Regular readers may be aware of my love for the Freya ‘Zara’ bra, after it got a whopping 9.5/10 back in April of last year, with the only thing letting it down from that top spot 100% being its print which had an… aquired taste. This season, Freya have bounced back with this fantastic cut which has quickly become my all-time favourite from the brand.. Also seen in the Tara last season of Autumn/Winter 2011 – another print that didn’t leave me particularly excited – the ‘Beau’ is absolutely gorgeous.
I myself can’t really understand this, but looks wise this bra seems to be dividing opinions. It seems to be the bra form of Marmite, with people either being absolutely head over heels on love with it, or comparing it to a ‘bad 1970’s sofa’. I can’t quite decide where I stand with this one, and at first glance I was definitely in the ‘in love with it’ category, despite the set being very unlike my ‘usual’ taste.
Panache’s Press Event was an absolute pleasure to attend. All of their brands were extremely strong for the approaching season and all were outstandingly beautiful, original and luxe. Panache’s strength lies in their directional approach, strong visuals and ‘niche’ collections: Masquerade for luxury, Cleo for fun, Superbra for beautiful everyday and all for fit.
Panache were a brand which stood out to me at last season’s Moda – with their pretty prints and unusual colour schemes. Once again, for me, Panache were a highlight of the exhibition, particularly their Cleo and Masquerade brands and their promising first sports bra. This bra from Cleo was a particular favourite of mine, a perfect combination of (one of my favourite colours) blue with a tutti-fruity multicoloured paisley print. Something fun for summer, I can imagine myself rocking this one with a summer dress for a pretty, feminine and fun look whilst never compromising on fit and comfort.
I came close to calling this blog posts ‘Moda’s worst bits’… simply because these beauties had a bittersweet effect on me. All of them a lust-have, but like the most haunting crushes, I’ve fallen for something (probably) unattainable. As a 28FF in general, I have my doubts that any of these will fit me, but hey, a girl can dream, right?