Continuing the StyleOnTheCouch lingerie series there is a brand I want all you ladies (and gentlemen!) to know about. The brand is called Maison Close and I recently discovered it through a combination of my favourite blogs and lingerie tweeters who gave it a glowing review for price, comfort and sensuality.
There are several collections nestling (seductively, of course) underneath the Maison Close umbrella. The descriptions of each range are rich and imaginative. The first of these, Villa Divine, “lift the veil on the scope of carnal pleasures” is created in delicate and sheer black lace. This collection includes a catsuit with a low back that is quite daring. Pavillon Bellevue “pretend innocence and arouse his indifference” looks quite basic at first but this is deceiving. The further you delve into this ivory collection the more revealing it becomes.
Image top and middle from Maison Close.
With Villa Cancan “gentlemen, may your hearts ignite tonight, you’re in for a hot show” and Cabaret Royal “give yourself up to unexpressed desires” you are guaranteed to get your showgirl on. Villa Satine “beneath a covering of provocative black and lace, the most indecent proposal” is an alluring and feminine collection and it includes some delightful and fun details such as lace cuffs. Salon Bourbon “take pride in being the cause of his torment” is one of the biggest collections and well, it speaks for itself! Villa Bel Ami (middle image) “hiding is a pleasure that aims at being revealing” is one of my personal favourites because it has a modern, sexy feel and also the colour is delicious: powder pink. Finally we have Villa Caprice (image top and below) “a game of fascination binding you with a common passion” a daring, bondage style range. This is just the Bordelle style I am looking for at a fraction of the cost.
Image above from Fashionising.
There is a lot more to explore on the Maison Close website including accessories and fragrance. The prices seem very reasonable for lingerie that looks this good in my opinion, with bras around 40 Euros and bodies and dresses c.60-80 Euros. I think if you’re looking for a lingerie treat this is perfect. As a gift? An excellent choice!
Maison Close stockists are listed on their website. In NYC you can buy Maison Close from Azaleas, La Petite Coquette and Journelle (you can purchase from all these stores online). Faire Frou Frou in Los Angeles also stock the brand. Further afield you can buy online from Shop des Createurs – French Designers based in Hong Kong. I urge everyone to check out these websites! I owe Alison and Gail of Faire Frou Frou a huge thank you for obtaining the Villa Bel Ami body in pale pink for me. Alison put in a last minute request for the body when she was making an order last week and the item is currently on its way to my home in NYC. In Boston you can buy from the delightful boutique Forty Winks – my friend and fellow blogger Lani of MPChouChou was wowed by the brand during a recent visit to this store and came home with a little something for herself (maybe she will leave us a comment below and share her lingerie secret with us if she is not too shy….)
So there you have it Blog Reader, an introduction to Maison Close.
Wearing: No, I don’t think so this time