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Friday, 28 February 2014

Petits Bisous 1st Anniversary Party!

 

   Luxury lingerie boutique, Petits Bisous, celebrated its first birthday on the 13th February and in honour of the occasion, a glittering party was held at their King's Road boutique. Since launching, Petits Bisous has garnered increasing attention from the Press; its lingerie has featured in top publications such as Vogue UK and it has been seen on celebrities from The Saturdays to Kate Moss. Having spotted Petits Bisous on Made in Chelsea a little while ago, I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to visit the boutique, so when an invitation to their anniversary party popped up in my inbox, I accepted with great anticipation!



   The boutique is perfectly located in the heart of Chelsea, at 187 Kings Road. On arriving, I was met by a Valentine's window display, which was steamed up due to the cold weather, but which fit aptly with the Valentine's/ racy underwear theme! 


   The event was peppered with an array of celebrity attendees, such as Sophie Anderton, Jason Gardiner and Lucy Mecklenburgh (who arrived just before me and who was literally pounced upon by waiting paparazzi!)

 (Credit right: Petits Bisous)

   On stepping in to the boutique, I was delighted to be met by a glass of champagne and a decadent-looking interior that exuded the feel of an upmarket Parisian boutique. The boutique was filled with the excited chatter of party guests and a live singer serenaded guests with her acoustic guitar. Exquisite luxury lingerie adorned the rails and it was only moments before I was drawn into a dream of lace, silk, satin and chiffon...




   Petits Bisous is a veritable haven for lingeristas with a penchant for exquisite undergarments. The boutique boasts a delectable array of bras, bodies, corsets, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear and accessories, alongside a personal service that offers lingerie stylists and an in-house tailoring service, which caters to bespoke lingerie requests. 

   The boutique is host to highly sought-after lingerie brands such as Bordelle, Damaris, Fleur of England, Nichole de Carle, Made by Niki, Lascivious, Dirty Pretty Things, Empreinte, Bijoux Indiscrets, Shell Belle Couture and many more, with a growing DD+ selection that includes Harlow and Fox, All Undone and Mimi Holliday. 




   Petits Bisous is owned by Esther Fieldgras, an expert in the beauty industry (with over 30 years experience) and founder of EF Medispa. Esther cherry-picks her brands, always keeping an eye out for emerging lingerie brands that will add that 'je ne sais quoi' to her boutique collections. Esther's love for lingerie is apparent by her desire to provide clientele with jaw-droppingly beautiful lingerie and the 'styling experience' to go with it! 

(Credit: http://esthersbeautyblog.co.uk)

Esther cuts the Petits Bisous birthday cake!

   The decadent soirĂ©e was held in partnership with Mozafarian (purveyors of fine jewellery). After I had finished perusing all of the lingerie on the ground floor, I spotted some stairs and descended to the basement boudoir, where more lingerie, sparkling diamonds and lingerie-clad models awaited...

(Credit: http://esthersbeautyblog.co.uk)


There was even an amazing pressure-sensitive 'bottom' light, created by Joseph Begley, which definitely brought a grin to my face! (Apologies for the very short video clip!)

video

   What could be better than an evening spent amongst diamonds and designer lingerie, with a side helping of sparkling champagne, cake, live music and glamorous lingerie models? 

Bon anniversaire, Petits Bisous!

Love,





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Check out the video coverage of the event: here!

Visit the boutique at: 187 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3, 5EB
Shop online: www.petitsbisous.com

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Be my Valentine: Bluebella Valentine's giveaway competition!



"Lingerie is a luxurious self-indulgence and self-expression. It's what you wear closest to your skin, it's a delicious secret that only you know about, so it has the power to make you feel more confident and beautiful." Emily Bendell, Founder of Bluebella. [Interview with Marie Claire] 


   In the light of a newly empowered generation of women, ever more attuned to their sexuality and innermost desires, Bluebella was born. Bluebella is the brainchild of entrepreneurial Oxford graduate, Emily Bendell, who founded the company in 2005, aged 24. With her love of lingerie and armed with the drive to deliver luxuriously sensual products to the modern woman at affordable prices, Bendell has created a successful multi-channel social selling company with impact. Bluebella provide party planning opportunities and rewards, whilst remaining, above all, an ethical company with a passion and pride in their products. 


   Bluebella boast a gorgeous and diverse range of lingerie, playwear, accessories and lovestuff, along with the license to an official  'Fifty Shades of Grey' range in the UK and Northern Ireland.

   I originally discovered Bluebella at the Lingerie Collective trade show a few years ago and having viewed their current and upcoming A/W14 collections recently at The Lingerie Edit, I feel that their collections are stronger than ever. Take a look at the beautiful 'Vivienne' basque coming soon to Bluebella:


   As Valentine's Day is just over a week away, the lovely lot at Bluebella have kindly given my readers the opportunity to indulge in some saucy Valentine's treats!

