Sass & Bide Accessories

One of the advantages of staying with my blogger friend South Molton St Style this week has been the opportunity to raid Anna’s wardrobe* (rubs-hands-with-glee).  Last week I was looking for something to add a little oomph to a monochrome outfit and Anna suggested I try on her rope and gold / orange metal necklace from Sass & Bide.  You may remember Sass & Bide from my recent fashion week review; here I am going to focus on their accessories because I think this is something the brand does particularly well.  Below are my top picks from their current collection:

Clockwise from top left: The Over And Out necklace; Over & Over Again belt; Serpentine clutch; Complete Control cuff, The Stranded collar capelet and the Three Seconds harness (yep, there had to be one of these in here, Blog Reader!)

I like Sass & Bide’s accessories because they really do transform an outfit in the label’s signature style and are perfect if you cannot afford their clothing range.  The capelet for example can be worn over a simple white vest and with your favourite denim to great effect; as for the harness, just refer to my previous posts here and here!  Another example of a Sass & Bide body piece worn well is from my blogger crush Vahni of Grit & Glamour.  Like me she keeps the harness-accessorised outfit simple and I like how she emphasizes the leather by adding cuffs and knee-high boots to her ensemble.

You can purchase Sass & Bide accessories via their eboutique.  ASOS stock select pieces from the brand – Harvey Nichols and Net-A-Porter are also stockists.

Wearing: Necklace, Sass & Bide; Lovely Ever After Soft Tee, Naked Princess.  Shorts, Finders Keepers.  Stop boots, Carvela.  Thank you to South Molton St Style for the photos.

*Yes, of course with her permission. Well, most of the time :)

Friday Lingerie Lust: Naked Princess ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’

Back in June I featured the first collection from lingerie and boudoir brand Naked Princess.  Named ‘Lovely Ever After‘; a gorgeous collection of lace, cashmere and modal fabrics in styles designed to complement the female figure beautifully was one of my most popular Friday features.

This week I’m presenting the second collection from Naked Princess, entitled A Thousand Kisses Deep‘.  Inspired by founder Jordana Woodland’s love of exquisite lace and couture lingerie these pieces have a special occasion feel, with some easily falling under that favourite category of mine, out-to-wear – like this boudoir garter camisole (above and below):

In this post I’m just focussing on the lingerie within the autumn winter 2012 collection.  I’m so much in love with the new additions to the lip and body care line they deserve a feature of their own another time – like this body and boudoir candle.

When the wax melts to a touchable temperature it is transformed into a massage oil.  Below: My Naked Princess collection. Je suis fan? Moi?

The philosophy of Naked Princess is close to my own heart.  A luxe and comfortable collection aimed at inspiring women to “live beautifully, love deeply and reign joyfully” I think these pieces make a wonderful gift or investment in yourself.  Below, the Chantilly Lace Robe with plunge neckline: 

I was lucky to meet with co-founder Rebecca Frank before I left NYC to preview the spring summer collection for 2013, named ‘Butterflies Begin’.  Heavy on lace and introducing some soft colours (lavender, rose and peach) it’s another exciting collection for its inner wear / outerwear potential.  And gorgeously luxurious. All of it.

You can shop all Naked Princess products on their website.  To explore the lip and body collections further click here.  For lingerie, here.

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