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INTIMATE UPDATES: Oct 2017

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After a long summer sabbatical, Lingerie La Femme is back! And there's so much to catch up on in the world of lingerie and intimates...

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Today marks the 4 year anniversary of Lingerie La Femme! In 2014 I launched Lingerie La Femme as an online magazine dedicated to creating exclusive and unique content and promoting diversity, body positivity and luxurious intimates. My first and foremost goal was to utilise my skills as an ex-photographer to produce beautiful and diverse lingerie editorials - casting a diverse mix of models, using little or no photo-shop and shooting women in less passive, objectifying situations. After working predominately for Men's magazines for quite a few years I wanted to create beautiful, inclusive and positive lingerie imagery that celebrated the actual lingerie and the woman wearing it and not just her body.

My secondary motive was to explore the lingerie industry - to give myself a reason (and permission) to really dive into the world of lingerie and swimwear. Besides shooting a couple of lingerie brand campaigns and one trade editorial I knew very little about the lingerie industry and I had always wanted to know more. Being a workaholic, I couldn't just spend hours researching lingerie brands, reading articles and watching documentaries for fun... but - if it was for Lingerie La Femme - I could allow myself the luxury!

Lingerie La Femme has led to lots fun, opportunities and two eye-opening industry jobs. Finally this summer I decided to follow my passion and I left my job to study Fashion Contour. Now that I'm enrolled on a full-time degree, the content of lingerie la femme is going to change a little. There will be further focus on the creative and technical aspects of lingerie, more posts on lingerie making, uni projects, personal posts and non-exclusive editorials. To put it simply it will become more of a conventional blog and less of a magazine.... However it will still be a blog 100% devoted to promoting diversity, body positivity and luxurious intimates.

 

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Modibodi | We've all heard of period proof underwear but Modibodi is the first brand I've heard to do period-proof swimwear.

 

Kendal + Kylie Lingerie for Topshop | Yes, Kendal + Kylie have launched a lingerie collection. Yes, they were uncharacteristically silent when it came to the launch... But what I find much more interesting is that fact that the capsule collection was co-designed by Jennifer Zuccarini - Fleur du Mal founder and creative director! Infusing her familiar aesthetic with fabrics such as mesh, lace and velvet, you can get a flavour of the Fleur Du Mal brand for a fraction of the price.

 

Les Girls Les Boys | Like many lingerie fanatics, I very eagerly awaited the launch of Les Girls Les Boys by Serena Rees, the co-founder of Agent Provocateur. I heard the term 'gender-fluid' and imagined all sorts of boundary pushing, innovative and tasteful creations. I am not entirely sure of what exactly I expected but it was definitely something a little less....boring. I find myself underwhelmed by the collection but still hopeful that something interesting and maybe revelational will come out of it...

Les Girls Les Boys Androgyny Lingerie - The Lingerie Addict

Les Girls Les Boys - GQ Magazine

 

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Save the Date:

Luxury Lingerie Sample Sale | 21st November 2017, 10:30 to 19:30 | Free Entry

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE

It's the return of this truly remarkable multibrand designer sample sale, where pretty much all of the hottest London lingerie and swimwear brands get together for a one-day spectacular, this time at Chelsea Old Town Hall! Expect prices starting from £5, with participating brands including Asceno, Bordelle, Coco De Mer, Edge O' Beyond, Ell & Cee, Harlow & Fox, Kiss Me Deadly, Kriss Soonik, Lascivious Lingerie, Longstaff Longstaff, Loveday London, Nubian Skin, Nui Ami, Paolita, Playful Promises, Something Wicked and Yolke!

Most brands should have card machines, but just in case, take cash!

 

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Click here to view our very first Halloween editorial!

INTIMATE UPDATES

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 Everything that is hot and happening in the world of lingerie...

