Fashion Visors: Fleet Ilya, Lanvin, McQueen & Balenciaga

Fleet Ilya Visor in Leather StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Leather visor Fleet Ilya StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Fleet Ilya Leather Visor by William Williams Photography for StyleOnTheCouch

Fleet Ilya Leather Visor StyleOntheCouch William Williams Photography

Fashion visor trends styleonthecouchI can never leave the Fleet Ilya showroom empty handed, Blog Reader.  My last visit saw me leave with not only my new belt but this fabulous visor.   Made from smooth saddlery leather with brass hardware and a buckle fastening at the back, I wear it with many of my all black looks when I’m not into full-on hat wearing.  Some further fashion-visor inspiration above – from McQueen, Lanvin (a cool 375 GBP, I say get the pink) and Balenciaga (only a little Darth-Vader-like and made much sweeter by blogger Hanelli wearing it well, here).  If you need a cheaper alternative then try Ebay for this sporty version.

Fleet Ilya have some wonderful new visor styles out for SS13 so check their website for these coming soon.  They also use different textures and I particularly like this PVC version.  And now for some sun, please England, so I can wear mine more…..

Photos: William Williams.

Fleet Ilya Leather Suspender Harness

Fleet Ilya Suspender Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

StyleOnTheCouch Fleet Ilya Harness William Williams Photography

Fleet Ilya Leg Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness - StyleOnTheCouch - William Williams Photography

Currently showing their amazing designs at Paris Fashion Week, London-based brand Fleet Ilya are continually innovating with their hand crafted leather accessories; from bags to visors to corsets to harnesses for the body.  This suspender leg harness, from ‘restraint’ which blurs the line between leather bondage and high fashion, has adjustable belt straps across the waist, legs and on the suspender attachments to make it the perfect fit for my body.  A bold piece, I’ve been wearing it over my high waisted jeans and with a simple tucked-in tee, as well as with a tee flowing out just over the top of the jeans to reveal the suspender straps below.

Many fashion designers for both spring summer and autumn winter 2013 took cues from bondage and fetish for their collections.  If you are looking for accessories in this vein that are fun and sexy, go take a look at Fleet Ilya. For more images of their autumn winter campaign click here (you may spy this suspender piece in red…)

You can see further examples of Fleet Ilya on my site: here styling their Diamond body piece and here a leather cuff. I’m such a fan of the brand, visiting their showroom is a delight (many pieces they design are not listed on their website, so if you have something in mind it is worth calling them.)  Many thanks also to Resha and the team at Fleet Ilya for getting this piece to me so quickly after I saw it in their showroom. I adore it!

Photos: William Williams.

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