Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the hottest UK lingerie events: The Cosmopolitan Lingerie Show. This was the first year I’d ever been to the event, and after keenly following blog posts and social media after the event for quite a few years now, it was amazing to be there and wrapped up in this super-glam celebration of lingerie.
On Tuesday I was invited along to the Old Town Hall in Chelsea for Calico PR’s Catwalk Edit, where they showcased the brands they represent’s latest collections and gave both brands, press and PRs a chance to network and introduce themselves. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day, enjoyed seeing some old faces and some new, but best of all made some pretty exciting brand discoveries for both regular and fuller cup.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the press preview of Triumph Lingerie’s latest innovation: the Magic Wire. Here at Invest In Your Chest we love a bit of lingerie fashion and a cute print, but what we love even more is bra technology and innovation. We get very excited about new designs and inventions created by clever lingerie brand design teams with the intention of making the bra-wearing experience that much more enjoyable. So, what’s it all about?
After being kindly invited to attend the gorgeous Triumph popup shop in Covent Garden for a bra fitting, the brand and I have knocked our heads together and decided to host a fitting event for all Invest in Your Chest readers to come along, get fitted and try some Triumph lingerie for themselves. Any IIYC readers who can pop along (as well as hanging out with me and a handful of other bloggers) will receive a complimentary fitting and a free set of their choice in their new size. If that’s not a good excuse to get re-fitted I don’t know what is!
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.
Pure London is an entirely different show to the larger (as far as lingerie goes!) behemoth that is Moda, but the smaller, intimate feel gives it an a more intimate and independents-focussed vibe. As far as full bust brands go there weren’t many, so we spent some good quality time with some old favourites as well as being introduced to some new ones!
I’m a sucker for a campaign which combines two of my dearest loves: lingerie and music, so when the lovely guys and gays at Freya Lingerie announced their romantic Freya Heartbeats campaign, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Their latest interactive campaign, (this is quite a year for Freya’s fun competitions, no?) encourages users to submit their couple’s love song to the Freya Heartbeats playlist on Spotify.
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.