Friday, September 26

Andy Julia; Lingerie & Photography

andy julia photographyNuits de Satin bustier (above)

This piece (above) reminds us of Lala Rose...maybe it is!

This post is dedicated to the photography of Andy Julia. We love discovering beautiful images from talented photographers, and naturally we have to share when lingerie is involved!
The first image (with the white eyelet bustier) includes a piece by French lingerie designer Nuits de Satin. We're not sure if this was for the brand's catalog or an editorial shot, but either way it's lovely.
Our favorite piece is the very couture-looking bra in the 'perfume' photo.
To see more Andy Julia photography, click here.

Inner Beauty - Your Vote is Needed!

What if the Intimate Apparel industry had a resource that indicated how each bra fit, how each brand fits, and how you know if your bra fits?
Well, you have the opportunity to make this happen! We are requesting that you VOTE in support of creating According to its founder, Sarah Daniels, will be the first resource dedicated to product reviews of intimate apparel (ranging from bras to shapewear to hosiery and beyond). An independent panel of women, in a wide range of sizes, will "road test" a variety of products to provide honest assessments and actual photos.

To learn more about this concept and to submit your vote (don't worry, you won't be spammed), click here!Marie Claire magazine, photo by: David Bellemaire

Tuesday, September 23

Princesse Tam-Tam - New Fall Collection

To us, Princesse Tam-Tam represents affordable luxury. This French lingerie label has been creating adorable mix & match lingerie collections for over 20 years.
We are so pleased to reintroduce the brand into our boutique with its Fall collection! We just received two groups: Jalousie & Mascara. Both groups represent everyday elegance, as their bras & panties are smooth enough to wear under most clothing. That being said, Princesse Tam-Tam is known for being functional, comfortable, and feminine.
We are excited to share that we have a few more groups from Princesse Tam-Tam on their way in...we will keep you posted!
You can shop our new arrivals here.

Friday, September 19

Lingerie Meets Fashion Week

photo credits: via Mark Large (as marked) or Imaxtree

With New York Fashion Week behind us, we are excited to see who made a splash on the runway. In our opinion, and in light of this being a lingerie blog, we fell in love with the Spring/Summer 2009 collection by Jasper Conran. His pieces were showcased at his eponymous ready-to-wear show, but it was very much filled with lingerie and lingerie-inspired clothing.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could dress like this in real life? Actually, a lot of Conran's designs are very ready-to-wear appropriate, and simply gorgeous. You can see the rest of his designs on his website, or shop his collections exclusively at his London flagship boutique.
Below are 2 images of what we would buy if we were magically granted a gift certificate to Conran's store (in addition to every item above). We can dream!

Thursday, September 18

Lingerie Inspiration

We came across a beautiful image of Natalia Vodianova on This is Glamorous, and decided to share it with you (along with a couple others). Each photo hints at luxury lingerie, whether through those cute stockings (love that photo) or the silk & lace dresses reminiscent of a chemise.
These images were shot for Vogue Italia for the "Dinner at Eight" editorial. Photos shot by the talented Steven Meisel.

sheandme: Sexy Comfort

It's time for you to sit back, relax, and slip into something comfortable. That 'something comfortable' does not have to be an old concert t-shirt with a mismatched pair of flannel pants (we have all been guilty of this at one point or another, right?). We would like to suggest that you slip into something that embodies "sexy comfort", which is the trademark of loungewear label sheandme.
sheandme is a Los Angeles-based company that creates basic pieces such as lounge pants, robes, camisoles, etc. and adds its own sophisticated touch. All of their items are made from an ultra-soft modal, and most items have a contrasting silk charmeuse trim. For those of you not familiar with how modal feels, it's like a silky, slinky cotton.
We just received a lovely collection for Fall; all in navy blue with pale pink trim (styles shown below).
Next time you're lounging about at home, and an unexpected visitor stops by, we just hope you're wearing sheandme!

Tuesday, September 16

Guia la Bruna - New Fall Collection

We present yet another collection we are proud to present for Fall - Guia la Bruna.
Guia la Bruna (her first name is pronounced 'gwee-uh') is a luxurious Italian lingerie designer and label that is known for dazzling trims, original patterns/colors, and fine craftsmanship.
We are introducing 3 new groups for Fall; Lolita's Soul, Touch of Gold, and Fille a Papa. Each group is quite unique from the other, though they all share a romantic, feminine touch. We have already had a great response to Lolita's Soul (our fave), and we are loving the sequin detailing on the Touch of Gold pieces!!
The new pieces are now available both in-store (Studio City, CA) and online.

Thursday, September 11

Guess What We Just Got...

We are tickled pink that the new shipment just arrived...more details to follow! Ladies (& Gents), save your pennies for this one!

Election Time at Faire Frou Frou!

The media has been buzzing with names like Obama and McCain, but the real election buzz is about names like Mimi Holliday and Guia la Bruna...brands carried at Faire Frou Frou!

Faire Frou Frou is again in the running for Best Lingerie Boutique for the MyFOX Los Angeles 'Hot List' competition. Basically, we are asking that you select Faire Frou Frou as the best lingerie boutique in Los Angeles.
Thanks to you, we won last year...and it would be great to win again!

Please click here to submit your do need to provide your email address (to keep things fair), but you can choose not to receive emails/promos from MyFOX.
We thank you in advance for your support!
VOTE now!

Wednesday, September 10

Mimi Holliday - New Fall Collection

Mimi Holliday - Beluga Plunge Bra & Knickers

Cherry Bomb Plunge Bra & Knickers
Shooting Star Plunge Bra & Knickers

Flurry Balcony Bra & Flurry Plunge Bra

Ahh, our favorite time of year is when we receive new stock for a new season! We just received the Fall/Winter collection for Mimi Holliday, and of course had to share our excitement with you. Basically if you enjoyed previous collections from this brand, you will enjoy this - namely because the shapes for the bras/panties remains consistent, but the colors, trim and accents change.
This season is filled with glamour; from the black satin Beluga collection (hello decadence!) to the Shooting Star group that has a high-fashion raw-edge silk trim detailed with tiny black sequins. We especially love the Cherry Bomb group, probably because it's so hard to find a good red lingerie collection that we like - of course Mimi Holliday made this group in satin silk in the perfect shade of red! And last, but not least, is the Flurry group which is made from a white flock stripe silk chiffon. We're taking one of these for ourself!
Rather than talk about this collection any further, let the beautiful pictures speak for themselves!
We expect to receive the new Damaris collection in about a week, so stay tuned for that (talk about luxury & decadence!).