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No paint, no photography. Just pen. | We're in love with Dara Vandor's ink portraits of lingerie and lace (above).

see more here

 

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Storm in a D Cup | June Kenton

'Storm in a D-Cup' is the autobiography of June Kenton, the driving force behind Rigby & Peller, one of the most famous luxury lingerie retailers in the world. With an enviable client list that includes some of the world’s most iconic women, June has devoted her life to extolling the virtues of a properly-fitted and well-styled bra.

From her early days trading from an open-fronted shop in Brixton, to being royally-appointed as the corsetiere to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, June’s heart-warming and absorbing story shows that with a bit of grit and determination, anything is possible!

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This Plus Size Lingerie Show Made More Than One Political Statement | Bustle.com

 Changing Shape Of Women | Bluebella

 

 If you have missed the Thinx saga (or should I say scandal?) you're in for a ride. Don't forget, there are two sides to every coin... and you can read them both here:

Thinx Promised a Feminist Utopia to Everyone But Its Employees | Racked

 

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We thought we'd found every lingerie brand but it turns out there still more to discover..

ANEK | BERLIN

DAISY & ELIZABETH | USA

 

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Le Boutique Bazaar

Sunday 2nd April | McQueen Shoreditch, London

Le Boutique Bazaar features a curated selection of 40+ designers representing underground fashion & all things daring- think couture latex, custom corsetry, elaborate headdresses, tempting lingerie, luxury leather goods, and exotic jewels.... they have created a decadent and interactive atmosphere across 3 sumptuous floors, where you can browse, buy, flirt, drink and have fun with like-minded and inspiring people of all types..

find out more

 

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Bluebella | 50% Red Sale Sizzle

La Leia | Save Up to 50% in the Spring Sale

Seafolly | Free Shipping with no minium spend- Use Code: FREESHIP367

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Spring/Summer 17

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 It's not even spring and we're already thinking about summer! If you're like us and you're craving a little sun, sea and sangria you'll love our favourite SS17 lookbooks. We've chosen our 4 favourite lookbooks for their stunning photography, beautiful locations and covetable collections.

Scroll down to get in the mood for the sun-kissed season...

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 ZIMMERMANN

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FORTNIGHT LINGERIE

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ASCENO

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FELLA SWIM

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GET THE LOOK

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The New Year Resolution

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Happy New Year!

This year we've made the decision to boycott the usual New Year's resolutions. There will be no lengthy lists of demoralising "New Year, New You" goals. Instead we have opted for just one resolution - To educate ourselves on our breasts.

2016 was a great year for #body-positivity and #self-love and we hope 2017 is the year more women than ever get professionally fitted... or learn to do it at home.

It is just one fairly straight-forward task that will make you feel better, look better and won't cost you a penny.

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It is often cited that an incredible 80% of women wear the wrong sized bra and many more women put up with a bra that doesn’t suit their shape or style.

If you're in London, why not treat yourself to a trip to the Selfridges Body Studio or the legendary Rigby & Peller.

Rigby & Peller is a veteran in this arena, providing exemplary customer service since 1939. The stores are reported to mirror a luxury bridal boutique in their level of service, with their plush fitting rooms, satin robes and professional styling advice over a glass of prosecco. In the last few years, Rigby and Peller has also introduced made-to-measure technology into some of its stores. Its 3D mirror scans the upper body, recording over 140 measurements in less than a minute to determine a woman’s bra size.

If not, there is an array of great lingerie boutiques worldwide that offer professional fitting services. Or you can teach yourself to do it at home.

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT A D CUP LOOKS LIKE?

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FIT ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

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BREAST SHAPES

by Invest In Your Chest

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BRATABASE

a community of bra bloggers and fit reviews

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THE ONLINE FITTING CHALLENGE

by Invest In Your Chest

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WILL THIS BRA FIT APP CHANGE EVERYTHING?

by The Lingerie Addict

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BRA BAND PROJECT

this site aims to raise awareness about what properly-fitting bra sizes look like in “real life”, as well as demonstrate the variety of shapes and body types throughout (and within) each size

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BRA FITTING 101

by Herroom.com

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Do you know of any great bra-fitting articles or stores? Feel free to leave any links in the comments below...lingerielafemme-nadiaking

