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NOTEWORTHY KNICKERS

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Based in the California, Alexandra Anissa is an independent lingerie label handcrafting dreamy intimates to order from their cosy pink studio. Known for her provocative-yet-ultra-feminine aesthetic, each piece is handmade by the designer herself. From pattern grading, cutting, sewing and packaging - all orders are done with her immaculately-polished hands. Alexandrea Anissa believes lingerie is for everybody and every body, so all the her designs are available in sizes XXS - 5X (in UK sizes this ranges from about a 6-24).

Last week the label launched their very first lingerie pattern - the Valerie High Waist Panty. This classic and super cute design is ideal for the novice lingerie sewer and I couldn't wait to test it out.

The pattern was delivered by PDF and pretty easy to construct. If you are making multiple sizes I suggest tracing the pattern rather than cutting from the original, this will save A LOT of time as printing and assembly can be tedious and time-consuming. Directions are simple and easy to follow - from cutting to completion it should take no longer than a couple of hours.

If you're a fan of comfort and retro knickers, this is the perfect pattern to introduce you into the world of lingerie construction...

To find out more about Alexandra Anissa visit her website www.alexandraanissa.com or

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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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NOTEWORTHY KNICKERS

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Fortunately, these lace knickers are specifically designed with an active, free spirited modern woman in mind. Thanks to a hidden pocket (into which the underwear can easily tuck) you can easily and discreetly carry a extra pair without worrying about any potential for embarrassment.

Urban Undercover are a brand with a wild heart and gypsy soul. Their products reflect their passion of travel and the desire to explore and live as many experiences as possible. They've modified underwear to simplify your life. Allowing you to be confident in the pair you are wearing and have equal confidence in knowing you have a backup.

Throw an extra pair in any bag, beach/gym bag, backpack, purse, carry-on, etc. It’s not just about underwear, it’s about an experience, and having a spare pair will keep you open to adventure. 

To find out more about Urban Undercover visit their website.

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Follow-instaFollow Urban Undercover for inspiring quotes and a serious dose of wanderlust. There are plenty of travel images and stunning lookbook imagery.

Just click the image below to go the Urban Undercover Instagram page…

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For The Love Of Lace

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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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For more lace lingerie inspiration visit our new For The Love Of Lace Pinterest board.

 

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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Noteworthy Knickers

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These knickers not only look sensational – they also help prevent soreness on the saddle. Bike Nicks offer padded cycle lingerie, which enables women to be stylish and comfortable as they cycle freely in their daily lives. Designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK, Bike Nicks have just the right amount of padding, allowing you to wear them all day like regular knickers. Also with no VPL and a nude range coming later this year - you can wear them with any outfit you like!

The brand is the brainchild of Lili Millar. As a personal trainer and yoga teacher she rides up to 10 miles a day.

  " I came up with Bike nicks padded cycle lingerie out of desperation. Normal everyday knickers were useless for managing the accumulated pain caused by the pressure placed on the anatomy when sitting for periods on a narrow bike saddle and cycling on bad road surfaces. I usually had to resort to wearing ill-fitting, ugly over padded cycle shorts and wasn't happy with this as a solution..." Lili Millar, Creator of Bike Nicks

To hear more about Bike Nicks and the inspiring women who wear them, visit their website: http://www.bikenicks.com/.

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Black Knicker £26.99 | Pink Thong £26.99

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The Bike Nicks Instagram page is filled with humour, inspiring quotes, enviable yoga prowess and London life.

 Just click the image below to go the Bike Nicks Instagram page...

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LA VIE EN LINGERIE: SHAREEFA

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Shareefa is an full-time curve model, actress and singer. She has worked with many brands such as ASOS, Simply Be, Curvissa and posed for the now famous Swimsuits for All Calendar. Here she shares her views on body image, her love for Victoria's Secret and her lingerie pet peeves...La-Vie-Bike-Nicks_193web

Hi Shareefa, tell me about yourself -

I am a Curve model, originally from Norwich but I’m now living in London. About three years ago I went through a phase where I kept getting approached by photographers and modelling agents and also strangers on the street who were telling me I should model, so eventually I approached an agency and they signed me on the day and I have been modelling ever since.

 

How would you describe your style?

