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.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Jenna Leigh

With the arrival of spring in New York and the corresponding summer trends of sheer, lace and pastels upon us, my lingerie search of late has been an attempt to find bras and bodysuits that can be matched with these styles.  I feel that ‘slightly sheer’ requires perfect undergarments – something you must surely like enough to want to show (we all have underwear we want to hide a la Bridget Jones, don’t we, Blog Reader?!) whilst giving enough coverage to be a) useful and supportive and c) also a bit of a statement in itself.

One of my searches led to me to Jenna Leigh.  A line designed in NYC, Jenna Leigh can be found at all my favourite US boutiques – Faire Frou Frou, Journelle and Azaleas.  Barneys also stock the collection.  I was initially going to write about two sets in particular, Goa (below, bottom) and Kyoto (image, top) as choices to accompany sheer pieces – the Kyoto bodysuit is a wonderfully modern mesh and jersey piece in nude and black colours with some lovely criss cross strap detailing – however, I liked her other collections so much I’ve included a selection here.

Jenna Leigh was launched in 2008, aimed at creating great fitting lingerie to marry timeless style with modern trends – quite a challenge!  What results is a wide range of lingerie and loungewear (bras, camis, robes, bodysuits) from the conservative to highly romantic and sensual styles.  I loved the spring 2011 campaign with Kate Upton (picture immediately above) and I’m particularly drawn to her balconette bras like the Elle (second image, photo right) for its blush chiffon trim detailing.

Whilst many of her pieces might offer you the solution to your sheer-dilemmas this spring, Blog Reader, I hope you’ll take a look at her other collections too.

Images, Jenna Leigh.

I’m off to enjoy the beautiful weather in New York today – have a wonderful weekend, Blog Reader!!