“I Like My Money Where I Can See It…. Hanging In My Closet.” – Getting my Carrie Bradshaw on with I.D. Sarrieri

WIlliam WIlliams Photographer I.D. Sarrieri Lingerie Retro Circle Skirt red shoes Kurt Geiger heels bodysuit id sarrieri styleonthecouch

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WIlliam WIlliams Photographer Net Skirt by i.d. sarrieri kurt geiger red shoes heels bodysuit id sarrieri styleonthecouch

I.D. Sarrieri StyleOnTheCouchI.D. Sarrieri’s collection for SS13 is a devastatingly elegant and luxurious range of lingerie and ready to wear created in tulle, Georgette and satin fabrics.  The collection overall takes elegance on an bold adventure; “inverting roles between transparence and opaque creates new forms of expression for femininity” I.D. Sarrieri tells us.

“Ensembles for the new season mix silk satin pieces with full lace articles. Vintage inspired designs take to the front row retro bras with pointed cups to be combined with full circle skirt, quoting from the fifties swing dance floor outfit. Unique models with special rear decolletage, usually marked with metallic zippers, reinforce the statement that style starts from the smallest details. At the edge of two pieces versus one piece lingerie stands the bullet bra attached to high waist maxi briefs, thus creating striking looks very pliable to conspicuous, voguish outfits.”

“Structural bustiers in gored hips style. Full lace midi dresses beautifully revealing the back.  Gracefully contoured bodysuits with posh neckline detail made of Swarovski Elements. Diaphanous see through camisole with ample tulle pleats. ‘Vamporama’ bodysuits garnished with elastic straps. Mini dress in lace with built in satin bodysuit. These are the key elements of a season that take boudoir apparel to an extended level of sophistication, converting lingerie into borderline pieces between underpinnings and central items of an outfit.”

The colours of I.D. Sarrieri for SS13 are the things that excite me.  Alongside dramatic black, soft hues of lucite green, dusty jade, rose and lilac feature.  The brand have a wonderfully dynamic illustration of femininity I often try to capture in my Lingerie Lust posts – a little of the romantic Prima Ballerina, a little of the Bonnie (as in & Clyde), a little of the classic Hepburn.  Mostly, I.D. Sarrieri have given me my Carrie Bradshaw moment. And I thank them for it :)

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To view more I.D Sarrieri SS13 click HERE.  Thank you to William Williams for the images (& for making me look and feel wonderful!)  Many thanks also to HPR London for the introduction to this brand. Wearing: I.D. Sarrieri retro circle skirt in black.  Kurt Geiger heels and Club Monaco bodysuit.

My Lover & I: Lover The Label Rosebud Skirt (Net A Porter)

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Lover Rosebud Skirt Lover the label Net a porter WIlliam WIlliams Photographer lover the label

Lover The Label Rosebud Skirt Net a porter WIlliam WIlliams Photographer lover the label

Lover The Label Rosebud skirt WIlliam WIlliams Photographer lover the labelLover the Label get to me every time with their wonderful lace creations.  This, their Rosebud skirtis a beautiful floral motif skirt with dipped hemline, exclusive to Net a Porter.  The cherry leavers lace is a stand out colour, perfect with blacks and neutrals to create a chic and feminine evening outfit. I wore this recently on date night and couldn’t have felt happier :)

Lover have a wonderful selection of dresses and separates on their site. You can buy their pieces online, from Net A Porter, Forward by Elyse Walker or by contacting their Sydney, Australia store.

Thank you to William Williams for the photos.

Wearing: Lover the Label Rosebud skirt from Net a Porter.  Top from Reiss.  Bangles, from French Connection, gift from a friend.

Fifi Chachnil: Ready to Wear

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Fifi Chachnil Lingerie Pret a Porter StyleOnTheCouch Fifi Chachnil Romper and Skirt Polka Dots

Fifi Chachnil Lingerie Ready to Wear Paris Lingerie brand styleonthecouch

Fifi Chachnil Lingerie and Ready To Wear StyleOnTheCouch Romper and Polka Dot Skirt

In an interview with Style.com, Ines de la Fressange, author of one of my favourite books; style guide ‘Parisian Chic‘ said ‘there are never really fashion victims in Paris’.  She was making the point that the effortless chic we understand French women to possess does not come from buying into current trends or brand new pieces but rather from the philosophy of never really seeming too interested in fashion and staying true to the belief that ‘less is more’. The less being about quality and retaining wardrobe classics throughout the seasons and years.

Fifi Chachnil, French designer of lingerie and pret a porter, clearly agrees with Ines de la Fressange.  She has the most delightful line of ready to wear, includes skirts and dresses that make a woman feel impeccable in all circumstances and in no time at all.  Here I’m wearing her orange babyloo and skirt for an evening out in Paris earlier this month.  An absolute delight to wear – made from 100% silk (polka dot chiffon) if Fifi’s designs do not inspire you to fall in love in The City of Light then I don’t know what will.

I absolutely loved being in Paris for New Year.  I have a few more photos from the holiday to post soon, Blog Reader.  I admit that so far the rest of January has involved trying to recreate aspects of that trip – cue visits to London’s Laduree and much reading of French travel guides! I hope to be back there very soon to see more of the city.

Click here to view Fifi Chachnil’s pret a porter collection.

Wearing: Fifi Chachnil Ready to Wear - orange silk with white polka dots Babyloo and skirt from the Dimanche Matin collection; Elliot heels, Kurt Geiger.  Clutch, Reiss.  Sunglasses, GUESS.

Photos: William Williams.