Monday, 15 August 2016

An Invitation To.........

This has been a long time coming but I'm finally able to start to look at reviewing the Dear Scantily pieces I have been collecting, in the terms of Pokemon I gotta catch them all! Because let's face it the pieces they are putting out are amazing, highly detailed with beautiful fabric choices, carefully crafted, and each piece has is rose gold S stamp of approval! 

Let me introduce you to the Invitation set, in the pink/black colour way from the very first season of Scantilly, this is pretty much a style unheard of for those of us larger chested ladies, a Demi cup?! 
The tantalising shape of this makes it pretty difficult to be an everyday bra but it's just too pretty to be put to one side and only brought out for specials occasions. Having brought this when it first came out it took me a little while before I wore it out, the pants are still yet to be worn outside other than for a photo shoot with the amazing Nicola at My Boudoir but it still is a firm favourite for me.

I have the bra in a 32HH which fits me perfectly, if a little snug when it gets to that time of the month! But the cup is perfect, a giving uplift and coverage yet being seriously sexy and giving you the 'on a platter' look. The fabric feels amazing to tough so soft and satiny, and the intricate details including intricate lace work on the cups, and rose gold on the straps as well as on the signature 's' on the bow in the centre of the bra as well as all matching bottoms. For those thinking about trying this I would recommend sticking with your regular size, because while you may feel like you are falling out, that's the effect this bra is going for. For instance wearing it for the Moda Party this week I felt like I was flashing everyone! But I was completely covered and encased the entire evening, even with a bit of dancing involved (sat down dancing but it still counts!) 
(Please do excuse the toilet in the background!) 

(And please ignore any funny faces I may be pulling!)

Now onto the bottoms, I chose the pants which were a little risky and provocative as they have a rather large hole in the derrière! I think the brand refers to them as the bare faced brief,

The pants seen here in one of the fabulous photos taken my the lovely Nicola at My Boudoir, (hair and make up Sarah Elliot) they are a little on the small side (not size wise though) for someone who is used to a larger pant, let' me honest I am a lover of the so called 'granny pants' I just prefer to wear something that goes a little higher up on my body and I can't help it! That being said although these do not go up to me waist they are ok to wear and they don't dig in and leave marks, for size reference I got these in a large, I think I could have size down to the medium. 

Overall this set is surprisingly one of the comfiest sets I own, whilst being highly sexy and giving me one hell of a boost in confidence! Not one I can wear daily, but still a great piece to have as an option. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Panache preview

It's been far too long but I'm going to type these whilst being in Birmingham so I can get them to you as I see them. So first up from Moda's opening day is Panache, and I'll be posting some of my favourite pieces from the main Panache line as well as Panache Black, Panache Sport. First up is a bra that is known all over to those who are fuller busted, the panache tango, a bra that has come out in a vast variety of colours is coming out in a lovely navy with gold detailing. Now my personal view of the tango is that the fabric on previous versions has been rather rough and irritating to my sensitive skin but this is a lot softer, which could be a slightly different fabric blend or the dye used can sometimes affect the fabric differently but this is a lot smoother in comparison to previous years. What I do enjoy about this is the colour, and a lot of the pieces that I have seen so far is the hues of blue/teal, a colour which I think isn't used as much in lingerie but can be a good alternative to black.

Another fan favourite from panache is the Jasmine, which is back in two prints, as well as some continuity shades people I think are very excited for black and caramel will be hitting stores from November.

Next on my list is the Cari, in a stunning shade of navy, a moulded spacer bra, spacer bras seem to be growing in popularity, they are  a good alternative for people who do not like a padded bra but they are conscious of wearing a none padded (which I can agree with at times, winter can be far too chilly for some bras!)   
Next up could be a hit or a miss, the bra in itself looks amazingly decadent with intricate gold embroidery, the matching briefs are a little different, the print could be off putting in the place it is but once seeing on the model it wasn't as bad as it first seemed, see below and let me know your thoughts.

Next on my list is the Ava, one bra I miss a great deal is the Andorra plunge, it was discountined a while ago and while the Andorra still remains popular it isn't a shape I get along with, the higher gore paired with the complete coverage isn't something that agrees with my breast shape which is why Ava excited me simply because she is based on the plunge Andorra, and I love grey so this should be a winner.

Envy another best seller for panache, is making a return in a stunning shade of blue which hasn't pictured that well for me which is a shame, but here it is, what is a slight disappointment is the matching high waisted shaper brief will not be coming in this colour, 

My one pick from the panache black collection is the Etta, sleek and black, with a detail that could be something that is visible under a vest top, 

And lastly I couldn't do a panache post without mentioning the award winning sports bra, which will be expanding it's size range later this year, with some band sizes heading up to a J cup great news for many, but don't be downhearted if your size isn't available, while it may not be around now, panache is a great brand for listening to customer feedback, this expansion has come about through feedback and if there is the demand I'm sure they would possibly look towards testing out even more sizes. 
Two great ones coming out is the neon pixel which is a favourite of mine, and the blue marl, the latter only coming in the non wired style.