   One lucky reader will win a sexy Bluebella red satin and black lace 'Gigi' basque and thong set (normally £38), beautifully boudoir sheer backseam stockings (normally £7) and an indulgent mini romantic pack (normally £14), which includes a delicious vanilla and cotton candy massage candle and moisturising massage oil!



   Whether you want to win for yourself or for your partner, all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Listed on www.super-sweeps.com

*COMPETITION ENDS MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY AT MIDNIGHT*

Don't forget to leave me a blog comment below telling me why you would like to win!

GOOD LUCK!

Love,




Discover more of Bluebella's collections by clicking here!

Roses are red, violets are blue..Valentine's lingerie gifts that are perfect for you!


   The holiday of love is nearly upon us, which traditionally signals a flurry of chocolates, flowers, champagne and novelty card buying. One of my favourite aspects about Valentine's day is that it is the perfect excuse to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a gift that can be appreciated for many occasions to come. 

   Buying lingerie for somebody else is no mean feat, so factoring in size and personal tastes is a 'must', along with considering the purpose of your gift - will the lingerie be wearable/practical/versatile or will the lingerie be confined solely to the bedroom? 

   Finding the perfect Valentine's lingerie gift for a fuller bust once seemed like an impossible task, but the D+ market is fast-expanding, bringing with it a wide range of fashionable and supportive bras, slips and babydolls to tickle your fancy! 

   If you're looking for inspiration this Valentine's day, these show-stopping pieces are sure to make anyone swoon!




28-38, D-HH

The Curvy Kate 'Carmen' is everything your heart could desire this Valentine's day! This romantic and glamorous longline bra features half cups, for a knock-out, 'Marie-Antoinette' cleavage. The rose pink shade is offset by beautiful floral-embroidery and a pretty bow motif - you are sure to capture anyone's heart in this!



30-38, DD-H

The 'Lulu Tout' Fleur Rose bra exudes seductive elegance and French charm. Exquisite rose embroidery adorns nude and black layered mesh cups, whilst the central gore is accented by a key hole detail and flirty bow. The Fleur Rose bra is sure to put romance on the cards this Valentine's! 



30-40, B-G

If you're looking to turn up the heat this Valentine's, then Pour Moi's strappy 'Addicted' bra is your perfect match! Its lipstick red shade, semi-sheer lace cups and racy strapping and tassel detailing will get anyone hot under the collar!
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30-36, A-G

Love is in the air! Be bold this Valentine's and 'wow' in bright pink! This gorgeous soft cup bra from Claudette features seductive, sheer mesh fishnet cups, accented by a retro trim of black velvet piping and finished with a velvet central bow. Prepare to be a knock-out in this..pink lingerie just got a whole lot sexier!




30-36, C-E

Seductively suggestive and undeniably provocative, the 'Carmen' Babydoll from Figleaves is guaranteed to take your partner's breath away! Featuring sheer mesh underwired cups and unusual strapping detailing, support and sex-appeal are delivered in equal abundance! 



28-38, DD-HH

Wear your heart(s) on your bra this Valentine's with this lightly padded half cup bra from Bravissimo. The fuchsia and black palette gives this bra a sophisticated appeal, whilst the black swirl and flirty heart embroidery are sure to make anyone fall in love in at first sight!



30-40, D-G

This purple, jewel-toned balcony bra from 'Gorgeous' by Debenhams is the ultimate in luxury for less this Valentine's. Its satin cups, black piping and pretty eyelash lace trim exude a glamorous vintage appeal that Dita Von Teese would be proud of! 




32-36, DD-F

Get pulses racing in this saucy open cup bra from Playful Promises, the brand's first bra to be extended to an F cup! This black satin number boasts sexy quarter cups and is completely open at the top - ideal for daring lingeristas who want to leave their loved one weak at the knees! Complete the look with decorative pasties or dare to bare!



28-38, D-H

Give in to seduction this Valentine's with the irresistibly enticing 'Athena' bra. Featuring eye-catching teal satin, mesh overlay and a sparkly bow and charm motif, this deep plunging bra delivers an enviable cleavage alongside opulent and sophisticated styling.



32-36, B-E

Ooze old Hollywood glamour in this retro-inspired Gossard slip! Featuring a deep plunge centre, cleavage-enhancing moulded cups and shaping side panels, this slip will flatter your figure whilst smoothing and contouring your silhouette. Its rich scarlet red lace, delicate bow detailing and detachable suspender clips will be impossible to resist!

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   What do you think of my lingerie picks? What lingerie will you be gifting or hoping to receive this Valentine's day?

Love,