Friday Lingerie Lust: Reckless Wolf (Part I)

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RecklessWolf_Lingerie1When Reckless Wolf launched last year, designer Jade Little handed us a dynamic fusion of underwear and outerwear inspired by independent, rebellious girls. 

Still provocative and style-led, the brand have added several lines of white lingerie to their now largely monochrome-themed collection and included new designs that nicely extend each individual range. Part II of this Reckless Wolf series will introduce you, Blog Reader, to ‘Raw’, ‘Prowl’ and ‘Wild’, new for 2014.

Prey has always been one of my favourites, now with a longline bra and high-waisted knickers.  In ‘Caged‘ you have one of the most perfect inner-wear/out-to-wear bodysuits; combing translucent and opaque fabrics and with a low back, the chevron pattern and cheeky cutouts (a Reckless Wolf signature) are super flattering.

I love this editorial from the brand, featuring their Cage white crop top and white leg strap brief. Shot in LA with a heavy dose of British attitude, this pretty much sums up the confident, fearless attitudes of the woman who wears Reckless Wolf.

Click HERE to view and shop the entire Reckless Wolf collection.

Photos: Tony Anderson.

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Alluring Activewear: Espalier Sport

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Fitness_Fashion_nike_espaliersportDuring my September holiday to The Canary Islands, American Husband inspired me to keep working at my fitness and created for me a series of largely bodyweight-focused ‘WODS’ (workout-of-the-day in CrossFit terms).  Since no equipment is needed you can pretty much do these anywhere, anytime – perfect for when you are traveling or can’t make the gym*.  I’ve been trying to incorporate this style of activity into my workout routine back home, and of course whenever I start any new fitness regime, you can pretty much guarantee I’ll need some new kit to wear that motivates me to work hard and feel my best.

Espalier Sport are a new brand that weaves sleek, seductive, silhouettes with subtle yet powerful feminine details into an active-lifestyle collection for withstanding the rigors of fitness as well as being something you want to incorporate into everyday wear.  Designer Karen Hseih developed Espalier Sport from an appreciation of lingerie and an interest in the empowering nature of innerwear for some women. With this active-wear collection, she seeks to embrace both ease in movement and sensual freedom of expression, which she achieves very nicely with this comfortable and a-hint-of-the-provocative line.

I’ve worn this cropped wide-band bra-top for yoga and the bodyweight WODS I mentioned at the start of this post.  Whilst some might find the straps insubstantial for lots of high impact activity (you might prefer the midriff bra top), the wide band gives good support around the chest area.  This top is lined, has removable cups and a racer-back which I much prefer for freedom of upper body movement.

You can view the whole collection of tops, bottoms and cover-ups HERE.

Wearing: Wide band bra top by Espalier Sport. Shorts and trainers: Nike. Beach towel, KOZA. Photos: Beth Morton Photography.

*Go on – feel inspired!  Fall is a perfect time of year for running outside or getting involved in activity in your local parks and gardens.  And if you’re really interested – to view some travel WODS, click HERE.

 

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Friday Lingerie Lust: I.D. Sarrieri Fleur Couture Collection

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FLEUR couture collection - D6055Lingerie as couture, and embracing intimates as high fashion has always been a priority in my Friday Lingerie features. This Friday I am happy to (re)introduce you to the couture collection for AW14/15 from I.D. Sarrieri, beginning with their voluminous ‘Fleur‘ line, inspired by the golden era of haute couture.

Each style within ‘Fleur’ features an in-built foam layer, concealed with stretch-silk fine satin, that results in a unique, minimalist design with  feminine volumes. To be worn and surely enjoyed as both inner and outerwear, this is the epitome of dramatic and beautiful lingerie that I love to showcase on StyleOnTheCouch.

Renowned for its creativity, craftsmanship, sophisticated designs and use of precious fabrics; most of which are created by the French artisans for the haute couture fashion designers, I.D. Sarrieri hones in on feminine strength. Founder Iulia Dobrin designs her lingerie with a “powerful and refined” woman in mind – the pagoda style shoulders on the Fleur brathough detachable, are not for the faint hearted.

Now available to purchase on Net-a-porter, so you can get a next day delivery of these specimens of seduction – see more of I.D. Sarrieri’s new couture line by clicking HERE.

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