 

UNDRESSING MFW: SS17

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Embellishments

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clockwise from top left:  LA PERLA | AGENT PROVOCATEUR | FLEUR DU MAL | CHANTELLE

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT:

LA PERLA

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left to right: CARINE GILSON | AGENT PROVOCATEUR | FLEUR DU MAL | SAMANTHA CHANG

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ON THE RUNWAY:

SHEER & SEDUCTIVE

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Fringing

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clockwise from top: AGENT PROVOCATEUR | DAMARISFOLIES DE RENAUD

All runway images via Vogue.com

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Fashion Photography | Lingerie

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I'm not sure what came first - my love of photography, or my love of lingerie.

There is nothing I find more inspiring than a beautifully shot lingerie editorial or campaign. Over the years I have followed the work of countless fashion photographers and my consistent favourites are the photographers who know the difference between sensuality and ouvert sexualisation.

Scroll down to see a few of my favourite lingerie photographers...


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STEVEN MEISEL

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MARIO TESTINO

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GREG KADEL

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YU TSAI

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LACHLAN BAILEY

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MERT & MARCUS

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MILES ALDRIDGE

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HELMUT NEWTON

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ELLEN VON UNWERTH

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UNDRESSING LFW: SS17

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Leopard Print

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top to bottom:  EQUIPMENT | AGENT PROVOCATEUR

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ON THE RUNWAY:

FASHION x FOUNDATIONS

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ON THE RUNWAY:

LACE LUST

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Tulle

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All runway images via Vogue.com

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LA VIE EN LINGERIE: Fifi

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Hi, tell me about yourself:

Hi, My name is Fifi. I live in Indonesia but travel to London so often it feels like a second home. I work in Infrastructure and Property full-time but also model and create content for brands part-time. It’s a hobby and passion of mine, I love creating videos and photo-shoots and sharing my experiences and travels with the world. It all started 3 years ago, I had a good following on social media and brands such as Dior and SK-II started to approach me about being an ambassador and creating content for them. I wouldn’t go as far as to label myself as a pro-blogger as this isn’t my full-time profession and I only work with brands I love and use so it feels more organic.

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How would you describe your fashion style?

It can vary wildly depending on the occasion. To the office I always wear something tailored in neutral colours, such as a pencil skirt and vest, pant suit or skirt suit. When I’m not working I go for something basic and versatile such as jeans, and a white shirt or a knitted dress. I love brands such as Maje, Sandro and The Kooples, although I mostly shop online at Shopbop or Revolve Clothing.

On rare occasions I dress up as my alter ego, Viper Rose. She is sensual, confident and at times provocative without neglecting elegance and sophistication. She is another part of my modelling/content work as I often get hired to host events and guest star in fashion shows, often for club openings or Champagne/ liquor product launches. Viper Rose always wears something sexy and sophisticated, usually by Balmain or David Koma.

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

Yes, my lingerie is just as versatile as my outerwear. I always embrace my sensuality through using the right lingerie for my personality and body type.

Daily, I wear more basic lingerie such as Calvin Klein or Cosabella. It's important to me to wear the right underwear for my outfit so when i'm wearing a tight dress I'll opt for a seamless g-string or with jeans i'll choose a hipster knicker so it doesn't show above the waistband.

On special occasions, such a date night or big event, I like to be more daring. I enjoy dressing up in more sensual lingerie with lace, beads and even feathers sometimes - I feel it enhances my femininity and sensuality. My special lingerie is a kept separate from my everyday lingerie. I have a separate wardrobe and set of drawers. I see my lingerie as collectors items and every piece has it's own special place.

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What are your favourite fashion and lingerie designers/ brands?

My favourite luxury labels are La Perla, Coco De Mer, Atsuko Kudo and Bordelle. I have the iconic Bordelle girdle dress in my collection but I haven't worn it outside yet, I just don't know where to wear it!

