Well it’s not strictly a bra, although it does also come as a standard lingerie set! So as this blog post goes live, Cheryl (the birthday girl!) will be joining some other wonderful lingerie bloggers at a breakfast to launch a new collection from Simply Yours with the man himself, Gok Wan. And what will I be doing? Getting ready to have surgery on my eye, woe is me! Despite my misery, I thought it was perfect timing to review my favourite piece from the Gok Wan collection at Simply Yours. Say hello to the Osaka body!
I have to warn anyone who reads this post – there is a high chance I will sound like a woman possessed when I talk about this bra. I’ve tried to play it casual, but I just can’t do it…I LOVE this bra, and Sasha is her name. Like so many of the sets that end up on my ever-expanding wish list, I first spied the Sadie at Moda back in February. Even though I adore the Cleo collection by Panache, everything else faded into the background, cupids and small birds began to flutter around me, and a light glow seemed to emanate around this bra.
Once in a blue moon do we feature something not associated with the world of lingerie, and it does have to be something very special. But this time, it’s for charity, and something we both took part in, so it deserves a mention. Plus, I got in my smalls to help promote the cause, so technically it’s linked, right?
When Cheryl mentioned Affinitas to me, I was on their website creating a mental wish list before she’d stopped talking, because really there’s nothing more exciting than a new lingerie brand. I wasn’t just pleasantly surprised but giddy with excitement as I looked at all the beautiful designs, all individually named with a distinct style. You’d think by now the thrill of something new would be long gone but when a brand like this pops up, it’s like being a kid at Christmas all over again. I was lucky enough to be sent two styles – the Charlotte and the Honey.
Freya Loretta, 28FF Ever since Freya’s Spring/Summer range was released for preview on Lingerie Buyer’s website what seems like forever ago, I have had my eye on the Loretta. A bra which combines beautiful fit and shape, practicality and support seamlessly with beautiful design – something I’ve come to expect from Freya. It is right up my street with stunning paisley print and sheer lace panels, delicate pale pastel colours and embroidery, this has to be my favourite of Freya’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection.