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Since you may be feeling deprived of my Friday Lingerie features Blog Reader (this will resume this week!) I wanted to share some images from a recent shoot with all my favourites from Lasvicious Lingerie and Tamzin Lillywhite.

You can read more about the new spring summer collection from Lascivious here on StyleOnTheCouch, but in this photo set I love how the hot coral Helena collection in particular comes to life – a gorgeous gift to self or other for sure.  A stand-out piece here is the Tyra cropped tee with harness detailing, worn in the third image with Tamzin Lillywhite’s fabulous pony ear bridle.

More fabulous lingerie collections to come, Blog Reader! Hope you had a lovely weekend..

Lingerie from: Faire Frou Frou boutique, LA.

Model: Holly Parker.

Photographer: William Williams.

Hair: Nazz Hair, Make-up: Cat Boyles.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Maison Close

I first read about lingerie brand Maison Close on some of my favourite blogs before I stumbled across their designs in that little gem of a lingerie boutique ‘Azaleas‘ in the East Village, NYC.  I’ve featured them before as a Friday Lingerie post and with four new collections ready to tantalize and seduce, it’s time to feature them again.

If you are looking for lingerie that is well priced, comfortable and enormously sensual, Maison Close is perfect for you.  The brand is committed to the game of love: erotic, chic and refined.  From their lookbook:

Maison Close shows pride in its commitment to a peculiarly French style of love games in which gallantry and naughty pleasures form a perfect blend. The brand plays with the notions of control and submission, secrecy and revelation, retention and ecstasy, with each successive collection avoiding the pitfall of vulgarity and showy exhibitionism.”

New collections include Villa Satine in black (second image) available now and Exquise Allure, (image top) available to purchase from January on the Maison Close website.  I very much like how the simplicity of the set in the very first image translates into such an alluring (naturally, given the name) design – having previously brought out Pavillon Bellevue in ivory, I was pleased to see the label include these styles in particular in the new collection.  A bodysuit and long sleeved dress complete the series.

Above: Feerie Precieuse.  Below, the bodysuit from the forthcoming Nuit Blanche - sheer and studded: Brighten up his nights with the radiance of your underwear Maison Close inform us.*

I own several Maison Close designs and some of their accessories too, which I feel make perfect gifts – they are presented in elegant purple boxes almost the colour of Milk Tray**.  Affordable and attractive, how can you resist?

You can purchase Maison Close direct from their website. Also from Faire Frou Frou, Shop Des Createurs, Coco De Mer and Journelle.

*Oo la laaaa indeed.

**This comment may only be relevant for my UK readers. You’ll just have the Google the Milk Tray man, Blog Reader.  Or think James Bond, bringing you chocolate. Yes, one can dream…

Christmas Lingerie Shopping: Faire Frou Frou

Luxury boutique and online retailer Faire Frou Frou is another of my favourite places to shop for lingerie.  Owners Alison and Gail Rubke have a phenomenal range of labels for you to choose from, including HuitMaison Close, Ari Dein and Made by Niki.  The online site has some lovely features.  Their ‘wish list‘ is a small collection of lingerie and accessories hand-picked by Alison and Gail at a range of price points that make fantastic gift ideas.  The highly glamorous hosiery page is a must read for anyone who still buys a 3 pack of tights for £5 from their local department store*.

I was able to visit the Faire Frou Frou boutique during my trip to Los Angeles over the summer.  The boutique is lovingly laid out with a variety of collections lining the walls and Alison and Gail’s selections displayed in the centre.  These amazing Fifi Chachnil briefs caught my eye:

I loved the vintage chests and mirrors at Faire Frou Frou.

Faire Frou Frou also has an amazing blog which demonstrates limitless styling options for lingerie. It inspires me to find the pieces that I want to wear rather than those I have simply stuck with for ages, and is one of my go-to reads to find out about new collections and designers.

They are also a site to watch out for in the sales – you can find some fabulous discounts at select times of the here at the boutique and online store.

Doing any last minute lingerie shopping? Get thee to Faire Frou Frou.

*Alright, alright, we all do this (me included) but this page is perfect inspiration for glamorous tights and stockings.