Moda time is one of my favourite times of year. There’s nothing I love more than popping around the stalls and seeing what my favourite brands have to offer in the coming seasons – or even better – finding a new favourite brand to drool over! This year was no different, with a fair few ‘must haves’ from the likes of Gossard, Tutti Rouge, Freya, Panache and more. Warning: this season is not for the shy – I’ve put together a summary of some of the trends I spotted weaving their way through each of the collections, with neon bright shades, oriental, strong colours and bold florals making a strong statement.
Bird print jumper, Monki (similar here) I don’t want to admit it – you don’t want to admit it. But yes, it’s coming: British Winter. It’s inevitable, and yet, whenever the time comes around, I’m always saddened. I can handle the ominous looming of golden leaves and the ‘will it or won’t it’ sun forecasts, but the time I can’t stand is when you wake up in the morning before the sun has risen and by the time you leave work in the evening it’s, well, dark. It’s called Greenwich ‘Mean’ Time for a reason.
Since the sun is shining and it’s SUCH a beautiful day here in the UK (that’s right folks, not a cloudy in the sky here in Blighty!), I was rummaging around in my ‘to review’ pile (some delights and some disasters in there let’s put it that way) and thought – now’s not the time to get negative – it’s time to share my latest lingerie love with you. So forgive me, I’m about to sip some Pimms in my suntrap back garden and wax lyrical about the lovely Melissa by Cleo.
On a Bank Holiday weekend, at the first glance of sunshine, we Brits are out like a flash, dressed in clothes which it’s probably not hot enough to wear, probably as white as sheets and probably not wearing sun screen. I decided – upon reading the weather forecast was going to be cloudy, with sun and a whole 12 degrees – to pop down to a local sun spot – Lulworth Cove.
I’m sure that most people reading this will agree that D+ lingerie is often an expense that gets pushed to the back of the queue of priorities. Whilst I’m up for splashing out on gorgeous new-season lingerie and falling in love with the latest collections, the fact is that if I need to replace my basics and I’ve just been bankrupted by an MOT, I’m going to shop around. It’s websites like My Curves and Me which come into play at times like this. Actually, let’s face it – we all love bargain, even on pay day! When I can purchase a bundle of gorgeous matching sets for a guilt-free fraction of the RRP, who’s complaining? Here’s some of the gorgeous sets you can get your hands on at the moment: The Masquerade Amor:
Last week I planned a press-day filled day in London with some gorgeous bloggers, and I was beyond – BEYOND – excited to hear that (just by accident) DITA VON TEESE herself was making an appearance to mark the launch of her new lingerie range ‘Von Follies’ in Debenhams in Oxford Street that very day.
Ever since I clocked this new release from Gossard on the Daily Mail, I’ve had my back up at their outlandish claims that: ‘Historically bigger sizes have been based on the smaller sizes, but have sacrificed style to deliver the much-needed support.’ So in response they give us this? Am I the only one who thinks it’s the world’s ugliest bra?!