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Intimate Experiments

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Do you ever dream of a world where you have a lingerie solution for every conceivable outfit and occasion?

Me too.

Unfortunately building the perfect lingerie wardrobe takes a lot of time, trial and error. There is no easy route or quick fix to underwear utopia.

Apparently there are seven different types of breasts and there are countless body shapes and size combinations. What may work for one woman may not work for you. There's no avoiding it - in order find the perfect underpinnings to suit your shape, size and lifestyle you need to be open to experimentation.

The results can vary - sometimes you find a life-enhancing bra or a game-changing ensemble but sometimes you end up with a yeast infection or a pair Spanx so tight they cause indigestion.

It's just an awkward, often embarrassing and sometimes liberating part of life's journey and there is nothing we love more than watching these very real, honest and funny experiments on Youtube.

Enjoy!

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Women With Big Boobs Wear Strapless Bras For A Week

 

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Women Wear Expensive Lingerie For A Week

 

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Women go Braless for a Week

 

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Women Try Period Panties

 

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The Try Guys Try Valentine's Day Lingerie

Soft Tones

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LINGERIE LA FEMME EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: LINGERIE LA FEMME

FASHION ASSISTANTS: SARAH TUCKER & MICHELA FRANZONI

MAKE-UP ARTIST: DOMINIC PAUL  using Charlotte Tilbury

HAIR STYLIST: NICOLA HARROWELL using bumble and bumble

MODEL: CASSIA @ LENI'S MODEL MANAGEMENT


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Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-04lace set SIMONE PERELE Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-06lace bodysuit GILDA & PEARL Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-07silk basque and knickers MYLA Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-09light pink lace set SILENT ASSEMBLY Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-10Lingerie-la-femme-blue-lingerie-editorial-hushed-muted-colours-02grey lace high-waist knickers I.D SARRIERI

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Larger Cup Lingerie

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For a long time larger-cup brands have seemed to lack labido. With campaigns full of bubblegum bright colours, smiling faces and theatrical displays of girls 'having fun'....It's no wonder that until recently I had never bought a set.

As a 34DD, I have been lucky to be able to shop at both straight size and larger-cup brands. My personal taste is minimal and mostly black, but when it comes to my lingerie I want to invest in luxurious, innovative and, most of all, sexy pieces.

Only a couple of years ago when browsing through the most popular larger-cup lingerie sites I noticed the distinctive lack of suspender belts, lace or anything that took my fancy. Ok - the bras were supposed to be comfortable. And the fit was supposed to be amazing... but where was the sex appeal (and on occasion, taste)?

 

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Granted people buy lingerie for many different reasons - maybe a lot of women want bright, floral, overly - cutesy everyday lingerie? Just not me. The knickers appeared to be an afterthought with very little detail - and maybe a bow or two stuck on for good measure. It was too bright, too girly and sometimes too garish. There was such a particular lack of ANY sexier ranges it was hard not to feel disappointed.

So for a couple more years I continued to shun larger-cup brands, opting for the likes of Agent Provocateur, Myla and independent brands that catered to women above a C cup. The lace was more alluring, the suspender belts increasing more intricate and the detail unrivalled.

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However in 2015 things are changing in larger cup lingerie market. Brands, designers and ranges are surfacing that I can finally get excited about. As I've mentioned before Adina Reay is a brand to look out for in 2015, the detail, suspenders and sexiness of their lingerie is intoxicating. Also the popular usually-bubblegum-and-bows-brand Curvy Kate is launching their own more seductive range complete with ouvert knickers in A/W15, and the much anticipated release of the Ashely Graham collection has seen black lacy lingerie available through Addition Elle. There are countless other brands I have come across - Harlow & Fox, Scarletta, Land of Women, SJ Lingerie DD+ Collection etc... and I imagine many more are yet to be discovered.

 

What are you're favourite larger-cup brands and what would you like to see more of from them?

 

Next week we will be showcasing some of the sexiest larger-cup lingerie in an exclusive editorial.

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The LFW Lingerie Edit

The Finer Details

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Can you spot-the-difference?

Photoshop is every where and it surprises me that there are still very few articles out there that call out the techniques used. I feel it's important for everyone to understand how it works so they can be a better judge of the images they're exposed to. The Finer Details is a new monthly feature providing a fun way to get acquainted...

 

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MODEL | ANNA @ FIRST MODEL MANAGEMENT

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The Stripes

Clothes are not exempt from a little retouching here are there. Even after the most rigorous steaming, wrinkles/ marks/ make-up stains etc.. can often be found on samples. The plan is always to return them in perfect condition but after being shipped to publication after publication sometimes you get them in less-than-stella form. Nobody in their right minds looking to sell this lingerie set would photo-shop out such a defining feature but I wanted to keep things easy to start off with...

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The Shirt

Another obvious amendment to spot. This can,and often is, applied to hair colour, eye colour, make-up and clothes etc...

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The Ring

One of the rings were retouched out.

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The Buttons

Because buttons are unsightly and therefore ruins the whole photo.. obvs.

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The Hair Tie

I wouldn't like to calculate the amount of lost hours spent photo-shopping out hair ties. Even though I often have hundreds of images to choose from, chances are I'll go for the one taken within the first 5 minutes of the photo-shoot when I've failed to notice the hair tie!

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The Thong

No stylists kit is complete without a nude thong. As mentioned before, samples are often sent out to many magazines so a nude thong is a must have on a photo-shoot. One other, less comfortable way deal with particularly small underpinnings is to use masking tape on the gusset.

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The Legs

Dodge and Burn are some incredibly important tools to any retoucher. They help to add depth to an image and in this case define a models legs. The dodge tool is used to bring out cheekbones, illuminate eyes, boost a cleavage or emphazise a little shine. The Burn tool is used to slim down and define, often used to deepen collarbones and define the jaw, muscles, arms, legs etc. Think of it as digital contouring- the dodge tool is your highlighter and the burn tool your bronzer.

