Friday Lingerie Lust: Christie Nicole ‘The Great Escape’

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ChristieNicole_lngerie5There are some truly fabulous Australian lingerie designers around at the moment, with Christie Trowbridge of Christie Nicole being one of them.  Creating handmade lingerie from her Sydney base since just last year, Trowbridge’s current ‘Great Escape‘ collection features a series of beautiful bras and bralettes in lace and satin, in summer-fresh colours of white, mint, mauve and polka dot print.  Previously Trowbridge utilized leather and suede fabrics for her lingerie designs which is when I first noticed her – happily she is continuing to experiment with unique fabrics and textures for example the stunning yet delicate showpiece, the limited edition Blaire metal-chain bra which is available for pre-order now.

Alongside the underwear collection sit some fabulous leather and silk daywear styles: the Dakota shortsthe Courtney crop top and the Xana leather biker jacket which I have been coveting for some time.  I’m excited to see Trowbridge grow and develop her collection, mixing inner and outerwear with the ease in which she has begun to shape her brand.

To read more about Christie Nicole and to see the full collection, click HERE.

Friday Lingerie: Fleur of England Forever Collection

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Fleur of England Forever balcony bra, suspender and thongJust when I think that I am top of Fleur of England‘s ever evolving lingerie range, I spy something of theirs on social media that makes my most-coveted list in a flash.  Pure, romantic white – the Forever collection is inspired by coral beaches and dreamy getaways, created from bespoke in-house embroidered tulle and silk satin.

All your favourite Fleur signatures are here; the boudoir bra and the bow tie brief, and there is a wonderful standout piece, the modern sleek fishtail skirt.  The skirt reminds me of some of the mesh styles that Milly NY sent down the runway last summer when inner wear/outerwear was in full force along the catwalks.  With a nude slip underneath I think this skirt has a wonderful dual functionality.

There is also a balcony style bra and baby doll dress which would make a lovely honeymoon or holiday item. This is feel-good-look-great lingerie.  To view the entire Forever collection, click HERE.

Lingerie Lust: Base Range

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base range lingerie 4I get more questions about where to buy lingerie essentials than where to find the more ‘special’ intimates.  I secretly love this, as it tells me that my readers are equally as interested in function and form when it comes to lingerie as what to ‘show’ off and wear for beauty and impact.  My next two Friday lingerie posts will therefore focus on my favourites for perfectly lovely and essential undergarments.

The first of these posts brings us Base Range, from Denmark and France.  Base is all about a Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable  Easywear, with a focus on clean, easy and accessible garments that exist somewhere between modern culture and the natural world.

Currently on sale at Net A Porter, Base Range holds the philosophy that sustainable products should not be a luxury, and as such they have priced their garments very reasonably.  Created from natural fibers such as bamboo and organic cotton, and using only natural dyes (no chemical or bleaching products) a series of beautifully basic soft cup bras, bodysuits and briefs make up the underwear collection.

This is a brand of minimalist separates and sporty yet feminine lingerie.  Visit the Base Range website HERE.