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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

Panty of the Day: Rita High Waist Knickers

19 Feb

The resurgence of high-waist knickers and panties makes me soooo happy. I’m not talking granny panties, but rather fashionable, edgy & downright sexy knickers with lace panels and smoothing properties.

Finding designers that are tapped into the hollywood glamour vibe sets my heart a-flame. Enter Fortnight Lingerie, based out of Toronto. The esty shop is full of lingerie that might seem basic at first glance, but quickly reveals well-crafted works of art.  The pieces are an interesting mix of satin, mesh and cotton blended together in unexpected ways.

On one hand, several pieces are almost androgynous and would be perfect for the gender neutral and butch alike. These french knickers have a boxer-short appeal that I think would make one hell-of-a-surprise gift to the butch in your life!

On the other hand, there are comfy-looking tank tops & underwear, and minimalist bras.  Then there are numbers like this:

Rita High Waist Knickers by Fortnight Lingerie

Rita High Waist Knickers by Fortnight Lingerie Photo © Fortnight Lingerie

See what I mean about a classic high waist panty with a front lace panel?  LOVE.

Some of my other favorites include a blue & ivory bra and panty set that makes me think of classic blonde actresses, lounging around in long satin robes. *There I go again with the robes!!*

The best part of all is that the lingerie is affordable, handmade, and unique.  You can also likely count on natural fabrics that have been chosen with compassion with thought put into fit & comfort. Trifecta!

Do hop over to the Fortnight Lingerie Etsy shop; you won’t regret it!

P.S. This chemise is simply sexy. I mean it. SEXY. I love open-back shirts & dresses. Vavoom!

xoxo,

Mlle. Remi

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