All in all this has to be one of my favourite panache seasons for a while and I look forward to trying out a lot of the pieces this time.

Let me know your favourites in the comments section below. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Surrender to Scantilly

Kicking off my Moda posts this time I am starting with a brand that was a little under wraps last time round, a small collection has gained a few pieces and is slowly coming out of it's shell and what a shell it is!

Scantilly come from the people behind Curvy Kate, and is pretty much the naughty older sister and when I say naughty I really mean it! These pieces are not for the faint hearted, there's peek a boos, bottomless briefs and even something that can leave you all wrapped up. 

The Scantilly brochure is a prized possession, each piece comes with it's own story, with each day bringing about a new parcel for our lovely model Lottie, who makes the pieces look amazing. 
 Seeing the pieces brought to life on the lovely Laura Butler this time (Last Moda we saw Lottie) 

I'm going to start with my favourite piece, having seen Peek A Boo in black in AW15 seeing it in red I fell in love right away, red is a favourite colour of mine I knew I HAD to have this, (I've even joked that I will be stalking all the sites selling it and if it sells out before I can get it I'll make my way to Scantilly offices and beat their door down! I love it so much) 

So unfortunately the colour isn't as showing as much as it should do in my photos, its an amazing vibrant red, (see end of the post for the black version out in AW15 on Lottie)

Onto the cheekier side and the AMAZING bottom! See why they called it Peek A Boo?! Now this may not be too everyone tastes but if we are being completely honest these aren't your everyday briefs, the set does come with briefs that do have a covered bum, for those times where you need to cover yourself but for those cheekier moments I think these will be perfect.

Next for the season is the AMAZING real demi cup Invitation, I say real demi cup because it very low so would defiantly not be a bra for everyday purposes as they could be a hint of nip (as Laura said) 

This was an accidental shot! But I think it's perfect ;)

The exquisite detailing on this set is what sells it for me the lace is amazing, soft and perfectly matched to the pink satin of the cups and then the rose gold 'S' are all it need to give it elegance yet sex appeal.

Finally a piece to Surrender yourself too, 

The last piece in the new collection includes a basque to figuratively die for, rose gold embroidery and a harness type strappy detail along the top of the cup, I think this is going to be a big seller for the brand and I do wonder if thats the aim with the piece. 
The collection itself screams decadence and seduction, it's nice to see styles like this in these sizes, Scantilly is limited to 30-38 DD-HH and bottoms are S-XL but please this is a new brand only just coming out this AW15 (the three styles mentioned in this post are SS16) 
And the marketing strategy is genius, within the elusive brochure each piece in each part of the collect so AW15 starts on Monday and is about a parcel of delectable underwear being delivered each day from an unknown sender, and we are hoping to figure out who the sender is, the story makes it's way to Saturday where in the SS16 collection where #ScantillyTales will take place and a competition to finish the story of Scantilly will happen. I shall post more details on this when the time arrives. But for now, which pieces are people looking forward to? And more importantly what do you ladies think? Would you wear any of the pieces? 

(here's a quick look back on AW15 with Peek A Boo in Black, Pounce and All Wrapped Up) 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Just Janey

My sincere apologies that this has been a long time coming! My work life has taken over and not left me with much time to wear and review my other pretties, too many people are eating out! (I work in a restaurant) But I have a day off so here is my first review of the summer season! 

I'm starting with a piece that caught my eye at Moda last August, Tutti Rouge were bringing out the Janey who is this bold, bright and beautiful, and very much like a bikini as I remember mentioning to Jessica Tutti's Creative Director.

Now my first attempt was a 34HH and the shorts in a large but I quickly discovered the bottoms were a tad too small and the bra on the big side, so a quick snap of some photos and I emailed them across to tutti towers and we decided that I would ship them back and get some different sizes.

About a week later the 32HH bra and XL shorts arrived and they both fit wonderfully! My favourite set of the year by far! 

The bra band is spot on, a nice firmness which I can see lasting for a very long time, and the cups whilst being a little more east vs west than I am used too it it still a great shape for me and really does work under the majority of my clothes. 

The XL bottoms also fit so well, the coverage at the back is great my whole butt is covered, and there isn't a high amount of muffin top digging over the top, I would prefer them to be a little higher waisted but thats because that is what I prefer these days as it is what I wear on a day to day basis but I can still wear these and be very comfy. 

This is such an eye-catching set, even though it isn't a bikini, it still could worn for maybe sunbathing in your back yard, I know I would if I had the time too ;) it's too good to keep hidden away! 

