Friday Lingerie Lust: La Perla Spring 2012

I have been wholly captivated by the spring 2012 lingerie and loungewear collection by La Perla.  Already a huge fan of the label, their 60s inspired editorial for the new line, in the style of Audrey Hepburn meets Jackie Onassis meets Elizabeth Taylor, shows a truly glamorous and luxurious collection.   There is always something for everyone at La Perla and spring 2012 is no exception.  My favourite piece, the blow up vintage triangle bra (picture above) is a delicate leavers lace and embroidered tulle bra just the right peachy pink shade to look youthful but appear romantic and grown up too.

The collection uses some very fresh spring colours like this lemon chiffon yellow (above) as well as developing some styles in black for the femme fatale like this beautiful chemise (below).

Finally, another of my favourites is this white / ivory tulle nightgown, below.  I love the decorative neckline.

I was wowed even further by La Perla’s spring swimwear collection – and that’s a post for another day – but I wanted to share this image with you – exactly the sort of poolside glamour I’ll be aiming for this summer…. (it remains to be seen if I will achieve even half of this).

Another stunningly beautiful collection from La Perla, Blog Reader.

Photos: Photoshoot.

Christmas Lingerie Shopping (1): Teddies for Bettys

Each week during December, along with the usual Friday Lingerie Lust, I will be posting a feature about my go-to places to browse and purchase the most fabulous lingerie.  If you’re looking to buy intimates for Christmas, wish to make hints to a loved one (I suggest you leave this blog open under his or her nose by way of a subtle reminder), or want to keep your eye out for the New Year’s sales – these are the places I recommend to you.

The first of my Christmas Lingerie Shopping posts is the gorgeous boutique Teddies for Betties, in Austin, Texas. I met Ashley, Teddies boutique owner, during my trip to Austin over the summer.  She introduced me to labels I hadn’t heard of before (like Andres Sarda, one of Ashley’s personal favourites) and she stocks many brands that I adore: La Perla, Lascivious, and Chantelle can all be found here.

Things I love about Teddies for Bettys: the uber chic monochrome changing rooms; the writing on the walls – “where luxury is an everyday experience, not a special occasion” - and Ashley’s fabulous sense of humour (I love her Twitter feed, she always makes me laugh with her quotes and adventures).  The proof of the wonder of this boutique? I returned twice during my Texas visit!

Photo credits: Teddies for Bettys

I asked Ashley to tell us a little about her store and her love of lingerie:

Tell us about the boutique:
Teddies for Bettys is an upscale boutique offering fashion forward and fine lingerie from mainstays such as, La Perla, Chantelle, Prima Donna and newcomers like Fleur of England and Lascivious. We specialize in bra fittings and offer the discriminating lingerie shopper high design and superior quality, in an atmosphere that is comfortable as well as beautiful.
What are your favourite collections:
Andres Sarda, Marie Jo, Chantelle and Cosabella (it is hard to limit this!)
What are your suggestions for Christmas gifts that will go down a treat?
Fleur of England for something sexy and absolutely luxurious, Chantelle’s Eternelle Demi in Passion Red – an absolutely gorgeous set that can be for a special occasion or everyday and Cosabella’s new collection ‘Cocoon‘.  It is a cashmere blend of loungewear that feels absolutely decadent on the skin.
Why Austin?
Our draw to Austin and the downtown area was the fact that the city is so progressive, recreational and supportive of local business.  Obviously being the music capital of the world helped!

Thanks Ashley!  To visit the Teddies for Bettys website click here.  You can also email info@teddiesforbettys.com for further information.