Friday Lingerie Lust: Blush Fall Winter 2012

I go weak at the knees for Blush.  This is the brand’s third appearance on a lingerie lust post on StyleOnTheCouch and their fall winter campaign for 2012 has me coveting the vast majority of the new styles.  Blush are a wonderfully opulent label within an accessible price range and in this current collection there is a little something for everyone.

Each design is a sensual, voluptuous piece of lingerie so it was incredibly difficult to pick my favourites from the new collection here.  This soft cup bra and high waisted brief (image above) – Covet ties for first place with the beautifully structured corset Etoile, below.  The colour palette for fall mixes different hues of pink and lavender with midnight blue and black.  We also see the introduction of animal prints into the collection for the first time (image far below).

Minx (below) and Closer are guaranteed to bring out the feline in you.

At this point I need to ask if you are still interested in my words, Blog Reader, such are the fabulous editorial images in this post.

No? I thought not.  Well then, I simply direct you to the Blush website to view the entire collection.  All that remains is for me to wish you a fabulous weekend! Until tomorrow, when we have a little #TeamGB on the couch…..

You can purchase Blush from Bloomingdales and Bare Necessities.  You can also shop at Anthropologie and Journelle in New York City.  A full list of stockists is available via the Blush website.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Blush Spring Collection

Back in November I featured Blush on StyleOnTheCouch and this proved to be one of my most popular lingerie posts.  My Christmas gift to you, Blog Reader, is an early look at Blush’s sublime spring collection.  For spring they treat us to another dazzling editorial campaign, this time in the style of screen idol Bardot.

Once again Blush have created beautifully distinct pieces within a spring line that seems to offer something for everyone.  I think that the silhouettes for spring/summer are super flattering and I love that lace features so strongly in their new intimates.  Spellbound (picture, below) is a delightfully retro polka dot print design within the mainline collection.  The high waisted brief has a cute cut out with bow detail that highlights the playful sensuality of the Blush woman.

Luscious (pictures immediately above) is a wonderfully flirty line of banded stretch lace and stretch dot mesh.  Created in “red pout” and “black swan” (to the person who conjures up these names, I salute you) my favourite Luscious piece is the chemise set with string brief (above picture, right).

Blush continue their ‘Black Label’ collection which is good news as this means the Midnight Kiss and Naked Envy lines will run through to next year.  I have the teddy from the Midnight Kiss range and it is created in a gorgeously rich and opulent midnight blue colour.  My experience with Blush is that they are a great fit – the satin fabric of the teddy hugs the body perfectly.

Finally, I want to highlight Great Expectations (image, top of page) that wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood movie star of the 40s or 50s.  Free Love (picture above right), is an interesting juxtaposition of girly flower print with sheer fabric – a little bit of naughty with a lot of nice (or should that be vice versa?) – and is available in black and white colours.

The spring styles will be available to buy from February.  Click here for Blush stockists.

A little note: I’ll be posting less frequently over Christmas and New Year but do check back on Monday for a post marking one year of living here in New York City and two years of blogging!

Have a very Merry Christmas! StyleOnTheCouch xo

Friday Lingerie Lust: Blush Lingerie

With a mission “to provide flirtatious and affordable luxury to women worldwide with the creation of sensual, voluptuous and urbane intimates” (they had me at “flirt”) Blush Lingerie are high up on my list of coveted items right now.  The ‘Black Label’ Fall / Winter 11 campaign for Blush is so very James Bond sultry, a perfect introduction to their new Midnight Kiss range, launched this month.

A collection created from stretch satin and banded stretch lace in deep indigo, Midnight Kiss is a series of rich and opulent designs in a colour to match the jewel tones we are seeing in outerwear this season. My favourite piece is the romantic looking sleepwear teddy (picture above) where the indigo colour shines through the most.

Blush are a really interesting label with collections that remain very distinct. Their Spring 2010 range was another big hit with me – a tender mix of delicate white and vintage tea lace (picture below). Blush is luxe for less, with bras retailing at $30-50.

Overall ‘Black Label’ is a grouping of luxurious fabrics and silhouettes.  From the ‘Naked Envy’ nightgown (image below); to the ‘Sweetest Sin’ bra (image, top) and the ‘Great Expectations’ corset and kimono robe, Blush Lingerie‘s Fall collection is a very decadent affair indeed.

The only thing I take issue with is Blush’s description of the woman they hold in mind for their designs:

“Blush women are poised and on the go, with a keen sense of what to wear and how to wear it.”

With this lingerie I would just like to lounge around with a large martini in hand please.  And come to think of it, James Bond wouldn’t be half bad either.

To see a list of full list of Blush stockists please click here.  If you’re in New York City you can find them at one of my favourite lingerie boutiques Journelle.  You can visit Blush’s Facebook Page or check out their website if you want to find out more about this label – I think it would make the perfect gift or lingerie indulgence this Christmas.

Happy weekend Blog Reader! xo