Blush Intimates: Friday Lingerie Lust

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Blush_Lingerie-AFTERMIDNIGHT_1From the look and style of the editorials that Blush Lingerie produce, you would never think that this brand is so reasonably priced. That’s one of the main reasons I love Blush, they have a wonderfully down to earth attitude to creating beautiful, accessible designs; styles that can bring a woman confidence and inspiration. I previously wrote about the brand HERE, highlighting their super sexy secret agent styled campaign back in 2011, a series of sultry bra and brief sets, lace camisoles, dresses and bodysuits.  Their mission back then was “to provide flirtatious and affordable luxury to women worldwide with the creation of sensual, voluptuous and urbane intimates”.  I’d say they have succeeded and built upon this statement; with current collections Paramour, Sinfully Yours, After Midnight and Victory proving that Blush’s new mission is to help women find a new source of feminine strength through their lingerie.

My favourite of the new collections is After Midnight, a black and white / blue and black lace and modal series that works just as well under daytime clothes as it might worn to impress in the evening.  A close second comes Paramour, with its poetic scalloped lace and retro styling.

Blush is a huge amount of luxe for less.  For those of you already planning your Christmas lingerie shopping or looking for that special gift, be sure to check out the full range on their website HERE. They ship worldwide, so there is no excuse not to have the perfect lingerie sent right to your door (alternatively, ask Santa).

I also have an exciting giveaway with Blush coming up over the next few weeks, so keep checking back!

Friday Lingerie Lust: Arsenic & Vieilles Dentelles

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A&VD_lingerie_5Arsenic et Vieilles Dentelles is lingerie as second skin. A lovely email from A&VD designer Laure Hurlet found its way to me earlier this month, and I am very pleased to show her debut collection, released in July 2013, on StyleOnTheCouch.

Let us be clear, Blog Reader, when A&VD say ‘lingerie is arsenic’ you know you are in for a collection with deadly appeal.  A small but perfectly formed capsule range of sheer and soft cup bras, briefs and thongs is for women who want to wear beautiful lingerie everyday.  Hurlet believes that through lingerie women can compose, have fun, expressed their personalities and be able to reveal their own sensuality. A perfect match with the ethos of my Friday Lingerie features, A&VD comes complete with a manifesto declaring allegiance to Slow Fashion, based on the principles of sustainable fashion – celebrating unique style and encouraging the education and promotion of responsible consumption.

My favourite piece from the collection is the Dixie Lee Pea brief - a beautiful high waist style made from sheer fabric with button up detail at the back. The collection also includes a cheeky rope tie – a perfect accessory for a wickedly seductive line.

For more information about Arsenic et Vieilles Dentelles click HERE.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Cosabella x Erin Fetherston

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Cosabella_ErinFetherston_BridalLingerieI feel I need to counterbalance the sudden wintry cold here in England, Blog Reader, with the romantic summertime glow of this editorial for Cosabella‘s new collection, a collaboration with designer Erin Fetherston. This new bridal collection for spring 2014 is the brand’s first collaboration. Being a new bride herself and in love with the idea of a bridal trousseau, the line is a beautiful mix of Fetherston’s feminine and ethereal touch combined with Cosabella’s signature mesh.

One of my favorite designs is the soft pink bra and brief (image two).  It looks incredibly romantic yet still sexy and seductive – the sheer floral lace has a smooth scalloped edge that lays flat against the skin and it is accompanied by a silky satin ribbon trim – a balletic flourish of a finish.

It is also a full line of bridal underpinning in a monochrome and candy coloured palette.  Cosabella believe that the collection has provided them with the opportunity to expand their reach by creating the fairytale pieces that brides love so much. After my own wedding in September I know that bridal lingerie can be as important as the wedding dress itself – so any brides out there looking for the perfect luxury fairytale are encouraged to check out this collection when it lands in stores in early 2014.

To see more Cosabella styles click HERE.

Sorry for the late posting this week, Blog Reader! I’ve been away on a training course so there is a lot of writing to catch up with this week. Have a lovely weekend! StyleOnTheCouch xo