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Summertime Fever

6 Mar

Dear Summertime,

I peeked outside my window just now, and it’s dreary, cold, and grey. I long to see green grass and flowering tree branches; to taste fresh peaches from a tree. To get my fingers dirty in garden soil and take slow strolls around the neighborhood. I want to have picnics and take drives to far-off places with the windows rolled down. Fresh air! WARM air! Please hurry up and get here already, sunshine! In the meantime, I’ll just keep myself busy by gathering wardrobe inspiration.

My summer-style inspiration this year is candy-colors, polka-dots, towering platform espadrilles, and pin-up gals of the 50’s. I want to spend a lot of time out in the garden this year, so rompers and petal pushers are just the ticket for me! This photo shoot was featured in Elle Bulgaria’s August 2011 issue, but it’s so much fun, I couldn’t resist sharing.

What about you, butter-cup? What’s your inspiration for warmer weather?

xoxo,
Mlle. Remi

Please Credit Responsibly.
Fashion story for ELLE Bulgaria, The August issue

Antonia Yordanova, styling
Aleko Osenski, photography
Ventsislava Koycheva, make-up
Katerina Nguen @ Stephan Iztok, hair stylist
Elizabeth@ Ivet Fashion MA, model

Diliana Florentin, retouching

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‘Hips and Curves’ Get It Right

1 Mar

Hello Vixens,

I hope you are sitting down. I just went a bit crazy, and you will see why in just a second. Hips and Curves, a website specializing in full-figure lingerie, has done something so very refreshing: their models are real, curvy women wearing lingerie that has been designed perfectly for sumptuous, flattering curves. Wonders of the world!

The second most-amazing discovery is the sheer amount of products available in an expansive range of sizes from 36C to 52J in bras, and 1/1x-4/4x for bottoms and hosiery!  They carry everyday lingerie such as bras and underwear (OMG, THESE RIGHT NOW) robes and sleepwear, hosiery, shapewear, and garter belts, as well as corsets, costumes and flirty knickers. Bridal, boudoir, burlesque, booty. It’s all there! Even steampunk!!


Hips and CurvesMid-Afternoon Romp Camisole and Boy Short

Halter Babydoll With Tie Cups mesh with matching g-string

Lace Garter Tank with Ribbons

Lace Trim Satin Teddy

Hips and Curves, located in Southern California, is run by Rebecca Jennings, and her mission is to create a place “where women go to celebrate themselves.” The collections are well curated and offer so many fun options of lingerie and accessories. Read the full post for a peek at more amazing lingerie and curves after the jump…

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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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Fair Verona

22 Nov

I’m really digging the 70’s-slash-40’s vibe that is going on in the new Fair Verona photo shoot of their Jetset Daydream collection. The aviation and travel theme…the big 70’s sunglasses…the luggage…the rolled & set hair…

1. Old World Swirl Romper & Lace Pant  2. Old World Swirl Romper

3. Rosaline Crop Cami & Convertible Ruffle Pant  4. Giuletta Skirted Panty

I’m really in love with the Old World Swirl romper; the back of it is so alluring and pretty. The pattern is very unique and not something you see everyday in lacework. Big fan. Huge. I would love to see this little ditty under my holiday tree!

A friend of mine has pants that are similar to the ruffle pants, although I’m fairly certain her’s are vintage. Either way, they are super fun and cute. They are also convertible, so you can change the length of the pant leg. The bloomers are pretty freaking adorable too. This whole set is just cooing to be played with! Come play with me!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

Fraulein Annie

21 Nov Falling In Love ~ Blush

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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