Showing posts with label brulee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brulee. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Eve Party Outfits Inspired by BRULEE

Happy holidays y'all! New Year's Eve is in a few short days and you know I can't resist an opportunity to play around on Polyvore. I used some of my favorite bodysuits from BRULEE Lingerie as a base for some party outfit ideas I love. I love bodysuits as outerwear. Brulee has a few with super-sexy details, whether it's mesh cutouts or lace-up backs, and NYE is the perfect time to rock some of these. For more information about each item, click through on the image to go to Polyvore.

Brulee bodysuit image via Brulee. All others via Net-A-Porter.com.

I really love red and purple together. No, I'm not color blind. If you have any taste at all, you'd know that, oddly enough, these two bold colors harmonize really well (even evidenced in the earrings!). Sorry, didn't mean to sound so patronizing. But look at how classy that looks! And when worn with a neutral-yet-classy silver bodysuit, create a perfect party outfit—especially if you want all eyes on you, all night long. And I know you do.

Brulee bodysuit image via Brulee. Rag & Bone boot image via rag-bone.com. All others via Net-A-Porter.com.

This one's for the downtown girl, or the girl who lives in Midtown East with a downtown spirit and realistically knows that getting a cab on NYE will be impossible so she wants to avoid wearing heels at all costs and keep her legs warm. Yes, this one is probably my personal favorite. The bodysuit looks so demure from the front, but it's all party in the back. You'll want some Low Beams for this one (unless STN is your thing). I love the contrast of the neutral colors with the neon clutch too. Let's be real—throw on your favorite cardigan from your boyfriend's closet and you have the perfect weekend brunch outfit with this one. Versatility—that's my motto. You're welcome.

Brulee bodysuit image via Brulee. Clutch image via Polyvore.com. All others via Net-A-Porter.com.

Bringing real meaning to the phrase "shake ya tailfeather". I avoided sequins in this post on purpose. They'll snag on other people's clothes and after your sequins snag that girl's silk Lanvin dress (let's be serious, it's probably from H&M but still she's mad and is about to dump her vodka & cranberry all over your perfect blowout) the partay will be kind of over. But feathers! They might shed and tickle a little but that's okay. You can pick out feathers from people's drinks—no harm, no fowl. Haha get it? Fowl. But anyway, this mint green + black bodysuit is just asking for a peacock setup. Strut your stuff and show 'em what you're working with. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Breastober!

BRULEE Boudoir Cami & Boudoir Short
Okay, okay fine, I know Breastober is probably not the best way to express that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but pink shit is all over the place right now (even the NFL! Go Eagles!) and I'm sure y'all know that it's all about breast cancer awareness. SO, I'm really excited that BRULEE, one of my favorite lines, is going to be donating 25% of all sales proceeds from this gorgeous blush-colored silk set sold online at Brulee.net to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Their donation period has started already, and will be continuing through October 31, 2011! So go ahead, indulge (and do some good).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hump Day PIck: A Classic Silk Robe by Brulee... And a Deal!

I think robes can be tricky. Skimp on the quality of the fabric and it can look cheap. Make it too long and walking becomes shuffling. Make it too short and your fanny gets cold. So it's a good thing that BRULEE has found the perfect formula for a great, classic robe. I'm not a huge fan of giant kimono sleeves on a robe if the rest of the body is somewhat fitted, so I really love the pajama-esque sleeves on this one.

Do you love it too? Yes? YES? Well, looks like it's someone's lucky day (or week)! BRULEE is offering a whopping 50% off said robe, in all colors, so pick one: cream, black, or black with cream piping... or get 'em all. One for you, one for a friend, one for a relative... or three for you. Whatever.

So here's the scoop: BRULEE's Vamp Collection silk robe will be available on brulee.net for 50% off starting on Friday May 20th through Friday, May 27th. Just use the code "bruleerobe" when you check out!

P.S. The white one would make an excellent bridal shower gift. Stock up. Just sayin'. 'Tis the season.

Vamp Collection silk robe, on sale for $135 with promotion code "bruleerobe" (reg $270). Available at Brulee.net.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Intimate Interview: Kristian Giambi of Brulee Lingerie

When I first saw Brulee Lingerie's collections last year, I was hooked by variety of pieces made in  gorgeous combinations of mesh, silk & super-soft jersey, topped off by small details that accentuate them perfectly. This year's spring/summer collection comes in soft pastels so muted that you'll want to make these pieces a part of your everyday wardrobe. Brulee designer Kristian Giambi generously answered some questions about what inspires her and her own favorite pieces.
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(l) Boudoir Collection Corset Soft Bra & Knicker in Blush/Black, (r) Boudoir Collection Bodysuit in Mint/Black

Pretty Little Underthings: Your line is so sleek and elegant, with perfect details. What inspired you to start it?
Kristian Giambi: I wasn’t finding the type of lingerie and loungewear I wanted. So I was inspired to design undergarments that women would feel feminine and beautiful in, without the frills and lace. Classic pieces that are glamorous and have an edgy twist. That modern femininity is so sexy to me.

