Friday Lingerie Lust: Tatu Couture

This week, Blog Reader, I bring you an exciting new find in directional lingerie.  Luisa Sidoli is the designer behind Tatu Couture, a label integrating tattoos with lingerie design.  The result is an edgy, dramatic collection of graphic, body sculpting pieces – featuring high-waisted knickers, bodysuits and boy shorts.

Now in her second collection, Luisa is providing me with the authenticity of a tattoo minus any potential pain or regret. I’ve always wanted a tattoo (I just need to work out the details, watch this space, Blog Reader) and until then I can happily work with Luisa’s designs.  Images here are largely from Tatu Couture’s second collection: ‘Sweet Surrender’, sitting alongside the previous ‘Illusion‘ range.  I love how Tatu Couture is evolving – for spring summer 2013 we see hints of the 1950s in new shapes and silhouettes such as the Lola Body (image directly above) with its V wiring.

My favourite addition to the collection is the soft cup bra (above).  The introduction of Chantilly lace and ivory as a new colour gives a softness to the otherwise dramatic seductiveness of Luisa’s pieces.

Sweet Surrender oozes an intense sensuality, reflective of a 1950’s Sicily with equal amounts of sex appeal and glamour. It combines a subtle blend of sophistication and rebelliousness with a play on the 50’s silhouettes and the alluring scenes of Baroque Italian culture.” ~ Tatu Couture

Body art meets fashion forward lingerie at Tatu Couture.  I see the bodysuits very much within the underwear as outerwear vein and I have my eye on the ivory Lola body for later in the year….  If you are in NYC you can buy Tatu Couture from Marc and Max on Bleecker Street.  The collection is also available to purchase online (with spring summer 2013 available to buy from November).

So hands up – who has a tattoo? I’d like some inspiration please….

Have a fabulous weekend, Blog Reader! StyleOnTheCouch xo

StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Result Wear

A girl has to do a little shopping on her holiday, right? Two weeks ago my travels around the West Coast of America had a grand finale in Los Angeles, where I was able to pay a visit to the fabulous Faire Frou Frou lingerie boutique, a place that to my joy stocks most of the labels I write about on Fridays.  The boutique deserves a feature all to itself and I will post this over the next few weeks, but here is another of my underwear as outerwear outfit posts, as I purchased this fabulous Result Wear slip after Faire Frou Frou’s gorgeous owner Alison recommended it to me.  I wore it with my Anthropologie maxi skirt to Shutters on The Beach for cocktails on the last day of my holiday

I can’t stress enough the importance of good foundation garments to give clothes great shape and to make you feel fabulous.  This is not so much about squishing things in (everyone’s had a bad experience with something like Spanx, surely?!) but accentuating curves and lines.  Even for petite me. Even better then when the slip works as outwear, too.  I’ve worn it a few times since arriving back in New York City; with pencil skirts and bandage dresses.  Result Wear sell two of these slips, the Marilyn (below) and the Victoria (mine) in nude and black, along with the Stella skirt and Jane bra in black

The designer behind Result Wear is Kiana Anvaripour, who has worked for Roland Mouret and Preen

Sunset over Santa Monica. Ah, the vacation, c’est fini.

You can buy the Marilyn slip from Faire Frou Frou here.