I also love Agent Provocateur, Gooseberry Intimates and For Love and Lemons. I love their fabrics and the sensuality of their designs.

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What’s your favourite set of lingerie and why?

I don't have favourite set because I collect lingerie and each set is special in it's own way. However, my biggest splurge has to be my embellished corset (see here) - it cost more than my wedding gown! It was custom made in San Francisco by Dark Garden who make costumes for Dita Von Teese, and the corset was ornamented in Swarovski crystals by Catherine D'Lish.

Do you have any favourite Indonesian lingerie or swimwear labels?

Unfortunately there are not many Indonesian labels but a lot of overseas brands do make their lingerie and swimwear here. Two brands made here that I like are Indah clothing and Saucha.

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Do you have any favourite swimwear brands?

My favourite Swimwear label is Minimale Animale, because the cut of their suits is super sexy! I also love Indah, Agent Provocateur as the fit is great.

How would you describe your body image?

Right now I have a healthy body image, I maintain my body by eating healthy and exercising. But when I was younger it was very popular to be skinny - it wasn't desirable to have curves at all. I didn't like my figure and started crash dieting, which eventually led to bulimia. I had long journey to fight it but I love and accept my body now. When you travel you see different women of all shapes, sizes and skin colours, it makes you realise we're not all meant to look the same and you have to embrace your own kind of beauty. I've made two youtube videos on the subject on my youtube channel. 

I love my body and Weight Loss Transformation, Story & Journey

What's your worst lingerie purchase?

My worst purchase was when I was younger and hated my body. Back then I was insecure having boobs because in the late 90's the trend was no boobs like Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow. I used to wear a minimiser bra or full coverage bra to hide them.

That was until the Victoria Secret and Lindsay Lohan era, when curves were back, and I finally embraced my shape and got rid of those ugly bras!

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

Embrace who you are and make the most of it.

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Click the images below to follow Fifi...

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If you would like to take part in one of our La Vie En Lingerie interviews and photoshoots in London please get in touch. Casting is open to anyone who identifies as a woman – regardless of age, shape, size or chroma-zone combination. Help us promote diversity and body positivity and have a little fun in the process!

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Love and Loungewear

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Happy Valentine's Day! This year, forget heels and expensive restaurants - in true Sunday style spend the day of love in your loungewear. Enjoy a romantic day at home -  staying in bed till noon, cooking a mimosa brunch together and simply giving each other your undivided attention...

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LINGERIE LA FEMME EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: LINGERIE LA FEMME

HAIR/ MAKE-UP ARTIST: LAURA HUNT 

MODELS: GEORGINA TOMS @ MILK MODELS & JACK VACHER @ PRM


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Boxers SMITH & DOWNES | Camisole MIMI HOLLIDAY | Lingerie set (underneath) EBERJEY Love-lingerie-and-loungewear-Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-editorial-04

Boxers 1ST MAN | Lace bralette and silk shorts NUI AMI Love-lingerie-and-loungewear-Lingerie-la-femme-valentines-day-editorial-05

Boxers 1ST MAN | Lace and silk camisole NUI AMI | High waist knickers LASCIVIOUS


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FOR HER

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FOR HIM

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Behind The Scenes

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Camisole and Knickers by MIMI HOlLIDAY 


LINGERIE LA FEMME EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: LINGERIE LA FEMME

HAIR/ MAKE-UP: ELLA NORRIS 

MODELS: SINEAD & MICHELLE DE VILLIERS @ MILK MODEL MANAGEMENT


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Lingerie set by MIMI HOLLIDAY

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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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Persephone Body

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#Intimates of Instagram

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Hands up if you're addicted to Instagram? ..... Yes?... I Thought so.

 

I'll admit it - I'm addicted to Instagram too. I currently follow 1,711 (and counting!) brands, businesses, celebrities & many many cats. It's my favourite source of social media, it's not only a quick and easy way to take and publish images, but it's also a great place to discover exciting new brands, see behind the scenes from your favourite designers and drool over the latest carb-free-sugar-free brownie recipes. Here are a few of our favourite Instagram accounts, if you love intimates as much as we do I'm sure you'll enjoy...

