gifts for her

Valentines Gift Guide

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from top left to right:Powder pink bra AGENT PROVOCATEUR, Exclusive Valentine's lace thong LA PERLA, Supernova black boudoir bra and brief FLEUR OF ENGLAND, Enraptured figment massage candle COCO DE MER, Etienne lace bralette FOR LOVE AND LEMONS, Forget me not corset GOD SAVES QUEENS, Pink Bardot short silk PJ set JOURNELLE, Fictional hotel notepads HERB LESTER, Set of three stretch jersey triangle bras COSABELLA, Champagne wishes sleep mask JOURNELLE, Boob ring UNBOUND.

 

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Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to show a little self-love and treat yourself to something special.

Shop our exquisite selection from our favourite lingerie brands and boutiques...

 

- All my heart -

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top left to right: FOR LOVE AND LEMONS | ONLY HEARTS | MIMI HOLIDAY

bottom left to right: AGENT PROVOCATEUR | MIMI HOLIDAY | ONLY HEARTS

 

Ménage à trois -

Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-gift-guide-lingerie-everyday-sets-multi-pack-underwear-02left to right: LE PETIT TROU | HANKY PANKY | WORON

 

- Love at first sight -

Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-gift-guide-lingerie-brand-love-at-first-sight-new-04 top left to right: LOVEDAY LONDON | AGENT PROVOCATEUR | COCO DE MER

middle left to right: FLEUR OF ENGLAND | EDGE O' BEYOND | DOLCE & GABBANA

bottom left to right: FLUER DU MAL | BORDELLE | BLUEBELLA lingerielafemme-nadiaking

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS: PART THREE

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Add opulence to any outfit with a sensual gold body chain.

In our final DIY post of the year, we show you just how easily you can create your own provocative piece with very little equipment.

Why not satisfy your creative cravings and elevate your NYE ensemble by making your own gold body chain bra. It's the perfect accessory, equally alluring whether worn over an LBD in the bar or on it's own in the boudoir.

Enjoy!...


How to make your own Body Chain Bra...

You will need:

3 meters of gold chain

Measuring tape

15 gold jump rings

2 gold lobster clasps

1 gold chain tassel

1 20mm 0 ring

Flat nose non serrated jewellery pliers (pictured below)

Jewellery cutters


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STEP 1: Gather all your components. Cut your chain into a variety of lengths - 1 length of 35cm for the neck piece, 1 length of 24cm for the centre front, 2 lengths of 18cm to go over the bust, 2 lengths of 50.5cm for the side pieces and 2 lengths of 20cm for the bottom pieces.

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STEP 2: Take your length of 35cm chain for the neck piece and cut in half.

STEP 3: Open 2 jump rings with the flat nose pliers and thread the chain through. Then thread one side of the O ring through and close. Repeat on the other side.

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STEP 4: Take 2 jump rings and 1 lobster clasp and fix on to the ends of your neckpiece using the jewellery pliers. christmas-diy-handmade-gold-body-chain-bra-homemade-with-instructions-christmas-gift-for-her-sensual-accessory-jewellery-06 christmas-diy-handmade-gold-body-chain-bra-homemade-with-instructions-christmas-gift-for-her-sensual-accessory-jewellery-07 STEP 5: To create the centre front detail, attach the tassel and 24cm length chain to the O ring using 1 jump ring.

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STEP 6: Once your neckpiece is complete it should look something like this:

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STEP 7: Now attach your 2 side pieces (50.5cm each) to the neckpiece 7cm from the centre back with 2 jump rings.

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STEP 8: Measure 9.5cm down your side pieces and attach your 2 over the bust chains (18cm each) to you side piece on both sides, using 2 jump rings.

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STEP 9: Again using 2 jump rings, attach your over the bust pieces to the centre front, 15.5cm down from the O ring. Your bra should now look something like this:

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STEP 10: Attach the final 2 lengths of 20cm to the centre front, using 2 jump rings, and secure to your side pieces - 15.5cm from the centre back.

