US lingerie retailer Bare Necessities hosted their first UStream bra webinar which aimed to teach women how to fit themselves from home, and educate them about the signs of a good fitting bra. Whilst it felt a little like an Eveden commercial (I can’t think of a single brand mentioned other than Freya, Fantasie, Elomi and Huit – all brands which fall under the Eveden Group), I felt it was a pretty sound explanation of not only how to reach your ‘correct’ bra size but also the whys and wherefores of what makes something a good fit.
Next up in today’s Follow Fridays interview series is the delightful June from Braless in Brasil – one of my go-to blogs for bra problem solving, in-depth information and intellectual opinions on the world of bras – yes, there really is such a thing. June’s blog really is wealth of information. Each of her posts are jam-packed full of text, but it’s always well worth reading and I always learn something every time I stop by. Plus, June is currently pregnant so her recent extra twist of maternity information is really worth checking out if you’re expecting.
It’s the post you’ve all be waiting for, and one of my favourites to do (such a shame it only comes around twice a year, sob sob). As always I’ve been on the look out for exciting new releases from brands we know and love as well as new, fresh faces, as well as key shades, themes and shapes that we’ll all get to enjoy come the beginning of next year. So what does Spring/Summer 2013 have to offer us? Let’s have a look-see:
I’m having a bit of a dilemma of what to wear as soon as I (eventually) get out of my festive pyjamas- something that every lingerie fanatic will face today: what lingerie do I wear Christmas day? Option one is Fauve’s lovely Lucia. How adorable is this set?! Fauve, the expensive older sister (think a classy, well behaved, grown up sibling to Freyas rebellious teenager) is a brand that I’ve lusted over but always overlooked, mainly given the price. The exquisite pieces are beautiful and I adore them but as a part time student and struggling writer, they’ve always been just a little put of my price range. When the Leia voucher popped up on (whatever the website was) I jumped at the chance to treat myself, ESPECIALLY when I realised there was a Fauve outlet page. Yipee!
I’ve been a long-standing fan of Busts 4 Justice since their epic battle against tit-tax back in 2007, and the fabulous Busts 4 Justice blog has kept me hooked ever since. Author Beckie Williams writes topical,interesting (and sometimes controversial!) posts about the joys and faux pas’ of The Lingerie World. Her sparkling wit and talent to spot a great story has often engaged me and left me thinking, her charming way with words and delightful anecdotes (anyone else fancy a ride on Cecil?!) has kept me going back to the ‘B4J’ blog time and time again, but recently, I left feeling dismayed.
Simply Yours are a fantastic place to go to buy lingerie due their large size range (especially for larger bands and cup sizes) and great choice of brands and styles. They have a handy ‘buy now pay later’ payment option which I must admit I often exploit, and it’s particularly handy if you’re not 100% which size you’ll need. Their returns service is exemplary and customer service very good, which is always a great foundation for any retailer.
Last weekend I went to the Freya fitting event in Selfridges and it got me thinking about what I want for Christmas (I’d tell you what I’m getting other but that would be telling!) With exactly one month to go until the big day, here is my top 5 wish list from the current and upcoming Autumn/Winter 2011 season:
When Cheryl and I went to MODA together back in August, we were lucky enough to see most of the S/S12 collection, but nothing quite compares to a press event. There’s a sense of urgency at Moda – as bloggers we can feel in the way of ‘serious’ buyers and not really take our time going through the collections. By this I actually mean cuddling them all in sheer glee and taking a million photos to lust over at a later date. Don’t get me wrong, Moda is wonderful and all the brands are so welcoming, but as Freya fan girls sometimes we just need an unnecessary amount of time with the beautiful lingerie, and the recent Eveden press event was the perfect opportunity for this. Sadly Cheryl could’t come for the day, much to her annoyance (read: strop) and whilst I was going along any ways, I realised it was time I stepped up my game and masqueraded as a different blonde for the day. Instructed to take as many photos as I possibly could, off I went to London, invite in hand. We were advised before that the day would take on a 1920’s, art deco theme and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.