Did that title get your attention? It’s the phrase Strumpet & Pink have on their website, and it’s some of the only text on there that isn’t purely informational. The lingerie itself makes the statements, which is really the only way to give justice to it all. I always love looking at pieces from Strumpet & Pink – although I obviously appreciate so many different kinds of lingerie, this is one of those exquisite lines that just makes you stop dead in your tracks and let out a little gasp when you see all the perfectly executed buttons, ruffles, ribbons, and chiffon. It reminds me of icing on a cake – perfectly sweet and fluffy, almost too pretty to use!
According to Glamorous Amorous, Strumpet & Pink was founded in 2002 by Lisa Z Morgan and Melanie Probert. They focus on limited-edition handmade knickers, using pure silk, satin, chiffon, and crepe. Morgan and Probert say of their creations,
“Our prime concern; how does a woman actually feel when she wears one of our creations. It is this experience that makes our knickers beautiful. Strumpet & Pink achieve this by embodying the sensibilities of the flower i.e beauty, fragility, sexuality and joy and combining these with the sensuous qualities of pure silk crepe, satin, chiffon and tulle. The knickers are cut on the bias in such a way as to trace and disclose the contours of the female form. Our knickers brim with contradictions; they feel beautiful, sensuous, humorous, naïve, sexual, confident and playful. Each pair holds a discovery…”
The only drawback? The price. You’ll have to save your pennies for these – if you even have to ask, you probably can’t afford it 😉 Prices vary, but you can expect to pay £200 to over £500 for these beauties. So for me, they will remain firmly in my dreams! But if you can spare the cash, you can find a selection at Glamorous Amorous, Catriona MacKechnie, Coco de Mer, and Faire Frou Frou.