Introducing: Madame Supertrash

 

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Madame Supertrash swimA combined this Friday post for lingerie and swimwear, prior to everyone jet-setting off on their summer holidays.  My attention has turned to Madame Supertrash - a vintage inspired collection of intimates paired this season with a swim line to match.

A 40s- and 50s- style collection in electric blue and pastel hues, Madame Supertrash’s current lingerie range is body sculpting at its very best. Sheer bodysuits, high waisted briefs and cleavage enhancing bras a la Joan Holloway all vie for your attention.  Some well placed cut outs and metal fastenings update the collection for the modern lingerie connoisseur.

The swim collection, aligned with the current Madame Supertrash lingerie aesthetic, is a beautiful monochrome and vintage rose print mix of bikinis, retro one-pieces and cover ups.  Zou bisous bisous indeed.

You can purchase Madame Supertrash from Beautifully UndressedJournelle, Petit Bisous, Figleaves and Prohibido. With thanks to The BodyWear Office.

Friday Lingerie Lust: LoveStories Intimates

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LoveStoriesLingerie1June sees a welcome return to the things I love to blog about and probably know best – lingerie.  I put a temporary ‘pause’ on all things intimate last month to have some adventures finding new brands and designers to bring you as well as the latest collections from all my old favourites.  I hope you won’t be disappointed, so please read on and return each Friday for a glance, whether you are interested in lingerie as a gift to self, or as a gift to another.

LoveStories Intimates - a Dutch brand with an eye for unique, individual pieces that can be mixed and matched – steers away from traditional lingerie fabrics in favour of mixed prints and differing textures: smooth velvet, sequins, luxurious lace, intricate jacquard,  lurex and rich silk.  Two main themes dominate the current collection: ‘The Undercovers‘ - soft triangle bralettes and delicate slips; and ‘The Cover-Ups - pajama’s and boxer shorts, oversized velvet shirts, well-fit bodysuits, dainty dresses, quirky socks and fun eye-masks.

LoveStories is the brainchild of multi-talented Marloes Hoedeman, who is first and foremost a fashion and interior stylist. Hoedeman began her brand in the hopes of creating beautiful underwear for herself: a combination of high quality products blended with an affordable price. Her biggest inspirations, which guide her creative process, are exploring and travelling the world, filmography and literature. With LoveStories she appeals to women who are looking for comfortable lingerie that can be styled and worn with ease, diminishing the time-consuming complications of trying hundreds of styles on in pursuit of the discovering the perfect garment.”

My favourite pieces from the collection have an ‘underwear becomes outerwear’ lean.  The sheer spotted bodysuits and the rich velvety camisoles.  There is much to love in the latest campaign, shot in a country estate amidst quirky antiques and relics from hunting trips in and around the manor.

A boutique will open in Amsterdam’s ’9 Streets’ shopping district this summer. In the meantime stay tuned to the LoveStories website to be the first in line to purchase.

Lingerie Lust: Christie Nicole

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Christie Nicole 2Continuing last week’s theme of beautiful undergarments you just won’t want to cover up, designer Christie Trowbridge of Christie Nicole has produced a range of simple yet stunning monochrome lingerie designs in lace, leather and suede fabrics.  With names like ‘A Blissful Fantasy’, ‘Black Rose’ and ‘A World of Her Own’, Christie Nicole’s collections create a world of secret luxury, quiet confidence and modern femininity.

The brand began with a focus on the bralette,  a lingerie wardrobe staple:

“I think every woman should have a bralette because they are not like your normal bra you never see underneath clothing. I see them as a staple piece because you are able to show off a bralette, if you have a sheer top on or a loose baggy singlet or even wear the thicker bralettes as a top with a pair of high waisted jeans.” – Christie Trowbridge

Whilst the bralette is still a signature design within the collections, recent developments include this wonderful Xana soft leather jacket to wear with your bralettes - high on my wish list.

For her AW14 collection, Trowbridge was inspired by a quote from Alice in Wonderland – “In a world of my own”.

“It’s about all the feelings and emotions that one could be hiding. The inspiration being one’s self. With the look book expressing the way someone can let loose, being free, off in a world of their own. A big inspiration is also Fete Champetre, I love their images.” – Interview with OysterMag

I love the aesthetics within these collections.  Click HERE to browse and purchase Christie Nicole lingerie. To see more inspirations, visit the brand’s Tumblr and Facebook Page.