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STEP 11: The last thing you need to do is create the centre back closure. You need to attach one jump ring to each end of the chain and 1 lobster clasp to the side best suited to your needs. christmas-diy-handmade-gold-body-chain-bra-homemade-with-instructions-christmas-gift-for-her-sensual-accessory-jewellery-14

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Our bra is based on a UK size 10, you can easily adjust your Body Chain Bra to fit by adding extra length (or taking away length) to the neck piece and the side pieces. We recommend you measure as you go. This isn't an exact science, you can simply hold the chain up to yourself and cut the lengths you feel fit best. lingerielafemme-nadiaking

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS: PART TWO

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Following on from last week's DIY choker, we thought we'd show to how to create your own choker and bracelets completely from scratch. With a little time and plenty of patience, it can be incredibly rewarding to create something special for yourself or a loved one.

This week we explore the easiest way to create your own at home...


How to make your own bondage choker..

You will need:

18 inches of 12mm wide black satin elastic

2 x 12mm gold sliders

2 x 6mm gold O rings

1 x 12mm gold O ring

1  x Small strip of elastic (7mm wide)

Embroidery Scissors

Pins

Thread

Hand sewing needle

Sewing Machine

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STEP 1: Gather all your components. Cut 18 inches of 12mm wide elastics and get your two sliders.

STEP 2: Thread the elastic through the bottom of the first slider, over the middle bar then back on itself and stitch into place. Trim off any excess elastic.

chritmas-gift-for-her-diy-make-at-home-bondage-fashion-sm-choker-necklace-jewellery-elastic-gold-lingeie-la-femme-made-from-scratch-02 STEP 3: Thread one side of your second slider on to the elastic.

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STEP 4: Thread the end of your elastic through the bottom of your first slider, up over the middle bar and down through the other side. Then thread the end of your elastic through the top of your second slider and back on itself.

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STEP 6: Your simple elastic chocker is complete. Now you all you need to do is add a little embellishment.

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STEP 7: To create the centre front detail, tread your strip of 7mm elastic through the gold rings as illustrated below. chritmas-gift-for-her-diy-make-at-home-bondage-fashion-sm-choker-necklace-jewellery-elastic-gold-lingeie-la-femme-made-from-scratch-07

STEP 8: Sew the 7mm strip on to the choker with a 1cm seam and trim off any excess elastic at the back. Bring the front end of the elastic strip up and over to the back and hand sew the elastic, keeping the O rings in place.

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Congrats! You're done.

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How to make matching handcuffs...

You will need:

Everything you required to make the above choker

1 Metre if thin gold chain

2 x 10mm gold lobster clasps

2 x 5mm gold jump rings

A pair of pliers

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STEP 1: Make your elastic bracelets in the same way you made the choker. You will need to measure 9.5 inches of elastic for each bracelet.

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STEP 2: Take a jump ring and tread it through the two ends of your chain. Then tread through a lobster clasp and close the jump ring using a pair of pliers.

STEP 3: Once you have done one end, find the middle point of the chain and thread through the jump ring and repeat the process.

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STEP 4: Simply clip the clasps on to your bracelet's O rings to turn your bondage inspired bracelets into kinky handcuffs. chritmas-gift-for-her-diy-make-at-home-bondage-fashion-sm-choker-necklace-jewellery-elastic-gold-lingeie-la-femme-made-from-scratch-13

Of course, if you'd rather buy something a little more luxurious, simply click the links below to shop from talented independent designers....

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HANDMADE CHRISTMAS: PART ONE

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Handmade gifts make the best Christmas presents and it is often easier than you think to create something truley bespoke and luxurious.

Chokers are this season's accessory du jour and our DIY bondage chokers make the ideal seductive stocking fillers for any lingerie aficionado.

This week we explore the easiest way to create your own at home...


The super easy way to make your own bondage choker..

