Friday Lingerie Lust: Kriss Soonik Loungerie SS14

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coolbrands_bookIf you are a regular reader of my Friday Lingerie series then Kriss Soonik will need no introduction.  A beautiful mix of lingerie and luxe loungewear, Soonik’s collections mix her Nordic minimalism with a hefty dose of New York cool and Parisian chic.  Signatures from the brand include her suspender top and triangle lace bra – the latter has been brought back a rainbow of colours for 2014; all seven colours of lace Soonik has worked with over the years - to celebrate the brand turning five years old.

For SS14 Soonik uses electric blue, cream and white for her line of bodysuits, cover ups, and lace bra and brief sets with signature bows and ruffles all perfectly placed.  My favourites from the new line are the Elva bodysuit (image two, right) – I never found a halterneck design I didn’t like because it accentuates the shoulders in a super sexy way – and the Susan lace knickers (image four, left) which are just too beautifully frilly to cover up.

Named as one of Britain’s ‘Cool Brands‘ for 2013/14 and featuring in countless fashion magazines, you can’t be a true lingerie affectionado without some Kriss Soonik in your closet.

For more information on Kriss Soonik, including her online boutique, click HERE.  You can also shop Soonik’s collection at Faire Frou Frou and Journelle.

Wolford & Kriss Soonik: Chic Lounging

Wolford Fashion Wolford Tights Kriss Soonik Bodysuit Kriss Soonik Lingerie StyleonthecouchTo mark the three year anniversary of StyleOnTheCouch there is a new look for the blog.  I’ve been so happy to see my little labour of love grow over the past years and I’m thankful for each and every visit, like and exchange of comments. Thank you, Blog Reader!

In this post I wanted to focus on two of my favourite items of clothing in another of my innerwear outerwear features.  The bodysuit is a style I adore for its simplicity and versatility – it can be super chic in black, stunning in white and incredibly eye-catching with sparkle, print and colour.  I often hound pinterest for bodysuit inspiration and some of my favourite pins are below.  I’m wearing my new long-sleeved, high cut bodysuit by Kriss Soonik in this post:

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Bodysuits can be worn under jeans; they look great with a pencil or a flared skirt or on their own.  This version here is pretty high cut on the leg but I find that style very comfortable to wear and it gives a seamless shape underneath a more fitted skirt or trouser.  Having said that, there is a reason I am ‘perched’ on the leather chair in this post!

My bodysuit icons are Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, Julie Newmar (Catwoman in the original Batman TV series) and of course Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

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Wolford is a brand that provide all the essentials for your wardrobe.  A premium hosiery label, I think their legwear is worth every penny – these Marilyn stay-up stockings are indeed the perfect stocking filler for Christmas.   Wolford now focus on five product areas: legwear, ready-to-wear, lingerie, swimwear and accessories, but it is in hosiery I think they excel. I breathe a sharp intake of breath when I put these hold-ups on lest I accidentally put a finger or toe through them, but so far so good!  I love these underneath a little black dress with some fit and flare – it transforms the look of the outfit completely.

Kriss Soonik Bodysuit Wolford Tights Wolford Fashion StyleonthecouchSome of Wolford’s other legwear styles below:

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If these tights don’t give your legs the wow factor, then I don’t know what will.

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Wearing: Bodysuit from Kriss Soonik.  Tights, Wolford.
Many thanks to The Harley Biscuit Agency for the new artwork and to the amazingly talented William Williams for the photography.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Kriss Soonik

During this summer’s lingerie show Curve in NYC I had the pleasure of meeting Kriss Soonik, the Estonia-born now London-based designer behind her namesake label.  In her collection of what might best be described as ‘loungerie’ styles with an underwear as outerwear feel, you see simple, luxe and sexy designs such as this Kristel Suspender Top and Airi Monarch Bodysuit. I’m already styling these in my mind with a pencil skirt and denim cut-offs.

Soonik’s collection for autumn winter 2012/13 is Icebreaker, full of nostalgia for the Titanic era but with a contemporary twist.  We see velour wraps and bloomers, lacy bodysuits and a satin bra and knickers set shown to us against the backdrop of icebreaker Suur Tõll in Tallinn, Estonia.  Kriss told me that the temperature during the shoot was minus 20 degrees, making me want to snap up the entire collection in sympathy for the poor model who somehow manages to look fabulous and glowing throughout.

One of my favourites from this collection is the ravishing Short Diana Monarch Wrap (images below).

I like Kriss’s use of details such as angel wings and bows.  Inspiration for these comes from Manga comics, superheroines and cult film figures.  All of which give her designs a little punch; an undeniably fierce contemporary edge.

You can find a lot of must haves at Kriss Soonik.  You can view and buy the collection at the Kriss Soonik online boutique; a further list of stockists is available here.