitsch range which is a brightly coloured concoction of cute prints, unique shapes and a slightly over-the-top design. All in all, one of the most fun, flirty lingerie ranges out there right now!

Unlike many brands, V.I.P.A. have gone to the effort of creating bespoke stockings to match their designs which I love. Everywhere you go, the hosiery styles available are almost always the same, typical options you can find at any other brand so it's great to see a lingerie brand that has realised this and created something different. I love the opaque, polkadot stockings in black and white, the perfect match for the Fabulously Kitch underbust corset.

The removable dress is also very unique - it attaches to the matching bra at the same place as the extra-long suspenders (which, by the way, also attach to the back of the bra for multiple different looks) to instantly turn your bra into a cute, babydoll-style dress.

Considering stocking this range at Esty Lingerie... should I?

V.I.P.A. Greta Fabulously Kitsch bra, knickers and suspenders

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Lascivious Lascivious - the Josefine collection

Luxury lingerie brand Lascivious have just launched a stunning new range, Josefine. Featuring sheer black lace panels and cut-out details the collection is, quite simply, beautiful.

Lascivious Josefine basque, £345
This delicate but structured black lace basque has curved panels of sheer and opaque mesh that enhance the allusion of an hourglass shape, whilst the lightly padded cups ensure a gorgeous shape. I love the scalloped lace trim around the hips and the tops of the cups. It all looks very French and very luxurious...
Lascivious Josefine bra, £96

 The star piece of the collection (to my mind anyway) is this stunning, sexy black-lace bra with it's unique demi-cup style. I've seen plenty of bras with the top half of the cup open but never before have I seen one like this, with an open cup trimmed at the top with a layer of semi-sheer lace. I love the keyhole cut-out at the centre of the bra too!

Complete the look...
Lascivious Josefine shorts, £84
Lascivious Josefine brief, £79, or string, £69

3 for 2 on Ann Summers stockings

Dobby spot polkadot stockings

 3 for the price of 2 on all Ann Summers hosiery! 


Black/Pink 2-tone stockings
The one thing I hate about hosiery is how short a time it lasts - a pair of stockings is normally around £8 and when you get a hole in every pair the first time you wear them, that means a lot of money! One of the perks of owning a lingerie boutique is that I now get everything at wholesale price but for those of you that aren't so lucky, Ann Summers' great new 3 for 2 hosiery offer is the perfect chance to stock up on some gorgeous pieces at less than usual cost! Prices start at £7 so buy three and that works out at less than £5 per pair!

I love these pink lace-top stockings - perfect for wearing with popular pink-and-black lingerie!

Fishnet multibow stockings

These fishnet multibow stockings are amazing value at £10 - there are ten gorgeous satin bows up the back of each leg, each one set with a small diamante gem. Definitely an eye-catching and unique choice!

Lady Chic seamed hold-ups

For lovers of everything classy these Lady Chic hold-ups from Ann Summers are a modern take on the traditional back-seamed style. With a light pink seam and scalloped edging and a satin bow at the top, they are gorgeously feminine and would look great with lght pink or black lingerie! Plus if you find suspender belts uncomfortable to wear, these stockings are perfect for you as this style will stay up on its own.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

3 for 2 on sale items at Boux Avenue!

I let you know about the Boux Avenue sale back in July with bras and knickers from a tiny £3, but now they've gone one better with a 3 for 2 offer on all sale items!

Pick from gorgeous lingerie sets, sexy satin nightwear and some comfortable cotton pyjamas in cute prints and get the cheapest item free when you buy three pieces. There's plenty to choose from and yes, you really can get hold of three items for as little as £6 so get shopping quick before they sell out - I know I will be!

Greta mini spot collection, from £3
Lolita lace trim satin collection, from £8
Valerine vintage collection, from £8

Mariett by Agent Provocateur - classy, sexy, perfect!

Mariett babydoll, £245
Mariett bra £65, knickers £55 and suspender £75

I've written a few blog posts now and suddenly realised, what is a lingerie blog without any mention of Agent Provocateur?!

Clearly industry leaders, this brand has been bringing us stunning, designer lingerie since 1994 and is one of the biggest names in lingerie design despite having surprisingly few stores worldwide (30, that would be).

You can always rely on Agent Provocateur to create breathtaking new lingerie designs each season and their new Mariett range is no exception. Neither are any of the other new collections, but this is my favourite! They design underwear that, done slightly differently, could just look cheap and ugly and yet they manage to make it seem beautiful through the use of top-quality fabrics and a luxurious approach to small details.

Take the Mariett babydoll for example (above) - the tulle is completely see-through but add a scalloped lace trim and some excellent-quality embroidery around the edges and what you have is a piece of almost-invisible fabric that people are willing to pay £245 for (me included, if only I had it). It's sexy but classy too, pretty much everything a woman could want from her lingerie.

Also available in the Agent Provocateur Mariett range is a thong, knickers, bra and suspender belt. Made from the same sheer fabric with floral embroidery and scalloped edging, the set is perfect for the woman who wants something grown-up yet girly!

Shop Agent Provocateur now

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Autumn/Winter 2011 bra ideas

I'm busy working on the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection with my current design intern. We came up with the final mood board (above) which is filled with luxurious deep purple velvet and black lace, with possibly some chiffon and satin in there too. Oh, and there will be a flash of turquoise throughout the collection, inspired by my first mood board idea for the A/W 2011 collection.

We're working on the collection item by item, starting with the bra. These are a handful of my initial ideas and the intern has come up with some gorgeous designs too - we're busy picking out our favourites and developing them further to make sure they're perfect! I love the tasselled trim on the bras above, inspired by the lace eye-mask on the mood board so we'll definitely be playing around with this idea a bit more. I'd love to hear what people think...