You will need:

2 repurposed detachable suspender straps

2 16mm gold O rings

1 small strip of elastic (7mm wide)

Embroidery Scissors

Pins

Thread

Sewing Machine

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STEP 1: Gather all your components. To make this neckpiece we repurposed 2 detachable suspenders from Adina Reay's Fran Short. The great thing about this choker is that it can be easily disassembled if you want to use the suspenders for their original purpose.

STEP 2: Secure the suspender straps together using the swan hook fastenings.

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STEP 3: Loop the gold rings together using the strip on 7mm elastic and secure into place with a pin.

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STEP 4: Using a straight-stitch, stitch the elastic together as close as you can get to the rings and trim off excess elastic.

chritmas-gift-for-her-diy-make-at-home-bondage-fashion-sm-choker-necklace-jewellery-elastic-gold-lingeie-la-femme-043STEP 5: Open the rings to sit side-by-side. Stitch a seam down the middle to secure the elastic in place.

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STEP 6: Simply attach the suspender clips to the rings and you're finished.

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Congrats, you're done!

Next week we will explore the slightly more complicated way to make your own choker from scratch and, for a little extra Christmas kink, we will show you how to create your own matching handcuffs.

Of course, if you'd rather buy than build your own, simply click the links below to shop our stylish selections...

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Christmas Gift Guide

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from top left to right: Caramel Adriana collar by BORDELLE, Claret embroidered tulle briefs from I.D. SARRIERI, Peel n' Stick push up cups by FASHION FORMS, Illustrated Christmas card from COCO DE MER, Pearl nipple jewellery by BIJOUX INDISCRETS, Swarovski crystal teardrop pasties from RUTH MELBOURNE, bra by GONZALES LINGERIE, Juliette Has A Gun perfume by BROOKLYN FOX LINGERIE, Gold leavers lace bodysuit from GILDA & PEARL, Green stretch-lace soft-cup bra by LONELY LINGERIE, Metallic gold silk pyjama set from YOLKE.

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Tomorrow is officially the first day of the festive season and it's time to celebrate all things bright and beautiful.

From everyday luxuries to seductive stocking fillers, we explored all our favourite lingerie boutiques and brands to bring to you a covetable Christmas gift guide like no other.

- For the Naughty -

christmas-holiday-seasonal-festive-gift-guide-sensual-seductive-naughty-lingerie-pasties-ouvert-knickers-underpinnings-latex-sm-bondage-intimates-luxury-01 top left to right: ELISSA POPPY | BORDELLE | COCO DE MER

middle left to right: COCO DE MER | FLEUR OF ENGLAND | E.L.F ZHOU

bottom left to right: BORDELLE | BRISTOLS SIX | THE MODEL TRAITOR

 

- Something Nice -

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middle left to right: MIMI HOLLIDAY | AGENT PROVOCATEUR | OLIVIA VON HALLE

bottom left to right: HANKY PANKY | MIMI HOLLIDAY | FLEUR DU MAL

 

- Seductive Stocking Fillers -

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top left to right: I Dare You: 30 Sealed Seductions from COCO DE MER | Body Jewellery by EDGE O'BEYOND  | Catwoman mask by CHROMAT

bottom left to right: Black crystal nipplets by E.L.F ZHOU | Erotic subscription box by UNBOUND | Candles by D.L & CO

 

- Everyday Luxuries -

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left to right: STELLA McCARTNEY | BASERANGE | DEAR KATE

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Valentines Gift Guide

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from top left to right: Quite Frankly Magazine from COCO DE MER, Devotion boudoir cushion by LOVEDAY LONDON,  Bellatrix heels designed by Charlotte Olympia for AGENT PROVOCATEUR, Bijoux Indiscrets natural water intimate gel from PETITS BISOUS, Condoms by KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE, Naughty/Nice pillowcase set by KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE, Romantic poetry & picture book from COCO DE MER, Scented candle by LE PETIT TROU, Lace sleep-mask by MIMI HOLLIDAY, Illustration by ILKA Design, Slipper and sleep-mask set designed by Charlotte Olympia for AGENT PROVOCATEUR.

