Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Lingerie & Accessories

Bordelle Angela Cage Dress StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas StyleOnTheCouch

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness StyleOnTheCouch William Williams Photography

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It is, Blog Reader, a few days until Valentine’s Day.  Since I regularly feature lingerie and accessories on StyleOnTheCouch I wanted to give  a little round-up of some of my favourite ideas if you’re looking for a gift – to self or other! – this week.  Happy shopping!

Red Light Lingerie:

Kallisti by Marios Schwab for ASOS Inc. Bardot Body (second image, right)

Lascivious Helena Bra and Brief, and black tee from their Luxury Basics collection (second image, left)

Also: Between The Sheets Arabesque lace soft bralette and brief

Delicately Gifted:

Marks and Spencer Rosie for Autograph pure silk French Teddy

Love Ophelia ‘To Have And To Hold’ set

Ayten Gasson Silk Bed Jacket

Fiercely Yours:

Fleet Ilya Suspender Leg Harness (third image, above)

Bordelle Angela Dress (image top)

Love Story:

Zinke Daisy Jumper

Stella McCartney Smooth Supernatural Bra (final image, above)

Be Bold, Be Different:

Murmur Harness Bra from Mise En Cage

Fraulein Kink mask

Fifi‘ fragrance by Fifi Chachnil.

 For more last-minute gift ideas, you might also turn to Journelle, Faire Frou Frou and ASOS Lingerie.

Photos of me by William Williams.

This post was also submitted to Independent Fashion Bloggers project ‘The Season Of Love

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