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.
It’s pretty safe to say, that it’s not that often that Becky and I get REALLY excited about the launch of a new lingerie brand. It goes without saying (you only need to pop over to Becky’s Twitter page for about five seconds to prove it), we’re really rather excited about All Undone. Think all-Christmasses-at-once excited.
It may be nearing the end of the Summer, but if like me you’ve been planning (multiple) holidays that never seem to materialise, or are hoping to miss all the school-holiday rush and are planning a late-summer retreat, then you’ve probably got a little bit of a case of the pre-holiday jitters, mainly circulating around the concept of getting into your bikini. In public.
I have to say, with weather like we’re having in the UK at the moment (and long may it continue, pretty please!) I have to admit that most days I’ve rarely been out of a bikini, whether I’ve been on the beach or in the office. When you’re a bit, ahem, hot and sweaty, there’s no bra that feels quite as comfortable as a bikini, and since mine rarely get an airing, I’ve been using any excuse to actually wear them for a change! Not only this, I’ve also seen this as a pretty stellar excuse to get my hands on some more – and the Curvy Kate Horizon Halterneck bikini was one of the sets at the top of my list.
After pretty much falling in love with Tutti Rouge’s ‘Liliana’ (so darn pretty!), when I got my hands on the Tutti Rouge Betty (the set that I was perhaps looking forward to most out of Tutti Rouge’s SS13 offerings) I can’t help but feel that, despite her gorgeous exterior, unfortunately she’s prettier than she is perfect. That said, I love her all the same. Why, I hear you ask?
When I clocked this style back in August at the Moda trade show, it’s not one that immediately rocked my socks. Sure, it’s hella pretty, with a gorgeous ‘floriental’ print, but with all the bright colours and kitsch prints that go hand in hand with Freya’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the Babes in The Wood range was a little lost amongst the noise.
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:
Star in a Bra is a competition that I’ve followed since the beginning – I remember back when Lauren Colfer and Laura Butler stormed their year’s competitions and showed us all how it was done. I’ve been everything from a spectating fellow Curvy Kate fan, to a rejected entrant, to a top 30 finalist to a judge. So I think it’s safe to say I’ve seen the competition from every possible angle. It seems crazy that it’s been three years now since I entered and didn’t get through, two since I made the top 30, and a year since I was helping whittle down the favourites into just 30 girls from a list of hundreds of beauties.