Showing posts with label elle macpherson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elle macpherson. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What to Expect at This Year's Journelle Warehouse Sale

Yours truly was lucky enough to score an invite to Journelle's Warehouse Sale VIP shopping preview last night to survey the goods before the sale opens up today at 9am to the public. This year they moved it to the space at 260 Fifth Avenue, best known to lingeristas as where the La Perla sample sale usually happens. The offering is even bigger this year than last, and with champagne flowing for VIPs last night, it helped ease the transactions a bit (but at least I still managed to stick to my budget—within a range of 50 cents, but still, within my budget).

What to expect:
- PUT EFFORT INTO HUNTING FOR YOUR SIZE. I found a few 34-band bras on the 36 racks.
- Bins of patterned Wolford stockings, marked down to $25 flat
- Bins of La Fee Verte silk bottoms (shorties, undies, boxers) in a great assortment of patterns
- Racks of La Fee Verte rompers, robes and camisoles
- Stella McCartney, Myla and Lascivious are on racks on the right side (if you're facing into the space), past the cash wrap; both bras & bottoms are hanging on the racks
- Racks on the left side (if you're facing into the space) are packed with Elle Macpherson, Mimi Holliday, The Lake and Stars (so many items from TLaS) and Simone Perele; matching bottoms for these are in bins sorted by size in the row of tables that run through the center of the space. A few bras and undies from Bodas are here too in black and pale pink colors (sizes seemed limited)
- Timpa bras & bottoms are on tables near the La Fee Verte bins
- A few Arlotta cashmere robes (my dream) are on racks near the back
- A few Eberjey jersey robes on racks near the center of the space
- Clearance bins in the back of the space near the fitting area
- Fitting room is communal, lots of big mirrors and you can only take in 10 items at a time

Phew! I think that covers the big points that stood out to me. I scooped up my dream birthday wishlist  Mimi Holliday Mojito set for a total of $79 (let's remember the bottom itself retailed for $76), an Eberjey fleece-lined robe sample for a fraction of the retail price, and an amazingly comfortable Bodas set—let me just say that I have seen the light and I'm not turning back.

Journelle Warehouse Sale
260 Fifth Avenue, at 28th Street
January 15-18, 9am-7pm / January 19, 10am-4pm

A jumble of La Fee Verte bottoms

One of the two The Lake and Stars racks

A Stella bralette that didn't make the cut

Journelle cares about you

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The One That Got Away (Kind Of)

Elle Macpherson Obsidian Raquel Set

Sometimes the lingerie gods are kind, and make your Chantelle dreams come true. Sometimes they like to slap you in the face and laugh for having boobies too small to even produce bras in your size. Haha, just kidding they're not that harsh. But I'll be dramatic to bemoan the fact that this gorgeous set by Elle Macpherson Obsidian will never be mine.

I saw this on a couple of weeks ago and was ready to pull the trigger on it during their Memorial Day sale, but sadly my 34A size was sold out. Journelle's wonderful Mara did some searching for me, even going as far as emailing their Elle rep, but sadly A cups weren't even produced for this style.

I mean, it's not that big of a deal. At the end of the day it's just a lingerie set (a beautiful one with amazing keyhole detailing and abstract leopard patterns) so whatever. But it made me think of this AWESOME photo of Hilary Swank as Raquel Welch in the book Face Forward by the late Kevyn Aucoin. (By the way, if you're a makeup junkie or love portraits or are a sucker for heart-wrenching stories about the power makeup has to lift your self-esteem, you need to read it).

image via wicked halo

Okay, anyway, that's it. It comes in a B cup and up, so enjoy. And sorry if my animated panties are giving you a seizure. They were both just too pretty and I couldn't decide between the two.

Elle Macpherson Obsidian Raquel bra, $90. Raquel thong, $50. Raquel culottes, $50. Available at

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hump Day Pick: High-Waisted Loveliness

If you're a new reader (hello!), there's something you should know: j'adore high-waisted anything. Jeans, shorts, skirts, and of course, lingerie. Lucky me, there's tons of styles this season for high-waisted, NON-shapewear bottoms! Here's a roundup of five high-waisted bottoms I love—all at different price points.

1. Hopeless Lingerie Shelly Coral Modal Jersey Knickers
Available at Hopeless Lingerie, $70.

2. Agent Provacateur Cindy High-Waisted Net-Lace Briefs
Available at, $170.

3. Anthropologie Silhouette Brief

Available at, $48.

4. Only Hearts Stretch Lace High-Waist Panty
Available at, $24.

5. Elle Macpherson Obsidian Frances Culotte
Available at, $50.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hump Day Pick: Sweet Pieces for a Sweet Valentine's Day

In full recognition of the fact that not every woman feels 100% at ease in sexy, sultry lingerie, I wanted to dedicate a post to the women whose style is more of the sweet, beautiful category. These will still make you look and feel amazing, and that's what's most important!

1. Sugared Grapefruit Bodysuit by Eberjey
Sweet lace with hot pink details make this soft bodysuit an everyday piece—you won't want to only save it for special occasions anyway. I think it'd also look so pretty with a long tulle skirt for an outfit pairing.
Available at Anthropologie, $72.