 


 The Designer


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@palomacasile

A french lingerie designer with a beautifully curated account. Her lingerie screams luxury, with innovative designs and stunning lace. I love her mix of close up lace shots and creative images of her covetable lingerie.

 

What To Expect: Beautiful black & white images. Lots of lingerie and lace. Behind the scenes shots, from the design process to photo-shoots. 

 

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The Blogger


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@thedailyknicker

Tiah is a model, blogger and lingerie aficionado. Her Instagram accompanies her blog The Daily Knicker, where you can find lots of lust-worthy lingerie, honest reviews, original editorials and more. Her Instagram is fun and engaging, you can easily find yourself scrolling through the many comments and conversations for a little bit too long.

 

What To Expect: Lots of lingerie variety. Honest reviews. Sneak previews of upcoming editorials or campaign images. Plenty of conversation. 

 

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The Boutique


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@shopjournelle

Journelle is a designer lingerie store based in New York City, and a favourite online lingerie mecca for the lingerie-obsessed. It's home to all things lovely + lacey and their Instagram is no exception. They not only post beautiful images of their lingerie but they bring personality and humour to their captions. I particularly love their well designed and entertaining quote-grams!

 

What To Expect: Humour. Fun. Lingerie-as-outerwear inspiration. Quotes. Illustrations. Sales and promo codes. 

 

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 The Student


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@jessiemaeday

Jessie is a lingerie enthusiast and aspiring designer. Studying Contour fashion, Jessie's Instagram is full of handmade lingerie and insights into the course and design process. It's exciting to see her sketchbooks and see her progress. Not to mention her cute cat Bear.

 

What To Expect: Handmade Lingerie. Style Inspiration. Tattoos. Cute cats. Sketchbooks. Design development. 

 

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 The Model


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@giagenevieve

Gia is an LA model, most recognised for her natural voluptuous curves and retro style. Gia recently shot with famed fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for the March issue cover of Playboy Magazine. Her account is full of seductive images and retro fashion.

 

What To Expect: Amazing Hair. Pin-up Clothing. Retro Lingerie. Editorial Images. Behind the scenes shots. Seductive Fashion Films.

 

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 The Brand


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@mylalondon

A luxury lingerie and sleepwear brand based in London. Myla began as a small boutique in Notting Hill and is now an internationally known global brand. Their Instagram account overflows with alluring images, illustrating their elegant and sensual aesthetic. Featuring Illustration collaborations, celebrities and exclusive behind the scenes images.

 

What To Expect: Lots of lace and lingerie. Silk Sleepwear. Pleasing views of London. Collection Previews. Behind the scenes shots. Competitions, sales and promotions. Fashion Videos. Sensual Images. 

 

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The Freelance Designer


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@lingerie_by_pia

A freelance lingerie and swimwear designer. Pia's account is a small but captivating collection of images from her life. From her inspirations and adventures to her stunning lace (and sometimes leather) creations. Her account leaves too much to the imagination and I can't wait to see more from her.

 

What To Expect: Images of Paris and London. Close ups of  beautiful lace. Sketches. Inspiration boards. Hand sewn Lingerie. Behind the Scenes photo-shoot shots. 

 

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The Swimwear Brand


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@calidreamingswimwear

A simple, understated swimwear label based in Venice Beach, CA. Their simple and chic  bikinis are incredible and their sun-drenched images will make you dream of summer. Their Instagram gives you a peak into their brand and lifestyle, so serene and seductive you may just want to move to California.

 

What To Expect: Serene sunlit Images. Nude and Print Swimwear. Athletic inspired bikinis.  Mood Boards. Editorial and Campaign Images. Behind the scenes Images. Creative still life images. 