I would say I’m pretty flexible with my style; I don’t tend to stick with just one image or a particular colour palette. I love trying on different fabrics and shapes and finding out what suit me the most. At the moment I’m wearing a lot of shift dresses, I pair them with sandals and a hat for a really simple summer look.

 

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

I experiment a lot with my outer-wear and I always select my underwear very carefully around my outfits so, yes, I would say its in-keeping with my style. I tend to buy new lingerie most months so I have quite a big collection! I have a real pet peeve for bra straps showing and wearing the wrong shape knickers with jeans so I have just about every style to suit whatever I’m wearing. I have this really handy bra converter; it helps hide your straps when wearing racer back tops.

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What are your favourite fashion and lingerie designers/ brands?

My Favourite fashion designer is Chanel, I would shop there everyday if I could. For my lingerie, my number one brand has got to be Victoria's Secret. For me the fit is amazing and I think it's really important to have your lingerie fitting correctly - it really helps me to feel body confident when I know I'm supported!

 

What’s your favourite set of lingerie and why?

I love to mix and match my undies so It's hard to pick just one set! While I don't think you can go wrong with sexy and sophisticated black lace, right now I would have to pick my bright pink bralette from Victoria’s Secret. The colour is amazing!

 

What’s is your worst ever lingerie purchase?

The worst set of underwear I have ever purchased has to be when I was travelling abroad and forgot to pack any underwear in my suitcase so I ran into H&M and picked up the nearest pair I could find, when I arrived at the hotel and opened up the packet I realised I had bought kids undies aged six years!

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How would you describe your body image?

I am very comfortable with my body; I embrace my curves, cellulite, stretch marks and all the things that society is forever telling us to hide as women! I think health is the most important thing. I am really into my nutrition and I have a vegetable juice or smoothie everyday and avoid high sugar and processed food. I go to the gym and practice yoga so I know I'm healthy and my body is how it's supposed to be.

 

 

Have you always been happy with your body?

I grew up as a chubby kid I was always teased about my size, but as I grew into my body I learned to appreciate my curves and now I wouldn't change them for the world.

 

 

Are there any words of wisdom you like to live your life by?

Be yourself because everybody else is taken.


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As they say "An image is worth a thousand words". So in that case, this must be a dissertation on sexual desire. My favourite lingerie boutique Coco De Mer have recently launched a video hoping to engage people in a new liberated conversation around desire. Shot by an ensemble of directors and photographers, the video is a roller-coaster ride of images, immersing the viewer in the deepest desires of the erotic imagination. The video will run online via the Coco De Mer website and nationwide in cinemas. Click below for a peek at the trailer and we also have a link to the full (rated 18) version at the bottom...

 

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THE X MANIFESTO.

THE VOICE OF THE EROTIC IMAGINATION.

The erotic mind doesn’t quite get the same attention that other parts of life’s rich tapestry do. The erotic appetite is, for many, subdued, denied, un-begun.

Those delights that fascinate our senses, like cuisine, design, fashion, and even our more base pastimes such as celebrity gossip, occupy the cultural psyche in a myriad of forms from books to magazines to TV programmes.

But not matters erotic. They’re strangely limited and repressed.

Everyone has become conditioned to consigning such imagination in this area to a Christmas treat or perhaps a special moment in the first flight of infatuation.

By opening up a more playful conversation on the subject we hope to investigate the exhilarating scope of the erotic mind, delve into where it comes from and how it develops.

We intend to define our brand in this philosophy by becoming the voice of the erotic imagination and generating a powerful progressive energy around the subject.

We believe that the hunger for a more sensitive and intelligent resource on this subject can unlock a virtual storm of information. By truly engaging in the full breadth and depth of a conversation about these things, we can reach a better understanding of, and connection to, what is truly sexual. Our aim is to understand the nuance of human sexual fantasies, and to fulfil them with a greater degree of art and accuracy in our brand offering. We should endeavour to make the human heart beat as it is supposed to.

Yes, a little superficial dabbling is fun in itself, but the true agenda for Coco de Mer is to have those appetites more fully embraced and to help modify behaviour in that direction. In the film, when we declare ‘We can help you think about sex more’ we want to elevate the experiences, to redefine the attention and consideration you give it.

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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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