Friday Lingerie Lust: Fred & Ginger Tropical Paradise

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Fred & Ginger London Lingerie StyleOnTheCouch

It is, Blog Reader, a welcome return for Friday Lingerie Lust on StyleOnTheCouch.  Our Friday sneak peak at some of my favourite fashion-forward lingerie and boudoir accessories brands begins today with Fred & Ginger London. Fred & Ginger’s previous collections, the vibrant Candy Girl and the smouldering Arabian Delight you may recall from the blog last year.  For spring summer 2013, Tropical Paradise conjures up images of long summer days and hot summer nights.  Not for the fainthearted – with colours such as canary yellow, blue lagoon and fuschia pink you are not going to go unnoticed!

In this set of taster images from the new collection (available from Fred & Ginger London in July) with model Elle Liberachi the sparkling hues pop out from the page.  A plunge and balconette bra are available to match with either peephole knickers or half-moon thong, along with a chemise and halter neck playsuit.

Anyone planning their summer holiday as yet? Get thee to Fred & Ginger London.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Fred & Ginger Arabian Delight

Fred & Ginger‘s luxurious new collection, inspired by the classic tale Arabian Nights, is a delightful line of draping, ruching and volume in soft peachy hues.  A little of Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine, the semi-sheer body suit with lattice gold ribbon trim and centre tie (above) is a lovely piece.

As enchanting as the Arabian Nights tale itself, the Isa baby doll dress (below) is my favourite piece.  I love the styling of the lingerie in the images here.  Chain mail adornment and Swarovski crystal jewels lend some holiday sparkle to the collection.  A perfect Christmas gift*.

‘Arabian Delight’ by Fred & Ginger launches soon. Keep on eye on their website for further details and to view the entire collection.

You can also find Fred & Ginger in London’s Selfridges department store.

Happy weekend, Blog Reader!

*Note: gift to self or friend :)

Fred & Ginger Swim

In January I highlighted the wonderful Fred & Ginger, a lingerie company whose spring 2012 Candy Girl collection received some lovely feedback from readers for its playfully innocent charm and sorbet colours.  I’m delighted to share the new Fred & Ginger swimwear collection with you today – entitled The Midas Touch, each piece from the line is named after a goddess from Greek, Roman or Norse mythology.  This is one modern and opulent looking collection that will have you shimmering in the style of Aphrodite on the beach this summer.

Further inspiration for the collection came from Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Cleopatra’ – taking the elegance of Taylor’s portrayal of the Egyptian queen as a starting point for the designs and mixing it with some modern-day princess sparkle – black and gold glitter stretch mesh and lycra, and gold component details.

My favourite piece from the collection is the Freya bikini (image, top), a silky looking olive gold and nude lycra mesh two piece.  Close runner-up is the Juno swimsuit (second image), which has a lovely Grecian one shoulder style.  I like that there are several one pieces in the line because it allows for different shapes to choose what works for them.  I think bikinis look fabulous on curvaceous figures.  For someone like me who is quite petite and a little straight up and down, one pieces with some well positioned cut-outs can look fabulous. (Oh, FYI Blog Reader, my research tells me that ‘proper’ women in ancient Greece revealed nothing – one imagines therefore that going by this collection, the goddesses made their own rules…)

There is some cute flower cut-out detailing for the Athena one piece (image directly above) and a very bold cut-out with lace ties across the torso in Aurora, (below).

Whilst everything you touch may not turn into gold this summer – you’ll certainly be a vision of pure gold on the beach wearing this swim collection.  The Midas Touch is available to purchase on the Fred & Ginger website as of today.

“My breasts are full of love and life. My hips are round and well apart. Such women, they say, have sons” ~ Cleopatra movie quote (1963)

Swimwear images from Fred & Ginger. Cleopatra images here, here and here.

Thoughts, Blog Reader? Where do you buy your swimwear? Which goddess are you? And, are you a bikini or a one-piece lady…..?