Kristian Giambi, designer & founder of Brulee Lingerie

PLU: What are some of the challenges you’ve had to overcome to launch your line?
KG: My personal life is my professional life these days. I’m focused on building the brand and increasing sales.

PLU: Would you say there’s a “Brulee woman” you’re designing for? If so, who is she?
KG: I would love for any woman, exuding strength, inner beauty and confidence to wear Brulee.

(l) Classic Collection Soft Bra & Boyshort in Cream, (r) Classic Collection Soft Bra & Legging in Black

PLU: Two of my favorite pieces are the Boudouir collection bodysuit and the Vamp collection soft bras. What are some of your personal favorites from your collection?
KG:  It is hard to just pick a few things… but I love the boy shorts, the fit is sooo amazing!  I have loved wearing my Vamp Cami’s lately. I also can’t take off a new cotton bodysuit that has not yet been released for retail. It will be available next season (Fall/Winter 2011) and I think Brulee fans will love it too.

PLU: A styling tip I like to reiterate to my readers is “innerwear as outerwear”. Any styling suggestions for Brulee pieces?
KG: Some of the pieces I design have some versatility. For example I like pairing the bodysuit with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt and jacket during the day, then simply removing the jacket for instant transition into evening & night.

(l) Vamp Collection Bodysuit in Blush, (r) Vamp Collection Corset Soft Bra & Boyshort in Blush

PLU: What can Brulee’s fans look for in the S/S 2011 collection?
KG: The color palette is beautiful and fresh. It promises to leave everyone wanting to know what is underneath…

PLU: What advice would you give to other aspiring designers?
KG: Education is important, but beyond that I believe finding a mentor in the business who can offer their insight is invaluable.
(l) Noir Collection Teddy in Cream/Black, (r) Noir Collection Camisole & Pant in Black/Cream
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Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas: Brulee Vamp Collection Corset Soft Bra & Boyshorts

On the ninth day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me...
Brulee Vamp Collection Corset Soft Bra & Boyshorts
Alright, four more days of Christmas left, and these gifts are gettin' serious. These are seriously gorgeous, luxe gifts that will make any lady smile mysteriously with happiness.

So with that in mind, today's pick is Brulee's Corset Soft Bra & Boyshorts from their Vamp Collection. These amazingly sexy chevron-stitched silk and mesh pieces pose a conundrum: you won't want to take them off, and you'll look so good in them that your lover won't want to take them off, but then what to do? Oh, right—read a book.

Corset soft bra, $107. Boyshorts, $72. Available at Journelle.com.

Previously, on the 12 days of Christmas...
On the first day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... an Eberjey Onesie!
On the second day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... a Jean Yu Silk-Chiffon Triangle Bra!
On the third day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... a Thousand Dancers Bralette!
On the fourth day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... a Lounge Lover Travel Babe Set!
On the fifth day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... a Hanky Panky Low-Rise Thong Fiiiiiiive-Pack!
On the sixth day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... three pairs of Arlotta Classic Cashmere Slippers!
On the seventh day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... Stella McCartney Knickers of the Week Seven-Pack!
On the eight day of Christmas, my hottie gave to me... a Lace Corset Bra from Mink Pink!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BRULEE Shopping Event at Fresh Union Square

One of my favorite lingerie lines, BRULEE, is having a holiday shopping event at Fresh in Union Square on Thursday from 6-8pm. I love these sumptuous silk pieces and I can't wait to pick up a noir babydoll of my own (fingers crossed they have my size). I'll be heading over after work, so get your RSVP in today and I'll see you there!
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What: BRULEE Lingerie & Loungewear Holiday Shopping Event Hosted by Fresh Union Sq.
When: Thursday, December 9th, 6-8pm
Where: Fresh Union Square, 872 Broadway (corner of Broadway and 18th St)
Accepted Payment Methods: cash & credit—Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX
The goods: BRULEE Fall 2010 Collection up to 60% off at $20.00 - 100.00 (down from $36.00 - $220.00).
More goods: Complimentary bubbly while you shop!


Items at the event include:
Noir Babydoll: was $150.00, now $35.00

Boudoir Camisole: was $104.00, now $40.00

Boudoir Slip: was $168.00, now $50.00

Boudoir Teddy: was $140.00, now $60.00
Check out their Facebook page for more info!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bump Your Boxers and Upgrade Your Shorts!

Confession: I used to be a big fan of boxer shorts as loungewear. Like, you know, the cute ones from places like American Eagle that are cut for girls and have fun prints on them. They were pretty much a sorority/college staple, and I probably still have a pair stashed somewhere.

But let's face it: college days are way long gone and it's time to grow up. Tons of loungewear designers are coming out with adorable shorties that are just as comfy as they are sexy, and you won't even give your boy boxers a second thought. Here are a few that really love:

1. Classic Collection Short by Brulee: luxe, soft jersey with a gorgeous gold button detailing. The cut of the shorts elongates the legs and a stretchy waistband keeps it comfy. What's not to love?
Classic Collection Shorts, $56. Available at Brulee.net, also comes in cream.