*Bra costs £39.50 and is available from the Tutti Rouge Big Cartel Store as are the shorts and they are £19.50* 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Moda Chapters Part One

Tutti Rouge

'Kiss and Tell' is the next instalment from Tutti, following the 'High Hopes' which is about to start making it's way into shops now. The 'Kiss and Tell collection includes some pretty bright bold and fun colours with a storyline inspired by 'Frivolous Fun' as well as 'The Thrill of The Chase!'

Tutti has their set styles which are their core collection, and what a collection they have, ranging from the half padded plunge in 'Lilianna' to 'Nichole' the non padded semi sheer bra, soft and satiny belongs to the padded plunge 'Beatrice' and Padded balconette Betty, lace comes in the form of 'Fifi', and new to the group is 'Jessica' the non padded plunge with added cleavage 'cookies' 

All of the colours for AW15 are bright and eye catching for instance,
 Beatrice in Emerald/Noir is my stand out for this collection, I adore green and it's a rare sight to see green in the fuller bust lingerie market so this has me pretty happy and I can't wait for it to wing it's way into my house. As we've all come to know and love it has the detailing we have come to in a way expect from the brand, the small touches that make it a Tutti piece.

Next comes Nicole who I must admit when first came out I didn't really take a shine to but this Cobalt Noir I'm fawning over I love the shade of blue it's seemingly a slightly darker royal blue than often seen, but a really great shade and something different from black. 
I will admit I didn't take a photograph of the Emerald/Pink colour way, but the colour is exceptional just like the colour of the beatrice, and the pink is so different it clearly stands out. 
Seeing the creme up close is nice too and the creme is a continuity colour for this style.

Liliana's bright colour this coming season is Magenta/Scarlet a lovely bold pink with sharp red ribbon detailing. This is a style I get along well with due to the plunge shape and the stretch lace at the top. I think it's an excellent shape for nearly almost all sizes and the plunge gives a great hint of cleavage without being too over the top!

This bright Scarlet beauty is Fifi an unpadded balconette with wild animal bows and an adorable keyhole in the briefs. The added impact for Fifi is the bra is sheer adding to the impact of what could be a plainer looking bra into something which is quite cheeky and creats a touch more 'sex appeal' 

Another Balconette style for the brand is Betty who is in the luxurious floral printed satin fabric, contrasting teal leaves with different shades of pink with added frills on the band of the bra and along the top of the cups. This version of Betty is far cry from the original which came in a cream colour while was still had a floral pattern the colours in this make it stand worlds apart.

Lastly is the Jessica, the newest weapon in Tutti's arsonal, the non padded plunge with uplifting 'cookies' to put that little extra umph! The nude and black colour way makes me think this is smouldering and the hints of red in the details just adds a little extra. This is described in shoe terms by Tutti as being 'The Platform' not something for everyday but something that adds a certain 'wow' to an outfit, and I really think this will.

Another strong season for Tutti Rouge, I feel each yeah they are becoming more and more well know and well loved by the masses, some of the prints styles and colours make me think of the underwear in high street stores which would never fit me but I would always really want to own, and now I can own something better! A Tutti set that will fit and flatter me! 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Brand That I Started With

One brand I couldn't wait to see was the lovely Tutti Rouge, they are the brand I reviewed first, we came out around the same time so I tried to make a point to try as many of their styles as I could get my hands on (which as it turned out to be not a lot) But I have always admired and kept a close eye on what they planned on bringing out, so checking out their SS15 line at Moda made me vow to try harder and get my hands on more styles because what I saw from a growing brand was in my eyes a game changer. 'High Hopes' is pretty much my favourite collection seen at Moda. 

Starting with my ultimate favourite, Tallulah Tattoo, a half padded balconette with a tattoo print on a cream base, now being a tattoo fan this is adorable and the stand out of the bunch. The details in which Tutti seem to pride themselves on are ever present, cute bow details and the 'High Hopes' logo in the print, they always think of everything.

Now another Tallulah is Sunrise, it seems one of Tutti's colours for next year is Yellow and while I may not go for it personally I do love it mixed with the pink, it is defiantly summery as well as a pick for the season.

One of the fashion colours for the Liliana is yellow with pink detailing which I think can be used as a mix and match with the above Tallulah Sunrise.

Another big favourite of mine is Janey, she's bright bold and beautiful, at first I thought it was more of a bikini print but as a summer set it works, and I can see it as one that might end up being shown, because something this pretty should not be kept hidden under clothes! (Not an excuse to walk down the street in your underwear apparently!) And the short have some adorable ruching which works so well.

Also coming out next year will be more colours in the Nichole and Beatrice, as well as a 'pacific blue' and 'hibiscus blue' Liliana. 

What I love about Tutti is their ability to mix fun bold colours with practical styles and each line comes with it's own storyline, making them in a league of their own. It's a brand that brings out the utter girly girl in me and I love it! 
And I also have a new adorable mirror to keep in my handbag! (The sweets were eaten on my train home)