2. Spree Camisole and Shortie by Elle Macpherson
I'll be honest, the lacy back of this camisole totally hooked me. I love how ordinary cotton becomes a bit fancier with the lace details and prettifies it into something extraordinary. Also comes in black!
Camisole, $87. Shorties, $40. Available at

3. Folie Teddy by Mimi Holliday
Leopard print can be really intense, but not on this beautiful silk romper! The sheer silk, frilly detailing on the shorts, and the desaturated print makes this teddy just a baby step towards jungle animal, while keepin' it classy.
Available at Derrière de Soie, $140.

4. Icon Lace Bodysuit by La Perla
Oh, heyyy! This gorgeous bodysuit has black buttons all down the back (you need to see it) and a nude mesh panel in the front. Wear it under your special Valentine's Day outfit, or with high-waisted bottoms to make it your special outfit!
Available at, $570.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hump Day Pick: Lure or Be Lured Set by Elle Macpherson

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but sapphire-hued lingerie takes "lover" status, especially with patterned mesh panels and unconventional shoulder straps. This plunge bra is perfect for the ladies who are on the smaller side of an A-cup since it runs a bit shallow, but the underwire gives a lil' bit of lift too. I'm all for mix-and-matching lingerie, but this is a set that's meant to be together, forever. Kinda like diamonds.

Lure or Be Lured Bra, $70. Available at
Lure or Be Lured Bikini, $35. Available at

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Color Stories: Going Green

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I was thinking about what I should post this week and realized I haven't done a color story in awhile, so I'm gonna go green today.

Green is an interesting color for lingerie, I think. Most retailers have the standard white, black, pink, red, black, flesh tones, purples... but green is pretty rare. Sometimes the styles are terrible or the hues are awful, but I found a few sets that will make you say "wow!" for different reasons.

1. Olive and Eve set by Amulette: Delicate, lacey swirls in a comforting moss green, and the straps have tiny little flutter sleeves! Pick this one up to feel like a sweet goddess.
Bralette, $78 and briefs, $68. Available at

2. Spree Lace Bra and Briefs by Elle Macpherson: this is the standard Elle bra that comes in different colors. It's comfortable, basic and an everyday staple! Paired with the briefs, it can transform into special set for a late-night rendez-vous.
Spree Lace Bra, $62 and briefs, $30. Available at

3. Malizia Sirena Demi Bra and Bikini Briefs by La Perla: The queen of haute lingerie, La Perla never disappoints with super sexy cuts that are also comfy. The extra scallop trim on the sides of the bikini transform an otherwise ordinary bottom into a piece that will make you feel like a mermaid!
Sirena Demi Bra, $109 and briefs, $59. Available at

4. Delirious Triangle Bralette and French Briefs by Eberjey: Basic, flirty and comes in every color (well, almost). Perfect for lounging around in on the weekend when you don't want to leave your home, at least I think so! (Note: The real color is closer to the yellowish-green on the briefs. The photo on journelle is a bit wonky, I think).
Triangle bra, $38 and French briefs, $30. Available at

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, $65

3. Fleur of England Very Berry Silk Plunge Bra 
Available at, 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)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

5 Fabulous Bikini-Style Bottoms!

With so many different kinds of panties showing up these days, sometimes you just want a good ol' reliable bikini-style bottom. Here are 5 that I thought were adorable and look oh-so-comfy!

1. Torchlight Panty by The Lake and Stars
Available at, $43. 

2. "Slinky" Knit Mesh Back Boyshort by Betsey Johnson
Available at, $22.

3. Light of the Moon Bikini by Elle Macpherson
Available at, $27.76.

4. Heathered Bikini by GapBody
Available at, on sale $7.99.

5. Cheetah Lowkini by Aerie American Eagle
Available at, $7.50 or 5 for $25.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Trio of Super eBay Finds

I probably spend too much time on eBay in general, but if I'm finding gems like these, then I don't mind!

1. Genius Blue Bow Bra by The Lake and Stars
Available on eBay, $40 (retails for $110).

2. Black Vintage Balconette Bra by Sonia Rykiel for H&M
Available on eBay, $99 (no longer available in stores).

3. Black Quarter Cup Push-Up Bra by Elle Macpherson 
Available on eBay, starting bid $18 (retailed $130).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

5 Bra Finds Under $50!

Here are some bra suggestions under $50 that are cute, fun and classic without draining your bank account:

1. Nude Ruffle Underwire Bra by ASOS, a fun, flirty option in a pretty, neutral color.
Available online at for $26.96, free ground shipping to the US!

2. Afternoon Tea Bra by Blush, pretty and feminine with gorgeous lace detailing.

Available online at for $36.00, final shipping cost depends on order total.

3. Elle Macpherson Harmonies Contour Bra, a classic shape with classic Swiss dots in a funky color palette. Also available in nude with ivory dots and black with pink dots.
Available at for $45, free shipping on orders over $100.

4. Timpa Duet Lace Demi Underwire Bra, sexy support comfortable enough for everyday wear.
Available online at for $25.99, with free standard ground shipping.

5. Wacoal Btemptd French Desire Push Up Bra, in a sweet pink shade with naughty black lace accents.
Available at for $39, free shipping on orders over $100.