“I Like My Money Where I Can See It…. Hanging In My Closet.” – Getting my Carrie Bradshaw on with I.D. Sarrieri

WIlliam WIlliams Photographer I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie Retro Circle Skirt red shoes Kurt Geiger heels bodysuit id sarrieri styleonthecouch

WIlliam WIlliams Photographer Net Skirt kurt geiger red shoes heels bodysuit id sarrieri styleonthecouch

WIlliam WIlliams Photographer Net Skirt by i.d. sarrieri kurt geiger red shoes heels bodysuit id sarrieri styleonthecouch

I.D. Sarrieri StyleOnTheCouchI.D. Sarrieri’s collection for SS13 is a devastatingly elegant and luxurious range of lingerie and ready to wear created in tulle, Georgette and satin fabrics.  The collection overall takes elegance on an bold adventure; “inverting roles between transparence and opaque creates new forms of expression for femininity” I.D. Sarrieri tells us.

“Ensembles for the new season mix silk satin pieces with full lace articles. Vintage inspired designs take to the front row retro bras with pointed cups to be combined with full circle skirt, quoting from the fifties swing dance floor outfit. Unique models with special rear decolletage, usually marked with metallic zippers, reinforce the statement that style starts from the smallest details. At the edge of two pieces versus one piece lingerie stands the bullet bra attached to high waist maxi briefs, thus creating striking looks very pliable to conspicuous, voguish outfits.”

“Structural bustiers in gored hips style. Full lace midi dresses beautifully revealing the back.  Gracefully contoured bodysuits with posh neckline detail made of Swarovski Elements. Diaphanous see through camisole with ample tulle pleats. ‘Vamporama’ bodysuits garnished with elastic straps. Mini dress in lace with built in satin bodysuit. These are the key elements of a season that take boudoir apparel to an extended level of sophistication, converting lingerie into borderline pieces between underpinnings and central items of an outfit.”

The colours of I.D. Sarrieri for SS13 are the things that excite me.  Alongside dramatic black, soft hues of lucite green, dusty jade, rose and lilac feature.  The brand have a wonderfully dynamic illustration of femininity I often try to capture in my Lingerie Lust posts – a little of the romantic Prima Ballerina, a little of the Bonnie (as in & Clyde), a little of the classic Hepburn.  Mostly, I.D. Sarrieri have given me my Carrie Bradshaw moment. And I thank them for it :)

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To view more I.D Sarrieri SS13 click HERE.  Thank you to William Williams for the images (& for making me look and feel wonderful!)  Many thanks also to HPR London for the introduction to this brand. Wearing: I.D. Sarrieri retro circle skirt in black.  Kurt Geiger heels and Club Monaco bodysuit.

New York, I Love You (& Further Adventures…)

I’m packing up my East Village apartment this week, Blog Reader.  There is a lot of travel ahead – First things first, I’m starting with a trip back home to London (bit of a last minute thing, I know, I know).  I’m excited about returning back home again for a break.  I hope you stay with me for these adventures in London and beyond.

I’m not one for huge long goodbyes. I tend to subscribe to the wisdom of Carrie Bradshaw:

“After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart… and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.”

I am very fortunate to have met so many amazing people here in NYC.  You all know who you are, and you made me feel very welcome.  Thank you – I will miss you!*

I have also truly loved living in the East Village, Manhattan.  Though we are perhaps not as trendy as our West Village counterpart there are a heap of amazingly cool bars, places to eat and boutiques to shop in.

Right now, Blog Reader, it’s all about #TeamGB.  There is a lot of inspiration from my homeland for this current blog post**, seen in my cute Forever21 Union Jack tee in grey, gold and black.  Yet worn with my skinny jeans from Artistic Fabric Mills and chunky All Access heels from Nine West, there is a little America here too.

I previously wrote some reflections about blogging and personal development, but I also think a lot of changes that I have encountered these past eighteen months have happened because of moving to a different country and experiencing a different culture.  I’ll leave more of these learnings for another time, but mostly America is an amazing place with a great attitude of how to live with hope and possibilities.  I’m a huge fan of that way of living.

I’m heading to Top Of The Rock tonight to take in all of Manhattan.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Blog Reader!!

Wearing: Forever 21 tee, All Access heels from Nine West, Jeans from Artistic Fabric Mills (sample).
Photos by the AMAZING Lydia Hudgens.

*Not really a goodbye, I hate goodbyes and I will be back for a New York visit in September.

**The hair is undeniably NYC. When you come to Manhattan, you get sleek, not frizzy. England you’d better have good weather in store for me!