Blush Intimates: Friday Lingerie Lust

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Blush_Lingerie-AFTERMIDNIGHT_1From the look and style of the editorials that Blush Lingerie produce, you would never think that this brand is so reasonably priced. That’s one of the main reasons I love Blush, they have a wonderfully down to earth attitude to creating beautiful, accessible designs; styles that can bring a woman confidence and inspiration. I previously wrote about the brand HERE, highlighting their super sexy secret agent styled campaign back in 2011, a series of sultry bra and brief sets, lace camisoles, dresses and bodysuits.  Their mission back then was “to provide flirtatious and affordable luxury to women worldwide with the creation of sensual, voluptuous and urbane intimates”.  I’d say they have succeeded and built upon this statement; with current collections Paramour, Sinfully Yours, After Midnight and Victory proving that Blush’s new mission is to help women find a new source of feminine strength through their lingerie.

My favourite of the new collections is After Midnight, a black and white / blue and black lace and modal series that works just as well under daytime clothes as it might worn to impress in the evening.  A close second comes Paramour, with its poetic scalloped lace and retro styling.

Blush is a huge amount of luxe for less.  For those of you already planning your Christmas lingerie shopping or looking for that special gift, be sure to check out the full range on their website HERE. They ship worldwide, so there is no excuse not to have the perfect lingerie sent right to your door (alternatively, ask Santa).

I also have an exciting giveaway with Blush coming up over the next few weeks, so keep checking back!

Friday Lingerie: Lascivious SS14

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LascivousOne of my most loved and hence written about lingerie brands Lascivious recently released their SS14 collectionReminiscent of 1960s Playboy shoots and the ‘summer of love’, Lascivious have created feminine styles with a vintage feel, yet still in keeping with the brand’s artistic tastes:

“Floral embroidery is combined with signature cut-outs, and powdery pastel, ivory and mint ranges are given weight with classic black and rich purple pairings. Light, flirty shapes are combined with subtle nods to the brand’s more erotic aesthetic, producing a balanced offering of lingerie pieces which allows individual interpretation:

The Liana range (featured above) is my favourite from the new collection:

“This sexy range combines a pop of sea-bright mint jersey overlaid with a delicate black circle lace and finished with a scalloped trim to create a modern, feminine collection of luxury lingerie.”

The provocative Liana suspender, featuring curved cut-outs on the hips, fastens around the neck and extends down the front over the bust to a waist band which highlights your narrowest point.  It is an intricate and alluring shape that works alone or sits beautifully with the rest of the Liana lingerie range.  If you choose just one piece from SS14, this should be top of your list.

The luxe and very pretty Lucy range features a long-line bra, cut-out basque and a gorgeous selection of different brief options. Utilising an unusual embroidered, 60s-style floral lace,

Excitingly, this season Lascivious have collaborated with some Friday Lingerie faithfuls such as Marika Vera in a series of unique departures from their signature styles.  Of these I am more interested in the unique and artisan designs by William Wilde -  a latex pencil skirt, bolero jacket and neck-bow – the skirt being the  ultimate celebration of the female form, hugging and caressing every curve.

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Finally, Lascivious’ Flower skirt is a perfect addition to this summer range.  With its bubble-hem, skater style and delicately embroidered with super pretty aqua coloured flowers and beaded appliquéd floral embellishment, it is heavy enough to offer coverage on a breezy summers day and will make a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe.

Head over to Lascivious to see more of their new SS14 collection.

Photos: William Williams.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Playful Promises

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StyleOnTheCouch Friday Lingerie Lust Playful Promises pippaIf you like your lingerie to be vintage inspired but without a uber heavy focus on structure and support and more of a lean towards pretty, flirty styling, I suggest you look no further than Playful Promises.  I met the team from Playful during London Fashion Week in February, when they kindly gifted me their Neon Eve soft cup bra and brief set because they knew of my love of undergarments.

This, their limited edition collection out last month, is the result of a competition Playful Promises ran in 2011 to find new and emerging designers who would contribute to their SS13 collection under the theme of ‘The East’ and Milton’s Paradise Lost.  Competition winner Pippa Davidson created a set inspired by a fusion of eastern and western beauty with her purple and pink print retro bra and brief set.  Carla Pullinger took inspiration from 50s glamour and came up with a colour block design aimed at enhancing female curves.  Finally, competition winner Eva Lai, who created my favourite set, used a nude and pink colour palette with a hint of lime green in her detailing.  I adore the slightly sheer side panels in her high-waisted briefs.

You can purchase the Limited Edition collection HERE.  Playful Promises plan to run a second design competition next year, so watch this space!

Have  a lovely weekend, Blog Reader! StyleOnTheCouch xo