While I feel a twang of guilt to say it, I do appreciate a good knockoff whenever I can find one. It just means I have even more money left over to spend on more pretty little things! In the spirit of larger lingerie wardrobes for every woman, I wanted to give Elle Macpherson fans a heads-up on how to get the look of the Dentelle padded underwire bra ($60) on the cheap. This lacy, ribboned set has a counterpart in DKNYâ€™s Belle Du Jour underwire balcony ($32). The resemblances are striking: both are balcony-styled for a push-up effect, both are lacey, and both have boning-inspired ribbons on the cups. They even have similar satiny straps! The biggest difference is available panty styles â€“ but DKNY has actually one-upped Elle Macpherson this time by offering a matching garter belt. Each brand has very nice reviews on Figleaves.com. The only caveat? It looks like these savings are only for US ladies. Figleaves UK is actually selling them both for the same price!
Valery hasn’t gotten the attention it actually does deserve on The Lingerie Post. For many seasons, it’s one of the best selling Italian brands at Silk Storm, and their brand new AW07 collection is another excellent line of delicate and female lingerie.
My own little favorite is the stunning Caresse Balconette (Â£65 at SS, Â£45 for the matching briefs!) — but my friends seem to like the eccentric Douche De Champagne Lace Top (Â£185 with matching thong!), and I have to admit it’s the most eye-catching piece in the collection… 😉
Enjoy the sexy photos, straight from the Silk Storm website — if you feel like shopping, check them too! 🙂
Another newcomer at Figleaves UK is Frilly Intimates, a large cup size brand from the people behind Panache. Seeing as I don’t really need lingerie for larger cups myself, I don’t really have an expert opinion to share here…
Indulge, managed by a team of lingerie fanatics from the Netherlands, the UK and Lebanon, has released photos of their upcoming collections (AW07 and SS08!), and obviously we’re here to share the news! We’ll kick off with the AW07 line, and will post the SS08 one later!
The label is described on their website as follows: “As the name suggests, Indulge is a little piece of affordable luxury for the everyday woman. Everyday by no means has to be boring. Indulge is full of design flair and doesnâ€™t follow any trends. It makes its own rules and is fast gaining a name as a label that is both wearable whilst retaining the wow factor of a statement piece.”
Make up your own mind — here is a gigantic load (16 to be precise, haha) of pics: sexy bras, pretty panties, and great details! Oh, and euh… Indulge is also joining in on the fight against HIV: for every Red X-Mas set that’s sold, they’re donating â‚¬5 to a project helping HIV-positive women in Africa. Off course, we applaud that!
More info is on indulgeindustries.com — check it out!
The Bien Fée Pour Toi brand has been mentioned on TLP before, and I promised I’d keep you all posted of new collections and special news, so here goes: Bien Fée Pour Toi has en excellent new Fall/Winter 2007 collection, and it’s on display on their website as we speak!
It really is a great collection: ultra-wearable, but just as feminine and girly. Pinks, baby-blues, whites, … excellent colors for everyone looking for an intimate set for any occasion. The Glam Rock range is completely different color-wise, but still looks very feminine. Again,not too much talk, but enough sexy photos!