 

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Valentine's Day is a great excuse to treat yourself or someone you love to a few of life's little luxuries. We explored all our favourite lingerie boutiques and brands to bring to a you a Valentine's Day Gift Guide like no other. Here you won't see stockings and suspenders or pink lingerie sets. Our guide is dedicated to the stress-free and small simple pleasures that any lingerie lover is bound to enjoy...

 

- Playing Games -

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- Candles -

Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-gift-guide-lingerie-candles-02top left to right: LELO | JOURNELLE | KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE

bottom left to right: LOVEDAY LONDON | MAISON CLOSE | AGENT PROVOCATEUR

 

- Lotions and Potions -

Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-gift-guide-lingerie-brand-lotions-and-potions-03top left to right: Massage Oil by ARCANE GALLERY | Perfume by FIFI CHANCHNIL | Soap by KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE

middle left to right: Perfume by PETITS BISOUS | Delicate spray from JOURNELLE | Delicates soak by SOAK

bottom left to right: Massage oil by COCO DE MER | Bijoux Indiscrets dark chocolate edible body paint from PETITS BISOUS | Perfume by AUBADE

 

- Headwear -

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top left to right: Pony ears from ARCANE GALLERY | Bunny ears by FLEUR DU MAL | Turban by VIOLET & WREN

bottom left to right: Lace ears by MIMI HOLLIDAY | Hat by KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE  | Mask by FRAULEIN KINK lingerielafemme-nadiaking

DIY LUXURY EYE-MASK

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Handmade gifts make the best presents. Enjoy the gift of giving this Christmas and take the time and effort to make something truly unique.


How you make your own luxury eye mask...

You will need:

Half a metre of faux leather

Half a metre of fleece material (for adding thickness)

Half a metre of silk

Elastic

Dressmaker Scissors

Pins

Thread

Sewing machine

All purpose glue

Any lace or appliqués desired for finishing

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And our pattern: Download here.

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STEP 1: Print out 2 copies of the pattern. Cut out 1 large template, this is for the front and back pieces.  And 1 smaller template, for the inside piece.

STEP 2: Trace around your pattern pieces on the fabric, make sure to mark the notches. Cut out your fabric pieces.

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STEP 3: Lay your back piece (silk) right side up and your front piece (leather) right side down. Lay the inner piece on top keeping 5mm from the edge and secure with glue or double sided tape to keep in place.

STEP 4: Measure your head to see how long you need your elastic band and cut the elastic with an 1cm on each side.

DIY-eye-mask-sleep-leather-lace-handmade-how-to-make-your-own-luxury-sleep-mask_04STEP 5: Pin the eye-mask together and attach the elastic, making sure to match up the notches.

DIY-eye-mask-sleep-leather-lace-handmade-how-to-make-your-own-luxury-sleep-mask_05STEP 6: Sew all your pieces together (using a leather needle in your machine). Make sure to stitch 5mm from the edge and leave a 1-2inch gap for you to turn your eye-mask inside out.

DIY-eye-mask-sleep-leather-lace-handmade-how-to-make-your-own-luxury-sleep-mask_06STEP 7: Make notches all around the edges, clipping as close you can (but not through) the stitching. Then trim the seam allowance in half around the entire mask.

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STEP 9: Once completed, glue your lace in place at the top. Then snip away any excess and glue all the edges down.

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STEP 9b: Or simply glue on your appliqué. Here we used a guipure lace appliqué:

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 And congrats, you're done! lingerielafemme-nadiaking

A White Winter

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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: JESSICA PAIN@ PROFILE MODELS


More sophisticated than christmas crimson and suitable all year round. Why not add an understated festive feel to your lingerie drawer with winter whites...

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lace lingerie set SILENT ASSEMBLY

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lingerie and suspender belt MYLA

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lingerie set and skirt suspender AGENT PROVOCATUER

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lingerie and gold jewellery EDGE O'BEYOND

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lingerie set EBERJEY

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lace and mesh set MAISON LEJABY

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