SJ Lingerie

Sally_Jones_Lingerie_Raw Babydoll

Sally Jones Lingerie Raw long nightdress

Sally Jones Lingerie bodysuit

Sally Jones Lingerie Pearl Romper

Sally Jones Sj Lingerie PEARL Lace nightdress

Born out of a love for lace and a beautiful passion for exquisite fabrics, luxury lingerie and sleepwear brand SJ Lingerie is a wonderful find, with a series of collections for the bold and daring romantic.

‘Raw’ features hand cut lace layered and placed on raw edge tulle. The long nightdress from this collection is a uniquely dramatic piece full of enchantment. ‘Pearl’ is my favourite from the current collections. Delicate beaded embroidery detail on soft tulle panels with silk charmeuse skirts and French lace inserts – the Pearl romper is full of allure, with a tie that slips into a bow at the back highlighting the waistline.  This collection has such a glamourous vintage feel that draws me to it.

Completely and utterly desirable, you can shop SJ Lingerie at their online boutique.  All garments are handmade and made to order in Australia.  If your lingerie is as important as your outerwear, you will, like me, surely be a devoted fan of this brand.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Naked Princess

This week I discovered a wonderfully romantic collection of lingerie with a fabulous philosophy to accompany the designs.  Naked Princess is more than just lingerie;  it is about a world of sensuality and boudoir luxury aimed at enlivening the senses and enchanting the imagination.

With the boudoir as a state of mind, founders Jordana Woodland and Rebecca Frank have created a clean and comfortable collection of beauty, body and lip treatments and luxury lingerie aimed at inspiring women to “live beautifully, love deeply and reign joyfully“. For this reason, Naked Princess is one of the best examples of the reasons I began my Friday lingerie features in the first place – to inspire women of all shapes and sizes to get in touch with themselves and their (inner and outer) beauty.

Made in the USA, the lingerie from Naked Princess is created using lace, silks and cashmeres from France and Italy. They also utilise natural fibres for their designs, such as MicroModal which has a fabulous feel on the skin.  The MicroModal and lace bodysuit from the spring collection 2012 is my favourite piece (image top); an exceptionally figure flattering body with plunge neckline in cream, blush and charcoal colourings.

The lingerie is sized from xs to xl – designed without underwires yet if more support is your thing, check out this glowing review by The Full Figured Chest about how this lady found the bodysuit worked for her.

The first collection from Naked Princess is named Lovely Ever After, inspired by a love letter.  The lip and body proportion of this collection is quite beautifully packaged and would make a lovely gift as well as a treat for oneself.  Based around a custom made Vanille Blanc scent (Moroccan vanilla, sweet almond & exotic tonquin bean infused with vitamin E plus organic shea, jojoba & soy butters), a boudoir candle can also be used for massage.  The candle sits alongside a body/room spray and several lip glosses, treatments and polishes formulated without parabens, phthalates or GMOS, continuing the natural philosophy of the line.

Below, the Lovely Ever After silk mesh & lace soft bra and thong.

Below: the series of Naked Shine Lip Glosses:

There is a lot to like at Naked Princess. Since their philosophy is one that is close to my own heart, I do hope you take a look at their collection.

Have a lovely weekend, Blog Reader! The sun is shining here in NYC so it is time to play… I have a post on one of my favourite new dresses from the Reiss summer collection 2012 on Saturday, plus next week I’m sharing with you a style inspiration who is one of my all time Twitter and Instagram crushes.  I have a feeling you will fall in love with his style just as I did.  Until then, have a great Friday! StyleOnTheCouch xo

Friday Lingerie Lust: I.D. Sarrieri Autumn / Winter 2012

I go weak at the knees for I.D. Sarrieri and their forthcoming autumn / winter collection is another show-stopping range of lingerie.  Names such as Vixen Chic, Black Temptation, Irresistible and Lady Lovelace conjure up images of wild and sexy nights, with playful editorial images to match.

I introduced you to I.D. Sarrieri back in March, Blog Reader (you can read the earlier feature here) – a label mixing vintage inspiration with modern trends to create beautiful silhouettes for women.  It is sumptuous, luxurious lingerie and their new fall collection is heavy on fine lace, silk satin and mesh fabrics with some bold metallic detail – such aspects are important to I.D Sarrieri and many of their designs can be found decorated with Swarowski accessories.  This boned corset (above) is a favourite of mine, every inch a work of art.

Overall the collection contrasts light and dark.  The commanding ‘Ringmaster’ style uTame stands next to the beautifully adorned Little Mermaid (image below) and Belle du Jour (image directly above).

Image below: Secret November, for the sirens amongst us you.

Special occasion lingerie?  If you owned this surely you’d want to wear it every day.  This collection is so ‘femme fatale’ I adore it.  Who’s with me, Blog Reader??

Have a fabulous weekend – here in NYC I’ll be taking part in a few of the Cinco de Mayo activities (with apologies to my French friends, but you have a fanfare for everything these days….) and meeting up with Lydia for some new blog photos.  I’m excited as we have outfits from Three Floor Fashion and Morgan Carper coming up! xo

Wearing, directly above: I.D. Sarrieri bodysuit from their spring 2012 collection – outerwear, underwear, too pretty to hide in my opinion….. (worn under a blazer on a night out).  Main images HPR London / I.D. Sarrieri.