Friday Lingerie Lust: Murmur (Lingerie Inspired Fashion)

White Body Harness Murmur Clothing StyleOntheCouch

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Murmur Clothing Hellcat Lingerie StyleOnTheCouch

Murmur Clothing Lingerie Inspired Fashion StyleOnTheCouchIf you follow me on Instagram, Blog Reader, you may have noticed an influx of photos related to Murmur.  These images here are from Murmur’s new Hellcat collection, a stunning retro-lingerie-inspired range of dresses and accessories for spring summer 2013.  Hellcat includes some wonderful statement pieces: the bold wedding dresses and the erotic harnesses. My favourite, shown in the third image here, is the white corseted suspender belt.

“MODERN WOMEN DRESS TO SEDUCE AND – ULTIMATELY – TO BE UNDRESSED: THE FINAL EXPRESSION OF SELF ABANDON, DEVOTION AND LOVE.”

For a list of Murmur stockists, click here. You can all purchase Murmur from Mise En Cage, Paris (read a review of my visit to Mise En Cage here).

Romanticism meets Sci-Fi: Murmur Clothing

Murmur Clothing Bra StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

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Murmur Clothing Harness Bra William Williams Photography

Back in Paris this January I visited the fabulous Mise En Cage boutique where owner Florence Abelin introduced me to lingerie inspired clothing brand Murmur.  It was love at first sight for me with this Marshmallow Bust Harness in black (also available in praline and white), a dream to wear for a dramatic ‘flounce’ over a simple little black dress or as part of a lingerie set.

The harness part of the bra is made from elastic bands with some well placed leather detail.  The flounces on the shoulders are pleated voile – my friend Kim told me they were like ‘wings’ (they are no less heavenly to wear!)  It is such an aesthetically pleasing shape – framing the bust and grabbing your attention at the shoulders. Florence described this piece to me as a little romanticism mixed with a little Sci-Fi – I’m thinking Barbarella-meets-The-Lady-Of-Shallot, a style I can get behind.

Murmur are a wonderfully fashion-forward brand.  I just received some images of their spring summer collection and will be featuring these on a Friday Lingerie Focus post very soon, Blog Reader.  Alongside their mainline collection they recently launched Murmur Takeaway, a youthful diffusion line I’m also looking forward to sharing with you.  In the meantime please do check out their styles here on Mise En Cage.  Click here for the full Murmur website.

With special thanks to William Williams for the photography.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Lingerie & Accessories

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Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Stella McCartney Lingerie StyleOnTheCouch

It is, Blog Reader, a few days until Valentine’s Day.  Since I regularly feature lingerie and accessories on StyleOnTheCouch I wanted to give  a little round-up of some of my favourite ideas if you’re looking for a gift – to self or other! – this week.  Happy shopping!

Red Light Lingerie:

Kallisti by Marios Schwab for ASOS Inc. Bardot Body (second image, right)

Lascivious Helena Bra and Brief, and black tee from their Luxury Basics collection (second image, left)

Also: Between The Sheets Arabesque lace soft bralette and brief

Delicately Gifted:

Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pure silk French Teddy

Love Ophelia ‘To Have And To Hold’ set

Ayten Gasson Silk Bed Jacket

Fiercely Yours:

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness (third image, above)

Bordelle Angela Dress (image top)

Love Story:

Zinke Daisy Jumper

Stella McCartney Smooth Supernatural Bra (final image, above)

Be Bold, Be Different:

Murmur Harness Bra from Mise En Cage

Fraulein Kink mask

Fifi‘ fragrance by Fifi Chachnil.

 For more last-minute gift ideas, you might also turn to Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and ASOS Lingerie.

Photos of me by William Williams.

This post was also submitted to Independent Fashion Bloggers project ‘The Season Of Love