 

If you are a retoucher and would like to contribute to The Finer Details please get in touch.

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Underwear-as-outerwear

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camisole THE ROW | bra INTIMISSIMI | jeans J BRANDintimissimi-lingerie-lace-bra-product-3-web

underwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-maison-close-leather-bra-10jeans J BRAND | blazer THEORY | leather bra MAISON CLOSE | harness MAISON CLOSE 

New for 2015

Lingerie La Femme presents a subtle take on the much loved underwear-as-outerwear trend. Work your favourite lingerie into your wardrobe for a look that is sexy without showing too much skin.

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jeans J BRAND | silk crepe tank AMERICAN VINTAGE | lace bra AGENT PROVOCATEURAGENT-PROVOCATEUR-lingerie-LACE-bra-blue-product-8-web underwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-agent-provocateur-lace-bra-09shirt THAKOON ADDITION | lace bra AGENT PROVOCATEURAGENT-PROVOCATEUR-lingerie-LACE-bra-product-7

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jeans J BRAND | shirt AMERICAN VINTAGE | bra BORDELLEbordelle-lingerie-lace-bra-product-4-webunderwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-chromat-coco-de-mer-bra-08

jeans J BRAND | draped top DONNA KARAN | bra CHROMAT AT COCO DE MURchromat-lingerie-coco-de-mur-bra-product-5--web underwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-karolina-laskowska-bow-bra-07jeans J BRAND | shirt AMERICAN VINTAGE | bra KAROLINA LASKOWSKAkarolina-laskowska-lingerie-silk-harness-product-2-webunderwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-malice-cage-bra-03jumpsuit MICHAEL KORS | bra MALICE LINGERIE malice-lingerie-cage-bra-product-1-web underwear-as-outerwear-lingerie-models-1-malice-cage-bra-05


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PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING  LINGERIE LA FEMME

HAIR/ MAKE-UP  JESS SIMPSON

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La Vie En Lingerie: Shree Patel

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Shree is a full time model living in London. She is signed to Leni's model management, has a degree in Criminology and Phycology and has spent the last 7months travelling the world. Here she shares more info on her life, her style and her most coveted lingerie...

 

Hi Shree, Tell me about yourself:

Hi, I'm from north London and currently working as a full time model. I've recently just come back from 7months of travelling, It was amazing and I had so much fun! I travelled through South American and visited my cousin in New York. I'm just finding my feet at the moment and savouring life. Modelling doesn't last forever so I'm just enjoying the ride while it lasts!

 

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How would you describe your style?

Simple. No Fuss. I love black and white! - I rarely wear any colours. I hardly ever wear skirts or dresses either.To me a great outfit is a just a simple t-shirt, jeans and a blazer. I love my blazers - It's essential to have a good oversized blazer!

 

Would you say your lingerie fits into that style or do you like to express yourself differently underneath?

Yes and no! Most of the time I'd say yes, simple black lingerie is my favourite and white goes really well with my skin tone - but occasionally I do like to experiment with a little more colour underneath. I tend to gravitate towards simple and comfortable lingerie - no padding, no wires, no stockings-and-suspender-belts. Miss-matched underwear is fine by me too. American Apparel and Calvin Klein are the perfect brands for me.

 

And how about your Swimwear?

oh no, When it comes to swimwear I break all the rules! I tan so easily and often find nothing beats a good neon bikini to really show it off.

 

Shree_model_lingerie_real_beauty_web03Do you have a favourite set of Lingerie?

I can't say I have a favourite set but I do have a favourite brand - I'm obsessed with For Love and Lemons! They're stuff is exactly my style - simple but sexy. I update my lingerie draw every couple of months so it would be impossible for me to choose just one set.

 

How do you feel about your body image?

I'm happy with my figure to an extent. I'm naturally slim so when I was younger I used to think that maybe I was too skinny. I would have loved to have more curves! But as i've got older I've become a lot more comfortable with myself.

 

Are there any words of Wisdom you live your life by?

"Everything happens for a reason".

 

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BACK TO BLACK

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TEAM CREDITS

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: LINGERIE LA FEMME

MAKE-UP ARTIST: KATIE MOORE

MODELS: EMILY LIMA & PENELOPE SIMPSON @ STORM

 

IN ODER OF APPEARANCE: BODYSUIT PRINCESSE TAM TAM | BRA AN KNICKERS RECKLESS WOLF | SUSPENDER BELT HOPELESS LINGERIE | STOCKINGS WHAT KATIE DID | BRA AND KNICKERS PRINCESSE TAM TAM | HARNESS BODYSUIT KAROLINA LASKOWSKA | BRA KAROLINA LASKOWSKA | BRA AND KNICKERS KAROLINA LASKOWSKA | BRA AND KNICKERS CALVIN KLEIN

* 'UNEDITED' IS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST WORD, BUT 'NOT-LIQUIFIED/-NOT-SKIN-RETOUCHED/NOT-MESSED-WITH-TO-MAKE-THE-MODEL-LOOK-'PRETTIER' WAS A BIT OF A MOUTHFUL. JUST TO BE CLEAR - THE IMAGES HAVE BEEN COLOUR CORRECTED, BRIGHTENED AND EDITED IN A WAY THAT MAKES THE OVERALL PICTURE LOOK BETTER AND MORE PROFESSIONAL. I HAVEN'T USED ANY OF THE TOOLS ASSOCIATED WITH COSMETIC RETOUCHING - MAKING THEM THINNER, GETTING RID OF BLEMISHES , CONTOURING THEIR FIGURES OR REPLACING ANY LIMBS ETC...