2. Better in Sweater Shorts by Trovata: fitted knit cotton with a tiny patch pocket on the right rear. The pink belt adds a touch of sweetness, though you'll probably want to remove it if you sleep in 'em.
Sweater Shorts, $48. Available at Anthropologie.com.

3. Talia Track Shorts by Fleur't: Super-soft, semi-sheer rayon/spandex blend with satin details to keep things comfy and feminine.
Track Shorts, $58. Available at Shopbop.com.

4. Silk Contrast Tap Shorts by La Fee Verte: stretchy silk comes in a gorgeous cream/black contrast design to keep things interesting. I'd say these are definitely meant for a special night in with your man, or when you've had a long, stressful day and need a pick-me-up when you come home. At this price, you might want to indulge yourself with both colors options!
Tap Shorts, $35. Available at Journelle.com. Also comes in black with cream trim.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Color Stories: Perfect Purple

One of this season's most notable colors is a gorgeous purple, and it's showing up in everyone's fall/winter collections. Here's a roundup of five beautiful purple bras—the Brulee one is my favorite!

1. Brulee Boudoir Collection Corset Soft Bra
Available at Brooklyn Fox, $90

2. Elle Macpherson Artistry Contour Bra
Available at Journelle.com, $65

3. Fleur of England Very Berry Silk Plunge Bra 
Available at FaireFrouFrou.com, on sale $104.40 (regularly $174)

4. La Perla Passion de Fleur Balconette Bra
Available at La Perla, $250

5. Simone Perele Muse Demi Cup Bra
Available at Lindas Online, on sale $107.99 (regularly $120)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion's Night Out at Journelle!

I stopped by Journelle on Friday night for Fashion's Night Out and I just have to say, "WOW." I got to see the designs of ARI DEIN, Zinke Intimates, and Brulee Lingerie and their pieces are absolutely stunning in person.

My favorites:
Zinke's Wanderlust Bralet and Panty (top left in amethyst) and Poe Bralet and Panty (bottom left in black)

Brulee's Classic Collection Soft Bra in jersey trimmed in silk satin

and the Boyfriend Nightshirt!
ARI DEIN's luxurious collection had the most intricate detail and I fell in love with the Petit Mort high-waisted knickers with an incredible button down side. At $255 a pop, I guess I'd better somehow become un-single so a special someone can buy them for me! 

I would die for Boxwood Floral Demi Robe too. It has a beautiful print, an adorable hood and I'd just want to lounge around my apartment all weekend in it.

Her Boutique Hotel Chemise in Peacock is going to be worn by Blair on Gossip Girl in an upcoming episode, so be on the lookout for that! 


Seeing her collection in person was very special and lovely to see such a high level of quality from such a young designer. I'm hopefully going to be doing a little interview with her soon as well, I can't wait!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

4 Babelicious Bodysuits to Rock Out and About!

Who doesn't love a good bodysuit? I love wearing them with high-waisted anythings—skirts, jeans and shorts. With a great pair of shoes and the perfect jewelry, I feel and look ready to take on the town. Here are some great ones I've been eyeing recently.

1. Boudoir Collection Bodysuit by Brulee: amazingly sleek, classy and beautifully crafted. Hands down one of my all-time favorites.
Available online at Brulee.com, $178.

2. Torchlight Romper by The Lake and Stars: sheer, playful and perfect for layering.
Available online at AzaleasNYC.com, $200.

3. Boudoir Power Mesh Bodysuit by ASOS: sexy, powerful and a bargain!
Available online at ASOS.com, $37.07.

4. New Venus by La Perla: feminine, classic and luxurious.
Available online at Net-a-Porter.com, $389.

Fashion's Night Out NYC!

Fashion's Night Out is tomorrow! Do you have your plans set yet? My favorite lingerie boutique, Journelle, is having an event with the designers of Brulee, Ari Dein, and Zinke. You can meet the designers, nosh on some delicious bites and participate in a scavenger hunt to win a young designer wardrobe valued at $500!
Email the Journelle team to reserve your spot: rsvp@journelle.com.
Journelle NYC, 2 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003.

If you can't get to Journelle on time, Luscious NYC is also having an event with a preview of Jenna Leigh Lingerie's fall collection! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a 15% discount for attendees. Get there from 6-11pm.
Luscious NYC, 4 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

All Hail the A-Cups!

I really loved this article in the New York Times today: "For the A-Cup Crowd, Minimal Assets Are a Plus".
I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I read these paragraphs about soft bras:
"Exquisitely designed soft bras with no underwire appeal to this camp for gorgeous details and 'nipple discretion,' as it’s called in the industry, said Susannah Hornsby, an expert bra-fitter at Journelle, a boutique in New York.
In fact, soft bras have come such a long way from their training-bra lineage that Claire Chambers, the chief executive of Journelle, says her saleswomen, most of whom are 32D, regret that they cannot fit into all the crush-worthy fashion pieces from brands like The Lake & Stars. Really."
I suppose that now since lingerie has become a fashion statement, especially for the small-chested women, the beautiful bralettes and soft bras we can wear are seriously envy-worthy. Woohoo!
P.S. Congratulations to Brulee for the Vamp Collection Corset soft bra that was featured in the story!