Friday Lingerie Lust: I.D Sarrieri

It is, Blog Reader, a mystery why I.D Sarrieri designs have escaped me thus far.  Functional and stylish, the label (featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Madame Figaro as well as the movie The Devil Wears Prada) is a mix of vintage inspiration and modern trends.  I find their mainline collection perfectly complimentary for feminine curves and I need one of their bodysuits in my life stat (see bottom photo, right, top of my list).

That’s what lingerie does… take your breath away ~ Sarrieri

With collection names that sum up both the sumptuous nature of the designs as well as hinting at fun – e.g. Heartbeats & Co.; J’aime La Dentelle and my favourite, ‘Dating A Royal‘ - there is a great deal of diversity within the Sarrieri umbrella but with an overall appreciation of beautiful, delicate shapes and patterns and some strong direction from founder Lulia Dobrin and her design team.

Wear your passions and rule the world ~ Sarrieri

The brand is available to buy in key stores worldwide, including my favourite Selfridges in the UK, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue in the US and 10 Corso Corso in Milan.

From the spring 2012 collection two of my favourites are Confidence, picture above, left, a bold, sheer crimson design and Fairy Tale, above, right, a very pretty ivory satin and lace line.  Given the editorial I am presenting here, it is no wonder that Forbes named I.D Sarrieri as one of the most luxurious lingerie labels around.

If you are stuck for ideas on lingerie – I urge you to check out the Sarrieri website to be inspired.  Deeply stylish, please don’t buy the body suit before I do, Blog Reader…

Have a great weekend! I’m still travelling, heading off to Austin, Texas for a long weekend. I’ll be posting travel pics on my adventure tumblr whilst away – but blogging and tweeting continues this time since it’s only a mini break.  My plans largely centre around eating great food (i.e Uchi and Salt Lick!!), meeting new friends and seeing more of Austin.  And buying that Stetson.  Maybe.  Would that make an outfit post??

Friday Lingerie Lust: Valentine’s Day Part I

I feel there are different camps one can fall into with regards to Valentine’s Day. The first I call the “believers”, those who go all out with flowers, cards, chocolates and poems. The second are the woeful accepters, the Bridget Jones types who cry into the bottom of their empty wine glass and mourn the ghosts of lovers past.  Others are in denial: ‘Valentine’s Day? Oh I hadn’t noticed…..’  Which one are you?

Valentine’s Day, whether single or in a relationship, is the perfect excuse to show a little self love.  Treating oneself to a fabulous new set of lingerie or piece of loungewear on this day should be mandatory.  If you haven’t yet got the message from my lingerie columns that feeling good, outside and in, is intrinsically linked – the interplay between each affecting one another – please re-read my earlier columns.  Ladies in particular, I hope you use Valentine’s Day as the perfect time to invest in that special something that celebrates all your best womanly bits, no matter if others see or if you are the only person to know what lies underneath.

This week is part one of my two-part Valentine’s Day series.  I’ve chosen some of my favourite lingerie items guaranteed to make you feel fabulous – some are designed specially for this time of the year, others are part of current collections.  I hope you take a little inspiration from this series for yourself, a loved one, or even to treat a friend.

Image top: Myla:  Myla brought out a fabulous Valentine’s Day campaign this year featuring runway model Le Call wearing their devastating sexy red and black boudoir pieces.  I own a few sets from Myla and I think the label is incredibly well made.  Recent designs are playful and practical.  Definitely a label to find some inspiration from this time of year.

Image middle top: Huit: The heart shaped design of this ‘cupcake collection’ from Huit make it a perfect choice as a gift.  Available in a range of bold colours (red, purple) at a great price.

Image middle bottom: the Lascivious Simone set in raspberry.  A special Valentine’s Day design, there is some fantastic accentuation of curves in this collection. The brief with its side ‘fins’ is particularly flattering.

Image, bottom: a delightful piece from the Arabesque range from Between the Sheets.  I love this new luxe collection – and if you’re a fan like me make sure you head to the Between the Sheets sample sale at VMV Hypoallergenics in Union Square on Friday 3rd Feb, noon – 8pm, to pick up some Valentine’s bargains.  (I’m going – see you there!)

Tune in for part two next Friday…. Have a great weekend!

StyleOnTheCouch xo