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.
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.
Holla! I thought it was about time we had another bra review, and luckily this little gem from the Parfait by Affinitas Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was waiting for me to try her. I fell in love with this stunning ‘Alexis’ set in purple wine at the Parfait by Affinitas press event back in June. I have to admit the main reason I went for this set is the beautiful colour – it’s drop dead gorgeous! Secondly, I’m a fiend for high-waisted knickers so obviously they were my top choice for the separates.
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 a sucker for a press event to re-acquaint myself with some brands that I’ve no doubt perved over at Moda a few months before. So when Affinitas invited me to their recent event I RSVP’d with a jubilant smile on my face as I recall them featuring a LOT in my Moda Trend Report post back in February. Held in the gorgeous Covent Garden Hotel in – you guessed it – Covent Garden, the decadent room with posh sandwiches, fresh juice and fruit platters was matched by just-as-decadent lingerie.
Moda is without question the event in the UK lingerie calendar year. It is (unless you have the time and money to fly yourself to Paris, Vegas or New York for the Salon de la Lingerie or Curve exhibitions) the first place to see the upcoming trends and collections from your favourite big brands. This season’s Moda did not disappoint, with some really fantastic sets and collections from the likes of Freya, Cleo by Panache, Masquerade, Mimi Holiday, Miss Mandalay, Curvy Kate and Charnos being some of my personal favourites. We’re really in for a treat for Autumn/Winter 2012, and I thought I’d share with you some of the recurring trends and top picks from the full bust category. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!