Down The Rabbit Hole: Lavish Alice

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Lavish Alice New

LavishAlice-playsuit-1A relatively new brand, previously taken on by TopShop and currently at ASOS (a sure sign of the brand’s popularity in the contemporary fashion sphere) Lavish Alice boasts a cute and vibrant summer collection of playsuits, rompers, crop tops and circle skirts.  Peachy and cream tones, playful dark florals and thick scuba fabrics result in a disparate but cheerful range of styles that reminds me of the rather fun phrase: “how puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. 

This pinafore playsuit reminds me of my childhood and fun summer afternoons in my parent’s garden sitting out on sun loungers with my friends and games with our cute west highland white terrier puppy.  It is true that you can grow up but never grow old, although like the famous book says: “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

For more of Lavish Alice designs including a first look at their winter styles, click HERE.

Wearing: Lavish Alice playsuit. Shoes: Zara.  White Skye Shirt: Whistles.

Photos: Bethany Morton.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Lascivious AW13

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Lascivious FW13 LingerieBack to the regular schedule of Friday Lingerie Lust, Blog Reader.  First up, a brand close to my heart and hence never too far from this Friday page: the incredible Lascivious.  For AW13 they collaborated with photographer Szymon Brodziak, whose images are often compared with Helmut Newton, for a sultry campaign filled with fantasy and desire. The new lines:

Jade: sensual cut-outs and a combination of contemporary mesh and decadent silk in a seductive jade colour-way with contrast copper components. Modern and effortlessly sexy.

Mai: a beautiful, feminine range that features a perfect pairing of nude fabric overlain with softly textured black tulle, given a modern edge with leatherette detailing and contrast copper components.

Isa: my favourite from the collection, a bodysuit made with a combination of black, sparkle mesh and faux leather, also available with dramatic crystal embellishment. Perfect to combine with a harness or jewellery piece as outerwear or for the bedroom.

Whilst Lascivious create new and unique collections season after season, they continue to sell their classics year round which includes a lovely luxury basics range.  For more information on Lascivious click HERE. To shop the dark fantasies created by Brodziak, click HERE. You can also purchase at Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and Teddys for Bettys.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Karolina Laskowska

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Karolina Laskowska Lingerie high waist harness brief

Karolina Laskowska harness

Karolina Laskowska Lingerie StyleOnTheCouchI get very excited when lingerie-loving friends let me know about their new finds! My friend and fellow blogger Lindsay, who you may recognise from her guest posts before on StyleOnTheCouch, told me about Karolina Laskowska earlier this year.  A wonderful synergy between fashion and lingerie, Laskowska told me this about her brand:

“I adore blending concepts of eroticism, luxury and lingerie as outerwear.  Most of my pieces can add an edge to outerwear, whether worn on top of a vest top or visible under a sheer blouse.  They’re equally as stylish but a lot more naughty in the bedroom!  I adore bespoke work too – designing one-off pieces for individual customers, using the finest French couture laces and silks. I’d like to introduce those sorts of materials and more colour into my ‘ready-to-wear’ line and I’m planning to develop that this Summer”

What I particularly admire about Laskowska’s designs are the way in which they blend elements of the fetish with feminine accents and materials.  For example, the soft ribbon on the Wiktoria harness and the ivory lace trim on the Kaja leather cuffs.

Laskowska’s collection includes a playsuit and accessories (cuffs and garters). You can view more images and read more about the brand HERE.

Photo credits:  Top image, photography – Steve Kraitt, model – Nathalie Hers. Second image, left: photography – Catherine Day, model – Vicki Blatchley. Third, photography – MSD productions, modelling & styling – Sundal Roy. Final image: photography – Nadia King, model – Alivya Free, styling – Tess Daly.