Friday Lingerie Lust: Mimi Holliday

Mimi Holliday has a series of bold, bright and irresistibly tempting collections inspired by cocktails to dazzle you this spring.  I love the rainbow colours of this drinks-themed line – silk, satin and lace are punctuated throughout by neon trims, polka dot print and graphic panelling.

Mimi Holliday was created in 2003, a diffusion line for the Damaris brand.  Perhaps a more wearable version of its parent line, Mimi Holliday’s signatures are structured balcony bras, hipster knickers and bow detailing.  Mimi always offers some very pretty and flattering designs for  day wear, although I often feel some sets cross over into the category of special occasion lingerie.

Pina Colada (picture immediately above, right), a zesty collection created in fushia and contrasting canary yellow, is an attempt to “bring the spirit of summer carnival directly to your lingerie drawer“.    Frappe, (picture top, right) is one of my favourites.  Designed in poppy red silk satin and red scallop lace I think the bras are incredibly flattering and the colour is powerful and fun.

Mojito (picture middle, left) is a delicate combination of peach lace teamed with a lime silk satin and finished with bows in a tempting bubblegum pink shade.  My second favourite collection, Blue Lagoon (picture immediately, above, right) has a fabulous plunge neckline – the navy and white polka dot combination feels a little more grown up and chic to me; very wearable and classic.

There are plenty of others to choose from should I not have covered your drink of choice here – you can select Kir RoyalFizz Gig (very romantic), Whiskey Sour, Sangria and more.  Mimi Holliday, though the diffusion line of Damaris, is doing an excellent job at holding its own in the lingerie world.

Happy Friday, Blog Reader! xo

Friday Lingerie Lust: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld for Kiki de Montparnasse

“I buy lingerie for myself, not even for my boyfriend. I think it is really important for a woman to feel good about herself and buying lingerie that makes you feel good is a great way to start. Even if it’s just for yourself—even if no one else sees it—you know it, you feel it, and I believe it gives you that extra confidence.”  ~ Julia Restoin-Roitfeld in Elle Magazine

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld’s collaboration with Kiki de Montparnasse is a vintage inspired capsule collection for the ‘femme fatale’.  The campaign images make me want to be Ms Restoin-Roitfeld if I can wake up looking so glamorous in the mornings, as for the lingerie well it’s hard to tell the detail in the sepia-style photos – I feel these are more of a teaser campaign to get me interested. For me that is working!

What I can see, a mixture of satin, lace and bows is appealing.  The black basque reminds me of Lascivious’s Josephine which has been on my wish list for some time now.

Another standout piece in the collection is the lace dressing down (image, top) with bell sleeves.  Very pretty, feminine and seductive.

The launch of the range at the NYC Kiki boutique was a star studded event attended by Carine, Leigh Lezark, Derek Blasberg and Natalie Joos, amongst others.  I am hoping this collection lives up to it’s hype, so we can all find the femme fatale within us…

Thoughts, Blog Reader?

Images from Elle Magazine.
Thank you to friends and fellow lingerie lovers Milla, Anne and Mariah for the heads up on the capsule collection!