Zana Bayne Gemini Harness on Nineteen 13

Zana Bayne Gemini Harness on StyleOnTheCouch

Harness by Zana Bayne

Zana Bayne PVC harness

Zana Bayne PVC Gemini Harness from Mise En Cage

Zana Bayne Gemini Harness PVC harnessIt is my pleasure to be a guest writer for that innovator of lingerie, Nineteen13 again.  This time I am styling the Gemini Harness by NYC based accessories designer Zana Bayne.  To read the full feature head over to Nineteen13 this week!

Jumpsuit: Bill Hallman
Harness: Zana Bayne
Photography: Lydia Hudgens
Makeup: Diane Homer

Women are Weapons*TM (Part II): FYI by Dani Read Ilsa Harness

Dani Read Leather Accessories StyleOnTheCouch by William Williams Photographer

FYI by Dani Read Harness Neck Harness styleonthecouch

FYI by Dani Read Lingerie and Accessories

FYI by Dani Read Harness lingerie and accessories by William Williams Photography

Dani Read Binding Brief

Dani Read glovelets and suspendersBack in December, Blog Reader, I introduced you to FYI by Dani Read, whose aptly titled ‘Women are Weapons’ strapline is all the evidence you need of a sleek, strong lingerie and boudoir accessories brand .  This piece, the Ilsa Harness, is from Read’s SS13 collection ‘The Replicant’, a collection that perfectly embodies Read’s fearless aesthetic as a designer.

“A science fiction heroine wielding her powers of seduction: The collection features lingerie and lounge wear, along with our widest selection yet of luxury leather bondage and fetish accessories.”

The Ilsa Harness comprises a choker and leather belt joined down the front, between the chest, with a connecting piece of leather.  My other favourites within the collection include the Baratta lambskin gloves and the Binding brief.  These are pieces for the femme fetale.  As the slogan suggests: Woman are weapons. Dress yourself as such.

Photos: William Williams Photography and Dani Read.  Wearing: Ilsa harnessReiss trousersTopShop tee.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Karolina Laskowska

Karolina Laskowska bra and briefs

Body harness fashion lingerie

Karolina Laskowska Lingerie high waist harness brief

Karolina Laskowska harness

Karolina Laskowska Lingerie StyleOnTheCouchI get very excited when lingerie-loving friends let me know about their new finds! My friend and fellow blogger Lindsay, who you may recognise from her guest posts before on StyleOnTheCouch, told me about Karolina Laskowska earlier this year.  A wonderful synergy between fashion and lingerie, Laskowska told me this about her brand:

“I adore blending concepts of eroticism, luxury and lingerie as outerwear.  Most of my pieces can add an edge to outerwear, whether worn on top of a vest top or visible under a sheer blouse.  They’re equally as stylish but a lot more naughty in the bedroom!  I adore bespoke work too – designing one-off pieces for individual customers, using the finest French couture laces and silks. I’d like to introduce those sorts of materials and more colour into my ‘ready-to-wear’ line and I’m planning to develop that this Summer”

What I particularly admire about Laskowska’s designs are the way in which they blend elements of the fetish with feminine accents and materials.  For example, the soft ribbon on the Wiktoria harness and the ivory lace trim on the Kaja leather cuffs.

Laskowska’s collection includes a playsuit and accessories (cuffs and garters). You can view more images and read more about the brand HERE.

Photo credits:  Top image, photography – Steve Kraitt, model – Nathalie Hers. Second image, left: photography – Catherine Day, model – Vicki Blatchley. Third, photography – MSD productions, modelling & styling – Sundal Roy. Final image: photography – Nadia King, model – Alivya Free, styling – Tess Daly.