Tuesday, March 24

Something Blue by Fleur T

You don't need to be a bride to want the new Something Blue collection from luxury lingerie brand Fleur T. This stunning new collection is fresh, elegant and eye-catching. Each piece is made from a combination of powder blue satin silk and delicate lace. There are the classic items such as the Balcony Bra, Shortie, Thong and Garter Belt, but we also have a few new looks such as the Halter Tie Padded Bra and the Side-Tie Sheer Back Briefs. Seriously, each piece in this group is worth getting! Plus, we love the retro flair added in this photo shoot - amazing!

Monday, March 23

Welcome Spring!

What better way to kick off the new season with these gorgeous pieces from the new Carine Gilson collection! The second we saw this collection we knew we had to share with you. Truly, does it get any better than this?
For those of you new to our blog, Carine Gilson lingerie is handmade with precision and perhaps the finest craftsmanship one can find in lingerie (sharing the couture spotlight with fine labels such as Damaris, Strumpet & Pink, Guia la Bruna, etc).

Friday, March 20

More Swimwear...We Couldn't Resist!

above image: Brian Doben

above image: Ana Rosa Krau

We happened to find a few other swim images that we enjoyed, and of course wanted to share with you! Two very different photo styles, but both beautiful in their unique way (with the exception of the cigarette!).

Girly Swimwear

New arrivals include the adorable polka dot bikini set by Mimi Holliday. Everyone who walks in the store goes straight to this set!

above: Mimi Holliday re-introduced the very popular Ruffle Tunic from last year...but this version is made from a slightly heavier cotton (which we love!)

We are certainly seeing a retro trend this year with swimwear. New styles from Fleur T.

We are definitely on a swimwear kick this week, and what better way to finish than with 2 of our favorite British brands; Fleur T and Mimi Holliday.
We just added the new arrivals from both brands to our website, and couldn't wait to share! For us, this season is all about the little polka dot bikini, and rightly so! You need to see these pieces in person, because the photos don't seem to capture their cuteness. The navy blue & white polka dot set has the adorable high-waisted bikini bottom...and the little ruffle trim in the back adds just the right touch.
As for the Mimi Holliday peach polka dot set, the rivets with the ribbon ties are just the right accent to make this a must-have item.
See all of our swimwear here!

Wednesday, March 18

Emmy Rossum in Details

Details magazine, photographs by Matthias Vriens

How could we not share these lovely pictures of Emmy Rossum in the current issue of Details magazine?! Emmy, known for her role in the movie adaptation of Phantom of the Opera, is all style and grace in this shoot. But most importantly, we just love the lingerie!!

Tuesday, March 17

A Little Bit of Lingerie

Greg Kadel for Numero Magazine, October 2008

We simply wanted to share this image of Stephanie Seymour, namely because of the beautiful bra. We wonder who designed it?
UPDATE: Thanks to reader Culmell, the bra is by UK brand Lascivious...a somewhat naughty brand & look you will be seeing at Faire Frou Frou later this summer!!

Eres Swimwear 2009

While looking over the Norma Kamali swimwear yesterday, we couldn't help but be reminded of the current Eres swimwear group. It too has a retro look, though a bit more understated with a little less frou-frou. Of course Eres is known for their elegant swimwear, and for the past 11 years they have created luxury lingerie as well.
We were fortunate to view the collection in person, and were delighted to see numerous styles and color options. The only problem is that Eres does not show many of their designs online, so we only have a handful of images to share with you. If you can make it into one of their boutiques, we think you would enjoy seeing the full group - we remember just loving so many of the swimsuits! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures with one of our favorite models, Hilary Rhoda.

Monday, March 16

Retro Swimwear from Norma Kamali

Ahh, we're loving the high-waisted bikini bottoms - such a big trend in lingerie and swim this season! We discovered the new Norma Kamali swimwear collection thanks to the beautiful Captivate Me blog...don't you just love it?!? The designs are inspiring and lovely, and filled with 1940s glamour. In general we enjoy swimwear much more than we enjoy actually swimming - anyone agree with us on this?
We will be posting more swimwear this week since we have new swim arrivals from Fleur T and Mimi Holliday.

Tuesday, March 10

Special Giveaway for Faire Frou Frou Customers

We are pleased to announce a giveaway we're doing at Faire Frou Frou - it's a free portrait session with Los Angeles-based studio Transition Photography. For every customer that spends $300 or more in one shot at our Studio City boutique, you are given a gift certificate valued between $75-$125 for a photo shoot. It's that easy!
We have a limited number of gift certificates to give out, so the sooner you come by the better! We think this will especially benefit our bridal customers as well as those looking to do a boudoir shoot. The company also does a wide variety of work, including family portraits, headshots, and so forth.
You can learn more about Transition Photography by visiting their website.

Monday, March 9

Guia la Bruna - New Spring Collection

Beauty Queen bra & chemise (below)

Lolita's Soul bra & chemise (below)

The new Guia la Bruna collection is now available for purchase, and it's just as sweet as ever! We brought 3 groups into our store, including the very popular Lolita's Soul (the mint-colored items with the white dots). Every season Lolita's Soul sells well, not only because it's adorable, but because the fit is wonderful...particularly with the chemise. Another classic group we brought in is Beauty Queen. It looks a little unfamiliar this season because it is in white eyelet, and we typically see it in satin with ribbon trim (in previous seasons). The bottom line is that everyone loves eyelet, so it was natural that we brought these pieces in this season. And lastly, we brought in a set called Mr. Sandman's Babe. This is a new group for us, but you can see why we brought it in because of the sparkly fuchsia star pattern - so cute!!
Overall, we're very pleased with the new pieces and know that they will get a positive response here at the boutique! Included in this post are the items we are offering as well as other items from the Spring collection.

Monday, March 2

Lingerie Miami

above: Fifi Chachnil romper; a look you will be seeing at our store in late Summer '09
above & below: Agent Provocateur

below: Carine Gilson intimate apparel

Images courtesy of Lingerie Miami and Seven Bar Foundation.
P.S. - We couldn't find any images without the slideshow of images running across the bottom.

Our dream event took place not too long ago...a lingerie runway show featuring the latest collections from Carine Gilson, Fifi Chachnil and Agent Provocateur! This event, known as Lingerie Miami, was a fundraising effort that benefits impoverished women living around the world. Hosted by Eva Longoria Parker, the fundraiser featured the top lingerie designers in the world, which also happen to be some of our favorites as well!
We will share more Fifi Chachnil images as we receive some of her new collection in July/August. We included a lot of Carine Gilson images because they appear to be from her current collection, and were all too fantastic not to share.
We're hoping to attend their next lingerie event in 2010...in NYC...we're crossing our fingers!
To learn more about the charity initiative associated with Lingerie Miami, click here.