Friday Lingerie Lust: Playful Promises

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Playful Promised Limited Edition Collection Pippa

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StyleOnTheCouch Friday Lingerie Lust Playful Promises pippaIf you like your lingerie to be vintage inspired but without a uber heavy focus on structure and support and more of a lean towards pretty, flirty styling, I suggest you look no further than Playful Promises.  I met the team from Playful during London Fashion Week in February, when they kindly gifted me their Neon Eve soft cup bra and brief set because they knew of my love of undergarments.

This, their limited edition collection out last month, is the result of a competition Playful Promises ran in 2011 to find new and emerging designers who would contribute to their SS13 collection under the theme of ‘The East’ and Milton’s Paradise Lost.  Competition winner Pippa Davidson created a set inspired by a fusion of eastern and western beauty with her purple and pink print retro bra and brief set.  Carla Pullinger took inspiration from 50s glamour and came up with a colour block design aimed at enhancing female curves.  Finally, competition winner Eva Lai, who created my favourite set, used a nude and pink colour palette with a hint of lime green in her detailing.  I adore the slightly sheer side panels in her high-waisted briefs.

You can purchase the Limited Edition collection HERE.  Playful Promises plan to run a second design competition next year, so watch this space!

Have  a lovely weekend, Blog Reader! StyleOnTheCouch xo

Friday Lingerie Lust: Dita Von Teese ‘Von Follies’

If you prefer to dance around in your martini glass rather than drink from it this Christmas, I might just have found the perfect lingerie collection for you.  Von Follies by Dita Von Teese launched on StyleBop.com last month and is everything a budding burlesque star needs to twirl around their boudoir in.  Dita’s collection stays true to her own signature style – each piece has a vintage feel and is designed to enhance and the feminine silhouette and make the wearer feel truly glamorous.

Bustiers, balconette bras, fitted chemises, high-waisted briefs and suspenders come in rich shades of red, black and nude with some lovely attention to detail as you might expect to find with this 1950s era of glamour – grosgrain and velvet ribbons, delicate eyelash lace and control mesh panels.

Whilst some of the collection is a little two ‘showy’ for me, the essence of Burlesque is clear and it’s quite a wonderfully opulent line of lingerie.  There is a nice selection of brief shapes which I like – high cut, bikini and full – my favourite being the Black Satin Quilting High-Waisted Brief which comes with a matching corset.

Budding burlesque stars need to get to StyleBop.com for their Dita Von Teese fix.  You can can browse the Von Follies collection here.

Friday Lingerie Lust: Eberjey

Eberjey, meaning ‘joy’ is a charming collection of intimates and swimwear.  Co-founders Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito created their brand with a very soft and feminine aesthetic – using delicate colours and cuts Eberjey produce styles that look very cute and comfortable to wear.

Above: Eberjey’s Orianna collection

I was recently given Eberjey’s Fanny bralette and boy short to review.  This collection (also image top and below) is my favourite within Eberjey’s current range – soft jersey pieces created in black and French vanilla with ruffles and lace… add in a little retro styling and this collection is perfect for weekend lounging. It’s very soft and the cut of the short is incredibly flattering.

I am often asked for recommendations for loungewear, especially around this time of year as we head towards Christmas gift season.  Eberjey’s have a large collection of chemises (another favourite of mine is the chemise from the Adelaide collection, below) which are absolutely worth a look.  From the number of fashion collections they offer on their website you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Also worth a look is the Eberjey Basics Collection.  I’m putting together some of my favourite basics for a lingerie feature in the near future and the Pima Goddess Bra will be on the list. If you’re looking for a soft cup, uber-flattering cut plunge bra – you need this in your intimate wear wardrobe*.

You can view and purchase Eberjey’s collection of lingerie on their website.  Click this link to view their swimwear.

Thank you to Eberjey and Bollare for my gift!

*because if you’re following my Friday Lingerie Lust posts Blog Reader, you should have more than just a drawer of intimates now.  Yes? Good.