Friday Lingerie Lust: (Back) Between The Sheets

Last year I introduced you, Blog Reader, to lingerie and loungewear brand Between The Sheets.  I had a preview of designer Layla L’obatti’s Arabesque collection last summer and it is now available to buy; a beautiful vintage-inspired range of luxury silk and hand cut lace with velvet trim (picture above and two below).  The silk bralette and tap pant design comes in the rich shades maroon red ‘fig‘, ‘lagoon‘ blue and my personal favourite, a delicate peachy ‘lotus‘ colour – very romantic and with the seductive illusion of nudity.

This fall, Between The Sheets have built on signatures such as the ouvert high waist knicker and introduced a new petal lace (images immediately above).  I own some of the current Between The Sheets Birds of Play collection and these designs are great for weekend lounging.

New sleep wear additions complete fall 12/13.  The image below left is of the PlayDream pajama set, a perfect style for lounging or heading to the land of nod.  I like that Between The Sheets are functional and flattering, that they use rich fabrics and have a lovely variety underneath their brand umbrella.

Do check out Arabesque, available on the site to buy now.

Images: Between The Sheets.

All that remains, Blog Reader, is for me to pirouette off into the Manhattan skyline.  I have photoshoots galore this weekend – I’m going to be selling some of my wardrobe on Threadflip in the near future – and I have some outfits in the works to share.  These include my new latex skirt from the amazing Atsuko Kudo (you may have seen Lady Gaga in her designs) and favourites from Alice Yim‘s summer collection. Until then.. Xo

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!!