Archive | February, 2012

Result Wear: Shapewear For The Modern Vixen

29 Feb

Result Wear, a new line of shapewear from parent brand dMondaine has emerged recently, featuring several innovative, femme-fatale, vixen-inspired designs that have made their first shapewear collection a huge success amongst the celebrity and socialite set.

Don’t let that level of popularity stop you from peeking at the collections! Glamorous and seriously down-to-business, this is shapewear built for a Classic Gal in the body of a Modern Woman. I see it as being the ultimate versatile shapewear; ladies could wear this with vintage wiggle dresses, underneath a stuffy suit at the day-job, peeking out of  a coat-dress on a second date, or nestled under a warm sweater dress for drinks with the Gals.

The collection features four pieces, all featureing breathable “performance fabric” that “firms and shapes” to create a smooth, flattened silhouette. Cleverly-shaped built-in bras create dramatic supportwithout an underwire, while tummy panels and smoothing bands flatter your body’s natural curves.

Results Wear Collection
VictoriaMarilynJane & Stella

My personal favorite is the ‘Victoria’ Mesh Slip, which is meant to be stepped into and pulled upwards for best fit and comfort. I would wear this every single day under any number of dresses and skirts. The ‘Marilyn’, which lifts and smooths, features a contoured hem so that it won’t bunch or ride up your leg, or need to be constantly tugged downwards. ‘Jane’ is a perfect everyday-bra, with contouring cups that lift and plump. The half-length ‘Stella’ slip can be worn with Jane, or separately for ultimate mixing & matching with bras already in your wardrobe!

For more ways to adorn yourself with Result Wear, visit their illustrated fashion-plate styling tips and silhouettes.

Result Wear Jane BraJane Bra

Result Wear can be purchased at Neiman Marcus, Largo Drive and directly from Result Wear. Knock ’em dead, kittens! Mrrooow!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Images: Result Wear and Largo Drive. Please Credit Responsibly!

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Pretty Polly ~ Tights Galore!

28 Feb

As the weather turns from slightly cold to slightly less cold (we’re experiencing a strangely mild winter where I live), my thoughts turn to tights. Usually by the time March rolls around, I am still stuck wearing thick, wooly tights and legwarmers.

This season however, I find myself pondering the transitional legwear needed for a mild spring. Nothing too bulky, nothing too skimpy, warm enough but not roasting in my boots.

Pretty Polly, one of the UK’s oldest legwear brands, has some fantastic high-quality tights to suit just about every single desire I have right now for interesting and fun legwear!

While a thick pair of 200 denier fleece tights or 150 denier angora blend tights will keep my legs warm in case of a sudden snow-storm, blustery spring days call for something thinner, such as 120 denier modal tights. If the spring weather becomes confusingly-warmer, switching to a pair of 60 denier plush tights will be much more comfortable!

After warmer weather sets in, it gets easier to have fun with one’s wardrobe and legwear. The examples below are so much fun! I’m obsessed with the faux-suspender tights! ♥

Pretty-Polly-Fashion-Tights

Stylish TightsSuspended TightsUnbelievable TightsFlighty Ribbon Bow Backseam Tights

I also LOVE a good pair of nylons, although I’m afraid they get a bad reputation from being compared to the awful, low-quality of drug store nylons. These are NOT those, my friends.

Pretty Polly 10 denier nylons come in a wide variety of colors, from skin-tone to gray to black shades, in several different styles such as lace hold ups, full-leg backseams, glossy stockings and glossy full-leg nylons.

Pretty-Polly-Nylons

Nylons – Lace Top Hold UpsNylons – Backseam TightsNylons – Gloss StockingsNylons – Gloss Tights

The collaboration of Pretty Polly for House of Holland has yielded some awesomely-modern designs as well; having Jessie J model for the campaign is certainly eye opening too! They get bonus points for being extremely affordable and high-quality to boot! ♥ ♥ ♥

Pretty Polly is available from their website (with international shipping), and in the US from My Tights.

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Images via Pretty Polly UK. Please Credit Responsibly!

Amuse-Bouche Winter 2012

27 Feb

I’ve had my eye on Amuse-Bouche for quite some time; the intriguing Scotland-based brand is most certainly a personal favorite. You know me, I go in for sweet details, special fabrics, and the little touches that make a garment so unique and alluring. I love the old-world take on romantic style; tradition meets mysterious and coy.

Each piece of lingerie designed by Marie Lauchlan is uniquely crafted with some pieces being very limited edition, so this is truly a bespoke lingerie brand. Amuse-Bouche specializes in designs created from ethically sourced fabrics, vintage trims, trinkets and hand-embellished lace.

