Fraulein Annie

21 Nov

Sometimes I come across lingerie that just stops me in my tracks. Takes my breath away. Leaves me swearing out loud. “Hot Damn! That’s some gorgeous lingerie!” It often takes something very unique, stunning, and creative for me to experience such an outburst.

That time is now. “Hot damn!” I say. Fraulein Annie has stolen my heart beat.

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Fraulein Annie is “stylish and glamorous with a hint of vintage. Romantic, shape-enhancing and wearable”. The brand, inspired by a Marlene Dietrich song about the pain of “an unfulfilled love”, is evocative of Hollywood glam and early 20th century feminine form. The designer, Frauke Nagal describes the brand as “beautifully feminine with a romantic, melancholic view on a bygone era. Think the avant-garde style of the 20s to 40s mixed with quirky 50s and 60s, think Cabaret.”

I think I am completely smitten.

‘Falling In Love’ is an extremely romantic, vintage-inspired collection that features satin and lace in three colorways: a deep chestnut brown with black accents, a luscious cream and blush-red, and a opalescent grey and ivory set. There are many style options as well ranging from balcony bras, fuller-bust bras, basques (with removable suspenders), short knickers, thongs, and shaping high-waisted briefs. The fit of these pieces looks spectacular, and were designed with modern fabrics specifically to “tuck in, lift and smooth” to achieve the desirable hour-glass figure.

‘Bye Bye Mein Herr’ is inspired by cabaret, all dark and sultry. Strong lines are softened by contrasting grosgrain ribbon for a quirky, edgy look. This collection includes two bra shapes, an under-bust girdle, a “thigh slimmer”, short knickers, and a shaping brief.

‘Don’t Say Sie’ brings vintage shapewear into modern times with lightweight mesh that smooths and flattens, with contrasting black and gold accents. The body suit features “multiway straps” which can be adjusted to change the position of the straps to suit any outfit. The collection also features a deep plunge bra, a fuller-bust bra, a shaping brief, and a girdle with suspenders.

You can find Fraulein Annie’s collections at Fig Leaves. Be on the lookout for the 2012 Spring/Summer Swimsuit line as well!

Photos by Claire Pepper
Hair & Make-Up by Joella Butler

Photos used with permission, courtesy of Frauke Nagal.

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

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