 

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Sensualité

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LINGERIE LA FEMME EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: LINGERIE LA FEMME

HAIR/ MAKE-UP: RAENAH KROBO-EDUSEI

MODEL: KATIE M @ MILK MODEL MANAGEMENT 


Following on from the previous article, Our editorial 'Sensualité' introduces the most luxurious and covetable lingerie available to the larger-cup consumer. All these seductive and sophisticated sets offer support without sacrificing sensuality...

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FANTASIE - STRAPLESS BRA | SUSPENDER | KNICKERS

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ALL UNDONE - BRA | KNICKERS

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HARLOW & FOX - KIMONO | BRA | SUSPENDER | KNICKERS

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Nouveau: 2015

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 INTRODUCING EXCITING NEW BRANDS FOR 2015.

BLUE REIGN

January 2015 welcomed the arrival of Blue Reign. A dark, sexy and beautiful brand which marks an era of self-sufficiency,fearless independence and infinite possibilities. There are no boudoir secrets or romantic mysteries...  Only a lifestyle of success and ambition. A statement of progressiveness. An exploration of confidence. A celebration of control.

Redefining the balance between sex and power, designs from Blue Reign embody the lifestyle of the progressive modern woman, reminding her of her self-worth, her ambitions and her ability to take control of her world. Each piece is carefully constructed and all handmade to order from a home studio in London. With bra sizes ranging from 28B - 34HH and knickers from XS - XL, Blue Reign caters to women beyond the core sizes.

The Dynasty collection takes inspiration from Scythian history and their battle culture. Scythian warriors used quilted leather in a protective manner during combat to defend themselves from the opposition.This debut range introduces the notion of strength (Leather) and fearlessness (chiffon). When combined, these two fabrics create a beautiful paradox of power and finesse. The elegant handle and immersive matte finish of the chiffon pieces command attention but also convey a sense of respect; and the leather has been hand quilted to achieve a careful, strong and eloquent finish. Each design is bold, strong and definitive – sure to make a statement.

Blue Reign is about acceptance, celebration and self ownership.

Your world. Your Rules.

 

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HDH SWIM

On January 26th 2015 Hackwith Design House launched their first swimwear line, HDH Swim.

The collection is beautifully simplistic, conveying a sense of understated elegance. Each piece is minimalistic and versatile, combining neutral colours and simple silhouettes - flattering against any body type. Featuring 12 different swimwear designs in black, white and two-tone combinations , these are perfect to mix and match! While most of Hackwith Design House's pieces are available in limited edition, HDH Swim, like their basics line, will be available on the website all year round. Made by hand in their Minneapolis studio, each piece is of exceptional quality - and thankfully they offer international shipping!

"I like to design with the idea that women's bodies are as diverse as their skills, talents and accomplishments. Our Swim line is no different, with designs intended to complement all unique body types." - Lisa Hackwith, Founder

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ADINA REAY

For me, the launch of  Adina Reay was much anticipated.  After coming across their brand at The Lingerie Edit in London, I couldn't wait to get my hands on their designs.

Sharon Lake, the Founder, told me she wanted to create a larger-cup brand everybody would want to wear - even women who could slip into a Agent Provocateur set with ease. After browsing through the collection, I could tell her goal had been accomplished. Available in sizes 32DD to 36G, Adina Reay offers covetable, highly luxurious sets with beautiful, elegant bras and equally stunning suspenders and knickers.

The brand's signature style challenges traditional patterns by using hidden structural elements and whisper-fine, yet strong, fabrics to maximise support within the cup - allowing delicate straps and reduced coverage over the bust, sides and back. The aim is to make women feel special when they buy and wear Adina Reay, no compromises have been made on the quality of design, materials, manufacture or packaging. Its the lingerie that women of this size have deserved for years but have had difficulty finding. The collection comprises of pieces created from the highest artisan-quality; Leavers laces, bespoke Austrian embroideries, satins and tulles, creating a classic, sophisticated yet modern look.

Adina Reay is modern and sophisticated lingerie that is beautiful in its own right, regardless of size.

A small selection of their collection in now available online with more to come..