Amuse-Bouche Beware My Lovely

Beware My Lovely

Amuse-Bouche began as something so sweet and kind, a designer creating special lingerie for her friends to wear on their wedding day. Frilly garter belts, luxurious ivory satin, delicate lace, silver and pearl ornaments, all lovely and so darling! What a wonderful way to begin!

The Winter Collection – inspired by the classic era of film noir – is theatrical, elegant, and special. Each garment is intricately detailed and resplendent with trinkets and ribbons. This is lingerie that a blushing bride can wear long after the wedding bells fade, or anytime a bit of romance and intrigue is needed.

Amuse-Bouche Winter 2012

Secret Beyond The DoorJolies Choses (Champagne)Arsenic and Old Lace

Amuse-Bouce So Dark The NightSo Dark the Night

I know it seems as if I favor only UK designers, and I do have a penchant for English Lace, admittedly! I suppose it’s more accurate to say that I respect and admire England’s textile industry, so any designer that pays homage to such a treasured legacy gets high marks from me! Marie’s philosophy is represented beautifully throughout both her Winter and Summer collections; she’s even used appliques “rescued from a 1960’s wedding gown”, vintage silver and pearl brooches, hand-embellished lace, ruffles, and satin bows.

A selection of garments are available on Etsy, Folksy, and directly from Marie at Amuse-Bouche. Enjoy!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Images Courtesy of Amuse-Bouche. Please Credit Responsibly!

Photographer: Tom Cairns
Model: Adriana Bucur
Hair & Make-up: Kaeleigh Wallace

Lingerie Endearments

26 Feb

Hello Dearies!

Since I started blogging (in fits and starts, mind you) I have been surprised by so many wonderful events surrounding this blog, and myself in general. It’s a glorious feeling to be able to write about a topic that I’m so passionate about, and there is never any shortage of fantastic pretty things to discover. Lucky me!!

Image Credits: Mairose Boutique

I’ve fawned over hundreds of amazing lingerie designers (both small and large), all wildly talented, creative and astoundingly original. I’ve come to appreciate European legacies of textile production including silk, satin, lace, and modern fabrics – all while honoring a long history of fabric milling. Many UK designers are supporting entire factories that have been in business for hundreds of years. I am in awe of this, and deeply support the continuation of Legacy.

Of course, the world is changing and needs to be taken care of in a more responsible way. Refreshingly, many legacy factories – and a great majority of designers – are embracing environmentally-sound manufacturing processes; milling organic cotton, blending sustainable bamboo and silk, developing cleaner dye processes, etc.. Other designers source and use vintage fabrics and materials, and one-of-a-kind embellishments, or craft them by hand. In our Modern Age, it’s wonderful to see so much variety in lingerie and intimate wear.

Image Credits: Mairose Boutique

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Lucy B Tempting

26 Feb

Hello Dolls!

I thought I’d show you some of my favorite pin-up lingerie from Los Angeles based-designer, Lucy B. Naughty, flirty, sweet and sultry, the thing I love most about Lucy B is everything!

The satin stripe on the back of the Scantie Panty is so naughty and fun. I mean SERIOUSLY, this is so sexy! I love the shape of the panty too; I bet it’s super flattering and the matching garter belt actually looks comfortable (imagine that). The Sweet Tart Underwire Bra & Panty is super sassy too, all retro bullet bra with modern femme details, satin bows and flattering black mesh.

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Ayten Gasson’s Penny Delights SS12

25 Feb

Ayten Gasson’s new Spring/Summer 2012 collection of lingerie and nightwear is just divine. It’s full of lovely silk georgette, organic silk satin, English lace, and frilly details. What I love about AG’s designs is how flattering and sumptuous the garments are for curvy women; the draping and cut of the fabric is so feminine and pretty.

The silk teddy is perfect for wearing under dresses, with skirts, in bed, or around the house. I love the high-waist knickers too! Although many of the pieces fall under the ‘bridal’ category, I think are immensely wearable. A little bit of everyday luxury.

Ayten Gasson SS12 Penny Candies

Sarah Silk TeddyRebecca Bra & Knicker

Lara Apple Green Bralet & Knicker ♥ Lucky Body Suit

Ayten Gasson SS12

Rebecca Bra & Knicker & Sarah Silk Slip

 P.S. Ayten is having a 70% Lingerie Sale of past collections! There are many gorgeous pieces left, including a sweet romper, luxurious satin slips, and the best tap pants I’ve ever seen. Delicious! I’m sure these dandies won’t be available much longer! ♥

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Images courtesy Ayten Gasson. Please CREDIT Responsibly!

Photography: Richard Bridge

Hairpieces: Chloe Haywood @ Hatastic

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