Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lust List: A Little Bit O' Lace

I'm currently coveting this wispy little Kiki de Montparnasse lace cami + briefs set. I've had it open in my browser for over a week and keep going back to look at it.

I think in a way it sort of represents what Pretty Little Underthings has been in 2013: sparse in coverage (haha, sorry... kinda), but beautiful nonetheless, and a little complex. Looking forward to welcoming 2014 and all the beautiful lingerie to come in the new year. Cheers!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Party Outfits, 2013 Edition

It's been awhile, my dears. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving/Hanukkah and Christmases, and are getting to relax a bit before you all ring in 2014 with a bang! A little bit of vacation + browsing every online shop ever got me eager to a few New Years outfit ideas, seeing as how the ones from 2011 are getting a little bit of attention on Pinterest these past few weeks.

So here we are, a few lovely NYE outfit inspirations for you. xx

New Years Eve 2013

New Years Eve 2013, Outfit 3

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ampere's Kickstarter Campaign for Their Second Collection

Remember Ampere—the lingerie line launched online? Well, co-founders Jiabei Chen and Yun Ah Lee are ready to launch their second collection, and have launched a Kickstarter Campaign to seek funding. "Collection II" promises a silk t-shirt bra, the perfect strapless bra, and of course, matching bottoms in a thong and lace brief styles.

I was curious to know what they learned from the launch of their first collection that influenced the choices for their second. Yun Ah said, "We learned a tremendous amount from our first collection about what women need and want. We want to take all of that feedback and continue to improve our upcoming collections. Most importantly, we learned that all women want beautiful, comfortable, well fitting lingerie without having to pay an arm and a leg for it—which is what Ampere is all about!"

To complement the first collection's all black debut, Collection II will be nude-coloured, which is exciting for them—"We are looking forward to diversifying our color and style options for our new collection. Also, we are excited about creating the best strapless bra the lingerie market has ever seen. All of our new products will be nude and a bit simpler, while still luxurious and beautiful."

I'm personally looking forward to the promise of the "best strapless bra the lingerie market has ever seen"! Good luck to the Ampere ladies, and hopefully Collection II will arrive soon.

AMPERE - Better Bras, Better Lingerie Experience

Monday, October 14, 2013

Are Bows The New Polka Dots?

I feel like I've been seeing bows everywhere lately, and as much as I feel like they're too feminine a motif to allow into my late-20s wardrobe, I figured there's no harm in succumbing to them for lingerie.
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I first saw this Stella McCartney Tammy Tickling set (and bodysuit!) when I visited Journelle's Grey Lady at The Standard during NYFW, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. BOWS.

So of course, when I saw this look on the runway at the Chanel S/S 2014 show, the stark black and white pattern amongst the colourful palette stood out to me even more. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to reinvent the usage of a Chanel symbol into an adorable pattern. BOWS.
Photo by Esther Kim

It's a sign, right? A sign that I definitely need bows in my boring, stark, late-20s wardrobe. Definitely.

Stella McCartney Tammy Tickling Bra, $70. Tammy Tickling Panty, $37. Available at ZapposCouture.com.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

On Layering For Fall

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As we all prepare for the long weekend + NYFW mayhem, can we just stop for a second and talk about this bodysuit? I was quickly scrolling through Net-a-Porter earlier for some fall fashion inspiration and the weird silhouette of this item made me click, mostly out of sheer curiosity. It was strange—alien-like—among the carefully curated page of wool coats, sweaters, boots. What was this bizarre body stocking with nubs?

A body stocking it definitely is, but those nubs are apparently "hand-applied" Swarovski crystals. SHINY THINGS. ALL OVER. I have to admit that the end effect (well, styled as shown on NAP and the Saint Laurent fall runway) is quite rocker chic. I can also totally see people making a complete and total mess of this piece and looking like a train wreck, photos of which I eagerly await to see via the Interwebz because people are cruel.

So let me pose some questions: are there crystals on the bottom of the footsies? Wouldn't it just feel like you're walking on little pebbles in your moto boots that you can't shake out? And the most important question of all: wearing this clearly (har har) is going to make you feel like a rock star, but how the EFF do you go to the bathroom after you've swigged an entire bottle of champagne?

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Saint Laurent Swarovski crystal-embellished stretch-mesh jumpsuit, $3,990. Available at Net-a-Porter.com.