Weekends with Fifi Chachnil: Ivory Angora Cardigan & Black High-Waist Skirt

Fifi Chachnil Ready To Wear StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Fifi Chachnil Ready To Wear High Waist Skirt StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Fifi Chachnil Lingerie and Ready to Wear StyleOnTheCouch William Williams PhotographyWith my quality-over-quantity shopping philosophy this year, Blog Reader, pieces from Fifi Chachnil‘s Ready To Wear collection have been the very best investment. You may have seen Fifi’s high-waist pencil skirt on the blog before (here in the purple colour) but the black colour is my favourite and it’s a perfect foundation for a high quality capsule wardrobe.  I’m wearing this black ‘Francette’ skirt here with Fifi’s cosy warm Angora cardigan.  Every time I put this cardigan on it is so hard to take off because it feels amazing against my skin.  This cardigan comes in several coloursred, emerald green and bright pink included.  I almost wish Fifi did a longer version of this cardigan to wrap myself up in, but on the other hand the retro styling goes well with many of my spring dresses with a fit and flare and the copious amounts of high-waist denim I have in my wardrobe.  With Mad Men returning soon for another series, I predict a resurgence of interest in these styles.

Click here to view the Ready to Wear collection by Fifi Chachnil.  Photos: The fabulous William Williams.

Thank you to Fifi for making my weekends feel so good!

*If you have concerns about the ethical nature of Angora - be reassured that Fifi’s wool comes from the lovingly brushed fur of Angora bunny rabbits that frolic freely through the fields of Normandy, France.

Fifi Chachnil Ready To Wear: ‘Francette’ Skirt

StyleOnTheCouch in Fifi Chachnil

StyleOnTheCouch wearing Fifi Chachnil Francette Pink - William Williams Photography

Fifi Chachnil Pink Francette - StyleOnTheCouch

Fifi Chachnil Francette Pink - William Williams Photography for StyleOnTheCouch

The ‘Francette‘ skirt from Fifi Chachnil‘s superb ready-to-wear collection is one of my favourite designs for adding a touch of retro glamour to a wardrobe.  This structured, high-waisted piece is designed in pencil style.  It sits perfectly on the hips and cinches in the waist for a super flattering, feminine shape. Between the waist section and the top of the skirt that sits underneath the bust, there is some boning to give a little extra support and that bodice-like ’held’ and secure feeling.  The two little bows around the waistline show designer Fifi Chachnil’s touch – in a previous interview on the site she talked about wanting to create an essence of pure femininity in her beautiful lingerie and pret-a-porter… you can’t help but smile and feel good when wearing her designs! This outfit makes me want to take a holiday back in Paris; dance on the cobbled streets and dine al fresco in the sun…. Who wants to wander the regal gardens of The Louvre with me?

To view the Fifi Chachnil Pret-a-Porter collection click here.  To browse her lingerie, click here.

Photos: The amazing William Williams.

Wearing: Fifi Chachnil Francette purple; Sweater, Urban Outfitters.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Lingerie & Accessories

Bordelle Angela Cage Dress StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas StyleOnTheCouch

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Stella McCartney Lingerie StyleOnTheCouch

It is, Blog Reader, a few days until Valentine’s Day.  Since I regularly feature lingerie and accessories on StyleOnTheCouch I wanted to give  a little round-up of some of my favourite ideas if you’re looking for a gift – to self or other! – this week.  Happy shopping!

Red Light Lingerie:

Kallisti by Marios Schwab for ASOS Inc. Bardot Body (second image, right)

Lascivious Helena Bra and Brief, and black tee from their Luxury Basics collection (second image, left)

Also: Between The Sheets Arabesque lace soft bralette and brief

Delicately Gifted:

Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pure silk French Teddy

Love Ophelia ‘To Have And To Hold’ set

Ayten Gasson Silk Bed Jacket

Fiercely Yours:

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness (third image, above)

Bordelle Angela Dress (image top)

Love Story:

Zinke Daisy Jumper

Stella McCartney Smooth Supernatural Bra (final image, above)

Be Bold, Be Different:

Murmur Harness Bra from Mise En Cage

Fraulein Kink mask

Fifi‘ fragrance by Fifi Chachnil.

 For more last-minute gift ideas, you might also turn to Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and ASOS Lingerie.

Photos of me by William Williams.

This post was also submitted to Independent Fashion Bloggers project ‘The Season Of Love