When I was a very little girl, some of my first sets of underwear were the days-of-the-week style. I distinctly remember being excited to pick out the correct day every morning, and I think they are part of what started my love of fun underpinnings! I’m sure many of you had the same experience – and if you want to relive your childhood delight, or if you simply love being organized, I’ve found the knickers for you! Stella McCartney released a “Knickers of the Week” set in the Autumn/Winter 2008 collection that revive our girlhood memories, complete with dainty ruffles and sweet embroidered flowers. The silk-blend knickers come in a complete seven-day pack, or an abbreviated weekend set. They would be an adorable gift in the dressing-drawer style packaging! Find your own at Net-A-Porter, Boudiche, or Journelle.
Diablotine is a sassy, yet elegant range featuring retro-striped satin. The complete look contains a padded bra (with ribbon and lace detailing), mathcing thong, and corresponding (and very sexy) waistcincher accented with lacing.
Sensuelle is a delightfully sexy set composed of tempting tulle and exquisite embroidery. Available in a wired bra and coordinating brief.
Enjoleuse is sweet and sophisticated. Made of soft microfibre, the range features a contrasting organza trim. Choose between a wired bra and molded bra and between high leg knickers and flirty thong.
Sentimentale is an opulent lace and taffeta combination. Both the molded bra and wired bra feature an organza knot in the center. Match with a brief or thong. And don’t forget the waistcincher to complete the look!
According to several UK newspapers, Joanna Ketterer of Luva Huva recently added another group to her selection of handmade knickers. In addition to the end of line silks and cottons, she now sews her fancy knickers in materials made from the pulp of bamboo grass, which is similar to unspun cotton.
Barely a month into selling the new line, the most popular of the six items is the Bamboo Cream Knicker. Also available in bright ruby red and deep plum purple, each knicker has its own camisole to match. Like her other creations, these panties are beautiful with pretty lace around the waistband and little bows adorning the fabric. The legs of the knickers are gathered with elastic and finished with complementary stitching. The camisoles are equally as pretty with lace bordering the round neckline and the hem.
A perfect time to launch these newer pieces with the holiday season up and coming!
Mail and Female are an Amsterdam based “Love Shop” — providing adult toys and other products. To supplement their lingerie collection, Mail and Female began a relationship with Love from Holland. Love from Holland is nearly the “house brand” for Mail and Female, but the product is available from other retailers including Second Sexe in France as well as several other brick and mortar retailers. As a lingerie brand, Love from Holland focuses on pieces for the boudoir rather than pieces for everyday wear. Here’s a silhouette of their Basic Lovestyle collection.
Currently, Love from Holland is showing the Basic Lovestyle and the R & B collection. These pictures are from both collections.
Some of the other erotic pieces need to be reviewed directly including the Finger String, Slitt String (sic), and the Sein Nue bra. Go here for the English version of the ecommerce site. The knickers run about € 27.50 (about 40 US or about 22 UK). Bras run from € 30 – 50 (about 45 – 80 US, 22 – 40 UK). The pieces remind me of Naughty Janet with a modern lingerie company’s fascination with the ouvert knicker.
If you are looking for the narrow demographic crossover between designer lingerie and typography, House Industries has a limited edition package for you. After twelve years of living with the same logo, Joseph Corre said, “We needed to move on. House Industries was an obvious choice. I knew they would retain the goodwill we had already developed in the word mark but deliver something authentic and original. I was right.”
Besides the logo, House Industries created a corset shape containing the roundhand AP logotype, redrew the signature Agent Provocateur lacy legs, and created an exclusive typeface for the company. The whole process was documented in a commemorative book and an exclusive pair of their side tie knickers with more of the delicious font created by House Industries. The package is $75 and quantities are limited.
Visit the House Industries store to secure your pair.