It is my pleasure to be a guest writer for that innovator of lingerie, Nineteen13 again. This time I am styling the Gemini Harness by NYC based accessories designer Zana Bayne. To read the full feature head over to Nineteen13 this week!
Back to the regular schedule of Friday Lingerie Lust, Blog Reader. First up, a brand close to my heart and hence never too far from this Friday page: the incredible Lascivious. For AW13 they collaborated with photographer Szymon Brodziak, whose images are often compared with Helmut Newton, for a sultry campaign filled with fantasy and desire. The new lines:
Jade: sensual cut-outs and a combination of contemporary mesh and decadent silk in a seductive jade colour-way with contrast copper components. Modern and effortlessly sexy.
Mai: a beautiful, feminine range that features a perfect pairing of nude fabric overlain with softly textured black tulle, given a modern edge with leatherette detailing and contrast copper components.
Isa: my favourite from the collection, a bodysuit made with a combination of black, sparkle mesh and faux leather, also available with dramatic crystal embellishment. Perfect to combine with a harness or jewellery piece as outerwear or for the bedroom.
Whilst Lascivious create new and unique collections season after season, they continue to sell their classics year round which includes a lovely luxury basics range. For more information on Lascivious click HERE. To shop the dark fantasies created by Brodziak, click HERE. You can also purchase at Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and Teddys for Bettys.
Back in December, Blog Reader, I introduced you to FYI by Dani Read, whose aptly titled ‘Women are Weapons’ strapline is all the evidence you need of a sleek, strong lingerie and boudoir accessories brand . This piece, the Ilsa Harness, is from Read’s SS13 collection ‘The Replicant’, a collection that perfectly embodies Read’s fearless aesthetic as a designer.
“A science fiction heroine wielding her powers of seduction: The collection features lingerie and lounge wear, along with our widest selection yet of luxury leather bondage and fetish accessories.”
The Ilsa Harness comprises a choker and leather belt joined down the front, between the chest, with a connecting piece of leather. My other favourites within the collection include the Baratta lambskin gloves and the Binding brief. These are pieces for the femme fetale. As the slogan suggests: Woman are weapons. Dress yourself as such.