 

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GEM PICKET

Gem Picket is the brainchild of veteran interiors and fashion executive, Germaine Picket. After leaving the fabled Store Development department at Ralph Lauren, where she created global retail interiors for the iconic brand throughout the better part of a decade, Germaine decided to give life to a lingerie concept she had conceived several years prior. Beautiful, comfortable, sexy creations of luxurious natural fiber fabrics (particularly cotton) in a neutral palette, something she had struggled to find in the marketplace.

Based in Manhattan, NY and due to launch in AW 2015, the namesake line Gem Picket introduces sophisticated and feminine silhouettes in cotton/silk batiste and fine cotton knit fabrications sourced from Japan and Italy. Ranging from soft bras to expertly cut knickers to open-back tanks and flirty shorts, lounge pants to leggings, bodysuits to rompers, perfect to wear together or separately, inside the bedroom or out...

" Like many women, I wear my day clothes like a suit of armour, a uniform. They help us create who we need to be for the public role we play on any given day. They are a means of expressing who we are to the world, or want to be, and where we fit in. But in my private life, I want to express nothing more than my playful, relaxed, cute, sexy, smart and sophisticated inner self. Truly being who I am and not who someone else wants me to be. " - Gem Picket

 

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 SIAN HOFFMAN X MODEL TRAITOR

For 2015, two established and renowned brands come together to launch the Sian Hoffman x Model Traitor SS15 Collection.

Sian Hoffman creates sensual body-sculpting foundation garments, handmade with particular attention to detail and the highest quality of craftsmanship. Pushing boundaries between fashion and the erotic, her corsetry is timeless and alluring. Her collections can be broken down into four distinct lines – Fashion, Restraint, Bridal and Feminine Vintage. Each is versatile in the preferred way of wearing; as underwear or outerwear. Sian’s highly exclusive and unique collections are designed completely from scratch, without the use of existing historical patterns. These cutting edge foundation garments include beautiful control girdles, panty girdles, waspies, full-cupped tightlacing corsets, posture collars, luxury everyday basics and bespoke boned and laced items. All are predominantly designed for waist reduction, encouraging posture and forming a magnificent silhouette.

Her fascination with the corset has grown beyond aesthetics and body modification, to the psychological effects it has over the wearer. It is of enormous satisfaction, not just creating these intricate sculptural pieces but to empower her clients whatever their gender, with an open-minded approach that encourages the wearer to be proud of their body and fantasies: Power, Seduction, Domination, Submission, Comfort; but most importantly, Confidence…

The Model Traitor is a London based brand created by British born, renowned corsetry designer, Sian Hoffman and Sardinian born fine artist Valentina Piras, who have seamlessly managed to blend their expertise of luxury design and craftsmanship with the philosophy of fetishism. The concept is based on the firm belief that sensual pleasures have to be fulfilled, consentingly, limitlessly and fearlessly, enriching our lives and relationships from the pleasure we create.

The Model Traitor’s signature collection comprises of luxury leather restraints and hand crafted flagellant tools created in their London Discipline Atelier.  Traditional but uniquely designed objects of restraint are distinguished by a selection of high quality leathers with premium gold brass fittings. Their powerful design oozes richness, style and beauty and although they are created for the art of bondage, The Model Traitor Choker’s and Cuffs can make a distinctive fashion accessory for their symbolic and aesthetic as well as their predominate functionality. Their irresistible erotic body wear is designed to accentuate and flatter the sublime female form and enhance pleasure whether it is for the part of seductress or submissive. Gracing the pages of publications including Vogue, Garage, W, GQ and Ellen Von Unwerth’s limited edition book ‘Story of Olga’, to name a few, their pieces are stylish, yet sinfully alluring…

The  new SS15 collection not only features Sian Hoffman's timeless and alluring corsets combined with The Model Traitor's luxury leather restraints, it also incorporates a brand new selection of body wear harnesses and luxury lingerie.

Sian Hoffman will soon be launching a new e-commerce site which will also featuring the brand new SS15 collection... so, intently, watch this space...

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