Wednesday, June 30

Carlo Pieroni Pin-Ups

4th of July is coming this how you will celebrate?

the model is wearing a Fifi Chachnil nightgown and bra/panty...all sold at Faire Frou Frou!

the model is wearing the Fifi Chachnil 'Jolie Fille' bloomer & bra
all images copyright & courtesy of Carlo Pieroni

Last year we did a post on pin-up photographer Carlo Pieroni, and we recently discovered that he added a few new images to his portfolio! His work really does capture the essence of the vintage pin-up from the fresh-faced leggy models to the campy illustrated backdrops.
The lingerie in each shot is so adorable, and one of the images actually features an entire Fifi Chachnil set sold at Faire Frou Frou. We have the lingerie, all we need is Carlo to come over with his camera! Wouldn't it be fun to splurge and have someone capture you in a photograph looking this amazing?
To see the rest of Carlo Pieroni's beautiful portfolio, click here.

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Tuesday, June 29

Gaultier for La Perla Capsule Collection

images via here

Remember how we saw those exquisite Jean Paul Gaultier lingerie-inspired pieces on the runway (see our post here)? Now the look can be yours with the launch of a capsule collection between Gaultier and "the pearl of lingerie" La Perla.
On July 7th the limited edition pieces will make their public debut at Gaultier's haute couture show in Paris. The pieces will be available for purchase in specialty boutiques in November 2010.
We suppose that for those of you who have been hungering for your very own cone bra since the days of Madonna flaunting her bullet-shaped breasts are in for a real treat!

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Sunday, June 27

Super SALE at Faire Frou Frou!

Faire Frou Frou has just begun its annual Summer Sale! Enjoy savings of 30-75% off your favorite brands such as Fleur of England, Vannina Vesperini, Damaris, Carol Malony and many more. We have even taken further reductions on existing sale items!
Keep checking in as we add new items to our online store which will go straight to the sale bin!

Time to start shopping & enjoying the discounts at Faire Frou Frou!

Thursday, June 24

Maison Close - Erotic & Chic Lingerie

Villa Caprice leg harness

Villa Caprice cupless bra with Villa Satine lace cuffs

The Villa Caprice garter thong...we love this piece!

Villa Caprice cuffs

The fishnet veil is such an adorable accessory!

Villa Satine skirt...perhaps worn as outerwear?

Bel Ami garter panty & corset bra...coming soon to Faire Frou Frou
images via Maison Close

We are so excited to share that the beautiful French lingerie label Maison Close is now being carried at Faire Frou Frou!
Not only is the collection visually enticing and risque in a sophisticated way, but it's very well-priced (we're talking under $100 for most items). Not even one week ago we received our first shipment and we're nearly sold out! Luckily the next shipment is on its way in and we're introducing some new styles that aren't yet on our website.
Maison Close is certainly special occasion lingerie and offers some wonderfully fun accessories to go along with your wardrobe. For instance, the masquerade eye mask and the "petite lecon" ruler have gotten an amazing response from our customers (even our celebrity clientele, ahem). Also, the Villa Caprice strappy cuffs and leg harnesses can make a great accessory to go along with your outerwear.
We highly encourage you to check out the new goodies at our shop...and you definitely need to buy something if you have an up-coming bachelorette party!

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Monday, June 21

Rosa Cha... Inspired by Lingerie!

a Rosa Cha knit belted bodysuit - how adorable!

this piece (above) reminds us of the Christian Dior bodysuits & bustiers we've seen a lot of

images via Rosa Cha

Naturally when we hear the brand name Rosa Cha, we think of elegant Brazilian swimwear. Now we can add beautiful intimates to the list with the recent addition of lingerie to the label (along with some beautiful lingerie-inspired RTW). The moment we saw the images from the Summer 2010 collection, we knew we had to share. The 'High Summer' collection (does that mean Winter?) includes some darling bodysuits, and we particularly love the black knit piece with the belt & sweater. We can't help but wonder, however, if our love of model Chanel Iman is influencing our opinion of the designs!
An interesting little tidbit we learned about Amir Slama, the founder & original designer behind Rosa Cha, is that he launched the brand in 1990 after leaving his career as a history professor. The brand's new designer is Alexandre Herchcovitch.
To see more lookbook images (and there are plenty more), visit the Rosa Cha website.

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Thursday, June 17

A Naughty Fairytale

Bordelle chemise, Agent Provocateur bra

Slips by Bordelle, bra, panty & robe Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur lingerie & robe, stockings by DIM

Bordelle lingerie
images via VS Magazine, photographer Ellen von Unwerth

Leave it to Ellen von Unwerth to feature lingerie in a playful yet risque way for VS Magazine. In her signature style, von Unwerth creates a Naughty Fairytale featuring coquettish girls having fun in very suggestive intimates. You can see the entire uncensored spread in the most recent issue of VS Magazine (we had to do a bit of light censoring as you can see).
We love that the models are wearing Bordelle, a UK lingerie brand coming to Faire Frou Frou this Fall! We're surprised there's no Fifi Chachnil in any of the shots...that's usually a von Unwerth staple.
Check out the frothy little video that accompanies this photo shoot...lots of Marie Antoinette-inspired eye candy!

On a completely separate note, have you visited the new Faire Frou Frou online store yet? Check out the site to see our new look!

Wednesday, June 16

The New & Improved

We are so pleased to announce the launch of the new & improved Faire Frou Frou online store! After months of planning, the new site is finally here to share!
Some of the new features of the site, aside from the beautiful new design, include the following:
  • Shop by size, color, category/department
  • Shop by price range
  • Create a Wish List of items you would like to buy
  • Multiple images of each product
  • Suggested products to complete an entire lingerie ensemble
  • Tell a Friend feature
  • Share any item via Twitter, Facebook or any social media outlet
  • Revised returns/exchanges policy
  • Improved customer service features such as Personal Shopper & FAQs
  • Lingerie size & care guide
  • Gentleman's Gift Buying Guide
  • Overall improved layout, consistency & flow of website
  • Affiliate program (coming soon)
This week marks the launch of phase 1 of the new site, and phase 2 of improvements will be launched in the next 2 weeks or so (with several more new features). Plus, we are still updating a few pages and some of the new features (such as the Affiliate program & our FAQs).
So, what do you think of the new Faire Frou Frou? We are so pleased!

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Friday, June 11

Fun in the Sun!

images via photographer Luke Duval

These Luke Duval photographs remind us of both the old Coppertone ads and vintage pin-up pictures that we've collected over the years. The seafoam backdrop and the retro-styled models really set the stage for a 1950s look. If we didn't know better we would have thought these photos were paintings (certainly inspired by the work of Elvgren).
Each of these looks is a perfect way to welcome the weekend, and a nice continuation of the Chantal Thomass swim spread we featured yesterday.
To see more of Luke Duval's work, click here.

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Thursday, June 10

Bathing Beauties - Chantal Thomass

images via Chantal Thomass

Chantal Thomass hits another home-run with the images from her Summer 2010 swimwear collection. This is what being a bathing beauty is all about! With the vibrant colors and the pretty girls sur la plage, these images can't help but make us wish for a beach get-away. The first bathing suit (or maillot) would make some interesting tan lines, right? The rest of the pieces are traditional shapes with the signature Chantal Thomass touch.

Being the queen of cross-promotion, Chantal Thomass has recently designed her own line of iPhone covers! There's even an iPhone app for her brand. This is in addition to her special designs for a car, laundry machine, sunglasses, parasols, etc. We can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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